Antichrist’s Sharp-Forked Tongue

 

“Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which that Lord God had made. And he said…” “And the serpent said.. the serpent beguiled me and I did eat” – (Gen.3:1,4,13).

“The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue” – (Ps.52:2-4).

“And I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword” – (Ps.5:7:4).

“The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. Their poison is like the poison of a serpent” – (Ps.58:3,4).

“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things: behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defieth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire of hell. But the tongue can do no man tame: it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison” – (James 3:5,6,8).

 

   The Devil’s four principal names are – the great dragon, the serpent, the Devil and Satan. The serpent’s tongue is long, slender and forked – to deceive. In this sermon I want to show you the Serpent’s sharp, deadly, poisonous, forked tongue which his Antichrist will also have. The Devil is a liar and the great deceiver and like all serpents he speaks with a ‘forked tongue’ of deceit. He uses his tongue to feel out our weak spots and tempts us to commit sin. And when we sin like Adam and Eve, he sinks his fangs into us, as it were, and the poison of death spreads through our body. The devil serpent is the world’s first liar – he spoke with a forked tongue.

 

   Yesterday I bought my wife a new set of silverware and when we got home I found out that the fork’s prongs were very sharp and I had to file them down and dull the edges. My wife and I talked about the sharp forks possibly poking our tongues when eating and the Holy Spirit began to give me this sermon on the ‘sharp forked tongue of Antichrist.’ In a very real sense, Antichrist will be the son of his father the Devil and will have his father’s same lying, deceitful tongue – “ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” – (Jn.8:44). When you look for Antichrist, watch for his deceitful tongue – like father, like son.

 

   Antichrist will masterfully use words like poison against his followers, like an attack by a serpent. He will skillfully use his tongue like a deadly weapon – he will have a venomous tongue. Our tongue should be for use not abuse, as a razor to shave with, not to slash throats with. He will use his tongue like a sharp sword to destroy his enemies. He will be the master of politician-speak, who speak with forked tongues and we don’t know what they mean.  

 

   He will especially deceive with a forked-tongue. He will be double tongued and he will be a double-dealer and use double speak. He will use duplicity and belie his true intentions with deceptive words. He will use contradictory doubleness of speech. He will speak with forked tongue – amen. A sharp forked tongue.

 

   All politicians speak with a sharp forked double tongue, but Antichrist will be the sharpest of all. He will speak crooked and not straight – two ways like a forked tongue – you can take what he says two ways. He’s double tongued and duplicitous. He speaks to both sides of an issue especially to get elected president of the U.S. Politicians speak with forked tongues and speak what their followers want to hear.

 

   Illinois politicians have made it illegal to have your tongue split surgically. They are the first U.S. state to ban tongue splitting. The tattoo parlor craze, which involves – surgically splitting the tongue to make it look like a serpent’s tongue, has been branded a mutilation. The first persons to suffer from the law against tongue-splitting would be politicians. Unable to speak with forked tongue, they would be obliged to speak the truth or at least stand firm on the side of a single opinion. They made the law, in short, to prohibit lying. Such a law against lying would not only eliminate politicians but every human being on earth according to God’s Word. Children begin lying spontaneously as soon as they begin speaking – (Ps.58:3,4).

 

   Think about it. People actually go to the doctor to ask that their tongues be split. They do this despite the risk of ‘excessive bleeding, infection, nerve damage, lisp, swelling, and permanent speech impediment’. I believe it’s satanic and they are identifying themselves with the Serpent and are eager to show that they are like their father the Devil. They are now literally making themselves ‘new tongues’ as a Satanic counterfeit of Pentecost. They are speaking with forked tongues literally. Tongue splitting always forces people to learn to speak all over again.

 

   I believe we should look at (Acts 2) closely, in this sermon and the cloven tongues of fire that fell upon the first 120 of the church at Pentecost. “And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as a fire, and it sat upon each of them, and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance… We do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God” – (Acts 2:3,4,11). We see clearly that those first to be baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ no longer had tongues set on fire of hell (James 3) but had holy tongues that praised the Lord - new tongues.

 

   When a person gets saved by the Lord Jesus, he receives a new Spirit and a new heart and a new nature, and he also receives a new tongue. Instead of cursing the Lord Jesus, he now praises the Lord. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit has made him a new creature in Christ – “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor.l5:17). “That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts: and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another” – (Eph.4:22-25). Yes, the tongue can no man tame, but the Lord tames our tongue when He saves us – He gives us a new holy tongue. And with our new tongue we sing a new song. No more worldly songs but psalms and hymns and spiritual songs – (Eph.5:11). “O sing unto the Lord a new song…” – (Ps.98:1). No more do we speak with the forked tongue of our old father Satan, but we speak the truth of our new heavenly father – God.

   Our words are powerful both for good and evil, lying is evil.

 

Speech is mightier than shot or sword,

A single word will stop an angry horde;

A crafty if, a but, a then or when,

Will change the destinies and lives of men;

It’s potency is subtle, strong and sure,

Against its might there’s nothing can endure.

 

   O the power of words. As Adam and Eve died by believing the lie of the Serpent’s and rejecting God’s Word, soon most of the world will believe the lie of the forked tongue of Antichrist and die in the lake of fire forever – (Rev.14:9-11). Check how Adam and Eve answered God’s question – Did you eat of the forbidden tree? Adam and Eve now had forked tongues.

 

   After filing my wife’s new forks, I went to the Bible and found the word ‘fork’ one time and surprisingly the word ‘file’ was with it – “But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock. Yet had they a file for the mattocks and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads. So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword or spear found in the hand of any of the people…” – (I Sam.13:20-22). The Philistines had disarmed the Israelites. The Israelites were permitted, however, some farm implements. But in order to sharpen them, they had to go to the Philistines who only had smiths and their enemies sharpened their farming tools with a file.

 

   The file and the forks speak of the day of battle and the great day of battle of God Almighty – Armageddon in Israel. “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the Kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon” – (Rev.16:14,16). As Antichrist and his armies try to annihilate Israel, the Lord Jesus returns with His army of saints and conquers Antichrist and his armies. Jesus Christ, who is the Word of God made flesh, smites them with the sharp two-edged sword of His mouth. The sharp forked lying tongue of Antichrist is no match for Christ’s word of truth…  “Thy word is truth” – (Jn.17:17)(Rev.19:15).

 

   The world would not believe the word of truth of Jesus Christ and believed the forked tongue of Antichrist and now you see God’s truth get the victory over the devil’s lie. “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion: that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” – (2 Thes.2:8-12). Christ’s word of truth conquers Antichrist’s forked tongue of lies – amen. The powerful word of the Almighty.

 

   Have you been saved and born again by believing Christ’s word of truth? You need a new heart from Christ and then you’ll have a new tongue. Jesus said – “O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh” – (Mt.12:34). This verse tells us what is wrong with the world – it’s the hearts of men. Wicked lying words proceed from wicked hearts. Unregenerate, wicked men, called by Jesus a “generation of vipers,” poisonous serpents, cannot “speak good things.” Men are wicked by nature just as a rattlesnake is poisonous by nature. Men speak with forked tongues and lie because that is their nature. You need to be born again of the Holy Spirit and be a partaker of the divine nature – (2 Pet.1:4).

 

   Believe God’s Word of truth and be born again of the incorruptible seed which is the Word of God – “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever” – (I Pet.1:23). Repent of your sins and by faith believe on Christ in your heart and you will receive forgiveness of sins and become a new born again creature in Christ. Do not spurn the mercy and grace and love of God in His beloved Son on the cross. You can have eternal life through Christ – “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” – (I Jn.5:11,12). Be born again into the family of God. Be a child of the greatest Daddy in the universe – God the Father.

 

Conquer your death.

 

Pastor Mike Storti

5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76

Tucson, AZ  85705

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