My dearly beloved siblings-in-Christ,
You might find the title of this post puzzling, but that is because this message is, I believe, Part 2 of another message that was posted on 444 News on February 28, 2020, and titled as “He Is Coming.”
The “he” in “He Is Coming” is the “him” in “I Saw Him.” Here is the link to Part 1: https://444prophecynews.com/he-is-coming-sujit-thomas/. By the end of this post, you will know who is the “him” that I saw and what my seeing him means for all of us.
Here begins the account of my encounter with him.
On February 21, 2020, I had a very strange, intriguing, and powerful spiritual experience. Other than recording a summary of what happened that day in my diary, I did not mention anything to anyone. But I feel led to write a post about those things now.
February 21 was going to be a holiday here, so on February 20, my wife expressed that we should go for a movie. Neither of us are movie buffs, and we didn’t have any idea about what movies were running then. So my wife picked one, a Malayalam movie: Trance. There was precious little revealed about the movie in its trailer or its plot. So we truly did not have a clue as to what we were going to see.
But when the movie unfolded before me in the theater on February 21, I was flabbergasted. I watched the whole movie in stunned silence. I was left completely rattled within, and even today, I cannot quite express the depth of all that I felt during the course of the movie.
But first, I must declare that this is not a post against the movie or its cast or anyone associated with it. This post must not be read or interpreted that way, for that is not its intention. I personally thought it was a brilliant movie, with excellent acting by the whole cast—especially the lead actor—and a very, very interesting story line. If I had not seen, heard, or felt what I was allowed to in the theater on that day, I probably would not be writing this post. It might simply have ended up being just another movie that I’d enjoyed watching. Everybody else in the theater that day seemed to be simply watching and enjoying a brilliant movie, except for me, because what I was seeing, hearing, and feeling … was not just … another movie.
Brothers and sisters, on February 21, in this Malayalam movie called Trance, I saw Sujit Thomas. Yes, you read that correctly. I saw me … on screen. [I am talking about a spiritual likeness here, not a natural, physical, or carnal one. Please bear this in mind.]
The on-screen Sujit believed in God … like me. He prayed in Jesus’s name … like me. He had a testimony of salvation … like me. Post-salvation, he had undergone a radical transformation … like me. He believed the Bible … like me. He quoted it … like me. He spoke in tongues … like me. He preached the Bible to people and taught them … like me. He exuded love and compassion … like me. He healed people as I knew the Lord had done … through me. He moved in miracles as I knew the Lord had done … through me.
But he was not simply everything I was. He was far more than anything I was or hoped and expected to be! He walked in an apparently literal fulfillment of Galatians 3:14 and 29—an heir to the material blessings of Abraham: healthy, wealthy, and successful! On one occasion, it even seemed to me that the Most High had publicly chastened his opponent just as Miriam was chastened for speaking against Moses. Large crowds—hundreds, thousands, even millions—flocked to hear him and be ministered to by him. Wonderful and exciting testimonies about him and his ministry abounded. Post his salvation, the on-screen Sujit had even received a new name—an apparent fulfillment of Revelation 2:17b (“I will also give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name is inscribed that no one knows except the one who receives it”). Guess what the initials of his name were … J.C. That is correct: J.C.
I marveled at the on-screen Sujit! He was like a glorified version of me—perfect; without spot, blemish, or wrinkle; totally blameless. It was as if I was watching “Christ in me, the hope of glory” manifested in the flesh on the movie screen!
There was just one problem: It was all a lie—one big, fat lie!
How did I know it was all a lie? Well, of course, the movie showed me what was happening in the background. Yet the masses of people flocking to the on-screen Sujit in the movie didn’t know it. To them, it was as if Christ had indeed returned in the flesh!
I now knew that the on-screen Sujit had only put on a spiritual likeness of me, but he was not the real me. Yet this knowledge, in and of itself, was no safe haven, for in spite of this knowledge, I somehow came under his influence, and in that state, I actually questioned if he was the real deal and if I was the one who was fake. I am not kidding! I actually questioned my whole salvific experience and walk with the Lord while sitting in that theater!
I questioned my salvation and the work and hand of God in my life, prior to my salvation and post my salvation. I wondered if my baptism was genuine. I questioned if I had indeed received the Holy Spirit. I wondered if I had ever genuinely spoken in tongues (though I was quietly speaking in tongues in the theater the whole time!). I wondered if I had ever genuinely moved in any of the gifts of the Spirit or if I had been acting and deluding myself all along. I wondered if all the healings that I’d seen God do through me were fake. I questioned if all the prophecies I felt God had given me were simply my own vain imaginations and the silly delusions of my own mind.
Are you grasping the gravity of what I am saying here? This on-screen Sujit who I could clearly see and who I knew through and through was false and fake was so convincing in portraying himself as the genuine me that he had the real me almost totally convinced that I was indeed false and fake and that he truly was the genuine Sujit.
His magnetizing draw, charismatic persona, disarming smile, passionate preaching, powerful ministering, all worked to create such a quixotic, spell-casting, fantastical, other-worldly aura about him that it was near impossible to not believe in who he was claiming to be. It was as if he wielded a tsunami of mind-blowing deluding power! There was simply no earthly possible way of resisting it.
Here ends the recounting of my encounter with him.
Why No Picture?
You would have noticed that this post does not have a picture as would be usual. And you will not see a face in Part 1 either. That is because the absence of the picture is the “picture” for this post. It means that that identity of the one I saw on the movie screen that day is hidden, except from those to whom the Lord sovereignly chooses to reveal him.
You cannot perceive him with your natural eyes. Because it is not yet the time for his public revelation on the world stage in his end-time role as the ultimate antichrist. That is why nobody else in the theater saw him (at least to my knowledge), even though he was right in front of us all, and the theater was also quite full. Yet I saw him, and I recognized him. He is here, he is coming, and on February 21, 2020, I saw him.
In reading these takeaways, please understand that what I was seeing was not just from one single perspective. It was as if I simultaneously switched between multiple spiritual viewing angles and perspectives but was experiencing all of it together at the same time.
- In that I saw a spiritual likeness of me on screen, the takeaway is that the antichrist will put on a spiritual likeness of the true Christ.
- I have often wondered at the degree of transformation I’ve undergone ever since I began to closely walk with the Lord. There is a whole world of difference between who I once was and who I am today. It is almost as if there was another Sujit before, who died when I was baptized, and in his place, arose a new me, as a new creation in Christ. In that the on-screen Sujit had also undergone a radical transformation (he was unrecognizable as his former self), the takeaway appears to be that the antichrist will undergo some kind of supernatural transformation, so much so that physically and spiritually, he is going to be like another person, perhaps even a totally new person.
- In that I recognized that the on-screen Sujit was not the real me, the takeaway is that true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ will recognize the antichrist for who he really is.
- In that the movie revealed background information about what was truly happening, the takeaway is that some people are going to have insider information on what is truly transpiring, but the majority of people won’t have it.
- In that there were masses of people following the on-screen Sujit, the takeaway is that masses of people will follow the antichrist, because he will be the perfect visible, physical manifestation of every false Christ people harbor in their hearts; therefore, when people see the “false Christ in them” physically and visibly manifested before their eyes, they will believe that he is their “hope of glory,” albeit a false hope.
- In that, under the on-screen Sujit’s influence, I actually began questioning my whole salvific experience, the takeaway is that when confronted by the deluding power of the antichrist, people not firmly rooted in the true Christ will question their entire theological belief system and eventually fall under the sway of the antichrist’s deception. [I personally found this bit of the experience quite terrifying.]
- In that I was allowed to feel the magnitude of the antichrist’s deluding power, the takeaway is that there will be no earthly or humanly possible way of resisting the power he will be allowed to wield.
- In that I felt that the on-screen Sujit was trying to convince me that he was the real Sujit and that I was actually fake, the takeaway is that those under the influence of the antichrist’s deception will consider themselves to be genuine while deeming true genuine believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to be false and fake.
- In that in spite of the powerful pull of the on-screen Sujit’s deluding power, I did not fall for it, the takeaway is that outside of God’s sovereign and undeserving grace and mercy, the only people who will not fall for the antichrist’s delusion will be those who intimately know the true Christ in their spirits.
Note to All Readers
If the “Christ in you” is not the Jesus Christ of the Bible, then you are believing a false Christ. And if you remain unrepentant in this matter, in a time to come, of the Father’s choosing, the antichrist will be unveiled. And he will not only falsely mirror the true Christ but he will also be the perfect visible, physical manifestation of every false Christ. He will be all things to all people. And when you who have continued to harbor a false Christ in your hearts see him, you will believe him, because he will appear to you to fulfill the scripture that says “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
He is coming, and when you see him, if you have already received him as Christ within, you will also receive him as Christ without.
Caution: Please do not jump to naturalistic and carnal conclusions and label me or any of the actors in the movie as the antichrist. What I saw was a spiritual likeness, not a physical one.
Please take everything I’ve shared here to the Lord in prayer, and let Him instruct, correct, and teach you all things as He wills. Please read and meditate over the scriptures provided here and in Part 1, as they are meant for your own edification, enlightenment, and understanding, but they are by no means exhaustive.
Scriptural References: 1 John 3:2; 2 Corinthians 11:13–15; 2 Thessalonians 2:3–4, 8–12; Colossians 1:27; Luke 6:40, 11:35; Matthew 6:22–24, 24:4–5, 11, 24; Romans 8:29
A Reassuring Testimony
We see in Isaiah 14:14 that it says of the one who fell from heaven that he said in his heart, “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds! I will make myself like the Most High!” I believe, therefore, that the enemy likes to imitate the Most High, and just as our Father turns what was meant for evil into good, the enemy tries to turn what was meant for good into evil.
I believe what I experienced on February 21, 2020, was the Lord graciously giving me a snippet of what’s to come, so that through my sharing the events of the day and their spiritual significance, people might prepare themselves for what’s coming, but the enemy tried to take what was meant for good and turn it into evil. And the following testimony is an account of the same.
About the time I watched this movie, I’d prayed for a little child who had been continually wailing in much discomfort, and his worried father had called me up to pray for the boy. I was told that they’d taken him to the hospital but to no avail. So I prayed for the child to be healed in Jesus’s name. And I prayed for quite some time. I prayed in English. I prayed in tongues. And I declared the Word of God over him. But all throughout my prayers and declarations, the boy just kept howling in great discomfort. The more he cried, the more disheartened I became. It was as if my prayers and declarations only caused him to wail louder. When I felt I’d exhausted all my options, I dejectedly brought the call to an end.
Now, in the aftermath of this movie and all that I’d experienced during the course of it and the recent disappointing healing episode with the child, I began to fearfully wonder if I was actually a fake Christian. To my knowledge, the child wasn’t healed, and I began to feel quite tormented by that. I finally worked up the courage to call the boy’s uncle and inquire after him. I wasn’t sure I really wanted to know the answer. Fully expecting to hear some kind of bad news, I put forth my question. It was then that I learned, to my great joy and relief, which then knew no bounds, and all glory to the Most High, that the child had been healed the very day I’d prayed for him, soon after I’d brought the call to an end.
I believe that God used this healing experience to reassure me of the genuineness of my faith, because I’d been quite shaken by my “movie” experience.
Author: Sujit Thomas
Sujit was working in Chennai in late 2015 when the Lord began to nudge him to draw closer to Him. That was the beginning of a major spiritual transformation in his life, and he has not looked back since. As someone who has experienced God’s undeserving love, grace, and mercy personally, Sujit would like people to know that the Lord has no pleasure in the death of the unrighteous, but would rather see them repent and live.
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