Test the Spirits

1 John 4:1-2, says, “Beloved believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out in the world. Hereby know you the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God…”

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I’m known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12

*It’s hard when even our prophetic friends and pastors may not see clearly to lead you and guide you as you once thought.  When you have a check in your spirit, you need to ask the Lord.  The Holy Spirit is always saying new things, bringing revelation, if a well-meaning person has the same three year old word for you, it may not be the Spirit.  And some say if the same one person in church always has a word or tongues, you need to ask the Lord.

*Are we repeating the same memorized syllables of foreign tongues?  Or teaching Bible Study from head knowledge, but no flow of the Holy Spirit? Is anyone you know self-promoting, jealous, giving false prophecies saying if you don’t see the manifestation of the prophecy, it’s because of you. “Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come.” (Jon 16:13)

Acts 13: 6-7, “And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain magician, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus: Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.”  Matthew 7:15-17, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.”

The song says, They’ll know we are Christians by our love. John 13:34-35, says, “A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.  By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.”

*Share how you test the spirits in your church and life…

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