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Test the Spirits

Updated on April 30, 2012

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1

We must be careful of false doctrine especially when we are trying to get our spirits renewed. There are so many false teachers out there and unfortunately many of them are just in it for the money; money is their god. The bible tells us to test the spirits to see whether they are from God. We can test the spirits by praying that Holy Spirit will show us the truth and by getting deep into the word. Study the word and pray so that you won't be decieved. If a ministry has all the right music and all the right Christian sayings but something is just off then it is probably not of God. Maybe they don't have the fruits of the spirit. Are they glorifying God? or themselves? The bible warns us not to believe every spirit but to test the spirits.


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      skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      sky Sister it is so nice to come for a visit. I am blessed by your message. So right sister there are many wearing the lambs clothing. Do not be decieved. We need to be on watch. This is a great reminder for all of us. Thank you. GOD Bless you and yours sky. Love you sis in Christ.

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      William Kovacic 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA


      Thanks for your message. It is so needed in today's "religious" world. I love the pic as well.

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      Lori Colbo 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      We must be good Bereans and know the Word of God so that when a counterfeit comes along, we will recognize it. Love the photo. Blessings Skye

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      smokinchick37 5 years ago

      nice picture

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      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Sky: This is a very important lesson for all to learn. We thank you.

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      charis007 5 years ago

      So true, we should just pray that they repent and find Jesus.

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      Reginald Boswell 5 years ago from Alabama

      Short powerful and to the point voted up!