Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1 NIV
Not everything in this world is good for us. Yet sometimes evil can come disguised as good. Either something is of God or of this world. Sometimes, the devil will use make the dark appear light and if we are not in the Spirit, we can miss that.
There are many false prophets out there. We need to test these spirits and the only way to do that is by being in the Spirit and the Holy Spirit showing you. Wolves come in sheep’s clothing all the time.
2This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. 1 John 4:2-3 NIV
If the spirit acknowledges that Jesus has come into the flesh, it is from God. If the spirit does not acknowledge this, it is not of God. That spirit of the antichrist can consume you.
There are tons of Christian churches out there and denominations. So many churches and denominations are great. There are some that are not of God.
I do not believe a Pastor needs Versace suits or a Rolls-Royce. Pastors represent Jesus who was poor. I believe that God will take care of all our needs and then some, but no need to live a flaunt lifestyle.
Prosperity gospel is when they say to send x amount of money and it will be multiples. Give 100 and God will bless you with 10000 and here is a free book that you just made 100 for. This takes the focus on Jesus and puts the focus on money.
If it glorifies God, God said it was good. If it doesn’t, it is of the devil. Jesus should be our focus so that we may seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness that was imputed unto us. If it is not about Jesus, it is about this world. In Jesus, we will never be deceived.
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