Don’t Believe Every Spirit

There are many voices speaking right now. Many people are vying for your attention, your ear, and your allegiance. It’s imperative that you do as the 1 John 4:1 instructs you to:

“Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God” (1 John 4:1).

  1. Does this person confess Jesus and that He came to earth in flesh.
  2. Does he/she point you to Jesus or to someone else?
  3.  How do you feel when you listen to this person? What is stirred up on the inside of you? After listening to them, are you compelled or convicted to love, forgive, and walk in compassion and mercy toward your brother and sister or are you angry and filled with contempt? The fruit I produce after listening or watching something usually helps me make the decision to keep it or leave it.

“The simple believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps” (Proverbs 14:15). 

Be vigilant about what you consume and believe. What you consume is integral to your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. Stand guard and protect it!

“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23).

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