Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world. 1 John 4:1 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation
How in the deep blue ocean are we going to test a spirit? They are so much smarter than we are.
Here is the two step method. First know your Bible and test them to see if they understand what was written. Ask Jehovah to bless you with a discerning heart so that you know only understand the Bible but what it meant in the culture it was written in, the context of what was being said. Go to Biblegateway.com and study the Bible there. I like using the New Living Translation, the Amplified Bible and the New Life Version. They are written in a way in which is historically and culturally correct. They are easy and simple to understand. Have Crosswalk and Biblestudytools. Com and ibelieve.com (yes fellas this one is a womans devotional but has fantastic articles for everyone not just for women) and of course the good ol Our Daily bread (odb.org) sent to your email and study their articles. Pray to the Lord to send the Holy Spirit to come sit beside you as you read them and explain what is written and how to incorporate that into your life.
The Holy Spirit is the best mentor of all. Joseph a son of Jehovah
The second method is to watch them before you listen to them. See if they walk the walk before you listen to them talk the talk. Again pray for the Holy Spirit to bless you with discernment.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ELOHIM YAKOL (God, the Most Able 2 Corinthians 9:8 ) for blessing me with the resources and discernment to reveal the wolves that prowl amongst Your flock. When this happens please bless me that those who are being scammed open their minds and hearts to my important warning to them. I thank You and humbly ask this of You to He who revealed the wolves amongst the folks in His time on earth, Jesus Christ. Amen
May you be blessed with peace, joy and Divine wisdom every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah
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