LETTER FROM JOHN
The book of 1st John was written by John himself one of the apostles of Jesus Christ.
1ST John 4:1-3
1. 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.
2.This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus, is not from God.
3.This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
John explains to us, that we need to test the spirits, to see if they are from God, because there are many false prophets.
So how do we test the spirit?
Every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God. In other words the Holy Spirit testifies to the reality of God in your life by causing you to own up to the truth about Jesus Christ.
So when you give a genuine confession of Jesus Christ, we can know that you are of God, you have the Holy Spirit dwelling inside of you.
There are also fruits that the true Christians exhibit, such as Love, joy, faithfulness to the brotherhood.
Those who come to u not confessing Jesus but confessing some “ other God” this is the spirit of antichrist which we know is coming.
Lord I pray for the spirit of discernment for the body of Christ, help us to see truth of who is and who isn’t from you. In Jesus name I pray, amen!
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