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Test the Spirits

September 16, 2015

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Post 2015 01 13 Hagar battle

Test  the Spirits

When we want  to buy something,  it only makes sense  to buy the product  proven  to be the best  on the market.     It needs  to be tested.     We want it  to last  and be satisfying.     We look  for safety features  and details  that assure  our satisfaction.

Our search  for truth  shouldn’t be any different.     Most people realize  that within them  is a sense  of eternity  —  put there  by our Creator.     So,  they want  the best  that eternity  can offer them.     There are so many religions  in this world,  one wonders  which one  is  truthful.     Sadly,  most people  do not check out  the truthfulness  of the belief system  they end up with.

Even within the framework  of what is called “Christianity”,  there are many false preachers  and doctrines.     What is a person  to do?     Read  and study  the Bible  —  God’s word  —  which has been tested  for thousands  of years  and proven  to be true  with many fulfilled prophecies  over those thousands  of years.     During all those years,  false religions  and doctrines have been followed  —  but they all failed  the test  of God’s word.

1 John 4:1  tells us,

Beloved,  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.

And,  2 Peter 2:1-3  warns us,

But  false prophets also arose  among the people,  just as there  will also be  false teachers  among you,  who will secretly  introduce  destructive heresies,  even denying  the Master  who bought them,  bringing swift destruction  upon themselves.     Many will follow  their sensuality,  and because  of them  the way  of the truth  will be maligned;  and in their greed  they will exploit you  with false words;  their judgment  from long ago  is not idle,  and their destruction  is not asleep.

We can  “test the spirits”  only by comparing  their words  with God’s word.     That means study the Bible  from cover  to cover.

Assured of salvation  through faith  in Christ Jesus,  we joyfully say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  Your word  is indeed eternal.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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