“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know you the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” 1 John 4:1-3
In these last of the last days those who do not know the Word of God for themselves will be led astray. Untold thousands of religious circles today exercise power that is not the Power of God but the power of satan. Believer’s seeking signs and lying wonders (2 Thess. 2:9), who believe they are hearing the Holy Spirit are in fact chasing evil spirits.
“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2 Corinthians 11:14-15
These signs and wonders will look like God but will in fact be Satan’s imitations. They will be so close that it will take the Holy Spirit to tell the difference and those who are not led by the Holy Spirit will be deceived. The laughing phenomenon, crowing like roosters, barking like dogs, displays of birthing pains, angel feathers, gold dust, gold teeth, various objects secreting oil, statues weeping are just some of the signs and wonders being displayed in the apostate church today. In some cases the people are merely acting like fools. While others will indeed have a power behind them but it is not of God. Let us not forget the magi of Egypt performed “miracles” as well when Moses and Aaron confronted Pharoah (Exodus 7:8-12).
“Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;” 1 Timothy 4:1-2
Beloved, believe not every spirit…try the spirits whether they are of God.
-Donna Clark Warren