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. 1 John 4:1
There are many false prophets and false religions in this world, I know I talk about it a lot but its important you know truth from fiction. It’s easy to be led astray that’s why it’s important you know the Word of God so you can discern the truth.
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. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world 1 John 4:2-3
What separates Christians from all other religions, of course Jesus Christ. The word Christ actually means “Messiah” or “Anointed One”, its his title not his name. All other religions are worshiping dead prophets but Jesus lives and reigns forever as the King of King and Lord of Lords.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
The same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is the same spirit living inside you. The Power of God has anointed and equipped you to overcome this world. Fear doesn’t come from God it comes from Satan
They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 1 John 4:5
You can tell false prophets from the fruit they are bearing, are they reaping worldly riches and possessions or are they doing the will of God and serving his people? A true minister should model there life after Jesus, he gave everything including his own life, to save everyone who is willing to accept it.
We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. 1 John 4:6
The world hates Jesus because he is the truth. You want to truly follow Jesus then be prepared to be crucified on your cross just like he was. But know the world and all its possessions are temporary and will fade away but Gods Kingdom will stand forever. Jesus will reign King forever, don’t gain the whole world to lose your soul in Jesus Name Amen