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 (NIV).
This scripture clearly tells us that we cannot believe everything that we hear. Everything that is professed of God is not of God. Having a discern spirit is valuable to your walk in life. You cannot believe everything that has a prophetic voice. Everyone that prophesies into your life has not been given the authority by God. God’s truth is constantly under attack and must be guarded.
In 1st Timothy Chapter 6, Paul gives Timothy instructions on keeping guard of what he has been entrusted with. In other words, you must guard God’s word because He has left His word with us. Your discerning spirit will let you know who is prophesying in God’s name or their name. Often times, the enemy uses this tactic to become evolved in your business. This is often the hand of the enemy. The enemy comes except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly (John 10:10). Therefore, be aware of counterfeits that will use these words, “I have a word for you from the Lord.” OR “The Lord told me to tell you.” As the scripture says, test the spirit to see whether it is from God.
Please endow in me Your word that I may have a discerning spirit. Endow in me a discerning spirit that will recognize “wolves in sheep clothing” and false prophets. God, strengthen your hedge of protection around me. I claim a discerning spirit that I may recognize your voice.
In Jesus Name,
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