Discerning Spirits & More Scripture
It is very important to understand what the word of God says regarding the un-seen World. This is why I offer so much scripture on this topic. As we get near end times I think it is super important that we stay very near what God’s word says and not just our own thoughts. Christ warned us several times about deception in the latter days. Test everything the New Testament says!
Discerning Between Spirits:
20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.[a] 21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
26 These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. 27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will[b] abide in Him.
How to Identify Spirits That Are Not of God:
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,3 and every spirit that does not confess that[a] Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. 6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
Christ Empowers Us To Cast Put Demons:
17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;
18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
REMEMBER—there is no better way to break a stronghold than a day of fasting and prayer!
How to Break-down Strong-holds in the Mind:
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
Luke Said That Demons Were Responsible for a lot of Medical Issues:
2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities (sicknesses) Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons,
Maintaining Freedom After Deliverance:
24 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ 25 And when he comes, he finds it swept and put in order. 26 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the laststate of that man is worse than the first.”
REMEMBER–CHRIST IS ALWAYS THE STRONGEST! You Must Come Against the Enemy in His Name!
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
“and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Himat His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church.
REMEMBER—The enemy hates prayers, praise music and reading of the scripture. Always do these out loud against the enemy!
The Lord Will Honor Us With Victory Over Evil:
37 I have pursued my enemies and overtaken them;
Neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed.
38 I have wounded them,
So that they could not rise;
They have fallen under my feet.
39 For You have armed me with strength for the battle;
You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
40 You have also given me the necks of my enemies,
So that I destroyed those who hated me.
41 They cried out, but there was none to save;
Even to the Lord, but He did not answer them.
42 Then I beat them as fine as the dust before the wind;
I cast them out like dirt in the streets.