Heed the Call to "Test the Spirits"
May 2, 2021
Rev. David Schierenbeck
The Word of God: 1 John 4:1-6 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit who does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard is coming and is already in the world. 4 You are from God, dear children, and you have overcome the false prophets, because the one in you is greater than the one in the world. 5 They are from the world. That is why they speak from a worldly perspective and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God. The one who knows God listens to us, but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. That is how we can distinguish between the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. (EHV)
THEME: HEED THE CALL TO “TEST THE SPIRITS”
- By Evaluating All Religious Teachers
2. By Following Divine Testing Standard
3. By Trusting Our “Greater” God to Overcome For Us