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DISCERNING the SIGNS

Jesus said, “Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?” Matthew 16:3 It may sound good. It may look good. And it may even feel good. But is it God? According to 1 Corinthians 2:14, THE THINGS OF GOD ARE SPIRITUALLY DISCERNED.

 

JESUS left us with these words of warning.

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” Matthew 7:15

“And many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.” Matthew 24:11

“For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible.” Matthew 24:24

 

A warning from the Apostle Peter.

“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.” 2 Peter 2:1

 

The Apostle Paul offered this caution.

“Unto the church of God, which is at Corinth… Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: So that you come behind in no gift… And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ….”  1 Corinthians 1:2, 7, 3:1

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.  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 11:13-15

 

And the Apostle John gave this admonition.

“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

 

Pray for Spiritual discernment!

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God.” 1 Corinthians 2:12

Only the Holy Spirit of God can discern the signs. Therefore you must yield yourself completely to the Holy Spirit. Ask Him to take control of your life and fill you with His Spirit. Then trust Him for the discernment, power and ability to deal with every situation you might face. He will lead you in the right path for His names sake! JESUS is LORD!

GRACE DiStOrTiONs – https://www.sourceministries.net/go/2015/01/grace-distortions/

 

Copyright©2015 Dr. Lewis Gregory

 

 

 

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