The Spirit of error!

Posted: April 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

Dear Saints,

Something the Lord recently impressed strongly on my heart about this spirit that shades out the truth and causes blindness among many causing them to fall into the traps of the devil. To begin with i would want you to know about this spirit before we know its functionality.

In 1 John 4-6″ 1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3and every spirit that does not confess that 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. 4You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. 6We 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.

1. They are of the world

2. They speak of the world

3. Do not hear God but focussed on man made.


Jesus said ” My sheep hear my voice ” . The spirit opposes this voice sometimes imitating the divine. At times we mix the divine and our knowledge and be the reason to spoil the plan of God. We need to know that our thoughts are not His thoughts and neither our ways matching His. His ways always remains higher and bigger.

Now what you mean by “higher” , Is it that i always enjoy every moment when i chose the path of Jesus? Is it that i have no cross to bear?

If you had to walk on the busy streets we see fast foods, instant coffee, make money quickly etc etc. Or mind always gets attracted to such things in order to get away with this slow motion life . Many promise life and prosperity on the way , but almost many get duped at the end. Jesus was too offered a kingly honour before His time , but Jesus fled from this choice. He knew His mission. Jesus said in John 14:6- I am the way…… Now stay there. What “way” . He continued to say something about entering through the narrow road. Jesus is that narrow path. There’s cross before the crown but again end of it we exalt Jesus and not our cross. We need to guard our thought life from false comfort.

This spirit of error mixes our emotions with the divine knowledge and end of it we get confused and depressed. The wisdom from above is pure and not self centered.

Eg: During the time of Smith wigglesworth , there were two lady missionaries who were on fire for the Lord that they would do anything . One of them started to hear a voice that looked so divine and godly but spoke about self exaltation of being a powerful missionary and money matters. She just went her way without listening to the counsel of the Godly. She finally found herself in great grief and pain.

Many leaders opt for fast growth in the ministry seeking favour from men and not from God. We are failing to discern the subtle move of the enemy in these matters. The Holy spirit is called as a teacher not human elevator. God  first teaches us to be humble enough to hear Him and do His will. Our success does not come from the worldly strategies but from divine wisdom.

Why God delays?

T D Jakes (Famous american speaker) once was having his shave and he saw his son from the mirror looking at him. He always feared to show him the shaving razor as he would misuse it some day. Suddenly this amazing thought struck him, how razor at an early age can be a curse in his life, but the right age be useful. How much more our heavenly father knows what he needs to give us and when. Right blessings at wrong time can destroy your life. Waiting brings out the God’s best.

May be you are asking for the blessing for too long years and you have given up praying, God knows the best. Never doubt His love for you. There’s always something good kept for them that love him.

God’s ways: Spirit of error

God seeking                                                                    Self seeking

Seeks God’s will                                                             Seeks His own

Begins with fruit of the                                               Always looks for speedy

Spirit                                                                                  growth

Exalts God                                                                       Exalts himself and the efforts

Humble                                                                             prideful

Waits upon the Lord                                                    Hasteful

How to guard ourselves from this spirit:

In everything you do, check if the Lord Jesus is glorified and not you. Eg: If you happened to get loads of money what would you think of first thing?Is it about how you can be blessed or how you can be a blessing to His kingdom. We need to grow to be kingdom builders not building our own. Check with those thoughts. Keep God in mind whenever you do anything.

How to discern the prophecy and when to act upon it?

Prophecy comes to build us and not to tear us or for self exaltation. Beware of self centered prophecies that always exalts your desires above God’s. Check if it falls inline with the word of God first and then pray about it.

When do we act?

The time of fulfillment comes along with faith , wisdom and strength. Remember that it’s never about you but to exalt Christ. You cant work it with your own strength. Heavenly things needs divine strength that only comes when its time for it to be fulfilled. That’s why the scripture encourages us to wait upon him and renew the strength so that you will fly like an eagle…..” So many faint when they act upon it too early with their own strength. If you havent seen anything come to pass yet, i encourage you to wait on it until the picture gets very cleared. The enemy always pushes but Jesus leads. He mixes the divine with our corrupted knowledge.

I got more to say from my experience, but as of now i encourage you to guard your heart with all your strength against all evil.  God be with you.

Love,

Danston.

www.redrevival.com


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