Good morning to all, grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
This world we live in gets further and further away from God has my journey continues in this body, spirit and soul my Lord has given me. Today we are going to talk about testing the spirits of ourselves, and others and how are we suppose to be doing that if we truly belong to him, and letting him work in, and through us for others.
Many people today read, "Do not judge" and take those three words and receive the wrong meaning. When you receive this wrong it will give you an attitude of not caring how anyone else lives as long as you are living the way you are suppose to, and no one else in how they live truly should matter to us enough to tell them the truth. Or if we think to highly of ourselves we will be judging to harshly, we will feel bitterness and hatred toward them.
God tells us we are suppose to judge, but make a right judgment. We need to judge correctly not hypocritically, or harshly but by the right measure of compassion and mercy. The only measure of attitude we can judge correctly through is, through Christ. That is always after he has gotten all the flesh eating confusion out of us, then He can judge correctly through us for someone else to benefit in knowing his faith and grace that can save them. If we judge harshly, or wrongly through the flesh and not through the Spirit of God we will be the blind leading the blind. There is a lot of people that are blind leading the blind today. This does not mean we will compromise the lie in any way but uphold his truth against the lie. All spirits in us that are not given to us through Christ is a lie. All battles within our souls, spirits and body that do not proclaim faith in Christ is a lie. If you are a drug addict, homosexual, transgender, in deep depression, deep sadness from shame, fear or guilt, and idolize anything above him, that is all battles of Satan against Christ.
With this written we are going to apply God's wisdom with all souls that are struggling through life thinking they have to fight off their own temptations from all kinds of battles within, which will grow into giving in to them because you get weary of the fight when you think you have to fight the battle yourself. Look to the cross, he died for you, placing all of your battles upon him to set you truly free!
2 Chronicles 32:8 With him is only the arm of the flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles. And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.
Through what Christ did for us on the cross we have the power of the Holy Spirit of God to fight our battles within our spirit, souls and body. He has overcome our sinful nature by nailing it to the cross and we now receive him at the cross to live through us. He saves us from all battles that we are drowning in, which we all have against our souls, body and spirit. As long as we keep fighting the battles alone we will be drowning in them. DO NOT GIVE IN TO THE BATTLES AND THINK YOU ARE SETTING YOURSELF FREE. GIVE THEM TO GOD AND FIGHT THE FIGHT OF FAITH THAT HE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU! HE WILL AND ONLY THROUGH HIM WILL YOU BE TRULY FREE. What will He do when he is fully in us because we have fully given him all of ourselves to live through? He tells us in 1 John 4 that His Spirit will test other spirits. Is this happening to you today? Are you allowing the Holy Spirit to do his work in you, so he can test your spirits and then test other spirits in others for all can benefit from his truth. Or are you hindering the Spirits power in you because you would rather please yourself and others before him?
1John 4:1-3 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. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God. but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
Why are many today not testing the spirits of others? What would keep them from seeing Christ revealing to him the testing from His Spirit in them and through them for others?
Would you rather hurt God instead of yourself? Would you rather hurt God instead of your children? Not knowing when you put your children above God you are truly hurting them more than you realize. Would you rather disappoint God instead of your religion and it's creed and rules? Not knowing that putting your religion and creed above him hurts him more than you realize. Would you rather disappoint God instead of the world? Having fear of hurting the world above him hurts the world more than anything. When you think you are doing a good service for the world by living a lie, when truly you are hurting it more than helping it. This is the way most of us live today without realizing it, and God is in Heaven looking down to see who's hearts are truly his. Do you have more fear of disappointing yourself, and people than fear of disappointing God? Many of us today do not ask ourselves these important questions, nor do others ask them for someone else to benefit from. Some of us today know the answers but are not willing to share them with others in fear of loosing the respect from others, or acceptance from others. When truly all they need to carry them through in life is God's acceptance they are robbing themselves from. Who are we truly devoted too in this age and time? His truth is the only truth that will truly set a person free. His truth is received only from the foot of the Cross, through Jesus Christ our Lord, all other wisdom, and thoughts above him is a lie each person is living in.
1 Chronicles 28:9 And you my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, (David is talking to Solomon) and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you fore sake him, he will reject you forever.
Through Christ we have the Holy Spirit to hold on too and to guide our hearts in full devotion to God, and His love he gives us through His Spirit will always keep us straight, because our heart is His and the Holy Spirit of God living in us keeps us safe and teaches us all things we need to know about God, ourselves, Satan and the world with endless teachings and thoughts of God. We know we cannot keep any motive, and thoughts away from him, and he knows all the secret battles within ourselves more than we know ourselves.
So today if you have been fighting a battle for years and years and you think you know the direction to go in, test the spirits of yourself by the Word of God. Are they right with God or are they headed in another direction? Are the spirits of others right with God because through the Spirit you have tested them, and will continue to test them? Are you willing to let the Holy Spirit in you free to do his work through you for others by testing others and the spirits that they are speaking and walking through? Are they proclaiming Christ or they proclaiming antichrist?
If your spirit is not right with God, go now to the cross and call out to the Lord, give yourself to him and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit and His faith, so he can do his work in you to fight your battles through his grace and power. He will and wants to, if you give your battles to him truly, and remember he knows if you are truly seeking him or not. He knows your motives, so be truthful, ask yourself your motives, and give all to him!
If you are already truly his and have the Holy Spirit in you, let Him do His work through you for others for all to benefit from. Love them through His truth that can save all people from their battles within. Tell them His truth through His compassion for them that he has given you, so he can save them from fighting their own battles, and he will fight them and prove to them who he truly is, if they hold on to His faith he has given them. You then will give Him all the glory for fighting your battles, and theirs, thanking him for all the gifts of himself he has given you from the cross each day!
His peace and love always.