Test Spirits

From:          Sxxxxxxx@aol.com

Subject:       Personal Prophesy Teams

Not too long ago I was invited to attend a Bible study at someone’s home.  Through the meeting it appeared to me that just about everyone there were said to be a prophet. Meetings are held with people signing up on a list to go into a room with about 3 to 4 so called prophets and get a personal word. This greatly concerned me. I was so troubled in my spirit it made me sick. People are so wanting to be used of God that they place themselves as God. Imagine this....You walk into a room with 3 people sitting in chairs in a row and you

sit in one facing them and they will be the Word of the Lord to you. I have never seen or heard of anything like that before. I am not against personal prophecy but with great discernment from the Holy Spirit there was a spirit of witchcraft. I felt it immediately. All I could do was pray in the Holy Ghost.  One of them(self proclaimed prophets) said to the other one, "I can't operate" I don't have anything. The other one said, "I don't either". Jesus said my sheep hear MY voice and no other voice will they follow. I see great danger in this. People are wanting people to rely on them and not the Lord. You lead peoples HEARTS to the LORD not to yourself. No where in the Bible do I see the foundation for such a thing. It seems that these people are basing their position(prophet) of God as one of the highest calling and that makes them closer to God than anyone else. I can't help but feel that some people feel that ministry (words) to others makes them feel that God is using them and if God is using them, their relationship with him is solid. It's time for the First Love of our lives to come forth. To stop putting Ministry before our relationship with Jesus. Out of the relationship with Jesus comes ministry.  There is so much deception in the church today. Jesus said that the Comforter
will come. The Spirit of Truth. Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener.  He will lead us and guide us into all truth. We can be in close fellowship.  John 16:13- But when He, the Spirit of Truth(the truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the truth-- the whole, full truth. For He will not speak His own message-- on His own authority-- but He will tell whatever He hears{from the Father, He will give the message that has been given to Him] and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come--that will happen in the future.(Amp).

 I thank God for the Holy Spirit of Truth in my heart to lead me and guide me.  I know that these people love Jesus and want to be used of him. But be not deceived. The church needs to learn how to "TEST THE SPIRITS'' to see if they are of God or not. 1John 4:1- BELOVED, do not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world.(Amp).

 God will not be offended by you testing the Spirit that is in operation. He tells us to test the Spirit. Most pastors don't stand in the pulpit and teach how to test the Spirits. Jesus himself said that Great Deception was coming upon the face of the earth that if it were possible the very elect would be deceived.

 Thank God for the precious gift of the HOLY SPIRIT that will keep us and lead us and guide us into all truth. It's a very humbling experience but yet a great needed one to put yourself open to the Lord and test the spirits that are talking to you. I am able to look back at times and see how immature I was in the Lord and how he kept me, and revealed deception to me and showed me truth. My prayer is to help lead peoples hearts to the Lord and then allow the LORD TO BE THEIR LORD.

    God Bless