Deceiving Spirits

Thoughts, ideas, revelation, dreams and visions can have two sources: the eternal Elohim or the adversary.  It can be very easy to be deceived in this world.  Kabbalah, new age, mysticism, popular spirituality, labyrinths, etc. are from the adversary.  They are evil.  Stay away from them.  Don’t entertain all spirits, many are demonic.  If you are not in the Word of God and pleading with Elohim to protect you from deception and to give you discernment, you are in danger.  Just because you had a dream, “revelation,” or “vision” does not mean it is godly.  Take all thoughts captive to Yeshua, and test all things.  If someone says they are the sole holder of a piece of divine information, be very skeptical.  Pray for discernment.  Do not “open doors” to, or welcome in, every thought or idea that you have or that someone brings to you.  In all groups, including Hebrew Roots and Messianic Judaism, there are charlatans, deceivers, and workers of the adversary.  There are also those who are very sincere, but they are sincerely deceived!  Guard your mind, heart and spirit with the power of YHWH, praying for His divine protection in all things.

Dear friends, don’t trust every spirit. On the contrary, test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. ~~ I John 4: 1

It is a gift of the Spirit to be able to discern between spirits.

…to another, the working of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, the ability to judge between spirits… ~~ I Corinthians 12: 10

The Spirit expressly states that in the acharit-hayamim (end days) some people will apostatize from the faith by paying attention to deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come from the hypocrisy of liars whose own consciences have been burned, as if with a red-hot, branding iron. ~~ I Timothy 4: 1-2

For we are not struggling against human beings, but against the rulers, authorities and cosmic powers governing this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm. ~~ Ephesians 6: 12

Don’t quench the Spirit, don’t despise inspired messages. But do test everything – hold onto what is good, but keep away from every form of evil. ~~ I Thessalonians 5: 19-22

For although we do live in the world, we do not wage war in a worldly way; because the weapons we use to wage war are not worldly. On the contrary, they have God’s power for demolishing strongholds. We demolish arguments and every arrogance that raises itself up against the knowledge of God; we take every thought captive and make it obey the Messiah.~~ II Corinthians 10: 3-5


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