Do you know that despite an abundance of water on earth, clean drinking water is scarce? Living in the 21st century we still find communities struggling to get clean water which is baffling and sad at the same time. Nutritionists say we are what we eat and drink yet water borne diseases like diarrhea, cholera and typhoid are caused by contaminated water. If a wicked person desires to destroy many people, they only need to poison a main water source but that shall not happen to you and I in Jesus Mighty Name.
Using the above illustration, it’s sad to note that some people are spiritually sick because of consuming contaminated spiritual waters which come in the form of being taught wrong doctrines. Examples include being cleansed by the so- called men of God using holy water, in the name of securing deliverance only to be tormented by demons. We have to be aware that there are not only different doctrines in our time but also different spirits and personalities going by the name of Jesus.
The proliferation of communication technology has given all manner of ministers of the gospel access to online forums. Both the upright and the wicked have a platform to propagate their teachings around the world and this requires us to be very careful about what we accept since not all of them are godly. Matthew 24:24-25 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. The biggest challenge of our time is how we know God and not if we know Him. How we know God will help us know the kind of Spirit someone is carrying.
Amos 8:11 -12 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God, “That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but shall not find it.
Some people have moved to various churches in search of the true and pure word of God , others have either been discouraged by this endless search or backslid while some have stopped attending church because their thirst for the true oracles of God has not been quenched despite their committed search for true satisfaction. But this is the catch my beloved, in spite of all the modernization we have today, all believers should be wise like the Bereans in Acts 17:11 who searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether the teachings were correct. It is a personal responsibility to search out the Word of God in order to understand the truth and avoid being misled and taken advantage of.
Each believer must know how to seek God individually. Our eyes should be on the faithful so that we do not allow unworthy people minister to us in the name of the Lord. We need to be careful and ensure that the ministers of the gospel we listen to and support, are blameless because not everyone who carries a Bible and has a good voice is an authentic preacher who has character.
Also be aware that not every person who calls himself or herself a servant of God ought to lay hands on you, laying on of hands is an avenue of transference of Spirits. When a person lays his or her hands on you, you better be sure of what they carry within since they impart part of them and what they have into you. This opens your spirit to receive what they carry. If they are adulterous, liars or greedy, they transfer these things to you and it becomes hard for you to resist them. Testing the words spoken by servants of God is very important since it will help us know where they are coming from, where they stand and where they are going. This enables us to be safe because we are living in perilous times where wickedness has taken root and many false teachings abound.
In these last days of the great move of God, it is vitally important to be aware of the truth we hold on to and the foundation we are standing on. The devil is not on vacation celebrating that there is a move of God! nooooo he is also busy with his end time agenda of the Antichrist and one world order. Be alert and sensitive in regards to the wells you are drinking from.
Personally, I don’t advocate in maligning of any false teacher or false prophet, God is the judge in such matters but God has given us His Spirit to test the spirits and choose what to feed our Spirit ,soul and mind with.1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Love Reina Beaty.