Try The Spirits
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1 John 4:1 says, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
Try the spirits to see whether they are of God. How do we “try the spirits”? John gives a very easy test in the next few verses. If one is from God, then they believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and that He came in the flesh. If one is from God, he loves God (loving includes obedience). If one is from God, he loves other Christians. This is a very simple test, yet very revealing. Love is an interesting thing. When we love God we will obey Him above all. When we love one another we will help one another and sacrifice for one another. We will put the needs of others above our own.
Do you pass the test? Are you from God?