Do you “TRY THE SPIRITS”??? You better! 😀
Going through a bunch of old studies I saved several years ago and came across this little gem from my friend Kim (best study partner E-V-E-R!!) I started to add a few more passages that I thought of as I was reading through and ‘order it up’ a little bit differently and remove all the pretty colors (which I know drive some people crazy! 🙂 ) but then I thought better of it. I love it just as it is (though I added two or three comments of my own within). This speaks VOLUMES to me (and I have always LOVED the colors!!). I hope it speaks volumes to you, too.
Chrissie FOLLOW THIS I have TEN things going on here in the background completely unable to give myself to each one BUT THIS IS KOOL!! WE ARE PROVED by FALSE PROPHETS TOO SIS!!! I never KNEW THAT!! And THIS plays INTO something ELSE I’m seeing in another study NOT EVEN IN THIS ONE!! OMG!!! HE is AWESOME and ALL POWERFUL (whoa!!)
In regards to the lying spirit God sent doesn’t Jesus speak to it when He speaks of what is false (that is to rise up)? These are the seducing spirits Jesus speaks of as that which seduces is that sent to “persuade” (or deceive) and if such that IF it were at all possible it would deceive the very elect of God.
1Kings 22:20 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
[This sort of makes me think of when the sons of God present themselves before the Lord and Satan came also among them and the Lord asks Satan: “Have you considered my servant Job?”]
Who shall persuade
Reminds me of BROAD or WIDE is the way that leadeth to destruction and MANY (not few) go the way therein
1) to be spacious, be open, be wide
a) (Qal) to be spacious or open or wide (as opposed to “narrow”?)
b) (Hiphil) to make spacious, make open
2) to be simple, entice, deceive, persuade
1) to be open-minded, be simple, be naive
2) to be enticed, be deceived
b) (Niphal) to be deceived, be gullible
1) to persuade, seduce
2) to deceive
1) to be persuaded
2) to be deceived
AV– entice deceive persuade flatter allure enlarge allure enlarge silly one silly
It also speaks of “silly women” (led away by lusts) in the NT. Paul speaks of their own NOT using “flattering words” even as a “cloak” for coveteousness.
But continuing here (from Kings)
1Kings 22:21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him.
1Kings 22:22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
2Thes 2:9 Even him, whose coming ***is after*** (((the working of))) Satan **with all power** and signs and lying wonders,
[I would have started with verse 7 (Hence that portion of the title of the blog): 2Th 2:7-9 For THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after THE WORKING OF SATAN with ALL POWER and SIGNS and LYING WONDERS,]
Job 12:16 With HIM **is strength and wisdom**: the deceived and the deceiver **are HIS**.
Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
2Thes 2:11…. for this cause **God shall** send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie
John 5:43 I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: **if** another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
2Thes 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness **in them** that perish; ((( because ))) they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
1John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are **of God**: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
1John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
Mat 24:5 For ***many*** shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
1Thes 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Mark 13:22-23 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: (((behold))) I have foretold you all things.
John 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
John 8:47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
Prov 30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Rev 2:2 ….. thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Duet 13:3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God ***proveth you*** (((to know))) whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
1John 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
2Thes 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
1Titus 4:1-3 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall **depart from the faith**, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth
It speaks also (in Kings) to the “SILLY” (in being led astray)
2Titus 3:4-7 Traitors, heady, highminded, **lovers of pleasures** more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive ***silly women*** laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Gal 5:24 they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Ephes 5:5-7 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person,
nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Mark 13:22… to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
1John 2:26-27 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
1John 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
This is SO KOOL!! **Prove them** cause the Lord uses even them **TO PROVE YOU** in whether you hearken (or take HEED) to them OVER HIM
Duet 13:3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, ***to know whether*** YE love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Let EVERY MAN BE A LIAR a GOD BE TRUE
Ezek 14:9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
Is NOT MY WORD as A FIRE?
Jerm 5:14 ((( Because)))) ye speak THIS WORD, ((( behold ))) I will make MY WORDS in thy mouth FIRE, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
Heb 12:29 For OUR GOD is a consuming FIRE.
GREATER is HE that IS IN YOU!!
Mat 10:20 For it is NOT YE that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
Duet 9:3 Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.
Pslam 146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; **in that
very day** his thoughts perish.
Ezek 2:22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is
he to be accounted of?
HIS WORD = FIRE= BREATH of HIS MOUTH (where HE makes the words IN YOUR MOUTH A FIRE = THE SPIRIT of YOUR FATHER SPEAKETH IN YOU = CONSUMING FIRE)
Psalm 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
Chrissie!!!! Check Rivers on the thread called “IN a FLAMING FIRE” He makes His MINISTERS A FLAMING FIRE and Paul said “Having IN” a READINESS to revenge!!! HE WAS AN
OMG!! There’s MORE on the HARVEST MADE READY it was TO THE ANGELS (concerning OTHER MENS LABORS!!) That’s WHY Paul could say THIS….
2Cr 10:16 To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s line of things ****MADE READY*** TO OUR HAND.
They (the REAPERS= ANGELS) entered INTO others MENS LABOURS so their line was made READY TO THE ANGELS = STARS that APPEAR (not at night) BUT IN THE MORNING!!
Neh 4:21 So ***we laboured*** in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning **till** the stars appeared.
(Stars = Angels= REAPERS)
John 4:38 I sent you **to reap** that whereon ye bestowed ***no labour***:
**other men** laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
It’s THIS which PAUL KNEW was MADE READY **TO** His HAND, which was His measure of RULE
2Cr 10:15 Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
There’s an INCREASE, if one PROSPERS the OTHER is ENLARGED as its a WORK of GROWING
TOGETHER… This is what is catching my eye now. These things are SO KOOL!! Our GOD SO ROCKS!!
[I do not have access to that study she is referring to above; not even sure I ever read it. If I did I do not remember it – this is from 2006 – but I have written on the angels and how He makes His ministers a flaming fire and the harvest and the reapers, etc, in various other studies on this blog and I am sure they probably cover much of the same material.]
Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!!!
All Blessings in Christ!