test-the-spiritsOne of the most frustrating things I see today is the lack of discernment within the body of Christ. 1 John 4:1 says “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” This is crucial, especially at this hour, when many are being deceived by those who claim to be speaking a ‘Word from the Lord’, but who are only speaking out of their own imagination.  Jeremiah 23 speaks about this – “Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD. They keep saying to those who despise my word, ‘Don’t worry! The LORD says you will have peace!’ And to those who stubbornly follow their own desires, they say, ‘No harm will come your way’!” We are being fooled if we think that this only happened in the Old Testament. It is still happening now! More