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Old 10-14-2018, 08:00 AM   #18
Nell
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Default Re: Discernment of spirits

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Originally Posted by Evangelical View Post
No, the only tests we should apply are 1 John 4:2-3, 1 Cor 12:3, 1 John 4:15.

1 John 2:20 is not about gut feeling. The true and genuine anointing will always affirm the tests of 1 John 4:2-3, 1 Cor 12:3, 1 John 4:15.

This is even alluded to in 1 John 2:22 :

Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist--denying the Father and the Son.

Do not use feelings to discern the Spirit - that is the error of the Pentecostals, who use music which stimulates emotions. That is how the Kundalini spirit can exist.They do not feel that the Spirit is present unless they have some sort of feeling. Likewise, we should not use the mind/thoughts to discern the Spirit e.g. "today I had a pleasant thought of Christ and that means I have the Spirit of God", or "today I had a negative evil thought and that means I don't have the Spirit". Spiritual things can only be discerned by spiritual means. The tests of 1 John 4:2-3, 1 Cor 12:3, 1 John 4:15 are spiritual tests, and do not rely upon thought or feeling - these tests can not only discern the Spirit but they can help avoid all kinds of error.
Witness Lee built his empire by playing on the feelings of others.

Above all, remember that what you read on this forum is the opinion or interpretation of others. Don't rely on someone who speaks as though he knows everything when in fact, it's only his opinion. He has no authoritative interpretation of the bible, just like WLee didn't.
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