Last night I was watching a PBS show about travel in Europe. They were showing “Testimonies” of people that were visited by Catholic Saints and other dead people. What they don’t know, is that demons have the ability to mimic the dead and appear to people as “False Light”!
These things can even bring about a “False Healing/Miracles” for the purpose of deception and people believing a lie, which often causes many to pray to them!
We must ask for clarity, discernment and wisdom in all that we encounter. Discernment is needed before allowing anyone to lay hands on us, as not everyone is “Filled with the Holy Spirit”! This is also true about “Tongues” — we need discernment on that, as not everyone that speaks in tongues is filled with the Holy Spirit.
Bette Stevens has testified that demons have infiltrated many churches and often mimic gifts from the Holy Spirit! Be aware that there are some devil worshipers speak in other languages that may come into a church for the purpose of causing confusion or casting of spells.
Ask the Lord to reveal the truth in all things. You will know when the Holy Spirit is there or not. You can also look for the “Fruit of the Spirit” and “The Characteristics of Christ”.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to Him: We ask you, brothers, not to be easily upset in mind or troubled, either by a spirit or by a message or by a letter as if from us, alleging that the Day of the Lord has come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way. For that day will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits in God’s sanctuary, publicizing that he himself is God.
Don’t you remember that when I was still with you I told you about this? And you know what currently restrains him, so that he will be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but the one now restraining will do so until he is out of the way, and then the lawless one will be revealed. The Lord Jesus will destroy him with the breath of His mouth and will bring him to nothing with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is based on Satan’s working, with all kinds of false miracles, signs, and wonders, and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved. For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false, so that all will be condemned—those who did not believe the truth but enjoyed unrighteousness.
But we must always thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God has chosen you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called you to this through our gospel, so that you might obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions you were taught, either by our message or by our letter.
May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal encouragement and good hope by grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good work and word.
1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Matthew 24:24 False messiahs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
“A New Name Written Down In Glory”