Wednesday, September 15, 2021

IDENTIFYING the SPIRIT of GOD

 


1 Corinthians 2:14

King James Version

14 But the natural man receiveth not 

the things of the Spirit of God: 

for they are foolishness unto him: 

neither can he know them, 

because they are spiritually discerned.


How can you identify the SPIRIT of GOD?

First, let's do the reverse.

What is that, which is NOT of GOD?

1 John 4:3

King James Version

3 And every spirit that confesseth not 

that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh 

is not of God: 

and this is that spirit of antichrist

whereof ye have heard that it should come; 

and even now already is it in the world.


In contrast, here's the SPIRIT of GOD:

1 John 4:2

King James Version

2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: 

Every spirit that confesseth 

that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh 

is of God:


Why is it important to be able to differentiate that which is of God, and that which is not of God?

1 John 4:1

King James Version

4 Beloved, 

believe not every spirit, 

but try the spirits 

whether they are of God: 

because many false prophets 

are gone out into the world.


The SPIRIT of GOD hears those who are of GOD:

1 John 4:6

King James Version

6 We are of God: 

he that knoweth God heareth us

he that is not of God heareth not us. 

Hereby know we the spirit of truth

and the spirit of error.


The SPIRIT of GOD is the SPIRIT of TRUTH.

The LORD JESUS declared:

John 14:17

King James Version

17 Even the Spirit of truth; 

whom the world cannot receive, 

because it seeth him not, 

neither knoweth him: 

but ye know him; 

for he dwelleth with you, 

and shall be in you.


How do we know the SPIRIT of GOD is IN us?

Scripture tells us.

1 John 4:4

King James Version

4 Ye are of God, 

little children, 

and have overcome them: 

because greater is he that is in you

than he that is in the world.


1 John 4:7

King James Version

7 Beloved, 

let us love one another: 

for love is of God

and every one that loveth 

is born of God, 

and knoweth God.


1 John 4:12

King James Version

12 No man hath seen God at any time. 

If we love one another, 

God dwelleth in us, 

and his love is perfected in us.


1 John 4:13

King James Version

13 Hereby know we 

that we dwell in him, 

and he in us, 

because he hath given us of his Spirit.


1 John 4:15

King James Version

15 Whosoever shall confess 

that Jesus is the Son of God, 

God dwelleth in him, 

and he in God.


1 John 4:16

King James Version

16 And we have known and believed 

the love that God hath to us. 

God is love; 

and he that dwelleth in love 

dwelleth in God, 

and God in him.


1 John 4:19

King James Version

19 We love him, 

because he first loved us.


1 John 4:21

King James Version

21 And this commandment have 

we from him

That he who loveth God 

love his brother also.


The WHOLE objective for this post?

1 Thessalonians 5:23

King James Version

23 And the very God of peace 

sanctify you wholly; 

and I pray God 

your whole spirit 

and soul 

and body 

be preserved blameless 

unto the coming 

of our Lord Jesus Christ.


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