Monday, March 4, 2024

Which SPIRIT is in you?


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

How do you know which spirit is in you?

How can you tell if it's the SPIRIT of GOD?

How can you tell if it's NOT of GOD?

How can you differentiate the "spirit of truth", from the "spirit of error"?

Never again will you doubt which spirit is in you.

Scripture makes it plain.

That which is of GOD:

Isaiah 55:8-9

King James Version

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, 

neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, 

so are my ways higher than your ways, 

and my thoughts than your thoughts.

John 3:1-2

King James Version

3 There was a man of the Pharisees, 

named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

2 The same came to Jesus by night, 

and said unto him, 

Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher 

come from God: 

for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, 

except God be with him.

John 3:3-8

King James Version

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born again, 

he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, 

How can a man be born when he is old? 

can he enter the second time 

into his mother's womb, and be born?

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, 

and thou hearest the sound thereof, 

but canst not tell whence it cometh, 

and whither it goeth: 

so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

John 10:27-28

King James Version

27 My sheep hear my voice, 

and I know them, and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; 

and they shall never perish, 

neither shall any man 

pluck them out of my hand.

John 14:16-17

King James Version

16 And I will pray the Father, 

and he shall give you another Comforter, 

that he may abide with you for ever;

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.

John 14:26

King James Version

26 But the Comforter, 

which is the Holy Ghost, 

whom the Father will send in my name, 

he shall teach you all things, 

and bring all things to your remembrance, 

whatsoever I have said unto you.

John 15:26

King James Version

26 But when the Comforter is come, 

whom I will send unto you from the Father, 

even the Spirit of truth, 

which proceedeth from the Father, 

he shall testify of me:

John 16:7

King James Version

7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; 

It is expedient for you that I go away: 

for if I go not away, the Comforter 

will not come unto you; 

but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

John 16:8-11

King James Version

8 And when he is come, 

he will reprove the world of sin, 

and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, 

and ye see me no more;

11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world 

is judged

John 16:13-15

King James Version

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, 

he will guide you into all truth: 

for he shall not speak of himself; 

but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: 

and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, 

and shall shew it unto you.

15 All things that the Father hath are mine: 

therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, 

and shall shew it unto you.

2 Corinthians 5:17

King James Version

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, 

he is a new creature: 

old things are passed away; 


all things are become new.

Ephesians 1:13

King James Version

13 In whom ye also trusted, 

after that ye heard the word of truth, 

the gospel of your salvation: 

in whom also after that ye believed, 

ye were sealed with that 

holy Spirit of promise,

2 Thessalonians 2:7

King James Version

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: 

only he who now letteth will let, 

until he be taken out of the way.

2 Timothy 2:15

King James Version

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, 

a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, 

rightly dividing the word of truth.

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:

1 John 4:4

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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 4:6

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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.

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 4:14

King James Version

14 And we have seen and do testify 

that the Father sent the Son 

to be the Saviour of the world.

1 John 4:15

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15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, 

God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

1 John 4:16

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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 4:17

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17 Herein is our love made perfect, 

that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: 

because as he is, so are we in this world.

1 John 4:18

King James Version

18 There is no fear in love; 

but perfect love casteth out fear

because fear hath torment. 

He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:19

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19 We love him, 

because he first loved us.

That which is NOT of GOD:

Jeremiah 17:9

King James Version

9 The heart is deceitful above all things, 

and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Mark 3:28-30

King James Version

28 Verily I say unto you, 

All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, 

and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:

29 But he that shall blaspheme 

against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, 

but is in danger of eternal damnation.

30 Because they said, 

He hath an unclean spirit.

Luke 13:11

King James Version

11 And, behold, 

there was a woman 

which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, 

and was bowed together, 

and could in no wise lift up herself.

Luke 16:15

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15 And he said unto them, 

Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; 

but God knoweth your hearts: 

for that which is highly esteemed among men 

is abomination in the sight of God.

John 8:44

King James Version

44 Ye are of your father the devil,

and the lusts of your father ye will do. 

He was a murderer from the beginning, 

and abode not in the truth, 

because there is no truth in him. 

When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: 

for he is a liar, and the father of it.

John 8:45

King James Version

45 And because I tell you the truth, 

ye believe me not.

1 Corinthians 3:19

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19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. 

For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

2 Corinthians 4:4

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4 In whom the god of this world 

hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, 

lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, 

who is the image of God, 

should shine unto them.

Ephesians 2:2

King James Version

2 Wherein in time past 

ye walked according to the course of this world, 

according to the prince of the power of the air, 

the spirit that now worketh 

in the children of disobedience:

Colossians 2:8

King James Version

8 Beware lest any man spoil you 

through philosophy and vain deceit, 

after the tradition of men, 

after the rudiments of the world, 

and not after Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:7

King James Version

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work

only he who now letteth will let, 

until he be taken out of the way.

1 Timothy 4:1-3

King James Version

4 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;

2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; 

having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

3 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.

2 Timothy 3:1-7

King James Version

3 This know also, 

that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, 

covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, 

disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, 

trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, 

fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, 

lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, 

but denying the power thereof: 

from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, 

and lead captive silly women laden with sins, 

led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, 

and never able to come 

to the knowledge of the truth.

Hebrews 3:10-11

King James Version

10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, 

and said, 

They do alway err in their heart; 

and they have not known my ways.

11 So I sware in my wrath, 

They shall not enter into my rest.)

Hebrews 3:12

King James Version

12 Take heed, brethren, 

lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, 

in departing from the living God.

James 4:1-3

King James Version

4 From whence come wars and fightings among you? 

come they not hence, 

even of your lusts that war in your members?

2 Ye lust, and have not: 

ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: 

ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, 

that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

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.

1 John 4:5

King James Version

5 They are of the world: 

therefore speak they of the world, 

and the world heareth them.

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.

1 John 4:8

King James Version

8 He that loveth not knoweth not God

for God is love.

1 John 4:18

King James Version

18 There is no fear in love; 

but perfect love casteth out fear: 

because fear hath torment

He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:20

King James Version

20 If a man say, I love God, 

and hateth his brother, he is a liar: 

for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, 

how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

1 John 5:19

King James Version

19 And we know that we are of God, 

and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

Revelation 21:27

King James Version

27 And there shall in no wise enter into it

 any thing that defileth, 

neither whatsoever worketh abomination, 

or maketh a lie

but they which are written 

in the Lamb's book of life.

Now you can tell spirits apart.

Which one would you rather live in you?

Which one influences you?

Don't mess around with "spirits".

We'd rather you have the SPIRIT of GOD in you.

And so would you.

Matthew 6:24

King James Version

24 No man can serve two masters: 

for either he will hate the one, and love the other; 

or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. 

Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

John 14:1-3

King James Version

14 Let not your heart be troubled: 

ye believe in God, believe also in me.

2 In my Father's house are many mansions: 

if it were not so, I would have told you. 

I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, 

I will come again, and receive you unto myself; 

that where I am, there ye may be also.

James 4:7

King James Version

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. 

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Revelation 22:11-12

King James Version

11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: 

and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: 

and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: 

and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

12 And, behold, I come quickly; 

and my reward is with me, 

to give every man 

according as his work shall be.

To know more about JESUS, and Satan, you need to read their discourse.

You will see a marked difference:

Matthew 4:1-11 kjv

Luke 4:1-14 kjv

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