Blessed be the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God’s Word says in…
1 Timothy 4:1 “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;”
There are some things that the Holy Spirit says that require a great revelation from him..for example you will see in the book of Revelation several times, he says.. “he that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches”.
Or in simple language it is the same as saying “he who is wise and may know what these things mean” .. for revelation is needed to know them.
For example we can learn one example, where the Spirit has not spoken openly.
Revelation 2:26 “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
28 And I will give him the morning star.
29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Then the Spirit saith, but it is not clear..because he that hath read, hath not been told of the morning star; even he didn’t say I which tribe that he will
lead , that means all this things needs the revelation of the Holy Spirit, the Words have not spoken openly.
But in 1Timothy 4 the Bible says the Spirit speaks openly, that at the end of the World people will stay away from the true faith, and they will start listening the evil spirits and the evil teachings.
Here he says when they listen to the evil spirits, and not looking them or worshiping them..but listening to them..what means those spirits speak and there are many.
Now how do those speak?
These spirits speak in two main ways.
1. In the soul of man.
2. Through the servants of the devil, who are clothed in sheep’s clothing.
1. In the soul of a person when a person hears a voice or impulse to go against something that is contrary to the will of God, and tell him or her to dress half naked, put on lipstick, put on trousers for a woman, go to witch doctors, get rid of your spouse, to abort, stealing,to kill, to commit adultery,… if he listens to that voice and goes to do one of those he will already be listening to that deceiving spirit.
2. Similarly, if he hears a person or preacher urging him to do one of the above things, and he goes and does as he heard from that person or preacher, he will already have listened to that spirit and deceived him, either knowingly or unknowingly. Through the preacher.
So the Spirit clearly tells us that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. he has told us plainly so that we may know the real situation, and be able to protect ourselves.
This is a time to examine the soul a lot..I once met someone who told me he was saved and he strongly believes that any voice that comes in him is of the holy spirit..I asked him what he is using to measure that voice .. he said he only uses emotions… so they can’t be deceived.
Brethren,no matter how great preacher you are, whether you speak in tongues, whether you prophesy, or you see visions, even if you are visited by angels every day … the spirits of our enemy the devil are not examined by knowledge or expertise or some experience or emotion. !! but they are examined only by the Word of God .
This means that even if I am saved not every word that comes into me is to be believed, but it must be weighed by the word of God..if it agrees with that Word it is a voice from God..but if it contradicts the Word, no matter how strong it has come, or how much peace it has come, or how it has come with a good feeling… that is not to follow it is the voice from the enemy. The Bible says..
2 Corinthians 11:14 “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”
And we know the word of God by reading the Bible very diligently… that is the weapon. Remember also do not forget this word… The Spirit clearly says, ‘In the last days many will depart from the Faith, and will listen to deceiving spirits’… it is my prayer that you and I will not be among those “many”.
If you have not received Jesus yet, for some reason, you know, you have listened to those spirits and they have deceived you… So open your eyes today and turn to Christ and start anew, and He will receive and help you because He desires you to be healthier than you desire.