The voice of the Father is the voice of edification, peace, comfort, strength, and love. Anything outside of the parameters of His name (nature) is not of Him and must be the enemy.
---Linda6563 on 3/27/08|
Satan is not omnipresent which means he cannot be in a million places at one time. He can only be in one place at one time. Most of the time it's our own flesh that is speaking, we are wicked by nature.
However it is true that demons can speak through a person (Acts 19:15) and it is true that Satan can possess a person (Luke 22:3).
You will know if Satan is speaking through someone by their fruits.
---Marcia on 8/12/07|
It is impossible to know, unless you are walking very close to God.
---catherine on 8/12/07|
I tend to gear more toward "what is not God" instead of "what is the devil". The devil is defeated. We are to resist him and give him no place. There are a lot of thoughts, attitudes, and motives of the carnal mind that may sound good but are "not God". When it comes to the enemy talking, the first thing I notice is accusation and condemnation. Another thing is fear. Fear is not of God.
---Linda6563 on 8/12/07|
Jack, he may be able to deceive someone into thinking that their good things are God, but he cannot imitate God. I guess you could say that is where true intimacy with the Father comes in.
---Linda6563 on 9/18/06|
Jack, I think I may be able to answer your question. The devil lies and people choose to believe his lies over God's word. That's how he gets to people. They forget "he is a liar and the father of lies" so when he lies, they choose to believe them. Sad, but true, huh?
---Donna9759 on 9/18/06|
** "If the devil can appear as an angel of light, then it stands to reason that his utterances can imitate edification, peace, comfort, strength, and love."
If you say so Jack.**
You mean the devil CAN'T imitate these good things? If he couldn't how could people be led astray by his counterfeits?
---Jack on 9/16/06|
First, KNOW that Satan can quote God's word. Second, know that God has to honor His word regardless of who speaks it. Third, know that God is NOT always loveydovey in His ways. The best way to know Satan is by using the Bible as a Filter. What goes in the front and exits the back is pure GOD. Anything less is the other guy...
---mikefl on 9/16/06|
The best way to know when the devil is speaking through someone is to know what the bible says about a certain subject.
---mima on 9/16/06|
You know if the Devil is speaking through someone, when it is not in scripture. Some would have you believe the Holy Spirit works independently from the WORD of God. The Trinity is all working together in one accord.
Anything else is a cult. They believe that they are three separate diety's.
---kathr4453 on 9/16/06|
He is a liar, and the father of lies. John 8:44.
---Eloy on 9/16/06|
Fear, confusion, delayed hope, envy, etc. are all the opposite of who Father God is. His sheep know His voice and a stranger they will not follow.
---Linda6563 on 9/15/06|
"If the devil can appear as an angel of light, then it stands to reason that his utterances can imitate edification, peace, comfort, strength, and love."
If you say so Jack.
---Linda6563 on 9/15/06|
Test the spirits and see if they are of God -- "Has Jesus Christ come in the flesh?" -- The devil will never say yes to that. Also what is being spoken will in no way line up with the word of God. For example, someone said to me last year that they felt it very strong on them to "go to the 'so and so' Bank" - that was meant for me and I knew that I knew it was not God. The person is not saved and I had not even prayed about that.
---Helen_5378 on 9/15/06|
When the devil is literally speaking through someone, The person is either blank and other worldly.
The Devil's favorite's are apathy and hatred. This is possesion's portrait. A demon only wants to devour and destroy even if it's only a thought at a time. Thank God for Angels.
When the Devil is influencing a person their speech is without hope. Apathy is the devil's launching pad, and fear is his trigger.
---Under_Cover_PZ on 9/15/06|
**The voice of the Father is the voice of edification, peace, comfort, strength, and love.**
If the devil can appear as an angel of light, then it stands to reason that his utterances can imitate edification, peace, comfort, strength, and love.
Otherwise, we would not be told to TEST the spirits.
---Jack on 9/15/06|