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Not Every Spirit Is Of God

Many people claim to be Spirit Filled.

The Bible teaches there are many different Spirits in this world, and not every Spirit is of God.

How can we tell what Spirit a person may be filled with?

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Mat 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

Rom 3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

Rom 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Rom 4:13,14,16, 9:32
Gal 2:16, 3:2, 3:5,11,12

Php 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
---TheSeg on 6/30/10

Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants TO OBEY, his servants ye are to whom ye OBEY, whether of sin unto death, or of OBEDIENCE unto righteousness?

in USA we say that anything can be a god.
A car, a hose, a spouse, what ever you place before God can be a god.

The same is true of whomever you obey. Whomever you obey is then you God. This is the grand implication of the first commandment.

So if God says make a fire this way, an you make it that way, yu are not acting as your won god.
---francis on 6/30/10

Rob is right, many Christians CLAIM to be SPIRIT-filled, but the reality of it is that they are BOOK-filled and let 2000 year old text determine their devotion.

The result is that they are very judicial and partisan. They simply 'go through the motions' and carry out procedures/protocol while simply performing gestures and rituals of allegiance. They enjoy being critical and judgemental of others so they can enthusiastically pronounce a penalty of shame or guilt for the offender. They deceive and mislead by not speaking in 'NO UNCERTAIN TERMS'. They satisfy PRIDE and use Christian jargon/lingo in order to be condescending and pretend that they are better than the other person.

These are the tell-tale signs of a persons' spirit.
---more_excellent_way on 6/30/10

So, if I obey the 10 commandments, I will receive the Holy Ghost, who will help me be holy even though I am obeying the 10 commandments thus being holy.
This does not sound right.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name:
Acts 10:44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.
You're speaking against scripture francis, again. Reinterpret Acts 5:32 to be reconciled to God's Word and not your doctrine of men.
---micha9344 on 6/30/10

We have to follow the 10 commandments to get the Holy Ghost?
Does 'obey' really imply the 10 commandments here?
I think you are misinterpreting scripture again there francis.
---micha9344 on 6/30/10

the answer is YES
It is not a missinterpretation.
What else are you going to obey. ANd please consider the implicationof the first commandment ( no other gods before me)

1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

1 John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
---FRANCIS on 6/30/10

Oh francis, please!
If you cannot see, how can you help another to see?
You will both fall off the cliff.

Mat 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

And unfortunately I cannot help you see!
For I am already at the bottom of the cliff!
All I can do. Is tell you!

Hey, look up there!
Its a bird! No, its a plain!
No! Its Superman!

Sorry I just had too!
In him is the fullness of God!
May God Bless and keep you!

Why! I always say this is!
You yourself know you cannot keep the law!
So, why are you telling me Too!
You dont know this?
Telling them you must keep the law!
---TheSeg on 6/30/10

A person who is filled with the HOLY SPIRIT will be filled with love. Love results in the Ten Commandments being part of our nature. For each one deals with love a lack of love leads to breaking the Ten Commandments.

But a person can say they keep them outwardly but not inwardly. Suce was the Pharisees who boasted of their Commandment keeping but on the Sabbath plotted to kill JESUS. Which is against the true law of love.

So the short answer is do they Love GOD and people.
---Samuel on 6/30/10

We have to follow the 10 commandments to get the Holy Ghost?
Does 'obey' really imply the 10 commandments here?
I think you are misinterpreting scripture again there francis.
---micha9344 on 6/30/10

How can we tell what Spirit a person may be filled with?
Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things, and [so is] also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to THEM THAT OBEY HIM.
1. Do not worship other gods.
2. Do not worship idols.
3. Do not misuse God's name.
4. Keep the Sabbath holy.
5. Honor your father & mother.
6. Do not murder.
7. Do not commit adultery.
8. Do not steal.
9. Do not lie.
10. Do not covet.
---francis on 6/30/10

Seek out to see if they be of God by The Word of God.
One deceiving spirit is 2nd.Cor.11 v's 14 - 15
that gave to a man that started the Man - made trin - relig - org church, the rcc, then her offspring daughters churches came later on. <-- this is NOT of God, It Is an abomination to Almighty God, because of here Matt.15 v 9.
---Lawrence on 6/29/10

Jesus ran into this problem. Scenario: Jesus, James, and John are walking along and a situation arises to which James and John ask, "Shall we call fire down from the sky to consume them?" Jesus answers, "You know not what spirit you are of." When someone starts calling for fire from the heavens to consume those who don't agree with them, I know what spirit they are of.
---Linda on 3/17/08

Call for the cooling, distilling rain of righteousness and people will know.

Jer 28:8 The prophets that have been before me and before thee of old prophesied both against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.
Jer 28:9 The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.
---Linda on 3/17/08


I beg to differ. A whole sect of scribes and Pharisees missed Him when He showed up. Those so wrapped up in the law that they have fallen from grace will not see Him though He be standing right in front of them.
---Linda on 3/17/08

IT shall come to pass, that you will see it more than you can now.The wolf can no longer hide among the sheep in sheeps
clothing.Its time to show-and-tell.
To be able to act in a certain way,and react in a certain way.Will indicate
your spiritual strength and knowledge of
solutions.Some will have it ,and some won't.
Not to have it is be the victim.The VICTOR
---Jack_8773 on 1/6/08

The problem with testing the spirit is that people just don't know the real test. Well, HERE IT IS: If anyone, dead or alive, speaks or writes ANYTHING that does not agree with what Jesus taught and written down by His eyewitnesses (John 14:26), then the truth is not in him and he is a liar, as his father, Satan. This is why I know Paul was lead by Satan--his words do not agree with what Jesus taught! (Col.1:24)
---Dr._Rich on 1/4/08

First, you need to make sure **you** are really Spirit-filled...testing reliably, all the time, to make sure you are living in God's Spirit. "And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment." (Philippians 1:9) As we grow in God's love, we share in how God knows people and in His discernment of what loving things to do about what we discover. As you get real in love, it gets easier to spot however anyone is not for real.
---Bill_bila5659 on 1/4/08

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You can't go by what someone's done in the past, because we cannot account for them from then till now.
You can't go by one thing you know about a person, maybe that fruit is sour but he has bushels in other places that runneth over.
Unless your knowledge of another is perfect don't judge the fate and faith of others.

Remember, the seed that fell on GOOD GROUND in the parable of the sower yielded 30 60 or 100 times what was sown. Some walk some limp some run but our Lord completes our faith.
---Pharisee on 1/4/08

Why is it whenever I try to examine different Spirits by God's Word, I am often told I am being judgemental?

I am told told do not judge lest I also be be judged.
---Rob on 1/4/08

Gods Word is Ye shall know them by their fruits Matt. 7:16.

Read Gal. 5:19-25 it will make the answer to your question Crystal Clear?

Just ask yourself if they are producing fruits of the flesh or of the Spirit, and youll have your answer.
---Shawn.M.T on 1/4/08

One of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit is the gift of discerning of spirits. Ask God for it. I believe he gave me this gift along with the gift of intercessory prayer. I weep with those who weep. I mourn with those who mourn and I pray consistently and in intercession for people who ask me to, for the lost, for my family, for the world, for our President. So God may not give you the gift of discerning of spirits if there's no purpose for you to have it. Be Blessed in the gifts you operate in now.
---Donna on 1/4/08

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1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
---j._nonymous on 1/4/08

I CAN tell you that if a person is filled with theHoly Ghost they will show the FRUIT not FRUITSSS of the Spirit.Many people recieve A spirit.Not all are of God.Those that are will show fruit that go with what the bible says.They will want to live holy.They will be led into all truth.They will be seperate from the world.If they are not these things they probably dont have the Spirit of God.
---donald on 1/4/08

A liar is not spirit filled.
The Holy Spirit will not reside in the same house with a liar, because they serve the father of all lies.
You cannot serve two masters. You will hate the one or love the other.
The Holy Spirit is not a spirit that would be able to cook the books or cook the blogs, all the while passing out kisses, hugs and leading others.
---Mike on 1/4/08

Judas was that kind of liar, betraying Jesus with a kiss.
Judas was filled with a spirit, but it was not the Holy Spirit.
He was serving the father of all lies when he betrayed Jesus with a kiss, (((hugs))).
You cannot serve two masters and if you are able to tell lies as a way of life, you are serving the father of all lies.
---Mike on 1/4/08

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