March 21st 2016
God’s Word is Tried, Tested, and True
But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. (Deuteronomy 18:20 KJV)
Speaking of God, about God, and for God is serious spiritual business! Not all are called of God for speaking in His name. Wayward speakers and preachers fall into all sorts of false and detrimental teaching which leads away from the holiness and righteous nature of God.
God desires all mankind profess His name and have a personal relationship with Him, but He only calls upon select men to preach His Word. God never calls mankind to profess or advance their own opinion, or will, or elevate themselves up to an equal standing with God.
There are spiritual tests that can be administered from His Word to prove what is His good and acceptable truth and teaching. Mankind must learn to discern spiritual teaching from that which is of an evil and dark nature and detrimental to spiritual fellowship with God and leads many to spiritual death.
His Word says:
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1 KJV)