“Be still and know that I am God” (Ps 46:10)…
In reflective quietness and solitude, having meditated much in God’s Word, is where we learn to discern the voice of God above all other voices!
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God or not: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)
If what you are hearing does not line up with our spiritual plumbline, the Holy counsel of God’s Word, then you can know going out the gate that you are in error and are headed in the wrong direction.
Satan is a master of deception, whom the Bible says sometimes appears as an “angel of light” (2 Cor 11:14).
We read in the Bible how Jesus called him the “father of liars” (John 8:44); and his strategy and modus operandi is ALWAYS to bring in confusion and to get us off course from following God’s Word.
Satan will always attack us at our weakest moment, and he will always use yesterday’s abuses and/or tomorrow fears and anxiety, and the fact that he has had plenty of experience throughout the ages in pushing the buttons of people, like you and me, and in knowing how to back us into a corner, put on the pressure and apply the heat, all in order to push us off course.
This is exactly what he did in the garden of Eden, with Eve, and he has been doing it ever since, all in order to confuse and to deceive, in order that he may keep us from discerning and following God’s voice.
Jesus Christ is our ONLY true North and the only way we can be assured that we are on course is that we have to lineup everything we do and hear, including all of our doctrine and what we believe, with the inerrant counsel of God’s Word!
Let us each learn to be led of the Spirit, yes; but also, of necessity, least we drift off course, let us ALWAYS keep our balance and monitor our heading, making course corrections along the way, using God’s Word as our spiritual compass.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16).
Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!
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