WISDOM FOR TODAY.
THE MANIPULATIONS OF SATAN.(3)
1 Cor 13:1-3 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Insight and Highlight.
Matt 7:15-16a Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Ye shall know them by their fruits.
Both eternal lives of Heaven and Hell are real. Everyone is walking on either road.
We must not allow anything to deprive us of our Heavenly home.
Today, we will look at another arm of the machinery of Satan’s manipulation through miracles.
Yesterday, we saw how miracles are staged rather than performed in the Spirit of Christ.
Today, we will look at how the devil manipulates the gifts of the Spirit.
To know the devil's manipulation concerning gifts of the Spirit (1 Cor 12:8-10), Paul tells us that it is possible for someone to speak on tongues yet not have love. If someone has the gift of prophecy, but if he does not have love, he says such a person is a noise maker. Anyone can feign to have spiritual gifts.
We must know that a person who is not delivered from an affliction or dies as a result of a satanic affliction like sickness can still make Heaven if he is saved.
John says the only way we can know we are children of God is if we have the fruit of love, 1 John 4:7.
This tells us the power of the fruit of the Spirit over the gifts.
The devil can not love.
We must know that gifts of the Spirit can be faked. This is why gifts may not prove that one is saved.
The fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23) is not easy to fake. If the fruit is faked, it is a matter of time that the truth will be revealed. Fruit is the clear proof that one has a saving relationship with Jesus Christ! (Matthew 7:13-20).
No false prophet has the fruit of the Spirit because their father, the devil, does not have any good fruit, John 8;44-45. They may appear likable, but they are not loving
The devil and his agents may give you a miracle, but they can not teach or encourage you to love, John 10:10a.
Most people will go to any extent to be healed.
Do not be too desperate to receive a miracle anyhow.
Do not be desperate for a miracle that will rob you of Heaven. What will it profit you?, Mark 8:35-36.
Any miracle received from Satan will be paid back with misery.
How do you know a miracle is from God? Watch the life or the fruit of the vessel (1 John 4:1). Does he/she possess the fruit of the Spirit?
Call to Word action.
Be not deceived. You can only know a true vessel of God by his/her fruit.
The Christian clarion duty.
In all you do, make sure you always:*Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:*, Matt 3:8.
Your fruit of the Spirit will speak louder than the gifts of God in you.
Lord, help me not to gain the whole world and lose my soul. Let me not fall into the devil's deception in Jesus name.
Good morning, all, and be blessed as you come into His presence.
God bless you.