"Test the Spirit Be Careful" from 1 John 4:1-11
Matthew 24:4-5 Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many.
Acts 17:11 Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
We need to be vigilant and be careful. Don't believe in everything other people says but read the Bible, if you will not read the Bible you will be deceive.
Some religion teaches Jesus is the brother of Lucifer. Did the Bible says that?
Others believe in reincarnation - is against the Bible.
1 Timothy 4:1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
Our learning and teachings are exclusively for Bible.
And we have to be careful in false teachings.
John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
If you do not acknowledge that Jesus is from God then you are anti-Christ
Matthew 24:5 For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many.
2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.
It is so important to depend on the Holy Spirit.
Stop, Look and Listen.
Stop and Look at the Bible and Listen.
Romans 8:27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.
We are more of conquerer cause we are in Christ. Because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
If you are in Christ the power of the enemy can't posses you specially if you are filled with the Holy Spirit. The enemy can only tempt you and put trials, but we have love and protection from the power of God. Do not fear.
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
James 2:1 My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism.
Do you know that favoritism is a sin?
Are you showing favoritism towards someone else? If so, you've broke the law and sinned against God. As Christians we need to be sensitive and careful that we don't show partiality to our kids, relatives, friends and co-workers. As we celebrate Christmas and give gifts to our loved ones we should show no partiality, for we know that it is a sin.