Spirit and Life Devotional is a daily publication by Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim, senior pastor of Able Ministers Chapel, a church based in Calabar, Cross River State.
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” I John 4:1
Not every meeting place is a church, and not everyone who preaches from the Bible and prophesys in the name of God is of God: you don’t go to a place just because you were invited, or because it’s close to your house; you must be sure that the presence of God is there.
Prophecies are to be judged. It doesn’t matter how anointed you think the person is, every prophecy is to be judged. “Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge.” I Corinthians 14:29
There are many false prophets in the world, and several of them are popular. Don’t be misled by a person’s ability to do miracles: it’s not only God that does miracles; Satan does too. Jesus said, “false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24.
Be sure that you are under a genuine minister of God. May you not be deceived. Amen.