God’s Word gives the believers tools to unmask the devil’s deceptions:
1-Test all teachings by the Word of God. “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isaiah 8:20).
2-Seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come” (John 16:13).
3-Ask for God’s wisdom “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed” (James 1:5,6).
4-Don’t accept a teaching just because it is popular. “Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil” (Exodus 23:2).
5-Feed your own soul with God’s Word and abide in Him daily. “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
6-Test the fruits of the message “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them” (Matthew 7:20). And test the life of the messenger “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves” (Matthew 7:15).
7-Be willing to do His will, regardless of the consequences! “If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God” (John 7:17).
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