Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
1 John 4:1‭-‬6 NIV

Every day the devil uses evil people to do his bidding; our bodies are a temple of our souls, and we choose what spirit or whose spirit we follow. God gave us His Holy Spirit to guide and empower us to be in His likeness, such as kind, merciful, compassionate, empathetic, loving, patient, and have self-control, yet He is to be feared above all gods. The same God, the creator of all things, also made hell. From all these virtues, we can choose to follow Jesus because He is the One True God who laid down His Perfect Sinless body for sinful men, women, and children like me. Yes, children are sinners too. We can pray God’s perfect prayers through His Son because the Father loves His Son and hears His prayers through the temple of the souls where Jesus’ Holy Spirit dwells and lives through us. The devil’s spirit dwells and lives through the souls of wicked people; he is the father of lies, slanders innocent people, destroys triangulation, and causes division and death. However, God gives us the freedom to choose. That is why Jesus says; I Am the Way to the Father; I Am Truth, the Father of Truth and Life.

Jesus, thank you for coming into this fallen world and making way for me to come close to the Father and giving me Your Holy Spirit. Without Your Holy Spirit, I can’t please God. Thank You for the Spirit of Truth who guides me in all my ways and warns me from making a wrong decision; give me the gift of Prudence to turn away from things and the wicked acts of the devil. Jesus, thank You for giving me eternal life in and through Your Atonement for my sins, which are as countless as every hair on my head. Teach me Your ways, help me to walk in Your truth, and bless my words that they produce life into myself and those I encounter daily. In Your Name Jesus, amen

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