Do you know how the FBI trains people to spot counterfeits’?
They do it by training people in what genuine money looks like.
It is the same with an actual disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit (who is, Jesus Christ, made manifest to the flesh) will show you the truth that you might be saved from sin, and the lies of the Devil, the father of lies, and great spiritual counterfeiter!
It is indeed important that you understand the scriptures in contexts, yet it is essential that you know the Lord Jesus Christ even more than even owning a Bible! Johnathan Edwards once wrote that “it is the experience that counts” in a book, and he is indeed correct. Always remember that Satan was around when the scriptures were given to the Lord’s people, and he knows them inside and out! He also has watched man since his creation and has watched the Lord move in healings, anointing’s, prophecy, even resurrections. You name it, he’s seen it, and I can assure you that he has attempted to counterfeit the workings of God throughout the Melina.
Nowadays most anywhere you go, you will meet someone who calls themselves a minister. Yet it is more important to understand “of what spirit a person is of”… 1 John Chapter 4. In order to tell this, one must be “Born Again” of the Spirit of Truth. I suspect that the only other people who would truly clock the difference of a counterfeit spirit are the elect of God, and the rest will be deceived in one form or another.
The Bible clearly teaches in Matthew 24:24 – For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, (if it) were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
So how can one tell – only by spiritual discernment, and with the help of the “owner’s manual” the Bible. A vast majority of people call the Bible “the word of God” yet the word of God was present before the creation of the earth, so it’s not talking about texts on a page, butt rather the Holy Spirit of God. Now, I do not wish to get diverted off topic concerning the triune God, commonly referred to in academia as “The Trinity” from our friends in Rome. What I am attempting to put over here is, that it is not a doctrine which connects us with our Heavenly Father, but rather it is the atonement for sin, which Jesus Christ made on the cross (for His people) so that we might be spiritually reconnected and sanctified from our hopeless natural condition.
I can tell you that in my life, it was none other than the Lord himself which directed me to understand using men of God who actually knew Christ, and could help me to understand the spiritual battleground of this world. I have never been an academic and yet I have “nearly” grown into a man of God. It has taken over 30 years for the Lord to even allow me to express to others some of what I have learned. My advice to younger brethren is to never go unless God himself has sent you! Most people never wait upon the Lord, but strike out in the flesh, independent of His leading. This is how we get what the Apostle John coined as “antichrist”, and Paul called enemies of the cross.
Most Church people today would be shocked to see someone who is accredited in ministry write such a thing. And although it is good to be accredited, there are more accredited ministers around today who are not the Lords’ and are not called of God, than those who are. Remember. A disciple learns by simply following the Lord Jesus Christ, who has sent us the teacher so that we might walk in all truth.
There is a lot of talks today about the functioning of the Holy Spirit, and most are taught by Apostates and Charlatans. So please allow me to give you some tips on spotting demonic counterfeits of the Holy Spirit of God. I cannot give away everything I have learned over the years, nor am I an expert in occult science, but I do know enough basics to spot the father of lies at work! The scripture teaches that Satan is the Lord of the air. Ephesians 2:2 – Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Satan uses the atmosphere very effectively in demonic warfare. People have been crushed to death when falling out of a pentagram by atmospheric pressure, when practicing witchcraft, as an extreme example.Another example of Demonic power is always present in Levitation of any sort! Other less noticeable conditions using the elements of the atmosphere are electrical or radio frequencies, sights, sounds, (claps are common) and even smells, sometimes combined with other out of the normal events, like objects being moved from place to place. I could go into more depth about demons, but not on the net, as actual brethren are the people I am targeting with this article.
How did I learn about such things many may wonder? By the providence of the Lord sending me to learn under one of the two top Exorcists’ in Baltimore City, MD: who could answer many of the tormenting questions I had when growing up. I also learned on the streets, and in my apartment filled with transient demons night after night in a hot basement apartment, until I learned how to fight for my space and peace in short.
2 Thessalonians 2:7 – For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is (taken) out of the way.
I have used the ESV here as it shows the word lawlessness, anyone can plainly see today that the “restrainer” of sin (Holy Spirit) “in general grace to the world” and it’s people, is quickly disappearing, so that Satan may appear as God doing many signs and wonders as is prophesied.
The Holy Spirit does NOT leave his people, yet he is limited in His workings as God ordains. So, many counterfeits are seen today by Chariton’s, and people I dare say are demonically troubled performing many spectacular and false miracles’ albeit in the name of Jesus Christ! Again, just so you understand, they are performed in the name of Jesus Christ. I firmly believe this is a trick of Satan given in the age of strong delusions, and yes, a powerful demon can indeed use the name of the Lord.
People like Benny Hind, and Kenneth Copeland, show signs of demonic influence, and they may name drop real men of God from the past, to confuse and twist the truth towards their followings. The reason I mention this is because I’ve seen this “false Holy Spirit” doctrine before on the net, and a friend of mine went to a “Bible study tonight” which reeked of electrical charges being compared to an anointing of the Holy Spirit, by those claiming to be Ministers and probably earnestly seeking the gifts of the Spirit: which I can assure you is not of God, but of the Lord of the air, Satan and his cohorts.
Against my better judgment, the Holy Spirit’s anointing is just that “an anointing” which feels like cool non-invasive water or liquid being poured over you. Always remember, the Lord God is never a “show off” he is gentle and meek in heart towards his people, and normally quietness or stillness is how He is found by His Sheep in prayer. In contrast, anything cold, loud, powerful (I would say electrical) and like a powerful light show, is Satan’s signature specialty – who was once an angle of light you will remember. The Bible and Religion today, are now being used as just another means to deceive many, and fewer than ever before is the presence of true disciples upon the earth. Be not deceived, Satan will appear soon, and will be worshiped as God returned. He will try to bond together Babylon, performing many signs and wonders and the world will worship him as God! Yet this is not the Lord God at all, and he will have his head crushed underfoot, and the people will flee to the mountains hoping it will fall on them, to paraphrase. I could keep writing all night but instead, I will leave you with this scripture…
Suggested reading: 2 Thessalonians 2