Don’t Get Seduced By Demons
Do you want to keep growing in God? Want to keep your life out of the hands of Satan, who desires only to steal from you, kill you, and destroy you? Do you want to walk before God in white, pure and holy?
If so, then you absolutely MUST learn godly discernment so that you will not get seduced by demons.
Beloveds, it is critical that we learn to discern between the holy and the profane.
There are lots of red flags that clue you in that demonic seduction is going on, if you will pay attention. Two of the main ones are:
1. It’s all about the Word of God.
If something does not line up with the entirety of the Word of God, it’s demonic. Period. End of story.
Isaiah 8:20 says:
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Is that thing speaking to you lining up with the Word of God? For example:
- Is it based on fruit or accusations? Satan is the accuser of the brethren. JESUS said we should examine fruit, and that we will know if someone is holy or a wolf in sheep’s clothing by their fruit. Matthew 7.
- Does it follow Biblical procedure? If you’re upset at someone, Matthew 18 says that you should go to them and work it out. Satan, on the other hand, spreads rumors and dissension.
- Does it honor all men? 1 Peter 2:17.
- Does it show evidence of pursuing peace with all people? Hebrews 12:14.
- Is the person speaking to you sowing unity or division? This is a big one. The Holy Spirit will always inspire someone to strive toward unity. Demons inspire people to strive for division.
- Does it reflect Christ-like character?
- Does it pull attention toward the person speaking it, or does it push attention toward Jesus?
2. Does the thing speaking to you require complete and total dependence on the Holy Spirit?
We are completely dependent upon the Holy Spirit. Anything you are being taught that does not require the Holy Spirit’s help is LIES.
Be careful: People who are hungry for God and who yearn to see His signs, wonders, and miracles can be particularly susceptible to lies when it comes to the supernatural. If someone is teaching you supernatural ANYTHING that does not depend COMPLETELY on the Holy Spirit, it is from Satan.
Satan will always try to twist the truth in order to bring people down. There is an unholy substitute for / perversion of every holy thing. Be so, so careful.
Test everything you see and hear against the entirety of the Word of God. Test everything by its fruit.
And remember that even nice people and sweet words can mask for a hotbed of demonic activity.
If it doesn’t line up with the Word of God, folks, it’s a lie. Don’t get seduced by demons.
Beloved, to maintain good spiritual discernment, earch the Scriptures daily. Ask God to help you discern between His truth and the devil’s error.
Do you have questions about this subject? If so, leave a comment below and I’ll try to answer and point you toward Scriptures that will help.
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I think this is right on! For years I studied under some of the best charismatic ministers on television and still had the impression that I was in the wrong and not being healed. When I finally heard the truth about the accuser, I started getting well.
Ugh. I’m so sorry that happened, Rebecca. Accusations are absolutely from the enemy every time. The Holy Spirit convicts based on actual words and deeds, not accusations–and the procedure for handling those actual words and deeds between people is so clear in Matt 18! I so wish we could all get a revelation of this, and of the difference between accusations and actual sin or hurts. We are not the accuser of the brethren.
Oh man the lord led me to Matthew 16 today and all day I’ve been trying to figure out why and I come to your blog and read this.
Hi Reggie! When Papa speaks, so often He says the same things to everybody! I pray this article and Pastor Angie’s material helped you with whatever you’re dealing with today. 🙂 Thank you for reading!
Hi, im just confused…There are moments that I prayed to God for help.. But that much needed help will come to a very surprising incident, however, to the person or anyone who had extended help to me, i need not have to tell the whole truth of why I needed that help… Am I sinning (lies)? Does that help really come from God?
I am not sure I understand your comment, LadyLee. Do you mean that you are lying to people? Because if so, yes, lies are always sin. But I’m not sure if you meant that, or if you are only asking for help without telling everyone why you need help. I would not call the latter thing sin.
Hello, I was wondering how do you test a spirit? What do you say?
Hi Kris, here’s my article about that: How to Test the Spirits
Hope this helps!