1 John 4:1 

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.


There are approximately 33,000 different religious denominations in the world today. This means that there are 33,000 different belief systems that you can choose from, to follow and believe. The beauty of being a Believer is that there is really only one choice for you, and that is the leading of the Holy Spirit.


The Holy Spirit will never lead you contrary to the Word of God, the Scripture. You cannot live a life where you live one Scripture, while denying another. All Scripture comes into perfect balance in a Believers life, through the Holy Spirit. Even though we live in fallen flesh, the attributes of God bud forth from the seed that God put into you. Without the Holy Spirit, a person is prey for all kinds of different traps of the enemy.


This is why John tells us to try the spirits. Try the things that are brought to you, to see if they are of God. Do they point to Christ? Christ and His Word are one and the same. There is something built into a predestinated Believer that simply can’t go against the Holy Spirit. The enemy will try ever so hard to convince and persuade you, so that your vision of the Word becomes blurred.


John goes on to say in verses 2-4, “Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”


Let that sixth sense of faith upon the Holy Spirit that is within you guide you and keep you. Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.


65-0919 - “Thirst”

The deer, also here he's… We find that he also has another sense, of smell, that sets off an alarm in him when his enemy is near. He is possessed, this little creature, with a—a sense to protect himself. And he's—he's got a little alarm in him, a little something, that he tickles his nose when the enemy is near. You can get in the wind of the enemy, and he knows that you're there, and he is gone. Sometimes a half a mile away, he can smell you and get away, or the wolf or any danger. He is able to sense it because that he is made up that way. He is a deer, by nature. And that sense in him is just one that God give him, senses to him, to live by. 

And then I thought, comparing the deer with a man that's thirsting for God, before the enemy gets there. There is something about a child of God, that when you once are born into the Spirit of God, receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, there is something about the person that can sense the enemy. You can take a man when he's taking the Scripture, and reading the Scripture and try to inject something to that Scripture, that's contrary to the Scripture, a man that's filled with the Holy Ghost can [Brother Branham snaps his finger—Ed.] sense that, right quick. There is something out of the way. When he gets into a place, and—and that little certain sense in there, that it's done to protect your life. You, you mustn't, you mustn't never go for anything unless it's exactly the Word of God. You must stay right exactly with that Word. And, now, and we are secured with that sense as long as we are in the Holy Spirit.


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