How can Christians test the Spirits?
The bible tells you that distinguishing between spirits is a gift given to some and not all. If a christian has not been given the gift of clairvoyance e.g. clear seeing of the Spirits, Clairaudience hearing the Spirits, how can they claim to be able to test the Spirits?
A Christians response: "If you saturate yourself with a word of God daily, pray, repent, try to live Godly life, you'll have discernment."
Our response: "Discernment is different to having the spiritual ability, talent and skill to distinguish between the spirits. One does not have to pray, repent or try to live a Godly life to have discernment, many are naturally discerning.
This is for Christians to ponder upon. Since becoming a Christian what Spiritual gifts did you gain?
"To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, To another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines."1 Corinthians 12:8-11
Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.1 Corinthians 14:1 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.2 Peter 1:21 For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."Revelation 19:10
When did the Pope and Church leaders ever display any genuine spiritual gifts? How can Church leaders help you to understand the gifts and their growth if they have not received the spiritual gifts themselves? Does it not remind you of the Christ telling the Jewish Priests that they had thrown this key of knowledge away?
This is the reason that the Christ called the orthodox blind guides. He stood up against the orthodox and rigid mindsets. The Christ knew and knows that only those that live in their hearts are so blessed. Hence, why he said "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.Matthew 11:25 And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.Matthew 18:3