Testing The Spirits

Tom,
Per my telephone conversation with you the other day, you said you had a friend who was hearing voices. You said it got so bad at one time that she had herself checked into a mental hospital. You also mentioned that she apparently believes in spirit guides.

Tom, if she is using the word “spirit guides,” the voices that she is hearing are demonic spirits. Spirit Guides is a New Age term and comes right out of the occult.

There are some people who literally make contact with what they feel are “good spirits.” These good spirits are really demonic spirits masquerading as angels of light.

If this woman is a Christian, then she is headed towards very dangerous waters if she is still hearing these voices and have gone as far as to make direct contact with what she feels is a good spirit guide.

If she has made contact with some kind of spirit being – then there are only 3 possible things it could be:

  • Jesus Christ
  • One of God’s angels
  • A demonic spirit

I will give you two Scripture verses to give to her so you can give her fair warning as to what she is really dealing with.

Scripture Verses

1.  This first verse tells us that either Satan or one of his demonic spirits can literally appear to us masquerading as an angel of light. Here it is:

“For Satan himself transforms himself into an ANGEL OF LIGHT. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” (2 Corinthians 11:14)

This verse tells us that not only can Satan himself actually do this – but so can his other ministers, which I believe are either demonic spirits or other people who are operating under his direction and influence. This is why you have to test out any spirit that would suddenly appear to you.

The first thing you have to find out is if the spirit appearing to you is one of God’s angels or a demonic spirit. This now leads us into the next verse which will tell us exactly how to do this.

2.  This next verse specifically tells us not to believe every spirit, but to test it out as to whether or not they are really from God. Here is the verse:

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, BUT TEST THE SPIRITS, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.” (1 John 4:1-4)

Recommendation

Tom, per all of the above, I would tell your friend the next time she hears any voices coming at her, or if one of these spirits should suddenly appear in front of her, I would tell her to do two things:

  1. Ask the spirit who his Lord and Master is. The spirit better say his Lord and Master is Jesus Christ. If the spirit cannot confess that Jesus Christ is his Lord and Master – then he is not an angel from God.
  2. I would then tell her to ask the spirit to confess to her that Jesus Christ has come to our earth in the flesh. If this spirit cannot make this specific confession to her – then this spirit is definitely not from God!

I believe the reason a demonic spirit cannot confess that Jesus Christ came to our earth in the flesh is due to the fact that Jesus totally defeated Satan and all of the fallen angels when He came to our earth in the flesh and died on the cross. This is called the Incarnation when Jesus came down to us in the flesh, which means He was fully Man and fully God when He was walking down here on our earth.

If this spirit cannot make the above two confessions to her – then your friend has just made contact with a real live demonic spirit. At this point she should immediately command the demon to leave her in the name of Jesus Christ!

Tell her to tell the demon that he has now been fully exposed, that she now knows that he is not one of God’s angels, and that he is to leave her now and forevermore, and that he is to never, ever come back on her again.

Tell her to do the same thing every time she hears those voices trying to talk to her. Tell her to simply speak out loud to the voices, telling them to stop and for them to now leave her in the name of Jesus Christ.

If the above does not work – tell her to plead the Blood of Jesus directly against the demons. That should take care of it unless she has engaged in some kind of door opener activity that has allowed the demons to come in on her in the first place.

If that is the case, then she will have to confess the door opening activity as a sin to God, and then renounce this activity before God – telling Him that she will never, ever go back to it again.

Once she has fully confessed and fully renounced the sin before the Lord, then the demons will lose their legal right to be able to stay attached to her, and they will now have to leave her if she commands them to leave her in the name of Jesus Christ!

Tom, I do not know how far you will be able to get with this woman, either now or somewhere down the road. If you need any further help on all of this after you talk to her, let me know, and I will be glad to answer any specific questions she may have about all of this.

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  1. Nj - July 13, 2018 at 11:30 am

    What does it mean when a person is self righteous? What are the characteristics of self righteous? What does it mean when a person pray for someone & the devil sends an attack to them what does that mean?

  2. jennifer - June 15, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    I hear spirits that are bad. I was confused as to what I should do about my second marriage. they would not acknowledge jesus only say they were god themselves. I prayed and said that I would not accept anything but what God has told me to do. I told Him I needed a messenger. one day I heard a voice behind me say I am Jesus Christ. he then went on to let me see the hurt I was causing my daughter and the fact that I was in sin cause I was rejecting His forgiveness. I never receive visitors but I received a phone call immediately after this happened from a woman at my old church. she said that God had pulled her to minister to me about God’s love. she came over to do this. she told me how great the love was and then I received a phone call from my daughter that she had just been in prayer. she later told me that she prayed about our family and shed a couple of tears but cried in her heart. I think this is what Jesus allowed me to hear. God knew I had read about testing the spirits and wouldn’t believe just anything. I didn’t ask this spirit if He believed that He came in the flesh. I just knew it was Him. I believe that He sent the lady immediately afterwards to further the reality of what He told me. some say it’s an unforgivable sin to be remarried and that you have to leave. at the time I wasn’t believing anyone who said I didn’t have to leave and that i’d been forgiven. I was set on leaving my family and teaching this to others.

  3. Michael - May 22, 2018 at 3:44 am

    What if the spirit confess only half of those recommendations?

  4. paul a henderson - September 14, 2017 at 8:20 am

    test every spirit first off like to ask are we talking in this verse about people or spirit beings I’d like to answer that well not me but the bible has the answer and it is people that the teacher here is talking about. just remember that every spirit not of this world not only knows who jesus is but cannot deny who he is take a look @ many passages where jesus tells the demons to be quiet because of the fact they know who he is also so many incase you missed them get in the word. be sure of this jesus sits @ the right hand of the father and has been given all dominion in heaven and earth believe me and God s word when it says test the spirits it is talking about those you listen to those you get taught from those you might even trust in put your trust in the living God and in his son whom by means of the Holy Spirit can make known all his truth to you if you have a willing heart pray that his light his truth would shine and give true revelation on these matters
    my prayer for all who would be by the grace of God open for revelation would see not only this truth many more from which man has spread false teaching on

    • Philip Anthony Hollingsworth - January 18, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      Hi Paul, good point.
      Of course, the main reason Yeshua silenced the unclean spirits when they announced who He was was because He did not need testimony from a demonic entity. The holy Spirit was all He needed to prove who and what He was/is/and always will be.
      God Bless My Friend and the Peace of the Lord Be With You and Yours.

  5. Giovanna - December 15, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Good morning, regarding false spirits, do we have to at times insist on asking the same questions as per the above? I have found that when ministering to people and asking them the above questions in the beginning they nod their head or say yes in a very low voice but when I insist and ask them to talk to me about it it has happened that the demons where then revealed because in the beginning they where hiding. Have you ever heard this before? and if yes please explain why this happens? Thank you in advance for your assistance.

  6. vicki fink - April 29, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Hello.
    There is one specific healing touch program out there called “Reiki”. It entails getting several attunements over your head, back and hands. Your suppose to get spirit guides and the source is supposed to be from God. No mention of Jesus and you don’t have to believe in God to practice it. I went to the highest level of this program and always had my doubts about it. But because Churches and now hospitals practice it I figured it was all right. Then Jesus revealed the deception of it and the spirits and the whole program a counterfeit to hook the people in. I repented and renounced my involement with it. I’ve prayed that the mark from the attunements have been healed from my soul. Jesus is the only way, truth and the life. He is the great physician and we are to lay hands on people in his name. Reiki means universal life energy but it really brings death to the person who practices it.

    • Philip Anthony Hollingsworth - January 18, 2018 at 5:03 pm

      Hi Vicki, an ex excellent point and I am so pleased you are now walking the Lord’s Path.

      When one realises under whose control the world is in and has been for the last 6,000yrs or so, then everything else becomes clear. Consider: (and please, test this)

      Again, the devil taketh Him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
      And saith unto Him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
      Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thy serve.
      Then the devil leaveth Him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto Him.

      Notice Vicki, that at no point did Yeshua dispute who the earth belongs to. He didn’t turn around and say, “Hang on a minute Bud, who do you think created this place? What right have you to it?

      The whole point of the cross was to take back the deeds of the world from Satan’s grasp and He bought back those deeds with His blood and His life. When He called from the cross, “It is finished” the more literal translation of the original Hebrew is. . .”Paid in Full. . . .”

      God Bless, Vicki and God’s Peace be Upon You and Yours.

  7. Keisha Revels - April 5, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Hi i’m demonically getting attack and the devil took my right skull…. and i need to be delivered back to the living God….. soon please help me…. And demon people been attacking me…. since november now its march. 318 214 2040 Natchitoches LOuisiana 1510 amulet street. Need DEliverance New Spirit MAN rESTORATION please ASK yaweh LIVING GOD can you help

    • Philip Anthony Hollingsworth - January 18, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      Hi Keisha.
      The only thing I can say to this is first of all, confess all your sins to Jesus. Do it with a humble and sincere heart and ask His forgiveness. Invite Him into your life and heart and ask Him to abide in them.

      Then, find a good Christian Church as close to you as possible but keep away from the main stream religions such as The Roman Catholic Church and her daughters, The Protestants, The Presbyterians, The Anglicans and The Methodists etc. Having found the church, go to regular meetings and fellowship with other Christians. Tell them, especially the Pastor or the Elders, of you plight and ask for help. Trust me, they will pray for your deliverance and despite what most people tell you, PRAYER DOES WORK. It’s our main and only offensive weapon and it is by far, more powerful than anything the other side has.

      Then, if you haven’t already got one, obtain a Bible. The church will give you one. Study it regularly but preferably daily, but ALWAYS pray before reading, for God to unveil it’s mysteries to you. And lastly, when you go to bed or when you feel the most vulnerable, leave it open at the 23rd Psalm. Demonic entities both hate and fear this verse.

  8. Shekinah - March 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Just a side note: Satan and his demons do acknowledge that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh but do NOT “confess” Him as Lord. Evil spirits readily recognized Jesus during His earthly ministry. See Mark 1:24, 5:7, and James 2:19. The test should be all she needs to know if they are of God or not.

  9. Alea - January 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I keep u on my home page to study

  10. Trudy Gavin - November 2, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Thank you so much for this information on testing the spirits… and I didn’t realize when I agreed to be someone’s girlfriend that that was an opening of the door for the evil one. I have confessed this as sin to God. Thank you.

    • Christy - July 22, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      I don’t understand why is it bad to say your someone’s girlfriend, your talking a guy dating a girl, right? I didn’t see where they mentioned anything about that.

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