Sunday Morning Sermon Notes

TRY THE SPIRITS

1 John 4:1-3 ¶ Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 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.

CAUTION 1
CONFESSION 2
CORROBORATION 3

2 Corinthians [11:13]-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Strong’s Greek Dictionary  4151. πνευμα pneuma   πνευμα pneuma pnyoo’-mah from 4154; a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit:—ghost, life, spirit(-ual, -ually), mind. Compare 5590.

 

SPIRIT OF DISCERMENT   “try the spirits whether they are of God”
1 Corinthians [2:14]
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Corinthians [3:16] ¶ Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1 John [2:20] ¶ But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

1 Cor [12:10] “discerning of spirits”
            Doctrinal   “what are they saying about Jesus”
            Personal   “who are they exalting”

SPIRIT OF TRUTH AND ERROR 
1 John 4:6
We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error
         antichrist
            antichrists
                        anti God
                        anti Christ
                        anti Church

2 Peter 2:1 ¶ But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

 

SPIRIT OF TRUTH 
 John [14:17]
Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

John [16:13] Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Titus [1:10]-11 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.

 

SPIRIT OF HOLINESS 
Romans 1:4
And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

2 Corinthians [3:17]-18 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

 

SPIRIT OF MEEKNESS 
Galatians 6:1
¶ Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.