Does the ability to do supernatural things—miraculously heal, speak in languages you've never studied or pray in an angelic dialect, or predict the future—automatically prove that we are genuinely connected with the true God? In the first century the Corinthian church was at the top of the class when it came to gifted folks with miraculous powers, yet Paul had to rebuke them about their immaturity. He had to challenge them to test the spirits to see whether they were of God.

Supernatural phenomenon in itself does not verify true intimacy with God. We need to evaluate all of our experiences with the truth of God's revealed Word from Genesis to Revelation. The true Holy Spirit will never contradict what God has already breathed in Scripture. Let's be careful to test the spirits this week.

 

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