If are seeing angels, ghosts, demons or spirits speaking to you or if you hear a voice in your head, the first question to ask is this: Did Jesus Christ come in the flesh?
- Never rely on what you see – these spirits appear as angels of light and can be very beautiful
- Never rely on what you feel – these spirits will make you feel special, like you’re a prophet or seer
- Never rely on what you hear – these spirits can speak in musical notes and multiple voices
- Always rely on the word of God and test every spirit
1 John 4:2-3 King James Version (KJV)
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.
This one test will save you a lot of pain and suffering because satan appears to people as an angel of light:
2 Corinthians 11:13-14 King James Version (KJV)
13 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.
Case Study 1
Young girl aged 19 was speaking a voice in her head that called itself “The Father”. When I told her to test the voice, the spirit immediately said do not test him because he is God. The spirit was also able to push her into a rage, which she could not control. As a result the spirit was able to stay inside her and possess her from time to time. The spirit misquoted the passage about do not tempt God:
Matthew 4:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Yes, we do not tempt God by doing something silly like self harm and expect God to save us but we must definitely test every spirit that appears or are speaking to us in our heads.
Case Study 2
An older lady had a spirit appear to her as Jesus Christ and instruct her to start fasting. The spirit made her fast for 6 and a half months on juice and water. It almost destroyed her intestines, marriage, family and her life itself. The spirit finally revealed itself but by then she was already very ill. God took pity on her and healed her body. The failure to apply the test in 1 John 4:2 can have devastating consequences.
We are commanded to do every word of God:
Matthew 4:4 King James Version (KJV)
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
People are destroyed not because they don’t love God. People can love God and still be destroyed because they don’t have knowledge:
Hosea 4:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
The word of God protects against spiritual attacks. Always defend yourself against spiritual attacks by using scripture. This is what Jesus did and this is what we must do also:
Hebrews 4:12 King James Version (KJV)
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.