Recently, Sophia and I ran into a fairly wealthy businessman who turned out to have a strong religious judgmental spirit. After receiving our ministry, he started picking our ministering apart.
The following is a basic list of demonic behavior that you might find in somebody who has a religious spirit: Judgmental, merciless, self-righteous, critical, religiously prideful, legalistic, perfectionistic, divisive, unbelieving, doubtful, in doctrinal error.
The Bible strongly warns us against going back under the Law by insisting on observing by requirement the special days given to the Jews and Israel.
Some do not believe in speaking in tongues, saying it was only a one time event for the believers at that time in the Bible. In other words, it conveniently doesn’t exist now a days anymore.
Some time ago on one of our foreign trips while I was dressed in my regular jeans and a t-shirt, a person condemningly admonished me saying, “The Bible says in Proverbs that you should dress decent for God.”
For some years now, many have tried to revamp the Gospel in an attempt to deceive and mislead the people of the world – including and especially the Christian believers – and have in many cases successfully done so, with three major modifications of sound doctrine
Many heretical churches and groups sound very Christian as they tell you that they believe in God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. But upon further investigation, you often find that they add additional requirements for salvation, as well as additional rules, regulations, and traditions on how you are supposed to follow God,
The Devil can use any style of music to communicate his perversion. That is why we are instructed to test the spirit of the artist to see if it comes from God.
If we fast, it should be to starve our flesh and thereby also our fleshly desires to make more room for God’s Spirit to work in our lives, ultimately leading to gaining a deeper fellowship with God.