Test Your God Impressions

By Rick Bayer, August 21, 2022

1 John 4:1

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Other possible sources for thoughts in our minds:

  1. Our own
  2. The

Dearly loved friends, don’t always believe everything you hear just because someone says it is a message from God: test it first to see if it really is. 1 John 4:1 LB

How to test your God impressions:

  1. Does it align with the ?

Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. 2 Timothy 3:16 MSG

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105 NIV

  1. Does my confirm this?

His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known Ephesians 3:10 NIV

  1. Does this concern ? John 21:17-22
  1. Is it consistent with ?

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV

Just as there are many parts to our bodies, so it is with Christ’s body. We are all parts of it, and it takes every one of us to make it complete, for we each have different work to do. Romans 12:4-5 TLB

  1. Does it lead you to live a more ?

In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5 NCV

I am the LORD, who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore, be holy, because I am holy. Leviticus 11:45 NIV

  1. Are you experiencing God's in this?

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 NIV