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.

It’s great to know the Bible covers all the issues we could ever face in life.

One of the biggest things some people like to say is, “all pastors are crooks” and “the bigger the church the bigger the scam”. They let us know these pastors are using the Word of God to get money out of people.

Unfortunately, some pastors do try to scam their members out of their money. But, that’s why 1 John 1:4 was implemented. It was to deal with these false prophets.

God’s Word lets us know to test every spirit to determine if they’re from God. We test the spirit through the Holy Spirit (John 16:13). That way, if a man of God is asking for us to give half of our paycheck to receive a miracle, we can allow the Holy Spirit to tell us whether or not to participate. No need to label every man/woman of God a crook because of some false prophets.

That’s why it’s sooo important to be led by the Holy Spirit. Praise God for the Holy Spirit Who leads us and guides us and protects us from false prophets.