opinionBy Takura Rukwati
Welcome once again to the wisdom desk where issues of Christianity are being taught and where solutions to everyday problems are given. What I am sharing with you today is the wisdom of my spiritual father Prophet Makandiwa.
I have been following some folks on different social platforms who have been conscientising people to be careful of false prophets and to test every spirit.
This has been said as many people are failing to interpret the authenticity of today's prophets and the manifestations of the supernatural that follows them after the preaching of the word.
It is biblical and it is true that every spirit has to be tried and tested and also that the Christians have to be aware of false prophets.
Today with the available wisdom from my spiritual father I am going to take you into deeper truth and insights with regard to this subject.
1 John 4:1-3 says:"1. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many prophets are gone out into the world.
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 the spirit of anti-Christ, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world."
From this passage of the scriptures we can actually see that the apostle John was addressing the people even of his time. There were already an outbreak of false prophets and false spirits.
As we closely examine this scripture, we could see John speaking to a group of people he called "beloved".
This letter was addressed to the beloved whom I strongly believe are Christians. John is instructing the church to test every spirit. A Christian must be a Spirit-filled believer in Christ not church goers only.
A Spirit-filled believer in Christ is the one who is instructed to test and try all the spirits not all the flesh are allowed to do the testing.
Nowadays even those possessed by the devil himself are also out there wanting to test.
Non-believers have also joined the queue wanting to test. Who are you to test every spirit? Do you have the qualifications to do so? What do you use to test?
Do you have the gift of discerning of spirits? 1 Corinthians 12:10.
I see fake believers denying the supernatural. Its impossible for one to be filled with the Holy Ghost and yet the person denies the existence of miracles, signs and wonders. Those so-called man of the cloths who attack miracles, signs and wonders are the ones with the spirit of anti-Christ.
If Christ is for the miracles and you are anti-miracles it means you are of the devil himself. Why are you in pain if you see the sick being healed?
Why do you complain if the Design-possessed are being liberated? Where is your problem if you see Jesus through his prophet is blessing the poor? Can't you see that the devil inhabits in you?
1 John 4:2 talks about "Every spirit that confesseth that Christ came in the flesh is of God."
From this passage,we can see that there is the physical side of Jesus. He came in the flesh to address the things of the flesh. As a man of the cloth, let me ask you this question: how much time do you spend teaching people on the physical side of Christ?
Its not all about heaven. God loved us to be on earth that's why He brought us here.
God loves the earth so much, He is the owner of it, he only hates some devilish systems that may be found there. God wants us to prosper and He wants us well here on earth! The physical side of Jesus is that He became poor so that we could be rich.
Isaiah 53:5 says, "by His stripes we are healed". He came to give us life and life in abundance John 10:10.
There is longevity when one is in Christ.
The gospel of Jesus is a prosperous gospel. Going to heaven after a good earthly life is the highest level of prosperity. If a pastor doesn't teach the physical side of Christ, he is an anti-Christ himself according to the above passage of scriptures.
Listen to the confession of your so-called man of God. If he doesn't preach about Christ in the physical, don't give him food or any material care, assist him to go to heaven early.
A genuine man of God must be well above reproach.
He must not be poor.
He must be prosperous! In the book of Acts 3:4, Peter and John said to the lame man: Look on us! In other words, they were saying: examine us or test and try us! Before a man of God lays his hands on you, you are allowed to examine him.
Check whether he is genuine or fake. Later on, on verse 6, Peter said: "Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have, give I thee."
A man of God can only impart what he has to you.
He can impart his character, his health, his poverty or prosperity on you, so before he lays his hands on you look on him.
Before you receive the spirit of a man check what the spirit of that man is doing for him in his personal life.
2 Peter 2:1 says: "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you." False teachers shall be there.
Nowadays every Jack and Jill wants to teach. False teachers are the ones nowadays that are teaching against the supernatural.
They are teaching about false prophets. Articles from false teachers are placed on various platforms as snares to the people of God.
If the spirit that is in you is of God, how then can you write or comment against the healing of the sick or the manifestations of the miracles?
False teacher, why do you criticise the anointing if you think the spirit that is in you is genuine?
Only darkness hates light. Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa encourages spirits to be tested 1 Corinthians 10:15. The one to test the spirits has to be qualified, he has to be wise. After the spirit is tested or judged the spirit in a man then has to be exposed.
The UFIC leader even encouraged men of the clothes to gather in their righteous numbers and pray against spirits they suspect to be false and cast them out.
People in our land ,may I encourage you to be wise by not listening to any teaching as there are false teachers out there. Judge their teachings by checking to see if the teacher's life is in line with the word of God.
Come to UFIC, come to the world of God. Its revival time,God had remembered His people,His nation.