(John 10:3-5 NLT) . . . the sheep recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. . . . they follow him because they know his voice. They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice.”
(1 John 4:1 NIV) Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God. . .
(Proverbs 14:12 NIV) There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
1. Does it line up with THE BIBLE? (2 Timothy 3:16 NIV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
(Numbers 23:19 NIV) God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
2. Will it make me more LIKE CHRIST? (John 3:30 NLT) He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.
(1 John 2:5-6 NIV) But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.
3. Does GODLY COUNSEL agree? (Proverbs 12:15 NIV) The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.
(Proverbs 19:20-21 NIV) Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.
4. Do I have PEACE? (1 Corinthians 14:33 NLT) For God is not a God of disorder but of peace,…
(Philippians 4:7-9 NLT) Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. . . . Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me–everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.