Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Then you must recall the Lord's instructions and the prophetic testimony of what would happen. Certainly they say such things because their minds are spiritually darkened.
These Jews were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they eagerly received the message, examining the scriptures carefully every day to see if these things were so.
So we are no longer to be children, tossed back and forth by waves and carried about by every wind of teaching by the trickery of people who craftily carry out their deceitful schemes.
1 John 4:1
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Remember the whole way by which he has brought you these forty years through the desert so that he might, by humbling you, test you to see if you have it within you to keep his commandments or not.
For you, O God, tested us; you purified us like refined silver.
In your distress you called out and I rescued you. I answered you from a dark thundercloud. I tested you at the waters of Meribah. (Selah)
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
1 Corinthians 11:19
For there must in fact be divisions among you, so that those of you who are approved may be evident.
2 Thessalonians 2:11
Consequently God sends on them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false.
1 John 2:19
They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us, because if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. But they went out from us to demonstrate that all of them do not belong to us.
1 John 4:4
You are from God, little children, and have conquered them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
and, by the signs he was permitted to perform on behalf of the beast, he deceived those who live on the earth. He told those who live on the earth to make an image to the beast who had been wounded by the sword, but still lived.
Ye love the lord your god
You must love the Lord your God with your whole mind, your whole being, and all your strength.
2 Corinthians 8:8
I am not saying this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love by comparison with the eagerness of others.
Then put my cup -- the silver cup -- in the mouth of the youngest one's sack, along with the money for his grain." He did as Joseph instructed.
The magicians did the same with their secret arts and brought up frogs on the land of Egypt too.
1 Kings 13:3
That day he also announced a sign, "This is the sign the Lord has predetermined: The altar will be split open and the ashes on it will fall to the ground."
If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There he is!' do not believe him.
Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'Look, there he is!' do not believe him.