1 John 4:1-6 - How To Recognize The Spirit Of God

1 BELOVED, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

2 By this you know the Spirit of God; every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit which does not confess Jesus is not of God. And this is the [spirit] of anti-christ, of which you have heard that he is coming, and he is now in the world already.

4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. 5 They are of the world; therefore they speak of the world and the world hears them. 6 We are of God; he that knows God hears us, he that is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.