Act 16:16  And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: 

Act 16:17  The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. 

Act 16:18  And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. 

Act 16:19  And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, 

People of God I want your eyes to be widely open here on the purpose of you power to judge as excised by our beloved brother apostle paul here which make the difference. The young girl was saying what is right but with wrong spirit as so many do prophesying today with the same spirit of divination the girl was using and people followed without testing the spirit in the name of what they were told is true.

Friend the authenticity of prophecy is not the authentic way of testing the spirit because even the devil being filled with deceptions say things right some cases like our anchor passage showed us. Did you know if it was today many people will say do not judge and the girl will continued her wrong business in the name of the prophesying are right

Please the spirit behind any action is what matters just as it is by the spirit we are the children of God and manifest God purpose likewise the demon and evil spirit make them the children of the devil manifest evil works of their kingdom

So begin to check what spirit are you carrying even that your prophet who prophecy and still tell lies when the bible says every layer is of the devil

Act 13:4  So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. 

Act 13:5  And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister. 

Act 13:6  And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus: 

Act 13:7  Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God. 

Act 13:8  But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. 

Act 13:9  Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, 

Act 13:10  And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? 

Act 13:11  And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. 

Act 13:12  Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord. 


1Co 11:31  For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. Holy Spirit help me to judge myself through the word in the name of jesus

1Co 11:32  But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

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