Counterfeit vs. Real: Learning to Discern Spirits

Romans 1:25 ESV
Because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
2 Thessalonians 2:9 
New Living Translation
This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles.

 

There are many men and women on the earth operating and living a life of deception, lies and trickery. Beloved when someone is trying to deceive you in order to manipulate, control and extort from you they are operating in the spirit of witchcraft, which is the counterfeit spirit of the Holy Spirit. Many people not all but many of these people are often also involved in counterfeit new age practices. There are also so many people who are being misled into these practices blindly like I was because it come's in the name of peace, self-care and self-love. They teach that it will help you reach inner peace, flexibility and a higher levels of consciousness, awareness and help you with your mood. What they don't tell you is that these practices are evil and that all you need is Jesus. I thank God every day I didn't get into yoga but I did get into meditations and other new age practices. Thank God I was delivered and I now know the truth. 

There are two types of people who get into new age practices, those who are naturally evil and consciously reject the God of the bible and embrace worshiping water, nature and false Gods so that they can get material things. And those who are looking for answers on how to help themselves and get closer to God. I was in the second group I was genuinely trying to get closer to God and find ways to self help when I got into new age practices like meditation, but through a journey of transformation I found out only Jesus can truly help you. The ones who consciously reject God and worship themselves, nature and false Gods these people are wolves in sheep's clothing .....these folks are messengers of Satan. The bible says preacher, the new age says life coach or spiritual guru. The bible says prophet, the new age says psychic. The truth is they are just copy cats of God's original design. They are not the real deal, they are counterfeit. God has a plan for your life and so does the Devil. God has his servants on earth and so does the Devil, the devils servants always come in false light, and are always wolves in sheep clothing, the snake in the room. 

" God is the creator of all good things. But the enemy will often counterfeit and distort the things of God. We will need to learn to discern what is from God and what is not. Again, this only comes with practice.For example If you were being trained to recognize counterfeit money, you would study the real, not the fake. This is why we need to study the Bible, and our own personal experiences.- Doug Addison 

 Although I am not affiliated with the church of the Latter-day Saints. One of their most known religious leaders is quoted as saying “ Satan is a skilful imitator and as genuine gospel truth is given the world and ever increasing abundance so Satan spreads the counterfeit coin of false doctrine beware of his spurious currency it will purchase for you nothing but disappointment misery and spiritual death." -Joseph F Smith. Although I am not affiliated with the Latter Day Saints there is much truth in that quote .  Satan is a counterfeit he seeks to lead us away from God‘s truth from the truth of Jesus Christ into his own brand of spiritual counterfeiting and if we are not careful we will be fooled. If we are not careful we will be fooled by Satan‘s puppets who are his puppets ? Satan plus Satan‘s puppets are people who have willingly and unwillingly consciously and unconsciously allow themselves to be used by Satan to carry out his plans. Satan doesn’t have a physical body therefore he puppets individuals who are often involved in New Age which are occult activities hidden in plain sight, hidden in false light. The Bible says in second Corinthians 4 verse four Satan Who is the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. Why does Satan blind individuals it’s so that he can carry out his evil Babylonian plans, so that the plans of God for your life don’t prevail. How does he do this,He uses demons in Ephesians six verse 12 it says we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against rulers against the  powers against The world forces of this darkness against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Now people often miss interpret heavenly places with the verse means by heavenly places is the spiritual realms .

However in order to know what's real sometimes the Lord will allow you to be with the fake, the Lord will allow you to experience what is fake . People often opt for the counterfeit of things because the truth makes them uncomfortable, the truth can be scary but the truth is what God uses to prosper you.  The Lord will give you free will to experience the fake in order to see what is real, one way to know someone or something is a fake is that the fake always copies the original. 

Just like God has his Kingdom and servants on the Earth, Satan has his Kingdom and his servants on the Earth. 

People ask me all the time: “How do I discern what I am hearing or seeing is from God, Satan, or myself?” Or how do I know someone has ill intentions?There is a simple answer: by prayer 

Ask God in prayer what it is, that is concerning you. Now write down what you hear or see, study it in the bible and see if it aligns with the word of God. 

 Prayer:

Every fake satanic embargo standing in the way of my destiny Lord remove it right now in Jesus name 

Psalm 27,24 Daniel 2;19, Genesis 1:5

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