How to tell if someone is born again in Truth and Spirit!
Ananias & Sapphira held back money from the Church and conspired to lie against the Holy Spirit! What do you suppose is the lesson here? (Acts 5:1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 5:2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 5:4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5:5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. 5:6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him. 5:7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. 5:8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. 5:9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. 5:10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. 5:11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things. ) Was it about the money? Was it about the unwillingness to share all with the Church? No, it was clearly inspired by their unbelief and lack of the fear of God and they actually moved to sell their belongings by falsehood to try and belong to the Church when in fact they did not have their heart set on following the Truth, Yeshua! They conspired against the Holy Spirit because the Spirit was not in them, they had a false conversion! All manner of false believers have gone out into this world and they wish true believers to accept them as being from among them and will attempt to do so by falsehoods, by lies to try to convince those who have the Holy Spirit to accept them into their fellowship. But what does God's Word say regarding that? This, (2Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. ) What we learn then from the Holy Spirit is this, keep separate from such folks who will pretend to be believers but who in pratice are not and as such do not show any proof of having the Holy Spirit! Many will ask, how then do you tell when someone has the Holy Spirit?? Pentecostals will tell you that speaking in tongues is evidence of having the Holy Spirit but what does God's Word teach regarding that proof which is seen and not heard?! This, translated from the literal Greek and not from the poor translations of many versions which twist this scripture,(Literal translation from the Greek=1Corinthians 12:3 therefore let it be known concerning you that no one by the Spirit of God can curse Yeshua and no one has the power to call on Yeshua our Lord but by the Holy Spirit.) The KJV for example says this, (1Co 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. ) which when put to the test is incorrect as I have personally heard wolves in sheep's clothes such as known freemasons etc call Jesus Lord and the Bible itself states that the demons believe yet tremble and they know Jesus is Lord, see here, (Mark 5:7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. ) Therefore the literal translation I have given you above is the correct one! Beware therefore brethren of the wolves in sheep's clothes who say they are believers and even say Jesus is Lord but in their hearts the Holy Spirit reads the opposite to be true and tells us so, to warn us regarding those wolves! So to you brothers and sisters out there, eyes and ears open to hearing the Spirit of the Lord! A warning to those false believers out there, repent now or perish like Ananias & Sapphira did in their falsehood! Wake up and realise that God reads your hearts and the motivations thereof! (Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. ) Do not let your fruit be as rotten as that of Ananias & Sapphira! Their fruit was obvious, they had a love for money which is the root of ALL evil.(1Timothy 6:10 ) This love for money motivated all their actions and the Holy Spirit revealed this to Peter just as in fact the Holy Spirit still reveals to those who belong to Yeshua! At many times we who know Yeshua and are led by His Spirit have the knowledge given us by Him yet the false believers are totally unaware of this knowledge as they have not the Spirit nor are they counted among the chosen of Yeshua, not until TRUE repentance comes! Once that comes, the fear of the Lord will come and then as a result wisdom and knowledge will increase! (Psalm 111:10, Proverbs 1:7, Proverbs 9:10) Now here is the definition of a false believer, one who deceives him or herself to be a believer yet never having truly repented of their sins in their heart and continuing to live their old life in the lusts of the flesh not being led by the Holy Spirit because they are unable to have Him due to their unrepentant hearts! So if any come to you claiming to be believers but have not the proof of change(repentance) in their life, do not have fellowship with such but warn them of the judgement to come in the hopes they may yet repent and live.