In 1 John 4 it talks about testing the spirits of those who claim to be prophets and speak for God. In verse 4 it gives us three keys to remember to help us overcome.
“But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” 1 John 4:4 NLT
Three keys to help us overcome false prophets. We need to remember…
1. We are God’s children and we belong to Him and His Kingdom. We are co-heirs with Christ.
2. We are victorious because our relationship with Christ and what He has done for us and in His defeating evil.
3. The Holy Spirit, lives inside us. This Spirit who was there at creation and also raise Christ from the dead, is greater that the spirit that is of the world.
The key to overcoming is to remember who you are, whom you belong to, and that Christ is victorious.