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24 Ways to discern genuinely born again Christian believers | How to detect true believers in Christ |- 5

 


 I marvel when I see "Christian believers" advocating racism, destructive criticism, and tribalism in churches, workplaces, schools, online, and social gatherings. One thing we must realize is that Christianity is a Kingdom.

It is a kingdom of love, peace, joy, spiritual warfare and faith. In this kingdom, we are connected by the blood of Christ Jesus. It doesn't matter whether you are an African, North American, South American, European, Asian, Antartician or Oceanian; we are one in Christ Jesus. 

The Word of God (Holy Bible) is our constitution. "Christian believers" who cause division by saying that this Christian is not from my family and country; therefore, I don't care about him are either not born again or babies in the spiritual realm. 

As far as you are born again, you belong to the family of Christ Jesus. You are entitled to the promises recorded in the Holy Scriptures and blessings in the church of Christ Jesus. If you are born again, you will care about others, especially genuine Christian believers (Meditate on these holy scriptures Romans 3:26-28, 1 Corinthians 12:13). 

Note this important wisdom key; one of the best ways to grow in life is to be slow to speak and quick to learn. Keep your tongue and mouth from speaking bad words because the consequences are mysterious. 

Create a  long gap or distance yourself from people that destroy others with their tongue and mouth, and you will grow in wisdom. Someone on Facebook commented on one of my articles that no one can detect true and false Christians and that the Holy Spirit is the only one to detect true and false Christians. 

After reading the comment on Facebook, I realized that the vessel criticized my article from his perspective. Most often, people criticize from their perspective without considering our viewpoint. 

I have realized that people are quick to criticize and condemn without thorough investigation. If you are the type that constantly condemns and criticizes others without careful analysis, you will later regret your actions. 

On the issue of the one that commented on this series that the Holy Spirit is the only one mandated to detect true Christian believers, I replied to him with some holy scriptures. I want to share those holy scriptures with you and expand them because they are important.


Few reasons we must search for genuine Christian believers.


1. Because  Apostle John commanded us to test the authenticity of every spirit.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

1 John 4:1 KJV

It would help if you devoured these articles because Apostle John commanded us in the holy scriptures that we must examine, test, prove, and scrutinize to see whether one is truly born again.

  • Will you allow a dentist to operate on your eye?
  • Will you allow an illiterate to teach you or your children how to read and write?
  • Will you allow a dietician to operate on your heart? 

I believe you will not allow an unqualified person to do a specific task for you. You will not give an animal or insane person a precious gift because they cannot handle it. The same principle applies in the kingdom of God. 

You give valuable things to people that deserve it. We don't delegate a leadership position to someone in God's kingdom because the vessel attends church. We have churchgoers who are not born again! 

Check out my series of articles, forty-five types of Christian believers, for more profound revelations. As the holy scriptures declare, we must examine every spirit whether they are of God because many false prophets, pastors, evangelists, apostles, teachers, Christian believers and wolves in sheep in clothing are in the church and world deceiving people. 

Have you now realized the significance of this article? We must search for genuine Christian believers because it is a necessity in the body of Christ Jesus.


2. Because Apostle Paul commanded us to test all things.

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 KJV

As we can see in the Holy Scriptures, Apostle Paul commands Christian believers to prove, test, examine and scrutinize to see the genuineness of a thing. Before you purchase a product, you review it because you don't want to waste your hard-earned money. 

Maybe you will search for customer reviews, the authenticity of the product and brand, the price, quality, and other important aspects of the product before making the final decision. I believe you will not befriend or marry an insane person, or you will not allow your child to marry an insane person. 

If you will not marry or befriend an insane person and will not allow your child to marry an insane person, why then should you give your life or loved one to someone who is not born again (real Christian believer)? 

I understand that some Christian believers are babies in the Spirit. However, you can not give your heart to someone who is not born again! Allowing anybody to handle your things will be like allowing a dietician to operate on your heart or giving your child to an insane person or wild tiger. 

Such a child lives at the mercy of the wild tiger! We must apply the principles in the Word to detect genuine Christian believers. This is one reason I have invested my time to write and publish this series of articles. Meditate on these holy scriptures for more profound revelations.


Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

Ephesians 5:6-10 KJV

...I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;

Philippians 1:9-10 KJV 


3. Christ Jesus gave us a hint.

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Matthew 7:16-20 KJV 

In verse fifteen of the above holy scriptures, Christ Jesus talked to his disciples about false prophets. Christ Jesus made us understand that we shall know false and true prophets, apostles, pastors, teachers, evangelists and Christian believers by their fruits.

The fruits in the context of the holy scriptures mean their followers, actions, and networks. At least these holy scriptures should give us an understanding that we can detect wolves in sheep's clothing by their followers, dealings, and close friends.

Christ Jesus will not teach us these things if it was a waste of time to search for true and false Christian believers. Knowing true and false Christian believers will help you to make better decisions. 

You will know whom to trust your assets with and those you must be careful of because the natural man's heart is desperately wicked (Meditate on Jeremiah 17:9-10, John 2:23-25, Matthew 15:19, Proverbs 28:26). 

It's time to lay down the biblical keys you can use to detect true Christian believers. Check out my previous articles for more profound revelations.



1. The Spirit of God will bear witness in your spirit when you encounter a genuine Christian believer.

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

Romans 8:16 KJV

One thing the Holy Spirit does in our lives is that He helps us. You may not see it, but He does it uniquely. As Paul writes, the Holy Spirit bears witness that we are children of God

 in our spirit.

The Holy Spirit will alert you when you meet a real Christian believer if you are born again. You will have inner peace and joy when you encounter genuine Christian believers. Sometimes, the Holy Spirit can expose wolves in sheep's clothing and true Christian believers to you in dreams, visions, trance and several ways.

Be careful of dreams and visions because the devil, your flesh and soul, can also give dreams and visions. Pray when you receive dreams because some dreams are prophetic. If you are not born again, you will likely not detect a real Christian believer because there will be no authentic inner witness. 

The inner witness is a spiritual transaction. It takes mature Christian believers to discern genuine Christian believers and wolves in sheep's clothing. For example, I can detect prayerful Christian believers when I encounter them. 

I can detect Christian believers who love holiness, righteousness, purity of life and sanctification. I do not struggle to detect genuine and false Christian believers by God's grace because the Holy Spirit bears witness in my spirit. 

Are you born again? If you are born again, the Holy Spirit will alert you when you encounter true and false Christian believers. If you are a genuine Christian believers, the Holy Spirit lives in you. The Holy Spirit will alert you of the true and false Christian believers. Meditate on these holy scriptures for more profound revelations.


For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

1 Corinthians 2:11 KJV

...he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

1 Corinthians 2:15 KJV



2. Real Christian believers receive the Word of God with gladness.

He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God

John  8:47 KJV

One important key to detecting genuine Christian believers is that they receive the inspired sermons of called and chosen gospel ministers. Unlike the unbelievers who hate the Word of God and have no respect for the Word, genuine Christian believers accept and process the Word in their spirit and soul. 

As we can see from the Holy Scriptures (see John 8:47), people who receive the living Word (Holy Bible) are born again, and those that reject the Word are not born again. True Christian believers receive the Word because the Spirit within the Word is associated with their spirit.

How do you feel when you hear the inspired Word of God? It is a hint to detect the spirit living in you. The unbelievers reject the Word because their corrupted spirit and soul hate the Spirit within the Word.

If you become angry anytime you hear or read the Word, you have an ungodly spirit controlling you. If you become peaceful and joyful anytime you hear or read the inspired Word, it signifies that you are born again.



3. Real Christian believers enjoy church service.

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Hebrews 10:23-25 KJV

There is no way you will see the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) unhappy and uninterested in the growth of his business. The CEO will be punctual in the workplace because that is his business and heart's desire. 

A real Christian believer will be happy to be in the house of God. We have dimensions of churches. Our heart is a temple of the Holy Spirit. The physical buildings we see in various places are also God's houses. The heavens are a temple of the Holy Spirit. 

If you detect that someone hates church meetings, question the person whether he is born again because the church is a place Spirit-filled vessels commune. You will hardly see unbelievers in the church meetings because that is not their home.

You are likely to see unbelievers in nightclubs and places sin reigns. However, a real Christian believer loves to be in Christian programs because that is his home. For example, genuine Christian believers love to attend worship and praise programs, prophetic conferences, bible studies meetings and prayer meetings. 

Although some people come to church to show off, genuine Christian believers are interested in church activities. Like David, he was glad to be in the house of God because of his spiritual state. David knew the importance of attending church services. 


...I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

Psalms 122:1 KJV

Anyone that hates church activities with all their heart is not born again because darkness can not settle in light. Anyone that dislikes or hates church activities is either not born again or a baby Christian believer.

  • Do you love church service?
  • Do you enjoy prayer meetings and bible studies?
  • Are you punctual in every church meeting?
  • Do you attend church programs hosted by genuine gospel ministers?
  • Do you enjoy Christian books with all your heart?

If yes to these questions, you are likely to be born again.

  • Do you love nightclubs?
  • Do you love to stay in places unbelievers find pleasurable?
  • Do you hate church meetings?
  • Do you hate Christian books with all your heart?

If yes to these questions, you are either not born again or a baby Christian. Repent!

 


4. Real Christian believes that the Holy Bible is the final authority of God (Yahweh).

Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

Psalms 119:140 KJV

Many groups claim to be Christian believers, and they use different books apart from the Holy Bible. Some "Christian groups" use strange books alongside the Holy Bible to create traditions. These self-acclaimed "Christians" believe that those books have the same power and authority as the Holy Scriptures. 

They use these books to create doctrines in their churches. Get me right; I am not condemning books written from the perspective of the Holy Scriptures. I write books whose foundation rests on the Holy Scriptures. 

I read books that have their foundation in the Holy Scriptures. However, I do not compare my books or any other book with the Holy Scriptures because the Word (Holy Bible) is superior (Meditate on Mark 13:31, 2 Timothy 3:16-17). 

I believe the Holy Scriptures are the final authority of God's Word. I have done some research on the Holy Bible to verify its authenticity. I'm praying to get an encounter with the Holy Bible. We cannot compare other books with the Holy Bible because they are unreliable. 

I rarely read books such as the Quran, hadith, Bhargava vita, apocryphal books,  and other "sacred books" because I want to know what others know. I read other books because the Holy Bible commands me to study. 

I read "sacred books" out of curiosity. I do not compare these "holy books" with the Holy Bible because the Holy Bible is superior. "Christian believers" that use any book apart from the Holy Scriptures to set up doctrines are either not born again or false. 

I believe in books whose foundation rests on the Holy Scriptures. Aside from the Holy Scriptures, do you believe in other books as the final authority of God (Yahweh)? Do you believe in the Apocrypha and other "sacred books" as the final authority of God? 

Genuine Christian believers do not believe in any other book as the final authority of God apart from the Holy Bible. Are you a real Christian believer?




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