Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. 1 John 4:1-3
I have been up most of the night reading about evil spirits. You will find a lot of information on the internet on the subject.
You will also find more misinformation as the spirits attempt to protect themselves.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Hos 4:6
Knowledge to recognize evil spirits is key for any born-again believer – especially if you are in ministry leadership.
Evil spirits and Satanic demons are not going to walk up to you and introduce themselves as such.
They are deceitful, hidden, and pretentious.
But if you arm yourself with knowledge you will be able to recognize them.
God’s word is always the key and John shares an important fact – false prophets and antichrist spirits deny that Jesus has come in the flesh.
They deny that God came into this world as a man to redeem mankind.
While I was in college I began to witness to a Muslim. He was bold to tell me that God cannot come as a man.
It kind of proves the point of the scripture.
John 1:1-4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.