A simple reminder…
“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
Here is the full passage in The Passion Translation:
A Warning against False Teaching
4 Delightfully loved friends, don’t trust every spirit, but carefully examine what they say to determine if they are of God, because many false prophets have mingled into the world. 2 Here’s the test for those with the genuine Spirit of God: they will confess Jesus as the Christ who has come in the flesh. 3 Everyone who does not acknowledge that Jesus is from God has the spirit of antichrist, which you heard was coming and is already active in the world.
4 Little children, you can be certain that you belong to God and have conquered them, for the One who is living in you is far greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They belong to this world and they articulate the spirit of this world, and the world listens to them. 6 But we belong to God, and whoever truly knows God listens to us. Those who refuse to listen to us do not belong to God. That is how we can know the difference between the spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit.”(1 John Chapter 4 TPT)
Father, thank You for these simple and clear and profound reminders in Your Word, that we may go to it and know how to live and know how to know what is truth and what is deceit in a day like the one we’ve found ourselves living in. ☀️ You are faithful to help us navigate! You’re right there within each of us, speaking truth and showing us the way… and we can know that we belong to You, and You will see us through.