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The Promise of God's Power to Overcome the Enemy
I John 4:1-6
In this First Epistle of John, John is addressing many truths that are basic to our Christian faith.
Are you certain you are a Christian?
Do you have fellowship with the Father and the Son.
Are you confident that you are "born again"?
John wants to address these questions and encourage believers in the answers. He wants us to realize that we can have a confidence based upon certain facts of Christ and His teachings.
Fourth Chapter he is teaching about the Life of the Children of God can be tested by our belief!
There are many spirits manifested by men?
1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
How can you recognize the things of the Spirit of God?
2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,
3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
Be encouraged because you can recognize and have power over the things that are not by God because of Jesus Christ.
4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
I. The basis of the promise.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
• Our source of life is from God
Born of the Spirit
3 In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."
4 "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!"
5 Jesus answered, "I tell you the ...
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