LET GOD GUIDE YOU! Jesus says, “BY THEIR FRUIT YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THEM” Mt 7:20 (NI). One example of bad fruit is people who encourage us to come to them to hear from God instead of encouraging us to go to God. During the centuries before Jesus walked the earth, God used many godly people called prophets like Deborah, Isaiah, Elijah, etc, to communicate with people. Even the great King David experienced the prophet Nathan communicating from God about who would build God's house and reminded David of his sin [2 Sa 7:4-13, 12:1-10]. Jesus said only what God told Him to "SAY" [Jn 12:49] but Jesus was more than a prophet as He is "GOD'S SON" [Jn 10:36 NI]. Jesus tells us that we who believe in Him will do "WHAT I HAVE BEEN DOING" [Jn 14:12 NI] which includes being guided by His father. Jesus tells us that after He leaves the earth, God's spirit will "CONVICT THE WORLD OF SIN" and guide us "INTO ALL TRUTH" [Jn 16:8, 13 NKJ] just like prophets hearing from God did for people before Jesus. We no longer need prophets as we can all receive guidance directly from God. Our best defense against false prophets today is to improve our communication with God, so we can confidently tell someone "God did not say that". Our best defense against a doctrine, which usually are false and manmade yet have some scripture support, is to ask God if it is false and ask God to show us what He and Jesus said that relate to the subject, as Jesus will set us free with the "TRUTH" [Jn 8:32]. Jesus tells us to "CONTINUE TO ASK, AND GOD WILL GIVE TO YOU" [Mt 7:7 IC]. Daily we all need to ask or thank God in Jesus name for helping us to hear God better. Does God guide you?                    Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures