Joshua 1:14- Then the men of Israel took some of their provisions, but did not ask counsel of the Lord.

Dear Christian, please beware of wolves in sheepskin. As you gain victories in Christ, move up higher in life and become more successful in life and ministry, certain men who contradict God’s purpose and calling for you will approach you asking you to partner with them. They will come in a deceitful manner in order to get your attention and make you believe in them; please don’t fall for it. They have just been sent to disrupt your dreams and ensure that you do not fulfil the purpose and plan of God for your life.

1 John 4:1 says, “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”.  Even though we are called believers, we are not meant to believe just anything and everything that comes our way; we are to believe in Jesus Christ and all that He stands for. We are to test every spirit including the ones that prompt people’s actions towards us. We are to test those that approach us in ministry, career, marriage, relationships in general and in all areas.

The mistake Joshua made then was that he did not ask God or put the spirits of those men to the test. He just believed them for their testimony and appearance. Beloved, the eyes of man can only see the physical and cannot see beyond that. But the Spirit sees beyond the physical and searches all things (1Corinthians 2:10-11). Therefore, learn from Joshua’s mistake today so that you will not be unequally yoked with deceitful men.


Lord, I ask for the grace to discern and put spirits to test in Jesus name.

Author: Ifeoluwa Oloruntoba

Author: Iremide Akinsola

I am a Christian. I enjoy reading, writing, listening to music and watching football.

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