It is a terminology that comes from the Book of Revelation. It is in Red Letters.
To the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold to this teaching (Jezebel) and have not learned the so-called ‘deep things’ of satan—I place on you no other burden. 25 Only hold firm to what you have until I come. 26 To the one who overcomes and guards My deeds until the end
28 Even as I have received from My Father, so I will give him the morning star. 29 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Ruach is saying to Messiah’s communities.”
One may wonder if these people are still around today? I think the answer is yes.
In the past year I had conversations with a handful of people who insist to me that they are spiritual*. We are commanded in the authority of the Word to test every spirit to discern where they come from. Because it is important. No one wants to be deceived willingly. So we apply the testing.
1 John 4 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
Loved ones, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are from God. For many false prophets have gone out into the world. [a]2 You know the Ruach Elohim by this—every spirit that acknowledges that Messiah Yeshua has come in human flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Yeshua is not from God. This is the spirit of the anti-messiah, which you have heard is coming and now is already in the world. 4 You are from God, children, and you have overcome them, because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 5 They are from the world, so they speak from the world and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God; whoever knows God listens to us, but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
The first thing that sends alarms in my mind when I meet these people is their unsound doctrine. A sound doctrine is defined only as one that passes the test of Scripture, not in isolation, but in whole. A sound doctrine is not defined by the guy at the local church and his elders. They need to come into sound doctrine by sticking close by the Word and abide in the Word. Many congregations practice unsound doctrine, they hold Christmas paganism, for one. They teach OSAS, for another. They don’t teach about the Second Coming, a big one. I have been teaching the Bible for 9 years. I am like the FBI agent who is 100% familiar with the denomination design.
When he sees a counterfeit, some detail immediately springs out at him as unusual. One of these is not like the other. He goes to investigate. That is how I do MO. I go to investigate the strange claims of people. They are too sure about their wayward ideas. Some are unteachable. Most are rebellious. Some examples are, “Jesus is not God”, “the Holy Spirit is the Father”, “you don’t need to repent”, “grace means I can sin and I do”, “God says the earth is flat”, “we are not under the Law, it was nailed on the cross and is no more”, “all Christians are raptured”, “Christ will not beat up the bride”, yada yada. Test them. Begin with asking for a testimony. Half of these are churchians, who never have a relationship with Eashoa.
I will now address those who claim to be uber spiritual. They kept saying they hear from God. But their doctrine is whacked. And underneath that social media facade you will come to find out that they lead a disastrous life of drugs and sex, cheating and no prayer life. They run in parallel to the super righteous avatar they run on social media. Time is such an endurance test. Over the course of time, they slip.
They never come to prayer meetings for the needs of others. They never speak of an agape for Eashoa. They do not have goals to accomplish as Kingdom people. They actually do not care for others. The reason that you get to know so much about their mind is because they cannot stop talking about themselves.
They tell us, they know this and that. And if that knowledge comes from outside of the Word, then listen to Pastor John MacArthur.
John MacArthur — ‘He that lacks assurance of God’s love, converses too much with Satan’.
Those people gave me a pattern to observe. The group of the people in question are real people that I came to know that they hold one thing in common. They are 100% into rabbit holes, consider what Eashoa calls in Revelation 2 the deep things of satan. I am not condemning rabbit holes. I apply again the test. Are they saturated with rabbit hole materials? Do you do the due diligence of sharing the Gospel with those in need?
Be armed. Always ask soneone for their testimony. The Bible says that the saints overcome by the blood of the Lamb and their word of testimony.
11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives even in the face of death.