There are some important things we need to know regarding discernment in order to get all the wrinkles out of our life. For one thing the more wrinkles you have in your life, the less happier you are and the less people will like to be around you. Believe me, I know, I have had plenty of them, too numerous to mention and you wouldn't want to know anyway, would you?
Let's turn in our Bibles to 1 John 4:1,2 "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God; Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God." How can we discern which spirit it is? If the person believes that Jesus Christ came from God in the form of man or as it says in the flesh, that spirit is from God. I have run across people that do not believe that Jesus Christ came from God and took on the form of man, it was hard to believe but it is true.
Verse 3 says, "and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
Verse 4 says, "You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the wold."
Now we know how to discern which spirit is of God and which is not. If the spirit that is working in our life is of God, we will believe that Jesus Christ came from God in our flesh to redeem us from this world of sin and degradation. This really will take a lot of wrinkles out of our life, if our life is hid in Christ and we keep in His presence at all times, soon the ironing will be done and Jesus can come and take us home with Him.
What a day that will be! There is a song by that name and one of the phrases that I like in it is ' when He takes me by the hand and leads me through the promised land, what a day, glorious day that will be.' I can't wait for that day, how about you? Can you picture Jesus taking you by the hand and showing you the promised land that will be yours forever more? My husband and I use to lay in bed at night and sing that song together and someday I will see him again and we can sing it together again and it will come true. I can't wait, can you?