If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. (Galatians 5:25 ESV)

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (Romans 8:14 ESV)

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  (John 14:6 ESV)

We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error. (1 John 4:6 ESV)


If you are a follower of Christ you are indwelt with the Spirit of truth. People of the Spirit are characterized by a love of the truth. Truth is a divine Person, and that Person is Jesus Christ. Some wrongly seek truth in man-made spirituality, or other demonically inspired forms of religious enlightenment. One way the spirit of error manifest itself in the church is through compromise. It embraces attitudes and actions that are not consistent with Scripture. It is what the Bible calls the “Spirit of error” that leads people into deception. This compromising attitude or spirit goes as far as to call “good evil and evil good”.

This defective belief system rejects godliness as an achievable goal, during the life time of the believer. But the Spirit of truth leads us to live a holy life set apart for God. Compromise in a believers’ life is offensive to the Holy Spirit, and weakens our desire for the truth of God’s word. I am convinced that part of being “led by the Spirit” is being led away from ungodly and harmful behavior. God’s Spirit always leads us in  the path of right living. Dwelling in His presence and seeking wise counsel from God’s word, gives us the ability to live “in step with the Spirit”

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