|There are many voices today claiming knowledge in the things of God. Some speak of so-called visions, others claim to have power to heal, still others speak of experiences. How shall we discern what is right and what is wrong? How may we obey the Scripture to “prove all things; hold fast that which is good”? Is there a standard by which we may measure spiritual things? Indeed there is such a standard, and it is the Word of God, and “if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God.” Not only does the Holy Spirit confess “that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh,” that “God was manifest in the flesh,” He also turns our hearts and affections to Christ and not to Himself, even as our Lord Jesus Christ said of the Holy Spirit that “He shall not speak of Himself; but … He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall show it unto you.” Examine every teaching that comes your way by “the law” and “the testimony.” Does it exalt an experience, a man, or self? It should exalt only Him, our Lord and Savior.