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How to test, know, and differentiate a true man of God who is still in alignment with God from a false agent Part 2

Raise a delicate issue like homosexuality and watch him stammer, trying to answer a simple question that is a Yes/No question. He is not a man of God.

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Before we get right on with part 2 of one of the hottest posts on our blogging platform, I feel there is a need for us to know the true definition of a man of God. And just in case you have not read the part 1 of this treatise, see How to test, know, and differentiate a true man of God who is still in alignment with God from a false agent.

A man of God according to my definition which is also provable from the scripture, is a man formed by God, sent from God, backed by God, full of God and is on the side of God.

Now let us return to our discourse. What are other things you must look out for in proving the alignment of an acclaimed man of God?

9. IS HE ON THE SIDE OF GOD?

This matter is very delicate, and I can assure you that applying this test can help a lot in nailing the false prophets.

Now, we know that society has its philosophy about contemporary matters. The government may have its laws on what is acceptable or not. The public also has their own opinion on things, and the organization or family one belongs to could have their way of doing things. But a true man of God will always stand with his God.

Any day, any place, any time you walk up to him to inquire about a matter, his opinion, judgment and stance is that of God. This is why he is a man of God.

A true man of God is an ambassador of the way, truth and life of God. His stance on abortion is that of God. His opinion on sexuality, marriage, morality, governance and all issues of life is God’s opinion which is provable from the scripture.

If you find an acclaimed preacher whose opinion on a matter is his own, or who swings with the society, his organization, his government against God and solid biblical views, he is a false prophet period.

Raise a delicate issue like homosexuality and watch him stammer and stutter, trying to answer a simple question that is a Yes/No question. He is not a man of God.

I have seen some big American preachers stuttering at the simple question: “Is homosexuality a sin?”. And I don’t care if they call themselves pastors, apostles, prophets, evangelists, teachers, bishops or whatever title they have given themselves, it doesn’t change them from being false.

Being a man of God is not a title, it is a lifestyle, it is a commitment, it is a responsibility, and being true to that responsibility is what being a true man of God is about.

Also, being a man of God reaches down to our personalities and natural dispositions. When the Holy Spirit takes over a man, his human spirit becomes mingled with the Spirit of God such that he becomes Christ-like in thoughts, actions, will and lifestyle. The things Christ will love, he will learn to love, and the things Christ will hate, he will also despise. He will naturally stand on the side of God because the person of Christ is formed in him. This is what being a Christian truly means: Christ-like, God-like.

So, test him. If he cannot stand up for Jesus and be on the Lord’s side, that means he has not yet been formed like Christ, he is not even yet a true Christian, he cannot be a true man of God.

10. A true man of God must be a man of the spirit of God

No one is qualified to claim to be a man of God if he is not one of the Holy Spirit. Being a man of the spirit is shown in the fruits and temperaments of the Spirit. If he doesn’t show forth the fruits of the Spirit, question him.

11. A Church politician cannot be a true man of God.

If you see and have proven any acclaimed preacher to be a church politician, he is not true to the creed of true apostles of Christ, therefore he is not a true servant of Christ. He has also shown rebellion to the Lordship of Christ over His Church, and he has no fear of God; do not fear him.

12. Test if He is A full time believer, preacher and a doer of righteousness and holiness

From my short years in ministry, I have come to learn that no man hates messages on righteousness than those whose hearts are sold out unto iniquity and wickedness. They will fight it, cajole it and try to diminish the righteous way and life.

If he preaches against righteousness, he is false. Be wary and cautious when you are around a man who claims to be a man of God who does not believe in righteousness and holiness, who does not preach it and who does not live it. Run from any unholy preacher who hates to hear sermons on holiness and despises those who preach it. This is a major red flag.

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. 1 John 4:1

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