Beware of Counterfeit Revelation

Beware of Counterfeit Revelation.
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This is a real thing. Our Heavenly Father wants us to hear Him and provide revelation to us.
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The Devil also wants us to hear him and give us revelation.
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Yes, Satan can give you revelation. President Packer reminds us, ”Be ever on guard lest you be deceived by inspiration from an unworthy source. You can be given false spiritual messages.”
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Scary to think about—Elder Mark. Peterson (Former member of the 12 apostles) cautions us on this. ”Satan does give revelation to us, evil revelation, to put us off the track, to lead us astray, and to ease us into sin… Satan is definitely a revelator.”
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How do we know which is which? Who is talking to us? We all know Satan is cunning. He isn’t necessarily going to give us a revelation that’s utterly contradictory of our Heavenly Father—Just subtle differences. He will continue to do this until you follow him.
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“Satan whispers to us that we are failing if we are not perfect (sometimes even as we pray).” Gerald N. Lund.
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So, how do we know who is speaking to us? Is it revelation from Heaven or the Devil?
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Think of your own father or mother. If you don’t have a relationship with them, think of someone you confide in. Do you know their voice? Do you know the tone of their voice? Do you know them so well that you recognize it’s them and their advice?
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Our Heavenly Father wants you to know Him that well. He wants you to hear Him. As you study His word, pray to Him every day, and as you listen to His Prophets, you will know who He is.
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You will recognize when something is ‘off’ and not lining up with the doctrine of the Lord. His voice will be so distinct in your mind and your heart that you will know it’s Him speaking to you.
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We live in a loud world. Our Father in Heaven is calming and provides soothing balm for troubled waters.
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Be not deceived by the Devil. If he enters your mind, tell him hello and sing him a church hymn or read him a verse of scripture! Tell on him—pray to your Father in Heaven to dismiss him.
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You will know the difference as you follow His commandments and His teachings, just like you know the physical feel and voice of your earthy loved ones.
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📷:D Gerhartz

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