And every spirit who doesn’t confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God, and this is the spirit of the Antichrist, of whom you have heard that it comes. Now it is in the world already.
1 John 4:3
There are many mentions of spirits in the Bible. Paul in Hebrews calls angels ministering spirits. King Saul went to a medium to talk to the spirit of Samuel. By Jesus’ time, there were many instances of evil spirits that would enter and control people. Many of the spirits were actually Satan’s evil angels, mimicking or possessing people to trick people.
These days some people seem to be possessed by a spirit. This verse gives a test to see if the spirit is from God or from Satan. If the spirit possessed person claims Jesus was not God in flesh, then the spirit is from Satan.
It can be scary when confronted with a spirit possessed person. The only way to defend against them is to have God’s Holy Spirit on your side. But don’t worry, God has already defeated Satan and all his angels.
Father, protect me from the evil spirits. Send Your holy angels and the Holy Spirit to me each moment. Help me to live through Your powerful protection. In Jesus’ powerful Name, I pray, Amen.