“So Gideon said to Him, ‘If now I have found favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You who speak with me’” (Judges 6:17).

When so many are drawn to religious expressions characterized by sentimentalism, superstition, mysticism, and political ideologies, it indicates that every believer needs a dose of healthy skepticism. How many “visions” and “special revelations” have been in vain because they were the result of human emotion and not a divine initiative. That satan disguises himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14) is sufficient warning that not every bright idea that pops into our head is a word from the Lord. If it’s not in keeping with God’s clearly stated word in scripture, be skeptical of any other “word.”

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