Which is the best way to know who is a true servant of God and who is not? Which is the best way to differentiate true servants of God from brood of vipers (servants of Satan)?
There are true servants of God and brood of vipers; those serving God and those serving Satan.
The brood of vipers is inside the church clothed in sheep’s clothing but ravening wolves feeding on the sheep; drawing many to Satan.
Jude 1:4: For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
There are several ways to differentiate true God servants from brood of vipers. Some ways are;
1. The gospel a person is preaching
There is only one Biblical gospel; which is and who is Jesus Christ. See what the gospel is.
True God servants preach and teach Jesus Christ. Their entire focus is Jesus Christ and His kingdom (the kingdom of heaven).
The brood of vipers serving Satan neither preaches nor focuses on Jesus Christ. With huge titles in their names, they draw people to themselves not to Jesus Christ.
They preach another gospel not the Biblical gospel; a worldly gospel not heavenly gospel; a worldly prosperity damnation gospel leading millions of people to hell.
That is not the gospel preached by early church apostles.
Gal 1:8: But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
They are accursed. Receive them not.
2 John 1:10 if there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed
2. Discerning of Spirits
With the gift of discerning spirits, you can know who is a true servant of God and who is not. But since this is a gift, not all brethren have it.
1 Cor 12:8-10: For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; o another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues
3. Proving a person with the Bible
You must prove person’s preaching, teachings and miracles with the Bible to know if the person is a true God servant or not.
1 Thess 5:21: Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
But how are you going to prove a person with the Bible when you do not know the Bible? You have no time to serious study it? You do not know how God works and His ways?
Satan knows the Bible entirely and very well, and he uses the same Bible to deceive those who do not know it well. Remember that Satan used the Bible when tempting Jesus.
The broods of vipers through Satan know the Bible well and they use it to deceive. How will you differentiate true God servants from the brood of vipers if you do not know the Bible (God) well?
Many people calling themselves Christians do not understand and know the Bible. Many are ‘one-bible-versed Christians’.
You will never understand the Bible without being born again. It is the Holy Spirit who teaches us the Bible and without Him dwelling in you, the Bible is just a book like any other book.
John 14:26: But the Comforter, who is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
You need to truly accept Jesus Christ in your heart for the Holy Spirit to dwell in you and teach you the Bible.
See how the Holy Spirit dwells in a person in baptism with the Holy Spirit.
Since I have touched on the Holy Spirit, let me bring the fourth point of differentiating true servants of God from brood of vipers, which is;
4. Listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit
If you keenly listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit in you, you will hear Him differentiating to you who is a true God servant and who is not. He will speak to you.
But many people do not know the voice of the Holy Spirit. They cannot differentiate the voice of the Holy Spirit from the voice of the evil spirit.
You cannot know the voice of the shepherd when you are not part of the shepherd’s flock. You must be part of Jesus Christ’s flock for you to know His voice.
Jesus Christ is the great shepherd.
Jesus said, ‘I am the good shepherd’ (John 10:11)
Heb 13:20: Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant
Shut all voices and listen keenly to the voice of the Holy Spirit and hear Him differentiate to you who is a true servant of God and who is not.
God may instruct His servant to do things which are not in the Bible (beyond the Bible) and if we prove God’s servants by these things, we may speak against them claiming that they are not serving the true God.
If some things God instructed His servants to do in the Bible may be done today, many people even those who call themselves Christians might call a true God servant, a Satan servant. Many will speak against the same God the claim to serve.
Some things in the Bible are;
1. Moses making a brass serpent for the children of Israel to look upon it
When the children of Israel spoke against God and against Moses, God sent fiery serpents to them. See do not speak against God servants or the wrath of God be kindled against you.
The children of Israel came to Moses to ask for forgiveness and for Him to pray unto the LORD to take away the serpents from them. God instructed Moses,
‘Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looks upon it, shall live’ (Num 21:8)
And Moses obeyed
Num 21:9: And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
If today a true servant of God is instructed by God to do this, many people even the so-called Christians will speak against the servant calling her/him a servant of Satan. And many people will not look at the serpent on a pole because they will say; ‘it is worship an idol’ and many will perish.
2. Elisha healing the springs of waters with salt
2 Kings 2:19-20: And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees: but the water is bad, and the ground barren. And he said, ‘bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein’. And they brought it to him.
2 Kings 2:21-22: And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, ‘Thus says the LORD, I have healed these waters; from it there shall no be more death or barrenness. So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spoke.
If today a true servant of God does this, many people will open their mouths against the servant of God and call her/him a servant of Satan.
These are just some examples of God doing things through His servants which if today are done by His servants many people will brand them false prophets/apostles/etc.
The Bible lays the foundation and some things which God does through His servants are beyond the Bible (mysteries). If you see a servant of God doing things beyond your imagination or the Bible, do not be quick to open your mouth against the servant.
Therefore, which is the best way to know who is a true servant of God and who is not?
Best way to know who is a true God servant and who is not
A person holding the Bible, claiming to be serving Jesus Christ, reading Bible verses and preaching does not make her/him a true servant of God. Satan is also doing all these things through his servants.
Servants are like employees working for their employer. Servants do according to their master’s instructions.
If a person claims to be an employee of a certain company/person, you prove it by asking her/his employer if that person is her/his employee.
Therefore for a person claiming to be a servant of God, it is up to you to ask God if that person is His servant.
There are fraudsters out there who claim to be working for a certain company or person yet the said employer does not know them. As there are fraudsters (brood of vipers) claiming to be serving Jesus Christ yet Jesus Christ does not know them.
…and he shall answer and say unto you, ‘I know you not, where are you from’ (Lk 13:25)
Ask Jesus Christ, ‘is this your servant?’
All true servants of Jesus Christ are chosen by Him and He knows them.
John 15:16: You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain
If you are a true bride of Jesus Christ, you will hear His voice answering you. But if you are not, you cannot hear the voice of Jesus Christ.
Remember, the sheep knows and hears the voice of the shepherd.
John 10:27: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me
If you claim to be part of the sheep and you do not hear the voice of the shepherd, you are a hypocrite. Accept Jesus Christ truly in your heart.
If you have truly believed and accepted Jesus Christ, he will answer you.
John 14:13-14: And whatsoever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Personally, I do not open my mouth against any person claiming to be a God’s servant without knowing from God Himself. Yes, I ask God straight; ‘is so and so your servant?’ And He answers me.
Let me reveal something.
By asking God directly, God has differentiated many of today preachers calling themselves God servants; who are His and who are not. (It is not my work to tell you who is a true servant of God and who is not but if God instructs me to do that, I will reveal many of today preachers)
Watch your mouth before you speak against a person claiming to be serving God without knowing from God Himself if that person is His servant or no because God’s wrath will be kindled against you for speaking against His servants.
The best way to know who is a true servant of God and who is not is to ask God Himself and if you are Jesus Christ true bride, He will answer you.
Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand