The Biblical Remix – Don’t Believe
Acts 16:16-18 – http://bit.ly/biblicalremixdontbelieve
While on a missionary trip in Macedonia, Paul and his peoples were walking to the spot for prayer. Along the way a slave girl who was a psychic crossed their path. This chick started yelling and screaming how these men were godly men and how what they were preaching was a good thing.
For a few days she followed them around and kept yelling these things to the surrounding crowds.
Finally Paul got so tight he looked at her and with God’s authority he commanded the demon spirit that was possessing her to bounce. And just like that the demon spirit left her.
In the background this Public Enemy song was playing:
“Don’t Believe The Hype, Don’t…Don’t…Don’t…Don’t Believe The Hype…Hoooyeah”
The slave girl was rolling with them for a minute. She was giving them props and acting like a hype-person for the good things they were doing. However she was not of the right spirit.
There are people who at times roll with us who seem down for the cause but they are not really down with us. They have a separate agenda. Some even have a negative or perverse spirit. Many times that is hard for us to notice.
Even some of the people who originally started out with us on a project can be down for the wrong reason.
Discernment is the key. You…we…must discern what spirit we are allowing to join with us. Not everybody has that love and pure motive to take a project through to the end. This is applicable in work, ministry, and even relationships.
Be careful who you join yourself too. And remember, don’t believe the hype.