"I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them."
Spiritual Violence is on the increase all over the world. Whenever a city's population deny's Christ, violent spiritual crime explodes. How prepared are you to keep from becoming a victim.
Below are ten topics. For each topic you will find four descriptions. Choose the description that best describes your attitude. If no description fits your lifestyle precisely just choose the closest one. Make a note of your answer A, B, C or D on a piece of paper so you can refer to it at the end of this test. Remember to be honest with your self-appraisal, otherwise this test will be meaningless for you. "The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them (Psalm 145:18-19).
Topic 1 - CHRIST LIKE AWARENESS:
How aware are you of your position in Christ.
A - sometimes
B - often
C - rarely
D - always
Topic 2 - WALKING:
- Describe the general manner with which you walk in Christ.
A - normal gait
B - slowly or with frequent rests
C - dawdle along
D - rapidly with purpose
Topic 3 - FITNESS:
- Describe your general Bible knowledge fitness.
A - fit with a strong athletic appearance
B - overweight with little athletic ability
C - average fitness with normal appearance
D - infirm - require use of a cane, frame or wheelchair
Topic 4 - SOUL DEFENSE:
- Rate your understanding, knowledge or ability in soul-defense.
A - have no knowledge at all about soul-defense
B - have attended at least one church service that provide some practical training
C - have trained for at least six months in a soul-defense church
D - have read some articles on soul defense or a book on it
Topic 5 - ALCOHOL & DRUGS:
- What is your attitude towards alcohol and drugs.
A - drink a lot and regularly take drugs
B - alcohol and mind-altering drugs are a way of life
C - rarely consume alcohol and never take mind-altering drugs
D - drink moderately and occasionally dabble in drugs
Topic 6 - CHRIST LIKE ENVIRONMENT:
- Choose your normal evening environment.
A - go out a bit - mostly with Christian friends
B - party person - go out frequently with non Christian friends
C - go out occasionally with non Christian friends but normally stay home
D - party animal - consider night clubs, bars and saloons the place to be
Topic 7 - SITUATIONS:
- What is your normal interaction with others on a daily basis?
A - I make rude and offensive comments and gestures when others deserve it
B - I can't help myself - I often involve myself in the business of others
C - I ecourage others in with the love of Christ
D - I will intervene if I feel a situation warrants it
Topic 8 - TRANSPORT THE GOSPEL TO OTHERS
: - What is your normal mode of transporting the gospel?
A - I speak to others as often as I can about Jesus
B - I don't speak to others about the gospel because I don't feel worthy
C - I normally mention it when someone else brings up the topic
D - I invite people to church every chance I get
Topic 9 - MONEY:
- How much money do you normally give to the ministry?
A - I give with a cheerful heart as much as possible
B - I don't believe in giving money to churches
C - I give whenever I can
D - I give to people I like
Topic 10 - ENCOURAGING OTHERS
: - Choose your normal attitude.
A - I always show courtesy and patience to others while building them up in the Lord
B - Some people just deserve what they get. I don't care
C - I encourage others sometimes, every chance I get
D - I sometimes chastise others for their mistakes
YOUR SPIRITUAL SCORECARD:
Mark your answers below and tally up the numbers to give a score.
Topic 1 - A = 7, B = 15, C = 0, D = 20.
Topic 2 - A = 6, B = 3, C = 1, D = 8.
Topic 3 - A = 10, B = 2, C = 6, D = 1.
Topic 4 - A = 1, B = 4, C = 6, D = 2.
Topic 5 - A = 2, B = 0, C = 15, D = 8.
Topic 6 - A = 8, B = 4, C = 10, D = 0.
Topic 7 - A = 0, B = 2, C = 12, D = 10.
Topic 8 - A = 8, B = 1, C = 2, D = 6.
Topic 9 - A = 4, B = 1, C = 3, D = 2.
Topic 10 - A = 7, B = 0, C = 5, D = 2.
Now check your score with the RESULTS TABLE below:
85 to 100 - you have an excellent expectation of not becoming a victim of spiritual violence.
75 to 84 - your chance of not becoming a victim is very good.
60 to 74 - you have a moderate chance of becoming a victim.
40 to 59 - your chances of becoming a victim are fairly high.
20 to 39 - you need take a look at your lifestyle and improve your spiritual safety.
5 to 19 - you definitely need to make some radical lifestyle changes NOW.
Remember, it is called a fight for a reason. However, we fight from victory not for victory. Keep Fighting.
Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ, I thank you for allowing me to be in your family. Please guide me into an honest evaluation of myself and provide me with the grace to change areas that don't honor you. May your perfect will be done. Amen