How To Recognize A Spiritual Person [In 6 Simple Steps.]

In this post today, you will learn how to recognize a spiritual person with the 6 characteristics of a spiritual person I have listed below to help you do that.

Many spiritual persons exist in the world today. If you have been questioning if a certain person is truly spiritual or not, then you will find this article very helpful.

In this post, I will outline 6 several ways on how to recognize a spiritual person with the new birth of Jesus Christ that differentiates such people from the fake spiritual gurus of this world.

Who Is A Spiritual Person? Biblical Definition.

The biblical definition of a spiritual person is simply a kind of person who has been renewed, enlightened and transformed from the inside by the Holy Spirit who leads such people into all truths.

Unlike a carnal person who’s controlled by the spirit of the world, a spiritual man is controlled and led by the Holy Spirit. It’s this major fact that differentiates spiritual people from carnal people.

A spiritual person also has the transformed and renewed mind of Jesus Christ in them which makes them mind the spiritual things of Christ instead of things that only please the flesh.

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How To Know If You Are Spiritual?

There are many ways you can know if you are a spiritual being. One of the ways you will know that you are a spiritual person is that you will be spiritually minded and not carnally minded. You will also be truthful and will have no deceit in you unlike the false spiritual gurus of this world.

And the kind of spiritual mind we are talking about is the enlightened spiritual mind that only Christ Jesus can give you that will make you mind spiritual things and help you discern truth from error.

There are many false spiritual teachers and gurus who claim to be spiritual but have been deceived and blinded by Satan with their false spirituality which doesn’t lead anyone to the truth but if you practice true biblical spirituality, you will easily spot these false spiritual teachers.

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Biblical True Spirituality Vs False Spirituality.

If you want to understand what true spirituality is, you first need to know the difference between biblical spirituality and false spirituality to avoid getting deceived.

The major difference between the two is that the former is biblically based and is based on God’s word which leads one to the truth and true spiritual enlightenment of one’s soul.

While the latter is based on false spiritual gurus and false religions of this world which claim to have the truth when in fact all they have in them are lies of Satan who himself can masquerade as an angel of light to deceive you (2 Corinthians 11:14).

6 Ways Of Identifying A Spiritual Person.

Here are 6 effective ways of identifying a spiritual person pursuing biblical true spirituality by observing the below 6 characteristics of spiritual people.

  • They Are Born Again.
  • Wise Use Of The Tongue.
  • New Life.
  • Deeply Knows God.
  • By Their Fruits.
  • Truthful.

1. They Are Born Again.

A Spiritual Person Has Been Born Again (John 3:3). In John 3, Jesus said to Nicodemus, “I tell you the solemn truth unless a person is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

This is one of the most important truths we will ever hear on our spiritual journey. We must be born again to enter God’s kingdom and this does not happen automatically.

When we receive Jesus Christ by faith as our Savior, we are born again and become children of God with the new nature of Christ Jesus in us that transforms us into spiritual people with the spiritual mind of Jesus Christ.

Therefore, you can easily identify a spiritual person if they have been born again as a person pursuing biblically-based true spirituality and not worldly spirituality which promises false enlightenment will be truly enlightened with the truth of God’s word.

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2. Wise Use Of The Tongue.

A spiritual person is very wise with their use of their tongues and don’t use it to destroy other people but use their tongue to bless and uplift others.

From this wise use of the tongue, a spiritual person understands that death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). As a result, a spiritual person will not speak negatively about themselves and others as they know words have power.

Sadly, most people are careless in using their tongues due to the lack of spiritual awakening in them as they still have the carnal nature in them which makes them careless with their tongues which they use to destroy and pull others down.

James 3:5 tells us that though the tongue is a little member, it can utter big things and it’s like a match stick that can set the forest ablaze and most people are failures living mediocre lives all because of the careless use of their tongues.

3. New Life.

One of the best ways of recognizing a spiritual person is that they will show signs of the new life due to the regeneration and renews of the Holy Spirit in them that transforms and renews one from the inside.

Spiritual people who have been transformed and renewed by Jesus Christ will have a New Nature (2 Corinthians 5:17). Paul said, “Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person.

The old life is gone; a new life has begun. A spiritually-minded person also has the new nature of Christ in them which is responsible for the new life and spiritual path they have.

On the other hand, a carnal person still has the old nature of sin in them which is why they can’t have the new life spiritual people who have been transformed by Christ Jesus from the inside have which differentiates these two groups of people.

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4. Deeply Knows God.

A truly spiritual person knows God deeply through His Word and prayer (John 17:3). Truly knowing God is not a simple matter. It requires deep and constant meditation on His Word and spending time alone with Him in prayer.

And the kind God we are talking about here isn’t the false gods you will find in the false religions of this world but the God of the bible who created the heavens and the earth as we see them and you and me in His marvellous image (Genesis 1:27).

There are many fake spiritual gurus with their false spirituality and spiritual beliefs who will try to convince you that there are many gods but this is a lie from Satan to keep you as far away as possible from the one true God.

But a spiritual person practising biblically-based true spirituality which brings true spiritual enlightenment to all those who seek it wholeheartedly will not be deceived by these false spiritual gurus who will try to tell you that there are many gods when there is one (Isaiah 45:5).

5. By Their Fruits.

One of the best ways of identifying if a person is spiritual or not is by observing their fruits. The Bible says: “Wherefore by their fruits, ye shall know them” (Matthew 7:20).

You can tell whether or not a person is spiritual by their actions. A spiritual person will show forth good fruits of good works, repentance and righteousness.

This means that a person who claims to be spiritual and not just a mere religious person practising vain and empty religion will be like a good tree Jesus Christ talks about in Matthews 7:17-20.

On the other hand, if you are not a spiritual man but a carnal man without the nature of Christ in your life, you will be like a bad tree which will bring forth bad fruits of carnality and the works of the flesh found in Galatians 5:19-21.

6. Truthful.

The Bible reveals that one of the most obvious qualities of a spiritual person is that they tell the truth. They are truthful people who live with honesty and integrity.

Spiritual people with God’s character in them don’t lie or deceive others just to satisfy their selfish needs and desires as they live on the Proverbs 23:23 principle which states that you must buy the truth and sell it not.

Therefore, a spiritual person will not sell the truth under any circumstances just for the temporary comforts lies provide as they understand that the destruction lies bring to one’s reputation cannot be compared to the temporary relief they bring.

And this truthfulness and honesty will be so because a spiritual person who has been truly enlightened by God’s word will have the nature of God in them who Himself cannot lie or has never lied before


I hope the above 6 effective ways on how to recognize a spiritual person will now help you determine if someone or yourself is truly spiritual with true enlightenment or not. In closing, if you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments below along with any questions you may have concerning spirituality. Stay blessed and don’t forget to share.

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