“We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us.  This is how we recognize the Spirit of the truth and the spirit of falsehood.”
1 John 4:6

The Spirit of truth seeks and listens to God, and those that represent God.  The spirit of falsehood does not seek nor listen to God.  We are continually in a process of recognizing which we are hearing – the Spirit of Truth or that of falsehood.