Spiritual Discernment: A Spiritual Gift that Can Make You Great!

Spiritual discernment is a gift from the LORD that helps you to differentiate the manifestation of the Holy Spirit from that of the demons, truth from lies and wisdom from foolishness. It is a vital spiritual gift that solves every spiritual puzzle and takes away stumbling stones from your rough way to Heaven!

Would you love to have such spiritual gift? Well, GOD is the only One that can give you and today’s article would explain more about spiritual discernment and how to enjoy it.

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all… to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits… But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.” (1 Corinthians 12)

Why Do You need Spiritual Discernment?

Every Christian has the basic level of spirit to discern but you need the spiritual discernment at the higher level for the following reasons:

1. You won’t be caught by the deadly doctrines in the church today.

2. No more confusion as you run your Christian race.

3. It becomes very easy for you to distinguish the voice of GOD from that of the Devil.

4. Demonic spirits cannot get into you.

5. Spiritual discernment gives you the ability to cast out demons.

6. Your level of wisdom increases tremendously.

7. You would be blessed with the right sense of judgment and direction.

10 Bible Verses to Study on Discerning of spirits

1. “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)

2. “And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.” (Philippians 1:9-10)

3. “Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:20-22)

4. “But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” (Hebrew 5:14)

5. “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrew 4:12)

 10 Ways to Exercise and Develop Spiritual Discernment

The following steps can help you get a higher level of spiritual discernment:

1. Take a firm decision in your heart that you would always be on God’s side in all situation of your life.

2. Pray to the LORD to bless you with the gift to discern spirits.

3. Don’t be selective in your obedience to the commandments of the LORD through Jesus Christ.

4. Stop given excuses for your wrongs and disallow misconception of the scriptures to justify your sin.

5. Say ‘Goodbye’ to friends that does not help your spiritual growth.

6. Read the Bible and meditate on the word of GOD every day and night.

7. Practice the righteousness of Jesus Christ and you would be blessed with spiritual discernment.

8. Steadfast in your spiritual growth because your maturity determines how you can actively use the gift that discern spirits.

9. If you don’t hesitate to represent GOD in the lives of people through evangelism then the LORD would reward you.

10. Maintain a strong fellowship with GOD through night vigils.

5 MAJOR Signs to Know You Have Gift of Spiritual Discernment

1. You can easily know when a strange spirit is around.

2. Your sense of judgment is always godly and impartial.

3. Demons would bow for the glory of GOD in you.

4. Identification of false prophets and their heresies would be very easy for you.

5. You’ll have the boldness to minister during the deliverance section.

Spiritual discernment is a gift from the LORD and you can enjoy it if you give Jesus Christ the chance to dwell in your heart forever.

“Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.”” (John 14:23)  

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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