What is “discerning of spirits”?
One of the best definitions we’ve seen is:
To discern spirits is a supernatural ability enabled by God’s Holy Spirit that allows a person to determine the source of a spiritual manifestation, whether it emanates from God, the Devil, the world, or man. If we have this gift, God will reveal information about the presence or absence of spiritual entities. Usually, people regard this gift as useful to detect evil spiritual forces or influences. It can also detect the presence or absence of angelic intervention or the prompts of God’s Holy Spirit working within us.
The gift is from God and gives supernatural ability to discern the source of something we can “see” spiritually. It can be used to know what God is doing, what demons are doing and even the spirit of man.
Discerning of Spirits is a Spiritual Gift
The discerning gift is not well understood by many Christians because most churches do not delve into it deeply.
God lamented, in Hosea 4:6, that His people perished for lack of knowledge and this problem is still real today. Many born-again, Spirit-filled, Bible-believing Christians are taken out by the demonic realm because they have not understood how to use this gift properly.
We are committed to training and equipping, with practical teachings and tools, God’s people to move effectively in this gift so they can do the works and perform the call upon their lives!
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