The Discernment of Spirit (Spiritual gift)
THE DISCERNMENT OF SPIRITS is a very important topic that we need to study and understand.
Discernment of the spirit is one of the Spiritual gift in the Bible, and this definitely says why we have to attain this gift in our life.
The Bible recorded in the book of 1 Kings 3:9, about the story of Solomon, requesting for the gift of understand to be able to judge the people, this mean he was requesting for the ability to discern between good and bad.
Also in Acts 5:1-3, Peter also made used of this gift when Ananias together with his wife Sapphira, decided to lie to Peter and keep part of the money they received.
Peter was able to discern that they were lying to the holy Spirit, and he immediately rebuked them.
The Gift of discernment of spirits is one of the vital revelational gifts from God that all heavenly-bound believers ought to covet today.
This gift is more needed in this age to avoid deceit, or enter into error through strange doctrine or prophecy and evil counseling (1 Cor. 12:10).
What is Spiritual Discernment?
1. It is the supernatural ability to distinguish between
truth and deceit or lies (Acts 5:3).
2. It is the ability to recognize where the driving force
behind an action is coming from. It is a detector (2Sam. 14:17-19).
3. Most times, the actual motivating force behind men’s action and behavior is not clear. Discernment makes it very clear.
4. It is spiritual intelligence.
Functions of the gift of the Discernment of Spirits
1. It equips us to know distinctively what is going on beyond the surface (physical) and into the spiritual
2. It helps us to work with God and men with ease and without error.
3. It helps us to avoid being deceived (2Kings 5:25-26).
4. It helps us to understand all teaching, preaching and counseling that we receive.
5. It helps us to know the mind of God and men (Mark9:33-34).
6. It helps us to judge well without falling into error (1Kings 3:16-26).
7. It helps us to know better and excel in all our dealings (Dan. 2:36-45).
8. Through the gift, God is glorified in our lives (Dan.2:47).
9. Every Christian must have it, to function well in his/her endeavours.
10. It helps us to understand the hostilities and enemies pretending to be a friend.
11. It helps us to avoid becoming a casualty in the battlefield of life (2 Kings 6:8-12; 2 Kings 5:21-27).
How to receive the gift of discernment of spirit
1. You must give your life to Jesus.
2. You must live a holy life and receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit before you can receive the gift of discernment spirit.
3. You must be determine and taste for the gift of discernment of spirit
The gift of discernment of spirit is a beautiful gift which we most take advantage of.
In our churches today we lack discernment, that’s why fake prophet are all over the place, saying false prophecy.
The gift of the discernment of spirit is needed in every Christian gathering, as a Christian we most taste for the gift of discernment of spirit.
1. Holy Spirit, empower me with Your revelational Power, in the name of Jesus.
2. Every spiritual ignorance, walking with me into the pit, be destroyed, in Jesus’ name.
3. Oil for deep revelation, fall upon me, in Jesus’ name.