“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.” Phil 1:9-10
Have you ever been in a situation where you felt a sense of evil that made your skin creep, or a sense of holy delight that got you jumping on your tiptoes? You were discerning. Supernatural powers of discrimination are urgently needed. Many lambs are led away by false teachings and seducing spirits because they lack it. Many believers miss heaven’s resources as they fail to realize an angelic presence is there to provide or guide.
I was in a library of huge books. In the dream there were marble busts of wise and discerning people. Curiously, their noses were much larger than normal. The Lord showed me this is discernment.
You find a Tupperware dish in the back of the refrigerator. How long has it been back there? Carefully you pop the lid and give it the sniff test.
Do you have a nose for discernment? Can you sense when angels or demons are about? Can you sense when things are holy or tainted? What a vital gift!
A LITMUS TEST FOR DISCERNING
Here is one way to discern if an activity is worthless or worthful. After you are done with it do you sense:
A greater softness in your heart toward others?
The sweet fruits of love, joy and peace?
Increased gratitude toward Jesus?
A greater resolve to live for Jesus and make the most of your life?
So, after you are done watching it, drinking or eating it, or talking about it – have you gotten good fruit?
Do you have your own litmus tests to help you discern the value of activities, the origin of a spirit, and what is harmful or healthful? Your comment here might help others hone their discerning gifts.
Steven C Johnson
CONNECTING AT THE RIVER OF LIFE”
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The Physical River which Springs from the City of Jerusalem
The Transformational Inner River
How to be a Conduit of the Holy Spirit’s Graces
“Steve Johnson is one of the most remarkable people I have ever met. From the first time I met him I was drawn to the River of God so evident in him. I am not surprised that his book is remarkable as well. Steve writes from his own personal experience with the River Master and from the overflow of God presence flowing through him. After reading the book and experiencing the seminar I am even more hungry for the ever-increasing flow of God’s presence in my life and in the city where I pastor.” – Chuck Farina. Pastor of New Hope Church, Abilene, Texas
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