How the Gift of Discerning of Spirits Works - MP3 download
The gift of discerning of spirits comes from the Holy Spirit and enables us to distinguish between spirits – divine, demonic and human. It is also the supernatural ability to discern the hidden motives of the heart. This gift works primarily through our own physical senses (Heb. 5:14 NASB). That would be through our eyes, ears, smell, taste, and touch, as well as through our emotions.
Walking this gift out is like learning a new language, only it’s a spiritual language that requires time, practice, and commitment to become fluent. Because the gift of discerning of spirits works primarily through the senses, we can wrongly discern the spirit motivating people and circumstances if we have a loveless heart, are looking only at outward appearances, or are inexperienced with the supernatural.