EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER OF DISCERNMENT
I’ve experienced many people operating in the spirit of Jezebel and other spirits and each one became a higher level, more deceiving and cunning one trying to deceive me.
A wife, a witch, a fake millionaire, a pastor, friends, people in other ministries.
Every time I was connected with a person operating in the spirit of Jezebel and other demonic spirits I would learn more of how they would operate and become wiser of the enemy’s tactics. Then the Lord would bring me a new one who would allow me to learn even more. Every one was a lesson in being able to discern deception and how the enemy worked at a greater level.
The wisdom that I gained from those experiences have helped me to help thousands around the world to understand why people behave in ways that are mean and ungodly (especially those who call themselves Christian and try to appear to be godly yet are evil, lie and make up false narratives with selfish and evil intentions in their hearts). It has helped so many who have been married to people who abused them and why they do the things they do. How you can love a spouse like Christ and yet they still abuse you due to their unhealed soul wounds and demons. They are hearing from demonic spirits and thus behave very badly and cannot change until they actually admit the truth that they need help and want it. They need their soul wounds healed and to forgive those who hurt them, repent for pride and sin. Get delivered from demons.
If you are called to an anointed ministry you must come up against the enemy in others in person so you can understand what it looks like so you can teach others. You must know how they deceive so you can keep them out of infiltrating your ministry and life. Much of the attacks will be based in jealousy as the enemy cannot stand to see God’s people succeed and want to hurt you in every way possible.
In its simplest definition, discernment is nothing more than the ability to decide between truth and lies, who is being honest and who is an actor/actress performing, right and wrong. Discernment is the process of making careful distinctions in our thinking about what is actually the truth. In other words, the ability to think with discernment is synonymous with an ability to think biblically.
First Thessalonians 5:21-22 teaches that it is the responsibility of every Christian to be discerning: “But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil.” The apostle John issues a similar warning when he says, “Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). According to the New Testament, discernment is not optional for the believer – it is required.
The key to living an uncompromising life lies in one’s ability to exercise discernment in every area of his or her life. For example, failure to distinguish between truth and error leaves the Christian subject to all manner of false teaching. False teaching then leads to an unbiblical mindset, which results in unfruitful and disobedient living-a certain recipe for compromise.
Unfortunately, discernment is an area where most Christians stumble. They exhibit little ability to measure the things they are taught against the infallible standard of God’s Word, and they unwittingly engage in all kinds of unbiblical decision-making and behavior. In short, they are not armed to take a decidedly biblical stand against the onslaught of unbiblical thinking and attitudes that face them throughout their day.
Discernment intersects the Christian life at every point. And God’s Word provides us with the needed discernment about every issue of life. According to Peter, God “has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence” (2 Peter 1:3). You see, it is through the “true knowledge of Him,” that we have been given everything we need to live a Christian life in this fallen world. And how else do we have true knowledge of God but through the pages of His Word, the Bible? In fact, Peter goes on to say that such knowledge comes through God’s granting “to us His precious and magnificent promises” (2 Peter 1:4).
Discernment — the ability to think biblically about all areas of life — is indispensable to an uncompromising life. It is incumbent upon the Christian to seize upon the discernment that God has provided for in His precious truth! Without it, Christians are at risk of being “tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine” (Ephesians 4:14).
So many Christians have poor discernment on who they can trust, who is godly vs ungodly, who is of the Lord and who is living a life of lies. Thus they can be deceived by anyone who is adept at acting like they are of God. Experience is the best teacher along with guidance from the Holy Spirit. Do not be deceived and be careful who you listen to. Thus the more experience one has in real life the wiser they will become to know if they can trust a person or not. Humility is a key indicator but understand that many perform a false humility in front of leadership in the church. This is why it is so important to watch people over time and see how they behave and ask the Holy Spirit for guidance and insight.
““Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”
2 Corinthians 11:13-15
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds
2 Peter 2:1-3 ESV / 139 helpful votes
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep
1 Corinthians 2:14
14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:10
10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.
1 Corinthians 14:29
29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.
1 Corinthians 14:33
33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.
1 John 2:27
27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
1 John 4:1
1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
1 Kings 3:9
9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
1 Samuel 16:7
7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
1 Thessalonians 5:21
21 but test them all; hold on to what is good,
1 Timothy 4:1
1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ