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To me, by far the greatest gift from the Spirit is discernment.

To be able to discern what God is telling us in His word.
To be able to discern when men are telling us a lie.
To be able to discern what is the right action to do right now.

This has been the greatest benefit to my life.
And we can never say we have enough.
For there is more to discern that we haven't discerned yet.

I pray Lord help us to know God's righteousness
Paul

And I will come near to you to judgment;
and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers,
and against the adulterers,
and against false swearers,
and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless,
and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not Me,
saith the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 3:5
 

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On 12/5/2017 at 4:16 PM, HarvestLabourer said:

To me, by far the greatest gift from the Spirit is discernment.

My vote:

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
(1Co 13:12-13)

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The ability to make wise Christian choices.

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1Corinthians 12:10  To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues;

to another the interpretation of tongues:

discernment is not a gift of the Holy Spirit distributed to the Spirit-filled church. 

discernment as you describe it arises out of; first the receiving of the indwelling Holy Spirit, who teaches us spiritual things and of Jesus. 

Second, there are the gifts of 

1Corinthians 12:8  For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

these gifts allow us to exercise discernment as insight, prudence and understanding. 

But the gift of discerning of spirits is a gift to prevent a Pentecostal believer being deceived by false doctrines and false miracles. 

The enemy is capable of playing games with undisciplined Pentecostal disciples who are not grounded and stablished in the word of God.

It is imperative that one prays for the discerning whether or not something is of Jesus.

1Thessalonians 5:21  Prove [test] all things; hold fast that which is good.

1John 4:1  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try [test] the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

thus the gift of discerning of spirits is a vital and necessary component of a saints spiritual armour. 

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I've often thought the same, that discerning of spirits is the greatest among the gifts. However, in my recent understanding of His Word it would seem to me that each moment has a need in and of itself and in that moment we are to desire the "higher gifting" for that moment if that makes sense. Just my own 2 cents, but I think we should all walk with the desire to be used by Him in whatever way possible at all times. 

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16 hours ago, TheAimes said:

I've often thought the same, that discerning of spirits is the greatest among the gifts. However, in my recent understanding of His Word it would seem to me that each moment has a need in and of itself and in that moment we are to desire the "higher gifting" for that moment if that makes sense. Just my own 2 cents, but I think we should all walk with the desire to be used by Him in whatever way possible at all times. 

 

Of course it makes sense, it sounds a lot like this.

 

I Corinthians 9:19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. 21 To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.

 

God bless

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On ‎1‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 12:02 AM, wingnut- said:

 

Of course it makes sense, it sounds a lot like this.

 

I Corinthians 9:19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. 21 To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.

 

God bless

under the law of Christ

the LAW of Christ .    I LIKE THAT .    

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discernment is most important

once the religious worshiper has reached the point of having the true Holy Spirit, albeit (initially) in rudimentary state, they receive special gifts - e.g. some brothers could see, hear or do things (in a way) others couldn't; also, their ability to understand what is good and what is not became higher and deeper

Blessings

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Thanks! I believe another important use of discernment (of spirits) is to know when you're dealing with a stubborn human and when you're dealing with a demon that can be mastered. The stubborn human is usually tougher!

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On 12/5/2017 at 4:16 PM, HarvestLabourer said:

To be able to discern what is the right action to do right now.

I call this one wisdom, even a Solomon was given wisdom to know which was the true mother of the child--the one that would spare its life.

It is God showing us what to do in a given situation.  It never goes against Scripture.  It is governed by love.

 

 

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