Friday, March 5, 2010
How do we distinguish between the spirit of truth and the spirit of deception? How do we know whether a person is truthful or not? How do we protect ourselves against wolves in sheep's clothing? Many are deceived by flowery words, by sham display of noble intentions and they are left holding an empty bag of broken promises and shattered dreams. There is an antidote against these deceivers and charlatans. This is the Spirit of discernment. It is a particular gift from the Holy Spirit and protects God's children against the wiles and deception of the enemy. We can only get this if we are born again and have surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ. This is the promise of Jesus Christ before he left the earth, that He will send the Spirit of truth to reveal all things to those who will accept Him as their Lord and savior. Like Jesus Christ, who came to earth to glorify the Father, the Holy Spirit, who proceeded from both the Father and the Son, came to earth to glorify Jesus Christ. Like all gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of discernment can be possessed through earnest prayers and petitions to the Holy Spirit. Those who are given this particular power can discern and identify the spirit of darkness and evil and can counteract them by the power of God's words. The only requisite is to have an unwavering faith in the power of God and His promises. One such promise is contained in Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Seek the Spirit of discernment to protect yourself and your loved ones against the deceiving spirits of the enemy.
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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla