Spiritual Gift Discerning of Spirits | Pastor Dennis Williams
The Discerning of Spirits is one of the most needed spiritual gifts in the Body of Christ. This gift allows a Born again believer to see what spirit is operating at any given spiritual situation. This gift does not perform when a believer wills. However, this is a gift directed by the Power of the Holy Spirit.
Four Spirits that are Discerned. Human Spirit, Spirit of God, Demonic Spirits and Angels
1 Corinthians 12:7-12: 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;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:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
Notice vs 11 says dividing severally as HE wills. We cannot say ” I have the gift of Discerning of Spirits” This statement indicates ownership which is contrary to the scripture.