Real X-Ray Vision: the gift of discerning of spirits
What if you could be a REAL Superhero by operating in the very special gift of the Holy Spirit known as ‘the discerning of spirits’?
You can! You can enter a gateway and see into the spirit realm, day or night.
It’s God’s way of elevating your life into the realm of the Spirit, and seeing things as they really are through prayer and discernment.
What is your favorite Superhero? I might be a bit old-fashioned, but I still love SUPERMAN (and SUPERGIRL). In particular, their ability to see things that no one else around them could see.
God has developed His own X-Ray Vision for His people!
There are 4 gifts of the Holy Spirit which the Apostle Paul lists in 1 Corinthians 12 that are available to every believer (who is operating in them by faith) to help you hear the multi-faceted voice of God.
Here is a simple definition of this gift:
“It’s a supernatural enablement to see into the spirit world. By this insight, inspired by the Holy Spirit, you can discern the glory of God, the risen Christ, hosts of angels, or even Satan and his demonic forces.”
Besides being found as a gift in Paul’s list to the Corinthians, we find this gift in operation through the Spirit throughout both the Old & New Testaments:
Ezekiel saw the glory of God next to the river, Isaiah saw the Throne, Jesus saw Satan, “fall from Heaven like lightening,” Stephen beheld the risen Christ and the glory of God just before he was martyred, and John the Revelator saw the visions of Christ.
“The telescope may reveal the galaxies of space,” wrote Howard Carter, “and the microscope the mysteries of the minute, but only the discerning of spirits can introduce us to the spirit world.”
So how can you grow in your operation of this gift?
By faith, of course!
Begin to pray and ask the LORD to activate this gift in your inner spirit.
It is especially effective in discerning good and evil in people and places you travel, and helping you to stay on a good course of action at all times. Combining this gift with your prayer life is a BOOST to your supernatural experience and a very present “help” in time of need when you are praying for other people to be free from addiction, physical healing, or even demonic oppression.
I have met some people who have never “seen” in the Spirit realm but have “sensed” both angels and/or the demonic realm by operating in this gift, which tells me that the LORD is creative as He operates this gift through you.
Some “see” and others “sense.”
I remember reading an extraordinary story of John G. Lake, a pioneer healing evangelist in the Pentecostal days. He was discouraged by many people who were not being set free in prayer in his services. So one evening he operated in this gift and saw into the spirit realm. He beheld a whole army of demons, trying desperately but suddenly unable to stop the power of God’s Spirit in operation above his own church building.
The glory of God won the battle, and the darkness lost. What an encouragement for this man who had labored in prayer for an answer. Healings and miracles broke out and the discouragement he had felt lifted–from that very hour!
A final word of encouragement from Howard Carter,
“If one covets the greater gifts, and the LORD is pleased to bestow them, you will be led deeper into your spiritual heritage, and will witness the gracious, yet unlimited, power of God in operation. A consciousness that has become truly united with God in His work is able to continue the beneficent ministry of the MASTER which commenced 2,000 years ago.”
So go ahead SUPERMAN or SUPERGIRL, and trust God for X-Ray Vision!
Carl Wesley Anderson, June 5th, 2018.
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Share your experiences with this gift and join the conversation! Warmly, Carl