Hebrews 5:14

“But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”


Discernment is the ability to recognize something as either right or wrong. Unfortunately, the church world today shows an astonishing lack of discernment. This is simply because the ideas of the church, as to what is “right” and “wrong”, have changed over the course of time. We believe the Scripture is our absolute, and therefore, we must discern the things of the world from a Scriptural and Message standpoint. We cannot allow the world’s influence to skew our discernment of that which God says is good and what He says is wrong.


The Believer navigates many of the trials and tribulations of Laodicea by nothing other than the discernment that comes from the Holy Spirit. Paul tells the Hebrews, “...those who by reason of use have their senses exercised”, meaning those who have, with time, learned the ability to discern. It takes exercise to be able to discern rightly. And just because we discerned something in one situation does not mean we will in another. It takes constant reliance on the Holy Spirit to give you the ability to bring each situation captive to the Word of God, to spiritually decipher whether it is of God or of satan. It is on the basis of the Word that we discern.


Spiritual discernment is simply bringing every situation, event, person, problem, or association, subject to what the Word of God says. Brother Branham had the gift of spiritual discernment, which is the same as Jesus did when He was on earth. However, we must rely on discernment that is not based on what we think or feel alone, but what God has already said in the Scripture. We must exercise that ability, and ask the Lord to make things clearer to us as we discern what is right and wrong.


Exercise your spiritual senses today. Abhor that which is wrong and cleave to that which is good.


59-0812 - “Discerning The Body Of The Lord”

I know that's rough, but we need discernment. We need the discerning by the Word. The Word's right. Take the Word. God's Word's always right. We can't discern by what people think, what intellectuals tell us, what psychiatrists tell us; we got to go by what God says. "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." "Not discerning the Lord's Body, many are weakly and sick. Many are asleep," dead, spiritually dead. The last plague that hit Egypt was death. The last plague that's hit the church is spiritual death. What we need today is a spiritual awakening, a spiritual awakening to discernment.


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