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Discernment of spirits
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Monday, Jan 09, 2023


1 Corinthians 12:10”… to another is given the gift of  discernment  of spirits”  

 Gift of discernment of spirits! This is something that we should all pray for in order to deal with the world today.  Muscle power, charm, money power, beauty, fame and popularity would be vain without wisdom from the Holy Spirit.  Are you listening?  Proverbs 18:15 says” The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.”

As many know, besides my roles as preacher, teacher, writer, I am also a School Principal running a school for the poor called Abide School and also Abide Angel Home that shelters the abandoned kids.   I would never be able to deal with my students, staff and the parents without the help of the Holy Spirit who gives me wisdom to discern their motives.  Jesus said, “We got to be "wise as serpents and harmless as doves" (Matthew 10:16) On a day-to-day basis I should be able to read between the lines, read their mind and understand the thoughts of the people I move with.  Recently when a young girl in our school came to me with a big smile and loudly said ‘madam I found a two rupee coin and handed me over the money’, I found something deceptive in the voice.  I later checked her bag and found a bundle of coins hidden in her bag, this was the leading of the Holy Spirit.  Does this not remind us of Ananias and Sapphira who died the same day because they lied? Why did they die? Acts chapter 5 opens with the word ‘BUT’ which means it is a continuation of chapter 4 where the disciples sold their land and brought the entire money to the apostles.  But Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and kept back some of the price for himself’ and lied that they were giving the entire amount.  This was a daring lie inside the church,  which Peter discerned with the leading of the Holy Spirit.  

People working in managerial capacity, supervisors, people leading the church, prayer group and other Christian ministry related work also should be able to discern the evil spirits that subtly sneaks in.  Caveat!  Usually they come in with a big label of holiness and prayer but later they would cause havoc.  To get wisdom please read the below scriptures completely:

Proverbs 2: 2 “Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;
3    For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding;
4    If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures;
5    Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God.
6    For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7    He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity.”
God bless you!


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