Those of us that walk-in circles of faith know a term we call discernment. It’s one of the gifts God gives you when you receive Jesus as your Savior but in greater measure than any counterfeit may posses, like a psychic or wizard. It is the ability to know beyond what is humanly possible to know. Someone’s hidden inner thoughts, an event before it happens, how the spirit realm is reacting to your presence in the room, to go left instead of right avoiding an accident. I know many of you may think that this is all hogwash and that no such thing exists but I challenge you to learn more about it through the true source, The Scriptures. The most supernatural book written by man but inspired by God. It is full of episodes where regular people knew things. It’s called “A Knowing” in the secular world and they think that anyone who is like that is either wise in their eyes or fruity if they don’t believe.
This is the Spirit and gift of God in me. It lives in me and talks to me everyday as a still small voice. However, it was never as keen as it is now. I turned forty-nine this past March 2020 and I believe there is a maturity with age that allows us to surrender more to Him because we love Him; which in turn, helps us to hear clearly what the Spirit it saying. I am not insinuating that if you are young you can’t walk in discernment, I am simply stating that the more you surrender to Him the higher the discernment level becomes so a child can have a strong gift of discernment simply because of their childlike attitude towards God.
Discernment is what many in the Body of Christ have lost. Not due to common sins only, ones that the Bible denotes clearly like lying, cheating and so on but due to one in particular that pulls us away from Him. It’s the sin of omission. What is that? It is the knowing to do what is right before the Lord and not doing it. Take obedience for example, why is it so hard to obey the Lord when He prompts us to simple tasks? Tasks like forgiving one another, seeing a need in your brother and not helping when you know you can help. Things like ministering to people, maybe visiting them, cleaning their home, folding clothes, doing dishes. Simple things like cooking a meal for the sick or taking them to the doctor.
Why are these things so hard to do sometimes? Is it because we lack time? No, because you know when you really want to do something you literally make the time. Lacking resources? No. I’ve seen people get three jobs when they really want something. Is it because we are involved in so many things and distracted? Perhaps, but I think it is a matter of the condition of your heart. Where is your heart towards the Lord? Does not the Bible say “So Samuel said: “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams.” 1 Samuel 15:22 Mind you all of the above circles around the example of obedience but I believe this to be a key in understanding why the Body of Christ is where it is today. We need to go back to our first love of Jesus and learn to walk in the Knowing. The more you walk this way, the more you’ll want to never go back to the way you lived: in self-pity, prideful, oblivious to the will of God for your life.
This brings me to my next example: fasting. Why is fasting so hard? Because the flesh hates giving in to the Spirit of God and fasting is the way to understanding and hearing the will of God for you better than any other way. Why do you think Jesus fasted forty days? Was He not the Son of God? (Matt. 16:16) Was He not capable of commanding the armies of Heaven (Matt. 26:53) Did He not submit to even the earthly ceremonies here by being baptized, fulfilling prophecy of Him? (Matt. 3:13-15) So how much more we who are made in His image and are to do His will. We pray it in the “Our Father” all the time: Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. (Luke 11:2-4) Adam’s name means “earth” and C.S. Lewis called humans sons of Adam, and daughters of Eve. Both Adam and Eve in the beginning were named Adam, it was Eve’s sir name in the beginning.
Our enemy the devil wants nothing more than to distract you from walking in obedience, fasting and praying because he knows this brings not only clarity to hear God better but deliverance for tormenting spirits that come because we are not doing what God asks us to.(Mark 9:29) Everyone has a purpose for which they are born and everyone can fulfill their assigned destiny which is the will of God for them, it’s not impossible but the sin of omission is ever present and we succumb to the Pied Piper more than what we should. I am writing to you today to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way if you chose to obey God rather than your flesh. And don’t get me wrong, God is merciful, He is just but He is also Holy and a Consuming Fire and we are supposed to be on the winning team but God will not do everything for you, you must submit to acting by faith on what He is wanting of you. Do you know your purpose? If you don’t there is a scripture that sums it up nicely, it’s called the Great Commission and it was given by Jesus himself before He left to Heaven, you can start here:
Matthew 28:18. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20. teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
We follow Jesus because we love Him, we obey Jesus the Son of God because we honor Him, and we serve others because it is what He did as an example when He walked this Earth. If you try to do these things on your own, you will fail but if you ask Holy Spirit to help you and surrender to God then all things are possible (Matt. 19:26) for you and you will have the knowing you need during these dark times ahead to not just survive but to thrive in the middle of a dying world! Seek ye first the Kingdom my beloved. May the Lord Bless you and keep you this week☺ SHALOM