The forgotten verse of 1 Corinthians 11:19 about heresies and the crucial gift of discernment

http://www.bibletruths.net/archives/BTARO96.htm There are so many verses in the Bible that are over-preached and then many which are conveniently ignored by modern-day teachers who preach unity at any cost.  Yes, unity is a good thing, but to have true, Godly unity…it must be a unity based on Truth, not compromise. “For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.” (1 Corinthians 11:19) Paul said there “must be” heresies among believers.  The word heresies comes from the Greek word hairesisa (Strongs 139).  It means a… Read More

The Misunderstood Gift of Discernment

The following was photographed from the Free Believers Network.  It is perhaps the best description of the spiritual gift of discernment I have seen so far.  I asked the author if I could use this and obtained his permission.

The power of love: what does love look like, actually? Am I loving people the way Jesus asked me to?

You know, so often people overuse and misuse the word love.  I’m sure I’ve done it before.  We say “love you”, but are we really loving people?  We sign our letters xoxoxoxo.  Is that love?  This was a question I had to ask myself.  If Jesus said that the number one command was to love God, and the second most important command was to love people – I had better make sure I am doing it!  So, what is love?  How do I know for sure that I am loving people?  What… Read More

Healing and forgiveness: Break free of hurts that are blocking your spiritual gifts

I really know nothing about the following ministry, but I liked this article. http://www.enlivenpublishing.com/blog/2011/11/28/break-free-of-hurts-that-are-blocking-your-prophetic-gift/ Have you ever felt that others did not appreciate your gift of prophecy, even those in the church, or have you been persecuted because of it?  We are told in scripture to eagerly desire this gift. “Follow after love, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.” (1 Corinthians 14:1) This is a wonderful spiritual gift.  Sadly, often there is confusion in the body of Christ over this gift.  The author explains that healing can and… Read More

Spiritual gifts: Understanding your spiritual gift of prophecy

http://coffeecakestudies.blogspot.com/2009/10/motivational-gift-of-prophecy.html The above link is, in general, an outstanding description of someone with the spiritual gift of prophecy as mentioned in the New Testament. I say “in general” because the author didn’t mention that the word prophecy from the Greek language and the Strong’s Concordance #4396 means to “forth-tell” (tell the truth in the Word of God) or to “fore-tell” (tell the truth before it happens or correctly predict something as Agabus did in the book of Acts).  This article is written by Kerry at Coffeecake Studies, and I found it to… Read More

Spiritual discernment podcast here!!! ‘What is a Discerning Christian?’ by Chris Lawson of SRN

Amazing teaching in this podcast… What is a Discerning Christian by Pastor Chris Lawson of Spiritual Research Network. This is not sugar-coated nor watered down.  You won’t find teaching like this at a Joel Osteen concert.  Because…it is purely Biblical and doesn’t leave out what’s important. Enjoy!!

Clouds and wind without rain: A reminder of the Book of Jude and true prophetic vs. false prophetic…

The Bible speaks of true prophecy in the New Testament and Old Testament (of both the ‘gift of prophecy’ and true prophets in the New Testament).  The Bible also speaks of false prophecy (2 Peter 2:1; Matt. 7; Jude; etc.) in the Old Testament and New Testament (Acts 2:17, Acts 11:28; Acts 13:1; Acts 21:9,10; 1 Cor. 14:29, Eph. 4:11; 1 Thess. 5:20; Rev. 11:3; etc.).  May we ‘test everything’ and learn how to know the difference.  Many think this is unimportant, but Jesus warned us for a reason!  Jesus said that ‘many’ would follow these… Read More

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