But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern
good and evil
- What is Prophecy?
- Who can Prophecy?
- Why do we Prophecy in the Body of Christ?
- How do we receive Prophetic Revelation?
- How do we apply the Prophetic word?
- Five voices of God in Scripture
2-The Burden Bearer/Intercessor
3-The Seer or Watchman/Discerner
- The tests and schools to develop the character of God’s Spokesman
- Questions to test the word of Prophecy
- Prophetic accountability
- Favor with God and man in prophetic Ministry
- Dimensions-spiritual realm
- How to Hear God’s Voice/Discernment
- False Prophecy
- Angels and Demons
PROPHECY/DISCERNMENT & DIMENSIONS
The gift of Prophecy Is a special ability _under the anointing of the Holy Spirit_ to forth-tell the will of God and declare a from God to His people or to the unsaved to comfort, edify, exhort and call them to a decision.
Although all can hear God’s voice John 10:27 as His children and all can Prophecy (1 Cor. 14:31) and the the word of God says that the Holy Spirit will pour out a Prophetic Spirit on His people (Acts 2:17 18) but it needs intimacy and personal relationship with God so He can reveal Himself and speak to us.
The gift of Prophecy needs to be developed, refined and trained so it can be used wisely.
It is Insight into the spirit realm, discrimination, perception. Deliverance increases discernment because of the experience acquired in dealing with evil spirits.
There is a difference between a person with a discerning spirit and the gift of discerning of spirits.
Discerning of spirits is a manifestation of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:10). A discerning spirit comes through experience and spiritual maturity (Hebrews 5:14). Hypocrisy destroys discernment (Matthew 16:3).
Through discernment we have the ability to “try the spirits” (1 John 4:1).
The gift of discerning of spirits gives us the supernatural ability to detect evil spirits, angelic spirits, human spirits, and God’s Spirit.
- DIMENSIONS & SPIRITUAL REALM
In Ephesians 2:6, the Apostle Paul wrote “and God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” In this passage the actual Greek word for “heavenly places” is really only one word “epouranios,” meaning “heavenlies, the heavenly regions.” The plural gives us the evidence that there is more than one heaven. Genesis 1:1 states that “God created the heavens and the earth. The heavens are frequently described in figurative language as having windows (Gen 7:11; II Kings 7:2; Mal. 3:10). Could these be what we call “portals” which are entrances into dimensions?”
Scriptures reveal several interesting anecdotes that could be used to support the existence of other dimensions. The first one that comes to mind is the disappearance of Enoch in Genesis 5.24. There we read Enoch walked with God and then he “was no more.” Tradition has long held that Enoch was “translated” into heaven, meaning he didn’t actually die before he ascended to heaven. If Enoch actually did disappear, it is entirely possible he may have slipped from this dimension into another.
Another similar example is found in Elijah’s exit from earth. In 2nd Kings 2.11 we read, “As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended into heaven in a whirlwind.” If we’re to take this account literally, we somehow have to speculate about Elijah’s departure. If Elijah’s physical body left this earth in the manner recorded, then he either died of asphyxiation as he left the atmosphere or somehow moved from this dimension into another.
The spirit-dimension has traditionally included angels, demons, departed spirits (souls of people), other-world animals (unnamed beasts, dragons, horses, eagles, etc.), and of course God. Christianity has always professed unseen guardian angels (Matthew 18.10), an indwelling Spirit of God (Luke 11.13; John 20.22), and another-worldly heaven (2 Corinthians 12.2; Revelation 1.1-22.21). Certainly there is plenty of evidence to support the scriptural possibility of multi-dimensions.