Leviticus 10:10 and so as to make a distinction between the holy and the profane, and between the unclean and the clean
In December 2016, I attended a 4 conference here in Orlando. The Lord was moving mightily each day we were there. During one of the sessions, the man of God speaking asked us to pray for one another. A woman who was in attendance got touched by the fire of God. Oil appeared on her hands and the Lord was putting fire on them. It became too much and she cried out. All of a sudden a man in front of her turned around and started rebuking and casting out the devil. He sounded scared too. It surprised those of us who were in that section because the presence of the Lord was thick, you could feel it. Many people were getting touched in different ways and the room was filled with hearts crying out to Abba Father for more.
1 Kings 3:9 “So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”
Every believer should pray and ask for discernment. We all need it right along with wisdom. When we look back at the mistakes of the past – not to dwell on them but to learn on them, we can clearly see where discernment was not applied or wisdom used.
Not to condemn him, but this man lacked discernment and most of us in ministry have been there. God knows, I’ve had my fair share of moments when I spoke or did something without discerning properly.
What is the importance of discernment?
It keeps us from being deceived by the enemy whether we are listening to a teaching or praying for someone or receiving a prophetic word – it aids us in knowing right from wrong, truth and deception. In the case of what happened at the conference, discernment would have helped the man know what was happening was of God.
I want to encourage everyone to pray and ask for this wonderful gift especially those who are in ministry.
Psalm 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.