Lesson 8 – Discerning the Battle – Part 1


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This is Lesson 8 of Understanding and Implementing Generational Deliverance. Click here for the main page.

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Subjects to be Explored

The biblical definition of discernment

Biblical examples of the gift of discernment

 

 Related Objectives

  •  You will explore the Biblical understanding of the spiritual gift of discernment
  • You will compare the spiritual gift of discernment with the other revelatory gifts
  • You will identify seven criteria for verifying a message is really from God
  • You will list examples from the Bible of the way the five senses were used to identify spiritual reality

 

Lesson Content

 

Now that we have learned about curses and blessings, we are now ready to prepare to lead a ministry session of deliverance. Before we actually learn to lead a prayer session, we want to learn about the spiritual gift of discernment.

 

The gift of discernment is mentioned in I Corinthians 12:10.

Write out this verse:

 

Note how other Bible versions translate this verse:

“Distinguishing of spirits” – NAS

“Distinguishing between spirits – NIV

“Discerning of spirits” – NKJV

 

Hebrews 5:11-14 clearly articulates importance of the gift of discernment. Write out this verse:

 

What is the Greek word for discernment?

 

What is the English translation of this word?

 

Define the word discernment:

 

 

The gift of discernment is also mentioned in Philippians 1:9. Write out this verse:

 

Write the English definition of the word “discern.”

 

On the recording, a comparison is made between other gifts and the gifts of discernment. How does the gift of discernment compare to the other revelatory gifts?

 

How Does Peter Wagner define the gift of discernment?

 

Peter Wagner identifies seven criteria for verifying a message is really from God. List these seven criteria.

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Since we are talking about the physical senses, list these senses.

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Some who have ministered with us have added a sixth sense. It is called proprioception Write the definition of this word:

 

If the gift of discernment is a valid gift, it would be found in the Scriptures. We are now going to explore the use of the different senses in the Word of God.

 

Hearing

In each of the following text identify how the sense of hearing was used.

  • Gen 3:8
  • Gen. 22:2
  • Ex 19:19
  • Joshua 1:1
  • I Samuel 3:4
  • Luke 24:36-37
  • Acts 9:3-5
  • Acts 12:6-8
  • 2 Corinthians 12:2-4
  • Luke 24:36-37
  • Acts 9:3-5
  • Acts 12:6-8
  • 2 Cor 12:2-4

 

 

Seeing

In each of the following text identify how the sense of seeing was used.

 

  • Genesis 18:1-2
  • Exodus 3:2
  • Joshua 5:13
  • II Kings 6:17
  • Isaiah 6:1-2
  • Luke 1:26-28
  • Luke 9:28
  • Acts 2:3
  • Acts 7:55
  • Rev. 4:1-5, 5:8, 13-14, 7:9-11, 8:3-4, 9:2, 7-10, 10:10, 13:1, 11, and 14:6-6

 

Tasting

In each of the following text identified how the sense of tasting was used.

 

  • Psalms 34:8
  • Jeremiah 15:16
  • Ezekiel 3:1-3
  • Revelation 10:9-10

 
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