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Is This The Gift Of Discernment

Two different people tell me that they are very uncomfortable around a certain pastor. Later I also feel this uncomfortableness around the same pastor. In your opinion is this spiritual discernment?

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 ---mima on 8/22/06
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Maybe you should have asked her why she feels uncomfortable, before you accursed her of being a gossiper. Do you even know her?
---Barbara on 8/17/08


Possibly, and I have that alot. Actually, I brought that up before God one time. I was only talking to someone but I felt a tug to move on. I didn't want to move on. I didn't see any harm in talking to this person. But God said, "I am trying to teach you discernment". God is always trying to teach me something.
---catherine on 11/5/07


Feeling uncomfortable how? Do you feel evil emminating forth from him? How so? Do you feel lust coming from him? My advice would be: Go and ask Father God, Lord what is it that I'm feeling? Is this evil or am I imagining it? Usually, what's going on inside a person manifests in his actions, on the outside of his life. Is he committing adultery? Spiritual discernment is when you are able to tell what demons/spirits are operating in this man, and then PRAY for him. Bind them up or cast them out.
---Donna9759 on 11/5/07


Mima, why do you feel uncomfortable, is it the doctrine he is preaching, his fruits? Or do you think God is trying to tell you something about him, maybe somethings not quite right? Can you be a little more specific? --Mrs. Morgan
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/28/06


So Mima, I assumed this question was to test us...what is your opinion on this? Did you feel it was discernment or power of persuasion?
---Katie on 8/28/06




This proves that the power of suggestion is very, very strong. "AFTER" two people tell you that they are uncomfortable around a pastor, you SUDDENLY become uncomfortable around him. This is not spiritual discernment. It is pure nonsense. Stop listening to trouble makers.
---Susie on 8/24/06


We've heard it said before and it's well worth saying again; God is not the author of confusion.

The gift of discernment brings very specific revelation for a reason when dealing with others, and that reason is made known by God, usually with instructions attached.

This particular gift among others is fueled by compassion for people. If the folk who told you this tale didn't speak to the Pastor about some specific issue, I PROMISE you they have no gift of discernment.
---Gifted_1 on 8/23/06


MI MA
two reasons people could be uncomfortable around said pastor 1)they know he speaks the truth and that makes them uncomfortable 2) they know truth from error and he is false.
spiritual discernment is knowing truth from error..butthen again you know this.
GOD BLESS YOU
---willow on 8/23/06


It could be discernment, it could be slander. You could have been influenced by their comments, or maybe God opened your eyes to something you hadn't seen before. In my experience, God has given me discernment in order to teach/instruct me, keep me safe from unnecessary pain or to pray for someone. It wasn't to cause dissention or mistrust in the body. What was the fruit of this "knowledge"?
---Katie on 8/22/06


Does he have three eyes?
Perhaps a golf ball size wart on his noggin?

The real question is were you fully in touch with the Holy Spirit when this happened.

Ever heard of the power of suggestion?
---thinker on 8/22/06




How under God's heaven can this question be about gossiping? It has nothing to do with it. I have felt very uneasy around certain pastors. Does that make me a gossip??
---shira on 8/22/06


what kind of uncomfortable?uncomfortable as in conviction?uncomfortable as false teaching?what?
---TOM2 on 8/22/06


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