Spiritual Discernment Bible
Christianity Oasis Ministry has provided you with this Spiritual Discernment Bible study on Spiritually discerned meaning. We will look into that and all aspects of the Christian Walk. This SON-derful study brings forth truth, understanding and peace within.
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Christian Walk Bible study program. This is our Spiritual Discernment Bible study on the meaning of being Spiritually discerned and how it affects you today. This SON-sational Bible study will truly enLIGHTen your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk. Let's look into this together.
Spiritual Discernment Bible Study
Spiritually Discerned Meaning
Many of you have read at least some of the Bible. Others have read
the Bible from front to back. While others have read every Word
multiple times and use it as a study guide. And still others read
every word by the letter and have no clue what the Spirit
is saying. When you read Scripture you should seek the depths
For there is truly a Spiritual path within the Words that many
do not comprehend as they read it from a carnal view. Paul explains
this as such:
2 Corinthians 3:6
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the
letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit
If we are to share Truth in the Spirit we should certainly obtain
Truth in the Spirit.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him MUST worship him in Spirit
and in Truth.
Therefore, it is obvious that when we read His Words that we must be
in Spirit and seek the Spiritual view.
Spiritual Discernment Bible Study
We will be looking into the book of Job. Now, most know this story or
at least think they do. So, if you are sitting there thinking "I have
heard this story of Job before," lemme tell you something ... You
have never heard it like the Spirit
of Truth can tell it. One can share of the patience of Job and
certain aspects of the story but do not actually apply it to their
own Christian walk.
I am constantly seeing words from Christians, posts on forums and
letters from people that blame God for everything. They say they are
angry with God or that God abandoned 'em. They express their anger
for the trials and tribulation that they endure. When we all know
that we all endure trials and tribulation. It comes with the
territory. We are proven as metal is proven to be certain that it
will not shatter when the time comes for it to be used.
In our Spiritual Discernment Bible study, we will be searching the
book of Job for the Spiritual Truth of why some of these
trials and tribulations occur and learn how our reaction is
the method by which we are graded. Let us begin at Job Chapter 1:1.
Let us continue to discuss the Gift of Spiritual Discernment.
So, ole Job was a righteous man that feared God avoided evil. This is
a definite magnet to our enemy. When we would do good, evil comes a
I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with
Did you notice that while explaining to the reader all of the
blessings that God gave Job for choosing to be righteous, that Job's
children were mentioned first. Therefore children are a blessing.
Though they may not seem so at times.
Now, this is a very important aspect on being Spiritually discerned
... Job, who was deemed so righteous, would go and make offerings for
his children, in effect repenting for His children as to bless the
children and their homes after they had a feast or party just in case
they had sinned. Seems to me that this would be a good practice for
those of you who have children. Even if they live away from home, and
you cannot visit as often as ole Job did, you can make a Spiritual
sacrifice for them.
Not only by prayer but Charity.
1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for
charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
Spiritually Discerned Blessing
Spiritual Discernment Bible Study on the Power
In other words your Charity done in their name, can remove their
sins. Reach out for a lost soul and let God know it is your sacrifice
for your child's sins and/or potential sins. Allow your love
for others to be this offering.
Now ya gotta visualize this ... God sitting on His Throne and the
Angels, both good and bad coming before Him presenting Him with their
thoughts, probs and whatever Angel business they had to report and
ole Satan standing in line with em. Waiting his turn.
By the way, Did you catch the title sons of God? These are
Angels. Many like to suggest that these Angels, being called the sons
of God, means they actually are His offspring just as Jesus was. Well
now, we cannot believe such deception as it is written:
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son
, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have
Even Christians are now called the sons of God:
But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the
sons of God, even to them that believe on His name ...
Paul says this of the matter:
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of
How to Become Spiritually Discerned
Spiritual Discernment Bible Study Warning
That is one eerie thought. Someone with such contempt for God and
those that love Him wandering the earth around seeking souls to
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring
lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour
Look at our Father brag on Job. He even called Job perfect. You can
just imagine the smile. Then Satan in an attempt to belittle the
faith of Job, begins to question God.
Here is a Spiritual Discernment Bible study tidbit ... The enemy of
our souls said of Job that His Faith was due to having a continual
wall of protection and always being blessed. He was making the point
that Job was righteous cuz God never allowed trials or tribulation to
come upon him. He then challenged God and His servant. He suggested
God allow trials and tribulation to befall Job and vowed that Job
would curse God.
God accepted Satan's challenge immediately as he had faith in
His servant Job. THAT is why God allowed the trials and tribulations
to occur. But He commanded that Satan not actually hurt Job himself.
Spiritually Discerned Ability
Spiritual Discernment Bible Study Dangers
Wow ... What a horrible chain of events Satan was allowed to place
before Job. Even his children were killed. Most would have crumbled
under such misery, pain and anguish of the soul. But would Job? That
is the real test is it not?
Awesome ... The Spiritual mindset of Job was that He came into the
world with nothing and would return that way and knew everything in
between was given to him by God and was God's to take at will. It is
this Spiritual mindset that kept Him. He understood the Truth that
the world did not revolve around him and that everything He received
was a gift. It was not owed to him. Then He blessed God.
Kinda reminds you of the Apostles who would rejoice when they were
beaten or worse for the name of Jesus. It is a Spiritual
mindset which you must achieve to be able to see as they saw. To be
as they were. To be willing to surrender ALL for Him. But
alas, most fall down and get a scratch in the name of the Lord and
their faith comes into question. Doubt arises. Strive to think like
To do so, one must renew the mind ...
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
This is speaking of the spiritual mind ...
So Satan is back in line and he sure is not there to eat crow. God is
saying well now, it appears my servant Job has withstood the test.
Not only did he endure but held onto His Faith.
Spiritually Discerned Origin
Why Do We Need Spiritual Discernment Bible Study
Let's learn even more about the Gift of Spiritual Discernment in the
Bible, its purpose and promise.
Here is some Being Spiritually discerned truth ... So, seeing he had
failed, Satan wanted to change the rules of the test and asked that
he be able to harm Job himself suggesting that the only reason Job
did not surrender his faith is because that which was done was done
to others and he was not physically touched. It appears Satan
was banking on self love.
God, still believing in the faith and patience of Job allowed Satan
to test Job yet again. But Satan was not allowed to kill him. Then
Satan plagued his body with boils. Now not only were they painful but
very unattractive. We have been taught that physical appearance is so
very important. I mean we are taught that if you have lil ole pimples
as a kid that it is this big deal. Imagine Job's appearance.
Now this verse is kinda gross ... This is saying that Job took a
piece of broken pottery and lanced the boils.
There it is ... Curse God, and die? I was wondering when I first read
the book of Job up to this point, why Satan did not take Job's wife
as he did the children. I mean the wife is supposed to be the other
half. The soul mate if ya will. The supportive helper. Both having
the same goals and purpose in mind and heart. I guess we see now why
Satan left her there. So she could be more of a burden to Job.
You go boy ... His words should echo through your minds and hearts.
Do we only praise God when good things happen? Should we not expect
trials and tribulation? Are we so very self centered that we have
come to live as tho we are the one who is to be served ... By GOD?
As it is with most friends ... when we see our friends down, they
came to comfort and mourn for him. He was so afflicted in the flesh
that they did not even recognize him. They sat with him silent,
seeing he was so sick at heart.
Now ... Here is a summary of the rest of the Spiritual Discernment
Bible story ... His friends break their silence and in a vain effort
to explain away what they knew not, they came up with every possible
thing that it could be. These three friends grieved him
even more with their own Assumptions. They did not ask God to
reveal what the matter was but rather accused poor ole Job of about
everything there is because they saw he was down.
In the end ... God made those three friends go to Job and have him
pray for them. How ironic. God is sooooooo cool. God gave Job twice
as much wealth as he had and even gave him another 7 sons and 3
daughters. He was blessed even more ... For passing the test.
I suppose he got to keep that wife of his too, but I bet she had a
diff Spiritual mindset after this chain of events and the victorious
outcome for her husband and in Truth ... Her and her family.
Ladies and gents you too will be tested. You will experience
trials and tribulation. Perhaps the more Faith you achieve the more
difficult the challenges. But let us obtain the Spiritual mindset
that Job possessed. nothing is ours. We are owed nothing
. The world does not revolve around us. There is a
bigger picture and when you are brought through trials and
tribulation, the test is to see what your spiritual
reaction is. Get a leash on your thoughts by renewing your Spiritual
We have also learned that when you see your fellow Christians fall
down, it is natural to want to help them back up but always be
certain that what you proclaim as being the source of the prob ... Is
God's Word and not your own lest you find yourself being in the wrong
for a right intent.
Love one another ... Love requires understanding. Understanding
requires discernment and discernment is a Spiritual gift from the
Holy Spirit. To obtain it one must renew the mind as to never allow
their thoughts to interfere with His Words being
projected to your spirit by the Holy Spirit. It would be like a radio
station tuned in between two stations which in Truth ... Is just
When you read God's Word, you must be able to tune in Spiritually as
to be able to comprehend the Spiritual Truth within the letters of
the Words that are written. I do pray that you will apply this Truth
that has been shared with you to your Christian Walk ... God's will
The message from the Gift of Spiritual Discernment Bible study on
being Spiritually Discerned is that it is an essential ingredient as
the Gift of Spiritual Discernment can assist you in discerning all
matters which confront you as you sojourn along your Christian walk.
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare