The Most Often-Overlooked Gift of the Holy Spirit

Demontae Edmonds, the founder of Freedom4TheNations ministry in Atlanta, Georgia, says that of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit listed in 1 Corinthians 12, there is one that is often overlooked by many believers. But he says that doesn't make it any less crucial in the overall kingdom of God.

"It may not be as flashy, fancy or awe-inspiring as the gift of prophecy or the working of miracles, but the gift of discernment, if you sharpen it, will help you increase your prophetic awareness and it will help you not to be deceived by the plans, the trickery or the cunning of the enemy," Edmonds says. "The devil deceived Adam and Eve. He robbed them of their intimacy, glory and purity of their relationship with God. The gift of discernment would have been very useful for Adam and Eve, just as it is for you.

"The discerning of spirits is a supernatural gifting that allows you to see, hear and perceive in the realm of spirits. We're talking about spirits that can influence your life, influence your destiny, affect your family, affect your community and affect your church. What this gift allows you to do is to discern the activity of demonic powers. In Jesus' ministry, He Himself had to identify the spirits, distinguish the spirits. He had to use this gift. He walked in this gift powerfully and it allowed Him to bring deliverance to so many people."

For the rest of this dynamic teach, watch this video from Freedom4TheNations.

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