What Spiritual Gift Is This?
I'm a born-again Christian, baptized in the Holy Spirit. I once stayed at a Christian couple's home where we prayed over a woman. That night I was overwhelmed with the feeling of guilt, as though I had said something that betrayed the couple I was staying with and needed to apologize. I wrestled with this feeling, prayed about it with a huge question mark in my mind, knowing I had done no such thing. The next morning I shared this with the couple who were perplexed. Right then, the one we prayed for called to confess and apologize. What Spiritual gift is this? Intercession or discernment?
Possibly you were empathising with the subject, and "soaked" up her feelings of guilt just by being in proximity to her.
I have the same gift. You magnify what is around you be it light, dark or grey.
It is part of the gift of discernment. Some people call us "empaths" we feel the emotions and often the thoughts of others. Jesus himself often knew what others were thinking or feeling. This gift is meant as a sign for unbelievers that they may know that God knows what is going on in their lives and in their minds. It is used to prescribe a cure for what ails those you are witnessing to. It is also a sign that the kingdom of God has visited or is visiting people or a person. The gift of discernment will also make you aware of demons and places that are desecrated or strongholds of the adversary.
Intercession is a gift that most Holy Spirit filled Christians have without even asking.
The prayers of a righteous man availeth much.
This is a bit more complicated than a "simple" spiritual gift. Yes, discernment is involved and so is intercession. But it is even more.
Something we really miss often as Western Christians is that we are not individuals, we are parts of a body. In 1 Corinthians 12, we see that as a body, we both suffer and rejoice together ...
You were experiencing a unity of spirit, a feeling shared by a member of the body in proximity to you. You were so unified that you could not tell the difference between your feeling and the other body member's feeling.
Your discernment and intercession gifts were certainly involved, but it was not as much a "gift" as it was a manifestation of the reality of the truth of 1 Corinthians 12.
Actually intercession is not a Spiritual gift. As children of God, we are called to pray for one another, for the body of Christ. We are all supposed to be intercessors to some extent. Some people have the gift of prophecy and their prayers can be really prophetic. The Bible does not talk about a spiritual gift called discernment but rather it says the discerning of spirits.
Whenever I intercede for others wholeheartedly, I find that God begins to show me things about them so that I may know how to pray. But again that is the work of the Holy Spirit where we pray with groanings that cannot be uttered when we do not know what to pray for. When the Spirit of truth reveals things like that it is because he is giving us a burden for the one we are praying for.
But we know for sure that whatever gift it is the Spirit apportions to us, it is for the common good.
Wow i would agree, intercession and discernment are both involved...Perhaps you should take more time to ponder the gift you think is there for you, and see if it becomes more clear in time.
The gift is "word of knowledge."
This gift is mentioned only in I Corinthians 12:8, 13:2(?), 8-10, and 14:6. To "know" something, of course, means to grasp certain information. The identification "word of knowledge" reveals this to be a speaking gift, the speaking forth of that knowledge to others. As explained above, it is revelatory knowledge that is in view, knowledge received directly from God, not attained by normal methods of research and learning. In those days before the availability of Scripture, the church relied upon men to deliver Divine Truth directly from God; a man gifted with the word of knowledge was such a man. This gift is similar to the gift of prophecy, differing perhaps in that this gift lacked the ability to foretell the future as could the prophets. More than likely, as the name of the gift suggests, to the one with the word of knowledge God also gave great insight and understanding of truth that had already been revealed. This knowledge would have been revelatory as well.
I hope this helps!
To keep it simple without complicating this subject even though it can get quite complex. It appears you posses the gift of "discernment", I think the most important thing to do, is to run with it,,,at every given opportunity be bold and speak it, or pray for that person. The holy spirit will lead you, and urge you to act accordinly. In my early years I leaned more to discerment (I had deep insight about others & could feel others pain if they were seated beside me- sounds lil like your experience.) Today my spirit moves into the realm of prophesy and word of knowledge aswell. I hope this helps:-)
I agree with "terced ojos"- Intercession is a gift that most Holy Spirit filled Christians have without even asking.
Plain and simple, to me this sounds like discernment through intercession. If you want to know more or talk about it, my email address is email@example.com and I am always available to help if I can.
Whether given as items or maintained as private keepsakes. However a little consciousness of their which means, in addition to their place in history and custom add to their air of enigma and allure.
If you prayed what god layed onyour heart to pray for then you were folowing the will of God. I don;t think there are gifts of discernment or intercession. these are what God would have us do for each other. If we discern something then it has been given us by God if we truly search the face of God for it. If we interceed for someone this is something that God would have us do for each other.
Judah Daughter...I have experienced this very thing myself and after much prayer the Lord revealed to me this is indeed discernment. It is an unction the Holy Spirit gives to let us know the way to pray. The best gift we could give the Lord and the one we are praying for is total submission, even in our prayer life. Being we are with human frailty we can pray amiss. The Holy Spirit gives us a twinge of "halt, I don't want you to pray that way." It is in hopes that we will stop and ask the Holy Spirit, "How would YOU want me to pray Lord?" And as your heart listens and we proceed again that feeling will recede and peace will come instead. We can have the best prayer in the world for someone but if it isn't what God would want for them, what good is it? There is power when He inspires the words. Please do not beat yourself up if this happens again, it will take you a while to know the Holy Spirit's prompting and the Lord gives us plenty of room for learning. God bless you Sister for being bold enough to ask this question! It will help many!
Well, maybe discernment in a way - However, the Holy Spirit would not make you feel guilty as He would at least share with you who -
If it is the first time this happened to you then human mistakes are made - just as with a healing ministry or other things -
Since we are human the human factor does take a part in our daily lives -
Pray, read, study the Scriptures and seek the Lord and ask him to allow the Holy Spirit to help you learn and grow.
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