Spiritual discernment reveals the intents and thoughts of the heart where the enemy’s lies are exposed and the truth that sets us free becomes known. There are two ways to discern, God’s way and the enemy’s way because spiritual discernment is the spiritual realm that controls the earthly realm of mankind thoughts, words, emotions and actions (Proverbs 18:21).
When we allow our mind, spirit, soul and body to become one with the living and powerful word of God our spiritual discernment increases (Hebrews 4:12). Spiritual discernment is the gift of eternal life that is in the mind of Christ. The purpose of how we spiritually discern is our unique identity in Christ. Our spiritual discernment needs to increase every time we encounter a test of faith because we are being trained to go to a higher level of faith unveiling another dimension of our unique personality in Christ. Our test of faith is a test of trusting God or trusting our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6).
As believers in Christ, we go from faith to faith and glory to glory to manifest our authentic identity in Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18). Every time our spiritual discernment increases the carnality of our flesh decreases and the mind of Christ is strengthen making us whole in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26). The carnality of our flesh is the presence of sin and death that needs to die in order for the gift of God to reign in our lives (Romans 6:23).
Spiritually dead believers in Christ are carnally minded believers who lack spiritual discernment because they lack the presence of God’s living and powerful word in their thoughts, words, emotions and actions (Ephesians 4:23). Our spiritual eyes must be opened to the activity of the spiritual realm because we are fighting a spiritual war where carnal weapons of our own thinking, believing and self effort will not work because our weapons are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down spiritual strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:1-6).
Carnal minded believers in Christ are God’s people who are destroyed because of a lack of spiritual discernment that is needed for us to fight and overcome this spiritual war (Hosea 4:6). The spiritual war is the war for our worship of the true and living God or the worship of Satan. The word of God tells us in John 4:24 that God is Spirit and those that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth. Us claiming our heavenly inheritance of the mind of Christ is the only way to worship God in Spirit and in truth.
When we have the mind of Christ we are alive in faith. To be alive in faith is to be spiritually minded because this is the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5). The mind of Christ is the living and powerful word of God that empowers our ability to spiritually discern the intents and thoughts of people’s heart through the lenses of grace and truth. The mind of Christ is how we worship God in Spirit and in truth. Jesus said I am the way truth and life no one enters the Father but by me (John 14:6).
As women after God’s heart, we have a heavenly inheritance that is purposed to do us good in the earth. Our heavenly inheritance is the mind of Christ that is our ability to live the abundant life. An abundant life is a spiritually successful life that offers spiritual and earthly rewards. Us claiming our throne as queen is claiming the inheritance of the mind of Christ that makes us heirs to the grace of life. The mind of Christ in us makes us powerful yet loving woman who are the nurturers of our families, communities, society, nation and world. As woman after the heart of God, He wants to use us as the catalyst to repair the breach and restore the streets for people to live in (Isaiah 58).
I welcome you to start the journey of reclaiming your throne as God’s queen who is a women after His heart by investing in the “Pursuit To Wholeness” Course where you will work alongside me and other woman on your journey of becoming whole in Christ and reclaiming your authentic identity in Christ. The next course starts the beginning of January 2017. However, open enrollment starts now!
Photo Credit: Getty images of a woman in the community with the streets of her city ready for her to reclaim her position as the queen of her city as she releases the presence of God to heal and restore her city.