| How do I discern the Spirits? Summary of Statements from the Lord
How do I discern the Spirits? – Summary of Statements from the Lord
In Galatians 5:14-24 it is written…
For the entire Law is completed in one word… ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’
And if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another. I say… Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not accomplish the desires of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh. And these are opposed to each other, so that you do not do what you desire to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.
And the works of the flesh are well-known, which are… Adultery, whoring, uncleanness, indecency, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, quarrels, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, slander, murder, drunkenness, wild parties, and the like – of which I forewarn you, even as I also said before, that those who practise such as these shall not inherit the reign of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustworthiness, gentleness and self-control. Against such there is no Law. And those who are of the Messiah have impaled the flesh with its passions and desires.
Excerpt of the Lord’s Message to Clare
Jesus says… “My Love? When will you relax in My presence and stop doubting it is Me? Every night you doubt that I will come and speak with you. When will you trust Me, Clare?”
(Clare) When I’m in Heaven with You? In Heaven I can clearly see spiritual things.
“But My sheep know My voice…and you do know My voice. Could it be the criticism of others that causes you to keep doubting?”
(Clare) Lord, why do You ask? Nothing is hidden from You…but really, I know the demon never sleeps and because You have sent me to lead others, I cannot afford to mislead them.
“And that is why I sent Ezekiel into your life, My Love. And Carol, I might add. You know and understand that as long as you keep your head down low, I am protecting you. It is when you raise yourself up to judge others that you have to fear deception.”
(Clare) I’m trying not to do that at all. I hate it and I don’t want any part of it.
“But you will always be tempted in that way, because that is the quickest way to fall to My ministers and the demons know it well. You see, when you take it upon yourself to judge others, you sin. Just as it is written… Matthew 7:1-3…
(Clare) But Lord, we are to discern the spirits and measure against Scripture, right?
“Discerning a spirit is a whole different matter than criticizing a brother or sister. Yes, you must always measure against My Word, but you must also be coming from a place that is open to a new understanding of My Word. There are discoveries in the Scriptures that have not been made yet. And those that connect the dots, led by My Spirit, will be challenged and condemned for the revelation of My Word by insecure people who are always trying to galvanize others into their doctrine for the sake of safety and ‘being right’ all the time.”
“They are so afraid of being misled that they condemn legitimate moves of My Spirit, because it is unfamiliar to them and it threatens their turf. And there is jealousy involved. Many secretly think that if I don’t give the revelation to them, it can’t possibly be true. That becomes their basis for judging others. They do great damage in the Kingdom of God on Earth.”
“This is why discernment is an absolute necessity. You don’t want to fight against God.”
As it is written… “For if this plan or action is of men, it will be overthrown; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found fighting against God.” Acts 5:38
“For instance, I did not give a sound outline on the Trinity. Yet, it is in the Word if you look at it carefully, and My Apostles were led by My Spirit to make the connections and establish it as sound Christian doctrine. Yet, if you do not believe that, you will not go to Hell – so don’t turn legalistic on Me!”
“Some people are so insecure that they are constantly trying to make everything around them fit into a black and white category. And here I am NOT talking about justifying immoral behavior such as homosexuality and declaring it a gray area; there is nothing gray about it. It is a sin.”
“I am talking more about squeezing everyone and everything into your mold by taking an opinion and making it into a hard and fast doctrine to condemn others that don’t share your opinion. This is what the Pharisees did. Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees; those who eat of it also shall be called to judgment for the damage they did.”
(Clare) Well Lord, then…so, if there is new revelation from the existing Scriptures, how do we measure it against interpretations of the past?
“Scripture is layered: prophecy, history, exhortation, instruction in wisdom, human affairs, all facets of life, health – even anointed in timely words just for you – or as it was called, the Oracle of God. Before a king went into battle, he called upon the prophets or the priest to consult with Me about the outcome. This is the Oracle of God and has been bestowed upon all believers since I rent the veil that separated you from Me.”
“By My Spirit, men are making fresh observations, things that never occurred to anyone before. This is My doing, for you live in a treacherous time where lying spirits are twisting the faith. There are certain things that will never be right and I have made that plain.”
So Lord, how do you discern if something is Spirit led and a new revelation of existing Scripture, or if it is doctrines of demons parading as a spirit of light?
At that point I just remembered this Scripture – 1 Timothy 4:1-2
(Clare) And teachers can look and sound good to the average person… But are they sincere and in You, Lord?
Again, I was reminded of 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
“And you have just answered your own question, Clare. ‘Their end will be what their actions deserve.’ You will know them by their fruits. Plain and simple. Taste the fruit…is it bitter, corrupt, filled with rancor, criticism, accusation and anger? Or is it Sweet? Peaceable, gentle, kind, peaceful and leading to a deeper relationship with Me…which will always bear the fruit of increased righteousness, cutting off of sin, repentance and a new resolution to live the life I have appointed. These are clear evidences that what is being taught is from Me.”
“A good tree cannot bear bad fruit. Taste the fruit. My Love, you have been with Me and instructed by Me for long enough that you should know all these things, so why do you question?”
(Clare) Ummmm…so that, after I have preached to others I, myself, will not be disqualified…
“Put away your fears, Clare. You are living the life I have assigned to you. You have My blessing and approval – what more could you want?”
(Clare) Nothing Lord, absolutely nothing.
“My Brides, I have made discernment easy for you: taste the fruit. Do not reason or argue with your logical minds. You will always miss a point and that can lead to endless inquiries, contradictions and false conclusions. But one thing will always reveal the true nature of a source: and that is – the fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit.”
“Cherish these words, for they will lead you into all truth and keep you from error.”
Excerpt of the Lord’s Message to Clare
Jesus says… “When a brother wounds his leg in battle and you wound your right hand, you can help him walk with your members that still function and he can help you write with his members that still function. I designed the Body to work this way, intricately united together, so that the wounded and compromised would have assistance until they healed. However what most often happens is one suffers a leg wound and is chastised for it to the point that his good hands are no longer useful to the community. He’s been written off as too weak, inadequate and immature.”
“Oh, don’t you see, My People? You don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Just because a soul is faulty and weak in one area, does not mean he is no longer useful to the Body in others. This is the attitude that many of you apply to My ministers. If you find one thing wrong with them, you write them off. How sad. How would you feel if I found one thing wrong with you and wrote you off as a total failure? And unworthy for Me to work with? Yet this is what you do to My ministers, who I must tell you, out of the thousands, NONE of them has arrived. You will always find fault somewhere.”
“Now, the secret of receiving ministry from anyone is discernment. And how do you learn discernment? By many hours sitting at My feet and listening to souls with your heart. That is where the real acid test is. When you hear the heart of others you will know truth from error. You even suppose that because one moves in a gift, everything they say must be truth? No, no, no. You must go deeper. They may have a gift – but they might not have the Truth. Again, you must listen with your heart. Filter it through Me, I will let you know when you are listening to truth or error.”
“But this skill is not gained by squeezing Me into 30 minutes in the morning. Nor is it gained in corporate body worship, running to Bible studies and conferences. It is only learned in the silence of your heart where I speak to you. When you sit in silence, I speak to your heart, and soon we are dialoging back and forth, having a real conversation. This is how you learn discernment, listening to Me.”
“I am telling you this because many of you are fooled by false piety. You judge as man judges, not as I perceive from the heart. I have an aversion to falsehood, but you have to be listening very carefully to My heart as you listen to the vessel. You will feel a subtle joy and conviction when I approve, and an awkward sense that something is not quite right when I disapprove.”
“If you gain your discernment in crowds, talking with others, listening to different opinions and different teachers – what you will end up with is not discernment, but OPINION. And when your opinion doesn’t agree with what the vessel is saying, it’ll set you on edge. But that doesn’t mean that I am not agreeing with what they are saying. You have to go deeper.”
“Opinion happens when you compare notes and decide on what seems right to your logical mind. Opinion is no substitute for discernment. Discernment happens when you are tuned into My Heart…’My sheep know My voice and another they will not follow.’ Just about all the Pharisees had strong opinions about My ministry. They had consensus, but they did not have discernment – or they wouldn’t have crucified Me.”
“So, My dear ones, I want you to be fully equipped for every good work, and discernment is second only to love in ministry. Love without discernment will result in misplaced action. Discernment without love will result in harsh judgement. You must have both, and you will have both when you spend quality time leaning your head upon My Heart and listening to Me. And worshipping Me. Either in the silence of your heart or alone in your room.”
“Until you know that you have this gift, be very careful in your judgment of the teachings of others. If you do not know, then it is wise to come to Me saying, ‘Lord, I don’t know. Please show me.’ Never form a rash judgment about the content of a vessel’s ministry. Always come to Me, wait on Me and I will reveal truth from error. Then you will be able to drink from the Living Waters rather than the polluted waters of men’s opinions.”
Excerpt of the Lord’s Message to Clare
Jesus began… “There are some who will not listen to this message and for them it is the beginning of the decline of their souls, and some will never recover.”
“They had such sweetness in My presence here, Clare. They were truly making progress in their relationship with Me. Each day they were growing in holiness and awareness of their sins. But now they have turned a deaf ear to Me and to this channel and are stubbornly pursuing their rancor under the guise of crusading for the truth.”
“Oh, how I weep for these! Their souls are in decline, some of them will never recover. Yes, some of them will pay the ultimate price. If the devils could not get them to sin in the flesh, since they could not entice them in this way, in order to retaliate against Me for this channel, they are falling through arrogance and pride and taking as many with them as they can. They have lost all sense of conviction and holy wisdom.”
“They are blinded by bitterness and pride, unable to see the gifts I have placed before them. Having lost recollection of their progress on this channel, they are sliding back into their old ways and have lost sight of Me in their lives. To them, I was but a phantom, a deception who never existed. My overtures of love have been scorned now and replaced with bitterness, envy and pride.”
“Oh, how I lament for these who have slipped through My fingers. Pray for them, dear ones, pray for their salvation. For the judgment they passed on this channel has become their own before the courts of Heaven. Yet, never will I abandon them. But do you understand? I offered them the choice fruits of My Kingdom: My love, My fellowship, My very heart. And now all of that has been swept away and concealed under a carpet of bitterness woven with beguiling threads of self-righteousness, envy, pride and arrogance.”
“My heart aches for them. And all I showered upon them now will go to other souls who have Me in their midst. Souls that will respond to My tender invitations to grow in holiness as I lead them hand-in-hand. Yet I lament the darkness has settled over so many, having lost their connection with Me. They now are the ones falling under the spell of beguiling spirits of Self-righteousness, Religious spirits who applaud them for their valor in coming against Me and denouncing you.”
“This is the lot of those who refuse to seek Me until they find Me. The lot of those who spurn humility and meekness and seek to rise above others in stature. This is the lot of those who stopped short in prayer and received the deceptions of men offered to them, that they might be “knights” taking down an evil doer, rather than pressing in, fighting the good fight and recognizing their own error, bitterness and jealousy.”
“My children, do not abandon the daunting task of discernment, ever. Your very soul rests upon this knowledge and ability to recognize good from evil. Once you lose that, you are like a pilot in the fog, who cannot tell up from down, who cannot get his bearings and eventually crashes to the ground.”
“You can never afford to trade opinion for discernment. Never. Please, let it be a lesson written in My Blood: never choose opinion over heart-wrenching prayer and discernment. The days of the dry wood are approaching and the campaigns for replacing good with evil have already begun. Many who thought they were impervious to deception are even now approaching closely, without recognizing they are in danger.”
“Satan will use the weakest parts of their character to lure them in. For many, it is financial security, for others popularity and solidarity. They did not recognize rancor in their spirits at the very onset. Rather, they toyed with evil and listened to lies. Soon, those lies took root and they became disseminators of deception. Evil fed their sense of importance and self-righteousness and they began to throw off the fetters of deep, persevering prayer in favor of the accolades in defaming the innocent. The devils around them rejoiced and they felt high and important. This only spurred them on to greater and greater calumnies. Now they have thrown off all fetters of decency and run with the demons that incited them, collecting more and more arguments for their errors.”
“My children, never, ever, throw off prayer and discernment for the opinion of men or demons. Never respond to rancor and throw your lot in with evil-doers. Never trade the mansion in Heaven for a place in the furnace prepared for the devils. Never be lazy in prayer and discernment. Understand: your very salvation can be put at risk by coming under the yoke of calumny and gossip.”
“Now, I will explain to you how it is with those “Christians” who lose their salvation. They are like the seed thrown on the rocky soil. At first they receive the message with joy, but when the honeymoon wears off and they are called to holiness of life, they balk. Satan watches for these, the crows come and snatch up the sprout and devour it.”
“I offered them Love, but they disdained the discipline of the Lord. They saw the great price involved in loving others and conquering their sin nature and putting on My meekness. This was too great of a price to pay. Secretly, they congratulated themselves that they were OK and even better and wiser than others. They thought they could toy with evil, slander and lies and remain unmoved. In the meantime, the devils fed them with the most clever and logical arguments, shredding their faith in My simple goodness to pieces.”
“I ‘never knew’ them in the sense that they did not lay their lives down once and for all at My feet and allow Me to surgically remove sin from their lives. They were invited into the depths, but they never persevered until they truly knew Me and My goodness. They were double-minded, clinging to their intellect and questioning those things that resonated deeply in their souls. Rather than accepting like a little child, they cut it open with their intellect and lost their innocent faith.”
“Yes, the devils are clever, especially for those who are holding back from Me and not dying to themselves once and for all.”
“There are others that have been innocent, but deceived. Their only fault was that they opened themselves to poison. They knew it was evil, but they listened anyway. My Spirit warned them, but they ignored the warning. Very much like you do, Clare, when you want to watch different teachers and prophets.”
“They felt the uncleanness of strife and rancor, but for the sake of entertainment and perhaps learning something they listened anyway. I warned them. Many of these souls were here when I went on an extended campaign to warn them against gossip and slander.”
“I will tell you this: many very clever demons have been assigned to assassinate your character. Many extremely skilled Theologian, Pharisee, and Religious spirit demons have undertaken this endeavor for the enemy, who has offered them rewards for each soul they divest of the intimate relationship they once had with Me.”
“So, there you have it. The very sad truth and how the dynamics of the enemy have succeeded with souls that lent their ear to what I warned them to stay away from. There is tremendous power in words. That is why I have prevented you from reading their posts. I do not want your faith in Me weakened in any way. As long as you obey, Clare, you will do well. But if you get curious, you will pay the price of agony and injury to your heart.”
“Please obey Me in this. Stay away from slander and evil speaking. When you do come across that post that begins to detract, delete it immediately. Do not entertain it or try to reason your way through to them. You cannot reason with a demon. They will always find the hole in your armor and stab you where it hurts the most. Rather lift that shield of faith and cut the wicked head off before it reaches your heart.”
“Now, I have brought many new brothers and sisters to this channel, and in this teaching, I am advising you – do not suppose you can play with fire and come away without being burnt. You have discerned that I am truly on this channel. Do not go probing around in the garbage out of curiosity. Follow your heart, and your discernment. Do not allow yourself the liberty of engaging in curiosity. Protect your relationship with Me. I have begun the good work in you and if you are faithful and obedient, I will complete it. You have a choice. Choose wisely.”
“I bless you now with the grace to recognize evil and cut it off before it takes root in your heart.”
Excerpt of the Lord’s Message to Clare
Jesus says… “My children, I exhort you. If you go to many channels out of curiosity, you will have spiritual conflict and confusion. You will be so busy following the threads of who is false and who is real that you will neglect the beauty that is within you – the unique gifts I would love to empower you in.”
“Your discernment needs to come from your relationship with Me. That is why I have led Clare to do multitudes of videos on discernment, so you would be equipped to deal with these deceptive times; a different voice on every corner, many inciting fear not love.”
“I have warned you on this channel from the very beginning, you will have spiritual heart burn if you pursue the latest fad in prophecy. Pursue Me and you will have the latest Prophecy. I will see to it that you are the right position in My Kingdom.”
“Look around you, dear ones. Many false prophets have come into the world, seemingly sincere. Examine their lives closely: are they for Me or for themselves? Have they brought you into a deeper relationship with Me or more confusion?”
“In the end, all that matters is our relationship and your faithfulness. Where you grow in this area is where you should stay and not give your ears to the latest prophetic gossip that comes from sources that would alarm and shock you. Stay faithful to Me and you will become who I created you to be.”
“Months or years down the road you will discover that the ones who follow every prophetic voice without discernment are still without fruit. Are still confused and feeling far away from Me. Still struggling with the same sins, and not growing in holiness, charity or brotherly love. That will tell you all you need to know and be a confirming sign to you that I am the only Voice you need to hearken to. I am your Light and your Salvation. I alone can be trusted. The most important thing in your life is to learn to discern My voice and to know Me on an intimate basis.”
“By their fruits you will know them.”
“My people, be faithful to Me. Hearken to My voice alone. A stranger do not follow. Sensationalism is the motive behind many who make an outrageous living by keeping the flock restless and fearful. It is a travesty. Those who deliberately mislead My sheep for worldly gain will occupy some of the hottest places in Hell.”
Excerpt of the Lord’s Message to Timothy
I am sending out many in My own name, in the spirit and power of Elijah, and they shall prepare the way of the coming of The Lord, Holy and True. Yet you shall spit at them, and they shall be hated by all nations.
Behold, a great hissing shall arise among My own people, and many mocking voices shall come forth from among those who call of themselves Christian and Jew. Even from among the devout of Israel shall many step forward to stone them in word and by deed, for they do always walk in the way of their forefathers. Yet undaunted shall My witnesses, in turn, speak louder, even with a greater voice in concert; with the power of The Lord in their nostrils shall they declare the word of The Lord… A whirlwind of words and proclamations, miraculous signs and wonders, all in the name of YahuShua the Messiah, to the astonishment of the people!
They shall blow the trumpet and call upon the name of The Lord, in judgment and sanctification alike, able to uplift or destroy with a word, yet they shall in no wise raise a hand against another in violence. For theirs is the war of words, and strong shall the word of their mouth be… The voice of The Almighty, uttered through men! For as it was in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of The Son of Man be; as it was in Egypt, so shall it be in the Day of Preparation… The time of war, the casting of judgment, plus one hundred fold!… As it was in all days past, when I sent out My prophets, showing mighty signs and wonders, so shall it be from this time forward until the coming of The Lord!
Beware, I say to you. For the time has come also when the evil one shall attempt the same. Yet believe not these prophets, and listen not to their subtle and dark speeches; nor believe your eyes, though you behold their false signs and wonders… Trickery, dark sentences, the power of the pit, deceptions clothed in falsehoods with the appearance of light and good.
Therefore have understanding and seek wisdom, know who I have sent and am sending… The prophets, My witnesses, 144,000, who cease not from glorifying My name, day and night…
Gifts and wonders without price, all in the name of The One True God and Him called Christ and Jesus, Yeshua The Messiah, The Risen One.
Unless, My people, His name be called out in truth, by no means shall one tittle come to pass or be accounted as true. Turn your backs, and run from all who proclaim not The Son of God Most High!… Run, I say! Do not look back!… Be wary and vigilant.
And to all those who dwell in the churches of men, I say…
Behold, they carry nothing of their own, they have taken nothing with them. For I have put MY Word in their mouths, MY trumpet has been placed in their hands. And by the power of My own Spirit shall I establish them, and it is I, even I, who overshadows them.
For these are they who follow The Lamb, to and fro in all the earth, and shall go wheresoever He leads them… The firstfruits to God and to The Lamb. For they shall take of Mine, and through the power of My Spirit show it to you, for that which is Mine is My Son’s also. And that which is His shall be given to those who walk in union with Him, that I may be glorified in Him and He in them.
Therefore thus says The Lord to the churches of men, and to all who lead them… You shall stay silent and open not your mouths. And you shall give heed to My every decree, and now strive to obey ALL My Commandments, as you seek The Salvation of God as He truly is, and not as you would have Him be… And you may yet behold His glory and be lifted up.
Yet forbear and speak, and I Myself shall come against you, on a day you do not know and at an hour you did not expect, striking you dumb, leaving you unable to speak for a whole season. Behold, I shall abase you in the sight of many witnesses, even among those of whom you have called your own.
Therefore let all men and women in these churches, built up and named of men, listen and hear… And now give heed to the words of The Lord Most High!
Thus says The Lord… Men of vanities and vain deceits, come down from your thrones of pride, and cast from yourselves these cloaks of arrogance you wear. For they are your undoing, even a strangling of your faith, which is already mortally ill… And take your filthy hands off My throne and remove your feet from My footstool! Cease from your judgments, and repent of all these heresies! Stop feeding My flocks, in your own name! Church leaders, repent and humble yourselves at My feet! Stop grasping at My robes, for My face is turned from you!
The Lord’s Message to Timothy
Thus says The Lord… The false prophets gather, and the deceitful teachers increase in number like a plague; a great company who pollute My holy name in one accord, to the blaspheming of The Spirit; a multitude whose every word I despise in My zeal!…
Behold the prophets Hananiah! And of his reward, they are fully worthy!… And I shall not withhold, says The Lord God.
The Lord reveals one characteristic of true Prophets in ‘The Earth’ Chapter 71 Verses 4-7, revealed thru Jacob Lorber
4. All prophets predicted the future conditionally, so that no one would be judged by these predictions, but instead keep the freedom to do what was called for in order to elude the threatening judgment.
5. Jeremiah prophesied and sometimes waited in vain for years, bitterly lamenting the lack of fulfillment of his predictions. What he had prophesied to occur on the next day occurred many years afterwards. It took twenty-three years until his prediction of the seventy-year long imprisonment of the Jewish nation by the Babylonians was fulfilled.
6. Jonah waited in vain for the fall of Nineveh, so that even in the end he angrily reproached Me because of My grace. When human beings, threatened with court proceedings, consequently change, then the proceedings will be stopped, even if only a few of them change.
7. When, among a hundred thousand people, only ten be righteous, then I will, because of those ten, spare the hundred thousand from judgment. And when I find a hundred righteous among a million, then I will not, because of the hundred, take the million to court, as I had threatened to do.
| Always discern with Me… Don’t settle with Opinions
Always discern with Me… Don’t settle with Opinions
April 7, 2016 – Words from Jesus to Sister Clare
(Clare) ‘What is on your heart tonight, Lord?’
(Jesus) “Your sanctification.””
(Clare) Oh yes, You’ve caught me thinking about that… I shouldn’t be – right?
(Jesus) “No, you shouldn’t take your eyes off Me, truth be told. But when you do, it should be to edify your brother or correct yourself. But not laboring or thinking about how to be holy, or how I’m going to make you more holy. That is a total waste of time.
“You’re really not making good use of the time when you become self-centered. By that, I mean, when you try to engineer your own sanctification, when you look at others and wish you could be that far along. That doesn’t please Me. I have you in this place, because it is the best place for you to be. You would not do well in someone else’s path.
“And may I say that things are not always as they seem? Where you see another soul progressing seemingly beyond you, you look at what is further along than you are, but you do not look or see the other faults that are hidden. And even if these faults didn’t exist, I still do not want you comparing yourself with others.”
(Clare) But Lord, what about when You said… ‘When you see good, imitate it?’
(Jesus) “That’s in passing and with My Spirit’s anointing, deliberately tapping on your shoulder and saying, ‘Beloved, here’s a virtue you would do well to imitate.’ Yes, then you are to incorporate that, but never sizing yourself up against what you see in others. That is very much to your detriment. I may still be moving layer A in that soul, while you and I passed through those lessons a long time ago.
“Oh, how much I appreciate it when you all humble yourselves and work together, sharing your faults and praying for one another. That is what I designed the original communities to be: safe havens, places of refuge from the scrutiny and judgements of the world. Places where you could grow in holiness, openly with one another.
“When a brother wounds his leg in battle and you wound your right hand, you can help him walk with your members that still function and he can help you write with his members that still function. I designed the Body to work this way, intricately united together, so that the wounded and compromised would have assistance until they healed. However what most often happens is one suffers a leg wound and is chastised for it to the point that his good hands are no longer useful to the community. He’s been written off as too weak, inadequate and immature.
“Oh, don’t you see, My People? You don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Just because a soul is faulty and weak in one area, does not mean he is no longer useful to the Body in others. This is the attitude that many of you apply to My ministers.
“If you find one thing wrong with them, you write them off. How sad. How would you feel if I found one thing wrong with you and wrote you off as a total failure? And unworthy for Me to work with? Yet this is what you do to My ministers, who I must tell you, out of the thousands, NONE of them has arrived. You will always find fault somewhere.
“Now, the secret of receiving ministry from anyone is discernment. And how do you learn discernment? By many hours sitting at My feet and listening to souls with your heart. That is where the real acid test is. When you hear the heart of others you will know truth from error. You even suppose that because one moves in a gift, everything they say must be truth? No, no, no. You must go deeper. They may have a gift – but they might not have the Truth. Again, you must listen with your heart. Filter it through Me, I will let you know when you are listening to truth or error.
“But this skill is not gained by squeezing Me into 30 minutes in the morning. Nor is it gained in corporate body worship, running to Bible studies and conferences. It is only learned in the silence of your heart where I speak to you. When you sit in silence, I speak to your heart, and soon we are dialoging back and forth, having a real conversation. This is how you learn discernment, listening to Me.
“I am telling you this because many of you are fooled by false piety. You judge as man judges, not as I perceive from the heart. I have an aversion to falsehood, but you have to be listening very carefully to My heart as you listen to the vessel. You will feel a subtle joy and conviction when I approve, and an awkward sense that something is not quite right when I disapprove.
“If you gain your discernment in crowds, talking with others, listening to different opinions and different teachers – what you will end up with is not discernment, but OPINION. And when your opinion doesn’t agree with what the vessel is saying, it’ll set you on edge. But that doesn’t mean that I am not agreeing with what they are saying. You have to go deeper.
“Opinion happens when you compare notes and decide on what seems right to your logical mind. Opinion is no substitute for discernment. Discernment happens when you are tuned into My Heart…’My sheep know My voice and another they will not follow.’ Just about all the Pharisees had strong opinions about My ministry. They had consensus, but they did not have discernment – or they wouldn’t have crucified Me.
“So, My dear ones, I want you to be fully equipped for every good work, and discernment is second only to love in ministry. Love without discernment will result in misplaced action. Discernment without love will result in harsh judgement. You must have both, and you will have both when you spend quality time leaning your head upon My Heart and listening to Me. And worshipping Me. Either in the silence of your heart or alone in your room.
“Until you know that you have this gift, be very careful in your judgment of the teachings of others. If you do not know, then it is wise to come to Me saying… ‘Lord, I don’t know, please show me.’ Never form a rash judgment about the content of a vessel’s ministry. Always come to Me, wait on Me and I will reveal truth from error. Then you will be able to drink from the Living Waters rather than the polluted waters of men’s opinions.”