20 Bible Verses About Discernment of Spirits
Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses about discernment of spirits. Discernment is the ability to know, the grace to identify that which is true from false. The scripture explained that at the end time lot of fake prophets will arise. Many shall come in the name of the Lord, they will perform signs and wonders in the name of the Lord, but they are not from God. And in this perilous time, many believers will be deceived thinking the power the fake prophet use is from God just because there are signs and Wonders. It takes the discernment of spirits to identify that which is of God and that which is not of God.
When we are unable to discern Spirits we fall prey to the antics of the devil. The enemy will you with people’s destiny just because they can’t identify which miracle is from God and the ones that are from the other world. Also, there will be lies. But when a man has the spirit of discernment, one can tell which one is a lie and that which is true. It is important that as believers we have the spirit of discernment. The scripture said test all spirits to know the one that came from God. We must fall victim to the confusion of the enemy. That’s why we must have the ability to discern spirits.
In our world today there are so many fake prophet. There is so many pastors who performs signs and wonders. They heal the sick and do all manner of miracles. Because of this, they have a larger audience and a massive congregation. Whereas, they are leading their congregation to eternal death. But many don’t know this just because they don’t have the spirit of discernment. This is why we have put these 20 bible verses about the discernment of spirits together. As you pray for the spirit of discernment, it is important that you also read about it.
1. Hebrews 4:12
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
2. Proverbs 17:27-28
“Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise, when he closes his lips he is deemed intelligent.”
3. 1 Corinthians 2:14
“The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.”
4. Proverbs 8:9
“To the discerning all of them are right; they are upright to those who have found knowledge.”
5. Deuteronomy 32:28-29
“They are a nation without sense, there is no discernment in them. If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be!”
6. Romans 12:2
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
7. Colossians 2:2-3
“That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
8. 1 Corinthians 12:10
and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.
9. 1 Kings 3:11
God said to him, “Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice,
10. Matthew 16:3
And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?
11. Hosea 14:9
Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them. Forthe ways of the Lord are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them.
12. Deuteronomy 4:6
So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’
13. Isaiah 29:14
Therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous; And the wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the discernment of their discerning men will be concealed.”
14. 1 John 4:1
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
15. 1 John 4:1-21
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.
16. Hebrews 5:14
But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
17. Mark 16:17-18
And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
18. 1 Kings 3:9
So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
19. Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
20. 1 John 1:1
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched–this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.