The spiritual gift of discernment is the special ability to spread the awareness of God’s glory by perceiving accurately whether certain behavior is divine, human, or satanic.
Those with the spiritual gift of discernment can protect their companies from spiritual attacks that might come in the form of bad business partners, bad business deals, and other hazardous business situations that cannot be perceived by the natural mind.
Spiritual Gift Recognition Statements
- “I believe I have a special responsibility to sense when situations are spiritually unhealthy.”
- “I have a unique ability to sense whether or not a person is acting in accordance with God’s will.”
- “Others have told me I have a special ability to perceive things that most people are not able to perceive.”
A Christian business professional named Paul Williams uses his spiritual gift of discernment in the cyber-security industry by helping businesses and government agencies to defend themselves against cyber-security attacks. His supernatural effectiveness in profiling people and solving complex problems has caused several business leaders and elite government agents to ask him, “What’s your secret?”
When Paul was asked this question at the end of a training class he led at one of the top government intelligence agencies, he responded, “I am a servant of the most high God…” In front of a room full of elite government agents, he then shared his testimony of how he became a born-again Christian. He then explained to the audience how the Holy Spirit gives certain spiritual gifts to those who are sons and daughters of God. He shared that one of his primary spiritual gifts is discernment, which helps him to glorify God through upholding justice as a cyber-security expert and practitioner.
After he finished sharing his testimony, the entire room erupted in a standing ovation. Individual agents came to him personally to ask more questions about God.
- Matthew 16:21-23
- Acts 5:1-11; 16:16-18
- 1 Corinthians 12:10
- 1 John 4:1-6