How to use the spiritual gift of discernment

The Principle of Separation

Every human being has experienced some form of conflict, offense, or mistreatment. Along with those situations come all sorts of feelings ranging from fear to anger, to rejection, and more. It may be easy to try to blame someone or something else for our emotional struggles, but then we’d only be looking at the surface issue. The Bible tells us that our battle is not against people but against a spiritual kingdom that is opposed to God and His ways. That is why it is essential to learn how to use the spiritual gift of discernment.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 says this:

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 KJV

The gift of discernment is essential to your overcomers’ journey

We need to understand that an invisible kingdom is working in us and through others with a mission to separate us from our relationship with God, ourselves, and others. In the For My Life® Retreat, we present a class called, Separation. This teaching helps you understand where your battleground really is and how to use the gift of discernment so that you can be victorious in battle against your true enemy – Satan and his kingdom.

The following is a short video clip from the For My Life Online, Separation, teaching by Pastor Scott Harper:

Here are a few key points that the Separation teaching addresses:

  • Who is our battle really against?
  • Where does personal responsibility come in?
  • How can I learn how to discern the enemy’s influence in myself and others?
  • How can separating a person from their sin help restore relationships?
  • How can separation help set me free?
  • How can discerning of spirits help me be an overcomer?


Maybe it’s time to learn how to effectively use the spiritual gift of discernment of spirits.

Dr. Henry W. Wright often said, “The battle is won or lost between your ears.” Without discernment and understanding of the spiritual battleground around us, we may be fighting all wrong. We may come in with good intentions, but when we see a person in front of us say or do something that’s not from Heaven, we may get thrown off our game. Because we do not discern what is motivating and driving them.

Discernment is a gift from God

When we can recognize, understand, and discern what we are dealing with spiritually, we can learn how to love the person and hate the sin. That may sound hard, and perhaps according to our limited human understanding, it might be very difficult. However, when we press into God, seeking Him for His grace and mercy to correctly approach and deal with adverse situations in the right spirit, He can lead us according to His perfect law. That law is to love Him with all our heart and love our neighbor as ourselves. He can open our eyes to the real battleground, give us discernment, and strengthen us to face those challenges from a completely different angle.

The gift of discernment is essential for effective spiritual warfare

With the understanding of separation, we no longer have to feel like helpless victims in a cruel world. We are beloved sons and daughters of God, and we can know that battle belongs to the Lord. He will get the victory. He is mighty in battle. When a situation arises that we might feel victimized in, we can take this to the Lord and ask Him to lead our hearts to the victory. With His perspective, we can discern clearly where the enemy is trying to attack and counter Him with the truth from God’s Word. And with God’s help, we will be far more effective in spiritual warfare.

Are you ready for a shift? Are you ready to take back the territory that the enemy has stolen; to repair relationships, strip off the power of guilt and shame, and walk as a victorious overcomer? Are you ready to learn how to utilize the powerful spiritual weapon of discernment?

If yes, then the For My Life Retreat is for you!

We invite you to join us on this life-changing journey of healing and restoration that we call the overcomers’ journey. We are dedicated to fulfilling the vision and mission to establish generations of overcomers that God charged Dr. Henry W. Wright and Pastor Donna Wright with when they first began the ministry of Be in Health®.

The For My life Retreat is a week-long, intensive healing retreat where you can find healing in God for your spirit, soul, and body. We have also developed the For My Life Online course, where you can participate with us from the comfort of your own home.

Be blessed and enjoy your overcomers’ journey!

The Be in Health Team


This article is part of the For My Life Sound Bite Series.

Check out these articles to learn more about the other teachings we offer and get more insights into spiritual discernment, the power of God’s love, and how He can heal you and help you become an overcomer!

Foundational Insights – This is the core foundational teaching that encompasses the heart and mission of the For My Life Retreat. On this foundation, the whole Retreat is built.

The Father’s Love – The number one most important thing for every person’s Overcomers’ Journey is to be restored to Father God’s Love. Without a relationship and trust with the Father, it is very difficult to move forward as an Overcomer.

8 Rs to Freedom – 8 steps to recognize and overcome the enemy’s influence in your life.

7 Steps to Sin – Discover the enemy’s strategy to lead you to sin and learn how to stop him at his game.

Godly Order – God has established an order of authority in His Kingdom. Discover how Godly Order will help restore you to peace in God and in your life.

Spirit World Realities – Learn how the enemy’s kingdom can operate in the earth and the Biblical origins of our spiritual enemy. This understanding will demystify Satan and his kingdom and help you defeat the fear of evil.

Pathways of Thought – How can a spiritual kingdom influence our thoughts? Discover the pathway of thought from the spiritual through thoughts, feelings, and emotions to its effect on our physical health.

Disease Profiles – Discover the possible spiritual roots that can lead to specific disease classes.

Water Baptism– Water Baptism is one of the sacraments of our faith. Discover why Water Baptism is an essential step in your Overcomers’ Journey.

Blocks to Healing – The Bible tells us that there are certain things that we can agree with that will get in the way of healing. Learn how to recognize and overcome these spiritual blocks to healing. And discover the surprising #1 Block to Healing.

Self Pity – Dr. Henry W. Wright often said that Self Pity is the superglue to hell that binds us to our past and prevents us from moving forward in our future. Learn how to discern this evil spirit and overcome it in your life!

Accusation – Accusation is a tool that the enemy uses to twist the truth and lead us into bondage to sin. Learn how to recognize and overcome the spirit of accusation in your life.

Bitterness – Learn the seven steps of bitterness, including unforgiveness, anger, violence, and murder. With these insights, you will be able to defeat this stronghold and operate in God’s forgiveness and peace.

Envy and Jealousy – Discover how Envy and Jealousy keep your eyes on the object of your desire to prevent you from trusting God and receiving His best for you.

Rejection – Learn how to overcome rejection in your life.

Occultism – Understanding Occultism and why we need to be free from it.

Unloving – Recognize if you are not giving and receiving love to God, yourself, and others. And learn how to walk in love as God intended.

Addictions – Learn what the Bible says about overcoming addictions. God wants to help us be free, and receive our comfort and identity from Him.

Fear – Fear is something that most of us have had to face at some point in our lives. Discover where Fear comes from, how to recognize it, and how to overcome it!

Walk OutWe have the freedom to walk out of things that have once bound us. Learn what is walk out, why it is important, and how to do it.

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Separation from Sin – Who is Your Real Enemy?

The enemy’s kingdom is out to steal and destroy relationships and to separate us from love. Discover who your real enemy is and learn how to love yourself and others and hate the works of the enemy. This revelation will strengthen your spiritual discernment give you and a tremendous boost in your overcomers’ journey.

Resisting Evil is Good Training – By Pastor Donna Wright

Understanding who you are in God is essential to developing your strength in spiritual warfare. Learn how God can help you resist the enemy and strengthen you in your overcomers’ journey.

What is True Spiritual Freedom?

Learning how to discern, and resist the enemy is a first step to spiritual freedom. Discover what spiritual freedom looks like in an overcomers’ journey.


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How to use the spiritual gift of discernment. This revelation will help your relationships and bring peace as you learn how to love the person and hate the sin. You can be an overcomer with God's help!    Learn how to use the spiritual gift of discernment. Maybe your battle isn't against other people, learn how to separate yourself and others from sin. Discern the enemy's thoughts and overcome him with the truth from God's Word.

By Be in Health| 2023-08-04T09:44:16-05:00 August 20th, 2021|For My Life Series|0 Comments