Spiritual Maturity & Discernment


Spiritual maturity, does include spiritual discernment.  

It never ceases to amaze me the extent that people will go to, even to the point of lying to God, to try and obtain information concerning things that are none of their business.

Many times, messy and nosy people will attempt to find out information by stating God has put you on their heart, or they sense something is wrong between you and another person, or they had a dream or vision concerning a situation.

They will go as far as even acting like they are praying and getting a word from the LORD, then bring forth a lying prophesy to see if you will confirm the suspicions they have about something they think is going on in your life, or between you and another person.

Spies are sneaky, underhanded persons who will even connect with those close to you and probe their soul and mind to obtain any information they can about you.

These persons will even connect with your close family and friends to try and find any source of information to attempt to do these things:

  1. Discredit your name and reputation, because of their jealousies and intimidation.
    I find most reputation destroyers are dealing with bitterness unforgiveness and hate and anybody they see successful they want to destroy.
  2. Try to use the information to make you think they are deep and God deals with them heavily about you so that they can get close to you.
    I find most persons that act like this have identity issues and need your presence to seem important before the people.
  3. Try to get doors open for themselves through your ministry friends by trying to use information to make you look bad.
    I find most people who do this are not really called to preach neither are they anointed.  They try to make it seem that you learned all you know through them.
  4. Want your identity and life so they obtain the information, so they can become you.
    These persons usually have strong emotional issues and have often had a rough childhood and so they create your life in their lives.  They clone themselves into your image by talking acting etc just like you.  They love to hear people say you are just like them.

There are several reasons why many time people are searching out a person’s life and often the reason is not godly.

In Ministry, I have found that people have spiritual battles and often they will target someone for no reason, but the enemy gives them delusional thoughts against that person.

When people come at me with that famous, “You can tell me anything!” or “If you say we friends, you should tell me your life history,”  I know I need to pray hard and see what their intentions are.

Ninety percent of the time, those who approach me like that have motives that either want to destroy me personally, or try to stop me from doing the will of the LORD.

Jezebel spirits love to find out about your life to see how they can control you, and when they realize they can’t, they then they attempt to discredit you.

People, stop just opening up your intimacies of your life to persons who have not been given security clearance by the Holy Ghost.  Learn how to listen to the voice of God and the check in your spirit concerning those who attempt to enter the personal dimensions of your life.


~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas

Apostle/Prophetess Barbara R. ThomasApostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and is on a mission, travelling the world, proclaiming the Gospel, for souls to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has life mandate to help bring others to their divine purpose.

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Spiritual Maturity & Discernment — 1 Comment

  1. Boy is this true and happening in a huge way in my city.  Jezebel spirit is giving it her best, but no one can thwart God’s plans.  You hit the nail on the head here.