For many believers, operating in the gifts of the Spirit has become a normal way of life. Yet there is one often-overlooked, often-misunderstood gift crucial to the well-being of the church: the gift of discerning spirits.
This gift is the powerful supernatural ability to hear and see into the spiritual realm, yet many people who have it may think they are crazy. Finding no help from the church, some have turned to medical doctors and actually been diagnosed with a mental disorder. Jennifer Eivaz, a trusted prophetic voice, has been there, and she offers hope, healing, and practical help. Pulling back the veil, she
· lays a biblical foundation for how this gift works
· helps you discern what you are seeing and hearing
· reveals what is happening in the spiritual realm
· provides insight into the demonic, the angelic, and spiritual happenings
· and more.
The enemy is on the move. More than ever, the church needs people who operate in this powerful gift to expose hidden threats and help lead the church to victory.
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About the Author
Jennifer Eivaz (www.jennifereivaz.com) is a minister and international conference speaker with a heart for raising up passionate and effective prayer. She is a regular contributor to Charisma online and The Elijah List and has taught at the Bethel School of the Prophets. Jennifer lives with her husband, Ron, and their two children in Turlock, California, where she serves as executive pastor at Harvest Christian Center.
Table of Contents
Foreword Apostle John Eckhardt 11
Introduction: A Gift with a Purpose 15
1 Seeing Both Sides of the Supernatural 19
2 The Gift of Discerning of Spirits 27
3 The Fundamentals of Distinguishing between Spirits 43
4 Discerning Spiritual Atmospheres 63
5 Discerning Who Is for You and Who Is against You 79
6 Discerning the Angels 95
7 Discerning the Powers and Principalities 115
8 What to Do with the Things You Discern 133
Appendix: Can a Christian Be Demon Possessed? 151
Great, easy read. This book is packed with wisdom and knowledge from above! Understandable stories and explanation of common occurrences!
To me this was kindergarten Christian milk and cookie time! Not for the mature follower of Yeshua!
I am always interested in learning more about this subject and I have a desire to be more sensitive to what is going on around me supernaturally. I have read other books similar to this and have enjoyed them. I liked this book as well. I appreciated how Jennifer talked not only about seeing the negative things but also seeing positive things, like angels. She also discusses picking up on things from other people and things they might carry with them. I really like learning the name of some spirits and their function and how they attack us. This makes it so much easier to come against them, knowing their function and how they try to take us down. If you find this subject interesting I highly recommend this book. A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own.
Seeing the Supernatural is a very interesting book. The author states she has been into the occult since she was young because of her parents and that she's saw ghosts which she now knows as demons her whole life from a very young child to now. She states we can see them or at least feel them , but in Scripture it says that the gift of discernment is given to someone not all – at least that is how I read it – I could be wrong. She seems to believe every single one of us have or will see a demon or can even be not possess but occupied by one . It does not go into depth about the subject in a way I had not read before and was very interested and could understand it very well and it was a very wonderful book and it was very short compared to every other book I have read, I truly enjoyed this book. I received a copy of this book from the Publisher and Netgalley; all the opinions expressed in this review are all my own.
[Note: This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It may seem particularly humorous, but I read a lot of books that deal with the subject of spiritual warfare, and many of them come from the same publisher or group of publishers. Admittedly, my own beliefs about spiritual warfare are somewhat distinct to those of the publisher, but even so I find a great deal that is of interest in seeing the connections between different people who claim great gifts of discernment for themselves and demonstrate themselves as being part of the same larger tradition . These writers show a good deal of evidence in that they read the same books and often know and respect the same people and even quote each other frequently. They use the same sort of non-biblical jargon and it seems that a great deal of their appeal is directed towards believers with a high degree of sensitivity, certain mystical tendencies, and an experience of feeling that their gifts of spiritual discernment have received negative treatment from somewhat repressive church authorities. It is pretty likely that this consists of a large number of people and that these books have a high degree of appeal to certain audiences. The particular version of the book I read was a bit under 100 pages and was divided into eight chapters. The author begins by discussing both sides of the supernatural, knowing that many people tend to focus on negative (demonic) aspects of the gifts of spiritual discernment while others focus on the positive (angelic) aspects of those gifts. Immediately after this the author turns to discussing the gift of discerning spirits, not only whether they are good or bad but what specific sort of spirit they are. The author then gives a great deal of autobiographical detail in giving some of what she believes are the fundamental principles of distinguishing between spirits, sometimes to a very specific degree. The author then moves on to discuss spiritual atmospheres, the sort of characteristic problems that beset different areas and institutions. The author then talks about the very helpful gift of distinguishing between those who are for or against you. The author moves after this to discerning angels, specifically, before moving on to discerning various powers and principalities. The author closes with a discussion about the importance of knowing what to do with one's discernment, including not overreacting to it as some do. In reading this book and others like it, one is faced with the reality that there is a highly advanced demonology and angelology among charismatic Christians that is quite distinct from other backgrounds within Christianity. Strikingly, though, the author of this book demonstrates a high regard for respect for authority as well as obedience to clear biblical commands and a strong degree of hostility to spirits of anarchy that she views as demonic. What surprised me was the strong degree of agreement between the author and me, despite our differences in religious worldview. Then again, as someone who has a deeply personal degree of interest in spiritual warfare, largely springing from the darkness and brokenness of my own personal background and my own fairly high degree of personal sensitivity in such matters, perhaps it is not surprising that I would have somewhat similar views to those with similar areas of interest even if we come from different places. It is in that light that