Let's be clear...there is no "gift of discernment".

There is, however, the gift of "discerning of spirits". Many in the body of Christ, even some leaders, don't want to discuss this particular gift because it deals with "spirits", and that is a subject they don't want to, or are afraid to tackle. So, they misquote and call it the "gift of discernment"...however that is NOT what the bible calls it, and we must stick with what the word says, even if it's not what we want to discuss or deal with. Just sayin'! 😏

One third of Jesus' ministry was dealing with demonic or evil spirits. Why don't we want to teach people about this? Many times I've heard "we don't want to scare the people". Guess what...many of them are scared and battling a spirit of fear anyway, and many others even watch horror and/or terror movies, which has opened them up to even more fear. What they don't know about, can actually hurt them, and usually already is! Why not give them the tools to discern and get free from these spirits, and equip them to battle against the spirits that are already battling against them??

Let me also be clear that this gift is more than the ability to discern evil spirits, although that is a wonderful benefit of it. It is a gift to discern between 1) God's Spirit/His holy angels, 2) the human spirit, and 3) demonic/evil spirits. There are one of 3 functioning at any given time.

I have said it for years, and I will say it again. I believe this gift is more lacking than any other in the body of Christ, and it is needed now more than ever. So many are not able to discern which is functioning, and are confusing these three. This is especially true in prophecy and in Charismatic "phenomena"! So many are lacking the ability to discern when someone is operating in their own spirit, or by an evil spirit, and instead they believe they are operating by the Spirit of God. People of God, ask for the Lord to give you this gift! I pray God's people would begin to function in this gift on a high level in the days to come, as it is much needed!

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Amanda Shiflett is the founder of Prophetic Reformer and Co-founder of Kingdom Life Ministries, along with her husband Darin. She is a Prophetic Minister who heard the Lord's call from a very young age. Amanda is a heralding voice of truth, holiness, and purity within the prophetic, and calls others to stand in a place of no compromise in their callings. She longs to see reformation come most especially to the current Prophetic movement, as well as the other parts of the 5-fold within the body of Christ.  


Along with her calling as a Prophetess, Amanda also flows in a powerful worship and healing anointing, and is a gifted teacher and writer as well. Although she loves all aspects of the ministry that God has called her to, her personal passion is to see reformation come to the Body of Christ and the current prophetic movement. She also longs to see those in the Body of Christ reach their destinies - to see God's people break free from their strongholds and bondages, to walk in complete wholeness and freedom in Christ. She is honored and excited to serve the Lord in many capacities in the Kingdom, seeing lives transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit! 


Over a 10 year period, Amanda received overall training in biblical studies, with extensive training in prophecy, spiritual warfare, Hebraic roots, healing, and supernatural ministry, at various ministry schools. In addition, she also traveled and served under several national and international ministries during that time. She is constantly engaging in more study and understanding in the revelations of the Lord, and is actively involved in continuing education. 


Amanda and her husband, Darin, are both Apostolically aligned with and ordained through FMCI, under the apostolic leadership of Apostle Jim Hodges. They currently reside near Dallas, TX.