Early Warning Signal – Discernment of the Unseen Realm
Posted by Kingdom Walker
Today I had an “aha!” moment. For years I have wondered why I am so susceptible to getting “slimed” by evil, dark forces. For instance, I am having a normal, happy day. I encounter someone who is frazzled and stressed out. Without realizing it, I “pick up” their anxiety and discontent. I walk away feeling terrible.
I thought after years of following Jesus that I would be somewhat immune to this stuff. Not only am I picking up the anxiety the other person feels, but I am also burdened by the spirit of fear that is provoking their anxiety. Or sometimes it might be the spirit of control and manipulation that is pushing their anxiety buttons. Either way, I was innocently going about my day and suddenly I am weighed down by this darkness. It is a very vulnerable way to live.
Except now I understand! 🙂
When I get “slimed” or attacked mentally and emotionally by dark “energies”, my gift of discernment kicks in. Because I’m personally feeling the effects of this particular evil spirit’s assignment, I can identify it pretty quickly. And because it’s affecting ME, I have the authority to dispel its power – at least its power over me and my immediate vicinity. I also tend to release the opposite of whatever it was trying to bring – so if it was fear, I release peace. If it was bringing control and manipulation, I release freedom and liberty.
I just realized that my gift of discernment operates as an Early Warning Signal – kind of like a smoke alarm. When a smoke alarm goes off, it warns you that there’s a problem. It motivates you to take action immediately and put out the fire so that everyone will be safe.
In the same way, when I get “slimed” or affected by someone else’s negative assignment, my discernment kicks into high gear. “There’s something very wrong here!” it shouts. So I go to battle and take out whatever the enemy has engineered to hurt someone. If I was immune to attack, I wouldn’t know when there was trouble. Everyone else might be coughing from the “smoke”, but without an alarm it would take me a much longer to figure out what was wrong.
Wow, thank you Spirit of Truth for revealing this to me. It makes so much sense!
I have often walked into situations where the air felt “heavy”. If it is minor, I don’t respond. But when it is dense and bothering me, I take action. Evil “energies” – some people call them demons, entities, energies, vibes, spirits – it doesn’t matter to me. I just look at the results – is it positive or negative energy? The evil ones take away the joy and peace that should be ours. Life should not be full of stress and fear. So if they are bothering me, I remove them. That restores peace to a room, a home, an area.
I don’t remove them if they are not bothering me and I don’t take on things that are beyond my realm of authority. For instance, if I visit your home and you are anxious, I’m going to feel it. The air will feel “tense”. I will prevent it from bothering me by taking authority over it while I am visiting you, but it is your house. If you want to keep it, it will stay there with you. If you ask for my help, I will teach you how to remove it. But that is your choice. Some people are used to feeling anxious. It’s familiar. They wouldn’t know how to live without it. I’m not saying that is true of all anxious people – just some that I have encountered.
Now I will try being more thankful for this gift – instead of annoyed that everywhere I go, I get hit with stuff. It’s not easy being me. 🙂
How about you? Do you notice how much other people’s vibes affect your mood? Is it possible you are meant to “shift the atmosphere” where you are? Please comment below – I’d be very interested to hear your thought on this subject!
About Kingdom WalkerA woman seeking to understand the world around her - with grace and acceptance toward all. Discernment of the Supernatural Realm - Insight and experiences of the Unseen Realm from a Christian perspective. This blog: https://supernaturaldiscernment.com/
Posted on April 22, 2013, in Demons, Educational, Spirit, Spiritual realm, Spiritual warfare and tagged Christian, discernment, evil, negative energy, oppression, spiritual authority, unseen realm, vibes. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Yes!! Finally I know somebody who feels exactly the same! I used to describe this feeling with the exact same word “heavy” when I met someone with oppressed spirit. I’ve noticed that next to such a person, I suddenly kinda blank out and can’t properly speak and hold a conversation, I feel nervous and simply cant get words out of mouth. And I was really wondering why is this? And how to fight that nervous feeling? Also want to mention I had holidayed in Tunisia, that was the most “heaviest” place I’ve ever felt. I even said to my husband that air is so heavy there. And once we got home I felt like I could finally spiritually breathe.
I’m glad you know what I’m talking about! It’s nice to meet a kindred spirit. There are many of us but most of us don’t say anything because we don’t want to be labeled as “weird”, right? LOL
To answer your question, when you encounter a person that has that affect on you, try taking a few steps back and see if that helps. If not, excuse yourself and go outside or to another room and bind Fear and Control. Loose Peace and freedom. Then go back and see if you can think normally and carry on a conversation. This should help. If it doesn’t, it usually means you have agreement with Fear inside you – a place the Lord needs to heal. Once you let Him heal the fear, you will have authority over it and it won’t affect you so much. Feel free to email me if you want to discuss this further – I am here to help. 🙂
So glad to hear I am not alone. It’s not something you can just share with anyone. Thank you for sharing. Do you know what coughing means?
Janice, thanks for your comment. Yes, it is wonderful to discover you’re not alone! (And you’re not crazy either!) I have heard that coughing is a way to get rid of the influence of those dark “energies” (i.e. spiritual influences). I often yawn repeatedly when an atmosphere is full of negative energy/spirits. Some people cough, sneeze or even burp. Any release of air seems to be related to removing the influence of these spirits. Not sure why it works that way, but that may be what the coughing means. Breathing relates to our spirits, it seems. I have also heard that a sudden allergic reaction (coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, etc.) can also be a sign of encountering anxiety (and trying to push it off). When there’s no obvious reason for the coughing in the natural, then look for the spiritual reason. Ask the Spirit of Truth the next time it happens and see what comes to your mind. 🙂
Again, thanks for stopping by and adding to the conversation!