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What is the difference between divination and prophesy?



    
    

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Divination:

It is something to do with satan, evil spirit and demons. Divination is a spirit of falsehood and deceit, not the Holy Spirit (Mic. 2:11). 

There is no enchantment against Jacob or any divination against Israel (Num. 23:23). God was in their midst protecting them from all enchantment and witchcraft.

Other prophets have spoken of false prophets. In Ezekiel:"Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!" (Ezek. 13:3). In Jeremiah:"The prophets prophesy lies... I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them:they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart" (Jer. 14:14). These walked in the spirit, but not the Holy Spirit as the true prophets did. They constantly conversed with their own spirit and that of demons, predicting lies and falsehoods. Here they prophesied of wine and strong drink, because that was the chief thing on their minds and what they continually gave themselves to. They desired to please the rich men, to embolden them in their lives of self- indulgence, and to tell them that they would not be punished. They doubtless did say some good things when quoting God's promises to His people, but would not spea k of the curses of God upon sin. This is the secret of success for false prophets even today. The natural man wants a god, and anything which has a mere resemblance of the spiritual will satisfy, for a time at least, even though it is deception.

Gifts of the Holy Spirt fall into three natural divisions

1. Gifts of revelation-- the mind gifts:

(i) The word of wisdom. This is supernatural revelation, or insight into the divine will and purpose, showing how to solve any problem that may arise (1Ki. 3: 16- 28 Mt. 2: 20; Lk. 22: 10- 12 Jn. 2: 22- 24 4: 16- 19 Acts 26: 16; 27: 21- 25 1Cor. 5). 

(iii) The word of knowledge. That is supernatural revelation of divine knowledge, or insight in the divine mind, will, or plan; and also the plans of others that man could not know of himself (Gen. 1: 1- 2: 25 1Sam. 3: 7- 15 2Ki. 6: 8- 12 Acts 9: 11- 12 Mt. 16: 16; Jn. 1: 1- 3 Acts 5: 3- 4 21: 11; Eph. 3). 

(iii). Discerning of spirits. This is supernatural revelation, or insight into the realm of spirits to detect them and their plans and to read the minds of people (Mt. 9: 4; Lk. 13: 16; Jn. 2: 25; Acts 13: 9- 10 16: 16; 1Tim. 4: 1- 4 1Jn. 4: 1- 6). 

2. Gifts of inspiration-- vocal gifts:

(i) Prophecy. This is supernatural utterance in the native tongue (1Cor. 14: 3). It is a miracle of divine utterance, not conceived by human thought or reasoning (Acts 3: 21; 11: 28; 21: 11; 2Pet. 1: 21; 1Cor. 14: 23- 32). It includes speaking to people to edification, and exhortation and comfort (1Cor. 14: 3). 

(ii) Divers kinds of tongues. This is supernatural utterance in other languages which are not known to the speaker (Isa. 28: 11; Mk. 16: 17; Acts 2: 4; 10: 44- 48 19: 1- 7 1Cor. 12: 10, 28- 31 13: 1- 3 14: 2, 22, 26, 27- 32). 

(iii) The interpretation of tongues. This is simply supernatural ability to interpret in the native tongue what is uttered in other languages not known by the one who interprets by the Spirit (1Cor. 12: 10; 14: 5, 13- 15, 27- 28).

3. Gifts of power-- working gifts: 

(i) Faith. This is supernatural ability to believe God without human doubt, unbelief, and reasoning (Rom. 4: 17; Jas. 1: 5- 8 Mt. 17: 20; 21: 22; Mk. 9: 23; 11: 22- 24 Heb. 11: 6; 12: 1- 3). 

(ii) The gifts of healing. This is supernatural power to heal all manner of sickness without human aid or medicine (Mk. 16: 18; Jn. 14: 12; 1Cor. 12: 9). 

(iii) The working of miracles. This is supernatural power to intervene in the ordinary course of nature and to counteract natural laws if necessary (1Cor. 15: 10, 27- 31 Heb. 2: 3- 4 Ps. 107; Ex. 7: 10- 14: 21 2Ki. 4: 1- 44 6: 1- 7 Mt. 17: 20; Mk. 9: 23; 11: 22- 24 Jn. 14: 12).

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