This information is found in Petra’s recent video which I will link at the bottom of this article.
Lashara recently used the verses below in a video called “Holy Spirit Confirms His Messengers & Messages (pt1 dream update)” to discuss her view of discernment:
Heb 5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
Heb 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Heb 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
The context of this passage tells us that Paul would like to go on to discuss how Christ as the High Priest has replaced everything that the temple and levitical system foreshadowed. He wanted to assure the Jewish believers that they have not “apostatized” from God’s word by deviating from the Temple and sacrifices. Taking refuge in Christ, they are not deviating from the Word but are fulfilling it.
The revelation of the High Priestly Ministry of Christ and His work to perfect the conscience and bring us into rest is the “meat” of the word, whereas the elementary principles of how one becomes saved are the “milk.” Meat, (this truth concerning Christ in His Heavenly Ministry) is for the more mature believers who by reason of use have their “senses” exercised to discern both good and evil.
Lashara uses this verse (out of context) to assert that physical sensations should be used and trusted in order to discern who is “true” and “false”. However, it is a simple matter to look at the Greek word for “senses” used in this verse here to verify if whether this is the case:
The dictionary tells us that it is related to the “faculty of the mind for perceiving, understanding and judging.” Since the word is only used once in the NT, we have to use the context (the passage) to determine its meaning in addition to the dictionary. Again, dictionary definitions are good, but its best to see how the word is used in context throughout the scripture to really grasp how the Holy Spirit intends it to be understood. Context tells us that he is wanting them to be able to discern between “good” and “evil”.
Evil in this case would be to hold on to the Old Covenant, Moses, the Sacrificial System and the Levitical Prietshood, or to simply stay with the milk and keep re-establishing the ground of “how does one get saved? what does it mean to repent? ” Good in this case would be to go onto the meat, i.e. the present Heavenly Ministry of our High Priest to bring us into the enjoyment of our inheritance, the Holiest. Since this role is disclosed in the New Testament Ministry (the word), it makes sense that the dictionary definition of the “senses” (faculty of the mind for perceiving, understanding and judging) is best.
Lashara, instead, speaks of physical sensations, such as warm feelings. She specifically uses the example of someone with a “prophetic/deliverance” ministry that’s left leg goes “limp” when the Father is warning her through her senses that this is not the place he wants her to be. She even spends time explaining that the right side represents “good” because your “left” hand isn’t supposed to do know what your “right” hand is doing when you’re doing a good deed like giving alms.
Again, this kind of thought process matches superstitious Roman Catholicism, rooted in the dark ages. For example, when I was in kindergarten I went to a strict Italian catholic school. I was left-handed but the nuns made me write with my right hand because Jesus is “seated at the right hand of the Father.”
Sherry confirms that she has these kinds of sensations when she teaches:
Physical Senses and Brute Beasts
These physical sensations are what they use to determine truth and error and to “discern.” Petra shows in her video that the Bible speaks of these kinds of sense leadings in a negative way:
Jud 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Sherry and Lashara, Amanda, Patrick and others are definitely speaking “evil” of things they know not (our teaching concerning the doctrine of Christ), and are corrupting themselves in what they know “naturally”. The Word “Naturally” in the greek is physikos:
Jude refers to those who follow their physical senses for “discernment” and use this to speak evil of the teaching of the Apostles (the faith once and for all delivered to the saints) and slander saints (through dreams! v.8) as “brute beasts”.
The word for “brute” means “Destitute of reason” of “contrary to reason.”
It is interesting that the crux of their argument that I am “not saved” is that I use my “mind” and not my “heart” to believe the Gospel and am therefore a false professor. They are against reason, and their spiritual “discernment” is nothing less than medieval superstitions that are clearly condemned in the scripture. Standing on dreams to speak evil of God’s people is condemned as is using physical sensations to “lead and guide” in opposition to the “senses” (reason) referred to in Hebrews 5:16, the very verse that Lashara tried to use to say that it is actually scriptural to be led by the senses in this way.
These sensations are spoken of often in the NAR. While there can be physical sensations associated with spirituality (because we are spirit, soul and body), we should not lean on our senses to discern spiritual things, but we should be renewing the mind with the word of God and submitting to the authority of the Word. This is how we put on the armour of God. Why must we put on the armour of God as believers? Because we are told in Ephesians 6 that we wrestle “not with flesh and blood” but with “principalities”. we are engaged directly with the “wiles of the devil” and spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:11-12 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
We need to put on the armour ourselves through the equipping of the Word. Every piece of the armour is related to Gospel revelation concerning our identity in Christ. And we must pray for those who speak the Gospel according to the revelation of the Mystery that they may have boldness and utterance.
Eph 6:13-19 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (14) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; (15) And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (16) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (18) Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (19) And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,