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Empathic communication

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by djstav, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. djstav

    djstav Active Member

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    If this is possible:

    Matthew 12:25 KJV
    And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

    Matthew 9:4 KJV
    And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

    Luke 5:22 KJV
    But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?
    Then is feeling what people feel possible?

    Luke 11:17 KJV
    But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

    Luke 6:8 KJV
    But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.

    Then is feeling people's feelings possible?
     
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    "ByGrace" Well-Known Member

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    Good question...I'm marking this spot and will wait for the wise ones to answer. :)

    I believe we can only know when the Holy Spirits reveals it ..for the edification and encouragement of the person involved.
    I think that even now we often get a glimpse...and a kind of intuition.
    But I am waiting for those wiser than I to answer. lol
     
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    Heart2Soul Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely! I can walk into a room and begin speaking to someone and if they are angry or sad or whatever I begin to have those same feelings....(discernment) and I then ask them if they want to talk about it.
     
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    I think that is a gifting, I know I have it, but it can cause me grief when emotional louts manipulate me.
     
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    Yes you have to stay prayed up....and put on that spiritual armor DAILY!
     
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    djstav Active Member

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    Sounds like a plan.
     
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    Enoch111 Well-Known Member

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    This is all about Jesus knowing the thoughts and hearts of all men. God can see into every person, and knows every thought. Jesus is God therefore He could examine every heart.

    This has nothing to do with empathy, where humans can feel the with others in their situations.
     
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    Ok duly noted, but I think there's more to us than what we know.
     
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    I do think some personalities are born naturally more empathic than others. I say "naturally" as in being influenced neither by demonic spirits or by God. It's why I agree with what Heart2Soul is suggesting. It would indeed by wise to train yourself to spend increasing time in the Presence of God, because there is a great deal of heartache, stress, fear, anxieties, evil thoughts, hatred, prejudices, you name it out there. They welcome spirits, and many of these spirits are evil. If you are born naturally empathic then you are going to be effected by them negatively much of the time unless the Spirit of Joy, Love, Peace, etc. that is in you is stronger than the spirits of depression that are in them.
     
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    Their feelings follow me way after I'm gone.
     
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    All the more reason to make spending time with God a priority, and also ask that He grant you the time and space for things that you like doing and bring you joy (but time with God needs to come first or the latter probably won't last for long).

    The good news about being empathic is that you are more sensitive to the feelings of others and therefore in a better position to minister to them. But again, this only applies if the Spirit that is in you is stronger than the one in them. Otherwise you're like a sponge taking in everyone else's filth.

    Rough analogy, but it's about right in the spiritual sense.
     
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    ya, that would be codependence, not empathicness
    imo
     
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    Jesus is omniscient being God. On earth he had human insight and God's perfect knowledge at will.
     
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    Partly or fully?
     
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    You are a oddball bbyrd009.
     
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    I'm going to trip you all in a second, brb.
     
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    According to scripture, Jesus is the triune God in person, speaking through the second person of the trinity (Son/Word). He has a fully divine nature (omnipresent/omniscient) and a fully human nature, only without sin. Now forever glorified and united with God.
     
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    This I know.
     
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    granted, but i sure don't see how that comment elicits that response, that was maybe the best short def of codependence i ever heard? prolly gonna steal it even
    feelings are very subjective and deceptive things though imo. if you cared to give an example of "their feelings" we might see more
     
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