January 18, 2016
THE WORD OF KNOWLEDGE
Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 12:8 “For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit”
As believers, it is important for us to know that we are not at a disadvantage. We have been given a lot of divine resources to always give us the advantage during our time here on earth. I repeat! the Christian is never at a disadvantage. Now we move to word of knowledge.
What is a word of knowledge? A word of knowledge is an operation of the Spirit that reveals a fragment of God’s knowledge about what is going on in the present or has occurred in the past. Note that it is not the gift of knowledge but a word of knowledge. There is a big difference between the two. A word of knowledge is usually characterized by details of names, location, persons and occurrences. It is classified as a revelation gift because it is a gift that reveals or shows something. Every believer should walk in the demonstration of this gift because it helps us as ministers to get the gospel across more effectively to sinners. It also provides insight into what is really going on in the lives of people. Now it is important to understand that the revelation gifts can work together in that you can flow from a word of knowledge into a word of wisdom to discerning of spirits and come right back to word of knowledge. Jesus functioned in the gift of word of knowledge severally. One example that is of note was the ministration to the woman by the well of Jacob in John 4: 10-24. You will notice that the revelation concerning details of the woman’s life made her more receptive to the message of Jesus. We must all endeavor and desire to walk more frequently and regularly in this gift to be effective ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
How do you flow in the word of knowledge? Here is one secret I am going to share with you today that you must never forget. The doorway to every supernatural occurrence is tongues. When you either speak or pray in tongues, you have to realize that a lot of activities are going on within you that you must begin to get conscious of. Many at times, the gift of the word of knowledge comes as a knowing within your spirit concerning a situation. You could just be talking with somebody and all of a sudden a “knowing” concerning that person comes up in your spirit. Do not ignore that “knowing” as it is an operation of God. What you need to do is that once you have the “knowing”, minster what you’re given to the person concerned, don’t be afraid of getting it wrong, be confident. Spiritual gifts just like natural talents improve in you with practice. So practice!
CONFESSION: I flow in revelation gifts, I give myself to the word of knowledge, I flow regularly, consistently and effectively in this gift in Jesus name. Amen
Further Bible Reading: Luke 5, Acts 22
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