Spiritual Gift of the Word of Knowledge

Word of Knowledge (1 Cor. 12:8; Luke 18:22)

Definition:
The Word of Knowledge is a spiritual gift and supernatural ability to have knowledge of a situation or circumstances that would otherwise be unknowable through human reason or intellect.

Description:
The Holy Spirit uses the Word of Knowledge to touch people’s hearts in a deeply personal way creating a profound sense of awe that God knows the specific details of their life.

Example from the Scripture:
In the book of Acts 9:10-12 Ananias was given a Word of Knowledge on where to meet and pray for Saul of Tarsus. We also see the Word of Knowledge in the Old Testament in the book of 1 Kings 14:16.

When this gift is present:
When the Word of Knowledge is active in a local church people are touched in very personal ways. As God reveals secrets in peoples heart there is no doubt that the Holy Spirit is active in the Church.

When this gift is absent:
Sadly, in many churches the Word of Knowledge rarely operates and thus does not appear to be missing. As a result of this many people are not touched in a specific way, and when people are prayed for it is mostly filled with generalities rather than specific information that only God knows.

In the Life of Jesus:
Jesus demonstrated the Word of Knowledge when he told Nathaniel that he had seen him under the fig tree (John 1:48) and when he knew the thoughts of the crowd he was speaking to (Matthew 12:25) Luke 5:22-23).

Do you have the spiritual gift of the Word of Knowledge?

* Have you had a random facts of information come to your mind that you have no way of knowing that later proves to be true?
* Has the Holy Spirit revealed specific information about someone’s life to you for the purpose of bringing them closer to God?
* Has the Holy Spirit ever told you something will take place at a specific time and it comes to pass?
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Practical ways to implement and develop the spiritual gift of the Word of Knowledge:
* Pay attention to subtle leadings and thoughts that the Holy Spirit brings to your mind.
* Spend time praying that God would strengthen this gifting.
* Check out our Bible Studies on spiritual gifts.
* Check out our videos and interviews.
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* Evangelism team

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