Word of Knowledge

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 says, Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit. To another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, of another miraculous powers. To another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

Growing up I always wanted to be a smart person. I would admire how smart people did things. It wasn’t until after I became a born again believer that I saw that being smart can’t hold a candle to having knowledge from God. What I discovered was that in all my smarts it couldn’t help me in understanding who God is nor did it help me in understanding the word of God.

The reason why it never worked for me was because I tried to use my intellect. Intellect doesn’t work with God because He tells us in Isaiah 55:8 My thoughts are not your thoughts, and my ways are not your ways,” declares the LORD.

Some people may have one or more of these gifts active in their lives, when we read in 2 Timothy 1:6 he says, “Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” which means we are to stir the gift up from within us we are not to be afraid of these gifts but try them so that they can be active in our lives.

The word of knowledge is the Holy Spirit speaking to you and I about something you and I would not have known or have the ability to understand on our own. We can never use our own intellect when it comes to the things of GOD. For God is supernatural and He super sees our minds.

Knowledge will always supersedes what we think and do. If you are willing to have this knowledge of truth active within your life we must be willing to lay aside our agenda. Our old ways of thinking must be transformed. When this gift is operating in a child of God’s life he or she will draw all types of people to them for they are active in witnessing, sharing a word of truth, prophecy and so much more because they know this gift is not for them but it’s for them to share with the world. AMEN


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