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The Power Tools of God: Word of Knowledge Gift

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Describes this spiritual gift from the Holy Spirit. We practiced using it in church right after the message! This is a great spiritual gift to seek and practice!

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The Power Tools of God: Word of Knowledge Gift

  1. 1. THE POWERTOOLS OF GOD The Word of Knowledge
  2. 2. POWERTOOLS OFTHE HOLY SPIRIT “Now, dear brothers and sisters, regarding…the special abilities {Spiritual Gifts} the Spirit gives us. I don’t want you to misunderstand this.” ( I Cor. 12:1)  “A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.“ (1 Cor. 1:7)
  3. 3. Word of wisdom (1 Cor. 12:8; Luke 6:9) Word of knowledge (1 Cor. 12:8; Luke 18:22) Faith (1 Cor. 12:9; Acts 3:6) Gifts of healing (1 Cor. 12:9, 28; Acts 28:1-10) Working of miracles (1 Cor. 12:10; Acts 6:8) Prophecy (1 Cor. 12:10; 1 Thess. 5:20-21; Eph. 4:11) Discerning of spirits (1 Cor. 12:10; Luke 8:29) Tongues (1 Cor. 12:10; Acts 19:6) Interpretation of tongues (1 Cor. 12:10; 14:13-33) Helping (1 Cor. 12:28) Administration (1 Cor. 12:28; Acts 6:2-3) Ministry/service (Rom. 12:7; 2 Tim. 1:16-18) Teaching (Rom. 12:7; Eph. 4:11-14) Encouragement (Rom. 12:8; Heb. 10:24-25) Giving (Rom. 12:8; 1 Cor. 13:3; Acts 4:32-35) Leadership (Rom. 12:8; Acts 13:12) Mercy (Rom. 12:8; Luke 5:12-13) Apostleship (Eph. 4:11) Evangelism (Eph. 4:11; 2 Tim. 4:5) Willingness to face martyrdom (1 Cor. 13:3) Intercession (Rom. 8:26-27) Hospitality (1 Pet. 4:9) Celibacy (1 Cor. 7:8) Gifts of the Spirit
  4. 4. NT SPIRITUAL DOWNLINES OT: Only Prophets, Judges, priests and kings got it from God NT: Every Christian gets it because Holy Spirit lives in them “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.” ( Joel 2:28)
  5. 5. YOU CAN GET MORE GIFTS! The Holy Spirit chooses to give you some You can ask for more… and you should! 1 Cor. 14:1:“Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.” Ask God for more and ask people to impart them to you You must persist! Don’t give up until God answers!
  6. 6. REVELATION GIFTS Word of Wisdom is knowing the best response for a situation Word of Knowledge: Knowing a fact supernaturally Prophecy: a message from God for others Tongues and Interpretation: similar to prophecy Discernment of Spirits: Can identify what is holy and unholy Seminarian Charles, 1976
  7. 7. WHAT REVELATION DOES Builds bridges to others that prepare way for God to transform them. Awakens people to the reality, closeness and love of God Sarah Edwards:“I never knew He was so close to me and I was so dear to Him.” TPM: people set free when God replaces truth for their lies so they can enjoy more of the abundant life Jesus wants to give them. We all glimpse the heart of God more.
  8. 8. THE SECRET TO HIS MINISTRY “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.” (John 5:19) > Revelation, >Ministry
  9. 9. WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE IN BIBLE Elisha knew when Syrians would attack Israel ( 2Kings 6:9-12) Jesus knew the woman at the well had been married five times Jesus knew what they were thinking…(Luke 5:22, Matt. 12:25, Matt. 9:4) Peter knew Jesus was “Messiah, the Son of the Living God” ( John 16:16) Peter knew Ananias & Sapphira lied about their gift ( Acts 5:1-11)
  10. 10. W/K: TODAY Common before healing, prophecy of miracle Randy Clark, Paul Cain, Bob Jones, Shawn Boltz Foley, MN, KPC Counseling, Beth in 1989, USMC 1972, Regent 1991, Brazil 2013/14 B&E Auto, Proton Center
  11. 11. WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE BORN OF LOVE ARE POWERFUL Latin Dictator Story
  12. 12. HOWTO GET REVELATION FOR OTHERS Make loving them your first goal: Randy Clark to Brazilian See them as God does. Avoid using your gift for mainly personal gain Ask God questions about the other person Get to know the person and seek to love them Try!! Practice, practice, practice. God loves to be pursued.
  13. 13. HOWTO RECEIVE REVELATION See it: Hear it: Think it: Feel It: Read it Say it Dream it Experience it
  14. 14. Paul prays—“that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is He is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust Him—endless energy, boundless strength!” ( Eph. 1: 17-19, NASB & Message Bible)

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