The Gift of the Word of Knowledge
December 21, 2021
Excerpt from “The Holy Spirit and His Gifts Study Course” by Kenneth E. Hagin:
“Notice that this gift is called 'the word of knowledge.' It is not 'the gift of knowledge.' There is no such thing as a spiritual gift of knowledge. There is, however, a spiritual gift called the word of knowledge. The word of knowledge is the supernatural revelation by the Holy Ghost of certain facts in the mind of God.
"If you were to hire a lawyer to represent you in a court of law you would not need him to tell you everything that he knows about the law right? You only need a word that has an effect upon your immediate problem at hand.
“God is all-knowing. He has all knowledge. But He doesn’t impart all of His knowledge to us; He imparts a word of knowledge to us — just what He wants us to know at a given time….The Word of Knowledge is not natural knowledge. This Word of Knowledge is a supernatural.
“For instance, on the Isle of Patmos, John was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day and Jesus appeared to him in a vision (Rev. 1:10-20). Here we will learn something about how this Word of Knowledge will come.
"As in this particular instance with John the apostle, the Word of Knowledge might come through a vision. Jesus revealed to John in a vision the condition of the seven churches in Asia Minor, as recorded in the Book of Revelation.
"Although there is a prophetic message for us today in this revelation, these seven churches actually existed at that time in Asia Minor. John, exiled to the Isle of Patmos, couldn’t possibly have known what was going on in these cities or churches, but Jesus revealed to him their spiritual condition. That was a Word of Knowledge.”
Father, I pray that You help us see why these gifts are so important to us. In Jesus's name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.