|Series Theme: The Gifts of the Spirit|
Title: 3. Wisdom & Knowledge
A Series that considers the Gifts given by the Holy Spirit to Believers
This page is one of a number that seeks to provide basic study material for the Christian who wishes to see what the Bible says about the gifts of the Spirit.
In the pages that follow, we will
It could also be said that each of these gifts can be observed throughout the period of church history.
2. The Word of Wisdom
Word of Wisdom Definition: a supernatural word that explains how to proceed, i.e. what to do in a difficult circumstance
Examples of it happening in the O.T:
Examples of Wisdom in Jesus' Ministry:
Examples of Wisdom in Acts:
May be sought (Jas 1:5) but is more often just given by Jesus to guide you (Lk 21:15)
3. The Word of Knowledge
Word of Knowledge Defn: A supernatural revelation of fact(s) that could not have been known by the intellect alone.
Examples of Word of Knowledge in O.T:
Examples of Word of Knowledge in Jesus' ministry:
Examples of Word of Knowledge in Acts:
We are encouraged in Scripture to ask for wisdom when we need it, which is probably frequently.
The word of knowledge seems to come to assist in ministry. It may come as part of a prophecy or just as a word standing on its own. As a gift of the Spirit it usually comes as the Spirit simply imparts information but may also come as part of a dream or vision.
Both “words” are to enable us to progress in ministry, further serving Christ. They come therefore, to the servants of Christ, to those who are given over to serving Him.