Spiritual Gifts, Part IV
To another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit. I Corinthians 12:8
The scripture is full of the knowledge and understanding of God and to access it all we have to do is ask. The word of knowledge is given when we need to know about a certain circumstance or how to pray or minister in a situation we are not familiar with such as the disciples faced when confronted with an epileptic boy.
A father approached the disciples with his son who had epilepsy and was suffering severely but they could not cast the demon out. When they asked Jesus why, He said because of their unbelief and that this kind does not come out, but by prayer and fasting. Jesus therefore rebuked the demon of epilepsy and it came out and the child was healed from that very hour.
The body of Christ is so designed and gifted that we have access to all the gifts of the Spirit just as Jesus did to be operated in the service of His kingdom and to edify those who belong to Him. These gifts are not like Christmas presents to be played with as many do or to boast about what gift they have, they are intended to be used in the ministry to a lost and dying world who need a Savior and Deliverer.
'Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.' Jeremiah 33:3
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin