Word of Knowledge - Gift of the Spirit

 

Word of Knowledge
Category Revelation Gift
Definition The supernatural comprehension of Christ and His Word.
Examples Noah building the Ark. (Genesis 6:14-22)

Joshua knowing about Achan's sin.
(Joshua 7:10-11)

Elisha knowing that Gehazi lied to Naaman.
(II Kings 5:20-27)

A word of knowledge is a definite conviction, impression, or knowing that comes to you in a similitude (a mental picture), a dream, through a vision, or by a Scripture that is quickened to you. It is supernatural insight or understanding of circumstances, situations, problems, or a body of facts by revelation; that is, without assistance by any human resource but solely by divine aid.

Furthermore, the gift of the word of knowledge is the transcendental revelation of the divine will and plan of God. It involves moral wisdom for right living and relationships, requires objective understanding concerning divine things in human duties, and refers to knowledge of God or of the things that belong to God, as related in the Gospel.

The gifts of the word of wisdom and the word of knowledge function together; knowledge is raw material and wisdom builds on it.

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Spiritual Gifts
Wisdom Knowledge Discernment
Faith Healings Miracles
Prophecy Diverse Tongues Interpretation