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February 2011

THE SPIRITUAL GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge is defined as the special Spirit-given ability to receive from God knowledge that is critical to ministry and that could not have been obtained in other ways.

In Greek, the word for “message of knowledge” in 1 Corinthians 12:8 is literally” a deep knowing”. The New Testament does not make clear whether this means learned knowledge or revealed knowledge. Interpreters go both ways. In “Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow”, Peter Wagner defines this gift as” the ability…to discover, accumulate, analyze and clarify information and ideas. Bob Whitaker, however, says this gift “is not about intellectual ability or learning; it is an inner knowing or intuition” (In The Spirit’s Power) see Mark 2:8, Luke 6:8.

The knowledge that this gift brings is not on the same plane as the special revelation of the Bible. Nor is it intended to add to what Scripture teaches. It is essentially guidance: knowledge or information given by the Holy Spirit that relates to specific situation or moment. It is not valid beyond its own time and place.

The communication revealed in the gift of knowledge may come in various forms, such as feelings, words, nudges, images, insights, thoughts, impressions, or a word of Scripture that will intrude into one’s thoughts. The gift is supernatural in that the information received could not have been obtained in any other way than directly from God who knows all things.

Provided by Nancy Benton-Brown
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