The Word of Knowledge

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This first gift I will talk about is the one I believe will manifest the most in your daily life with the Lord.

With God having absolute perfect knowledge on all things, and with us having knowledge levels that are completely imperfect and limited, this means that we all need to receive words of knowledge from the Lord on a very regular and frequent basis in order to be able to safely journey through this life.

As such, I believe the Holy Spirit will really manifest this specific gift with a lot of frequency in your daily life if you can learn how to pick it up from Him when it does come in.

I believe that the Holy Spirit actually manifests this gift a lot more than people realize, but they fail to realize it or pick it up when it does come their way because they have never been taught that the Holy Spirit can do this for them in the first place.

The Word of Knowledge is simply the Holy Spirit transmitting His specific knowledge to you on something that you would have no ability or means to be able to know about with your own limited intelligence and knowledge levels.

It is supernatural knowledge and insight being given directly to you by the Holy Spirit Himself, not by your own mind or your own intelligence levels.

These words of knowledge that you can receive direct from the Holy Spirit can literally cover an infinite number of things in your daily life.

They can cover anything from something very trivial such as where you may have misplaced your car keys at, to giving you life-saving knowledge on how to solve an impending crisis or emergency.

Here are some specific examples of where you can receive a direct word of knowledge from the Holy Spirit covering just about anything and everything in your daily life:

  1. How to solve a math problem at school if you are a student.
  2. How to solve a specific problem at your place of employment.
  3. Where you may have misplaced your car keys at.
  4. Knowledge on what a certain Scripture verse may mean and how it can apply to your own personal life.
  5. How to properly witness to an unsaved family member.
  6. How to solve a marital dispute.
  7. How to start up a new business.
  8. Where to look for that next new job if you have just been laid off.
  9. Who God wants you to marry in this life.
  10. How to counsel someone who has just had an impending tragedy hit them full force.
  11. What your specific calling in the Lord is going to be in this life.
  12. Word of knowledge that God wants to heal someone of a specific illness.

As you can see from these kinds of examples, there is literally nothing that the Holy Spirit cannot get into in your own personal life where He can then give you a word of knowledge on how to properly handle something that you are currently dealing with, or give you a word of knowledge to help someone else out with what they may be dealing with on their end.

With our own knowledge levels being so limited, so imperfect, and so incomplete, we all need words of knowledge from the Lord on some kind of regular basis in this life so that we can make it through this life in one piece and get to where we need to go in our divine destinies with Him.

How exactly does the Holy Spirit transmit an actual Word of Knowledge to us? I believe the number one way that He will communicate a Word of Knowledge to us is through the inner knowing.

The Bible say that the Holy Spirit will bear “witness” with our human spirits.

This inner witness is what I call the inner knowing. All of a sudden, you will receive a without-a-doubt type knowing on the knowledge that He is trying to transmit to you. It can come in the form of a thought or an impression on your mind, or possibly come in the form of a vision or a picture in your mind’s eye.

I have found from personal experience that the Holy Spirit loves to communicate knowledge through these pictures, which are really visions in your mind’s eye. These pictures can be used to give you quite a bit of information and knowledge on what He is trying to give you knowledge on.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and sometimes much more information and knowledge can be conveyed to you by way of a simple picture rather than Him trying to give you all words or sentences, depending on exactly what you are dealing with.

The only problem with these pictures in your mind’s eye is that you have to learn how to discern the difference between when a vision is coming in from the Holy Spirit and when a vision is coming in from your own natural imagination, as your own natural imagination has the power and the ability to conjure up their own mental pictures in your mind’s eyes.

Over time, the Holy Spirit can teach you how to do discern the difference between the two if you would really like for Him to do this for you. This is something that you can learn how to do with Him through a process of trial and error.

Think of the ramifications and the possibilities with just this one special gift alone – that the Holy Spirit Himself can transmit His own divine knowledge to you on something that you cannot solve or figure out on your own.

This is why this particular gift is so important and so needed in this day and age, as most of us are always facing some kind of roadblocks or obstacles on a regular basis in our daily lives.

As such, we all need the knowledge of God flowing through us so we can make it through all of these obstacles, and then get to where we need to go with the Lord and fully accomplish everything that He will like for us to do for Him in this life.

That is why the Bible tells us that “without knowledge” we can perish and go into captivity in this life. And sometimes only the supernatural knowledge of God can help keep us out of harm’s way in this life, since our own knowledge and intelligence levels are so imperfect and so limited.

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  1. I have a gift to dream a dream. I had alot different dreams when I had a close relationship with God. But at that time I was backsliding and had alot of rough bumps along. By the way, I think a couple years later after my divorce, I had a wonderful dream. In that dream, a famous actor held my hand and I felt so peaceful, calm like soothing and was in love when I was with him and we were escaping to get married. It was so different and unique. It was like a true love. I immediately recognized him as my soulmate when I kissed him on the lips. Then I woke up and puzzled why it would be him? But that dream stuck to my mind for years. I prayed to God that I let man find me and true love would follow. Then one night last May, he found me on social media. We started talking like having a casual conversation for a few days then we immediately connected mutually. I realized that man was from my dream. Strange? I shared my new love story to my christian friend and she had a gift with word of knowledge. She gave me the message saying that if I was committed to God then God will bring relationship to an expected end and do not communsate bed until he puts a ring on me and marries me. (She had no idea I was a christian). I always seeked God and He revealed that man would be greatly used by Him to preach the gospel, and the world would listen to him , because his name is famous. That’s why God wants to use his famous name for His glory.
    So we texted to each other for 3 months and I asked for FaceTime with him to see face to face physically. But he kept refusing then asked me to donate money to one of his charities without even meeting in person. I was heartbroken and grieving. I blocked him. I was so confused because I had been catfished. I do not know why God gave me that dream then that man found me from that dream. Then I received a message from God through my christian friend. That man seemed to be so real like that actor. That man might an imposter pretending to be a famous actor. His english was highly fancy, intelligent, and very kind and respectful. He talked the way he did in his movies. But the point is that he refused to show his real face to me on FaceTime and wanted me to help invest my money for a charity that he wanted to set up. He was so harsh to me when I kept asking for face to face. So I blocked him. I was confused because God is not author of confusion! I do not understand all these events happening to me.

  2. Hi.

    Thanks for the article. I have a question on the gift of knowledge which I believe I have. I have experienced this before. the first few times I didn’t understand what was happening and thought I was (my mind) imagining what I was seeing until I ended up in those places I had seen later on. the number of times I have had these impressions/visions, the have lasted a few seconds and are often repetitive. the first time I kept seeing a place I had never been too..and it kept happening on different occasions and I ended up there about a year later. the second time I kept seeing another place. this time I saw the streets, cars on the streets, buildings etc and I ended up travelling a few months later to a different country and found myself on the exact same street with exact same building and that is when I knew I had this gift.

    My question is what do I do when I receive these impressions/vision next time. am I supposed to pray and ask God to tell me in detail what I am seeing? or just sit back as in the first to cases and let it play out? what do you do when you receive a word of knowledge that you don’t understand. Thanks

    • It’s interesting.
      I get this too.
      It doesn’t seem to change anything if you try to change it…
      I think it’s like some sort of prophecy if what will happen in your life.
      I have thought if I should try to act on a different way, such once, I had a vision of this argument I had with someone close. I saw the vision come to reality, but I could recognise it was about to happen, so I deferred the argument, but later on the argument happened…
      I noticed that the vision had been the argument that had come up the second time!
      It’s very interesting…
      They are definitely prophetic, but I find it so hard to tell if its a silly dream until I’m in the moment of the vision. Then I realized it was a correct vision. Yes, I have the same thing, where you can have the vision a day before, a year before, or even up to ten years before, these are all true accounts.
      I went for a trip to Fiji and I had one of my visions come true there! But yes, they can be a vision of anything, like riding a horse, or shopping, or sitting somewhere, nothing that’s like a train hits me, or I see a building fall down. A friend did have a vision of his lamb being eaten by his dog. He woke up, went to check the lamb. Nothing wrong, then the next morning he got busy doing something in the house, heard a comotion, and his lamb had the exact same wounds as the vision…
      It’s like people get given visions, but unless we know how to discern when and where it is how it happens and why, its just a prophetic vision of what is going to happen sometime.
      Hmmmm.
      Very interesting how it happens though.

  3. Could you please point me to verses in the Bible that show the word of knowledge in action? I have seen it in person but always want to study to show myself approved. God bless.

    • Read the whole book of Acts and gospels. They are full of word of knowledge. To mention some:
      John chapter 4, verses 4-30. Jesus telling the Samaritan woman of her secrets.
      Matthew 9:4; Jesus knowing what they were thinking.
      Acts 6: 1-11. Peter’s account with the couple’s hidden agenda.

      The list goes on and on. Read those chapters and you will find many examples.

  4. A woman that lives in my apartment building does hand writing analysis telling people about themselves. She is a Christian and believes she is giving a word of knowledge when she analyzes their hand writing. Please give me your understanding as I’m very skeptical she is using the gift of the Holy Spirit, the Word of Knowledge.

    • This woman is opening her GOD given mind to satanic spirits which will manipulate her natural mind to information which does not come from GOD, and is in direct conflict with Spiritual Gifts..This is thereby associating her with “Fortune Telling” and has nothing to do with the bible truths as GOD has intended.

      • First question Can you explain the mind eye is that a seer or just a person seeing through the mind. The second I have question I been seeing things but the sight I have put me a state of being lost I don’t really understand the sight if I can see or dream and also I have prophecy over by a prophetess she said the have been showing you things so it was confirmation but how do the knowledge of sight see, I was praying over a family friend in the spirit and at the time I was fasting and I was just praying over them everyday but It on a week day at night that I saw the family friend I saw her standing next to me prophesying then I heard a voice say things about her husband he was going to raise him like the prophets of old then her kid’s I saw them as well not in the same sight but different I saw them standing next to me in ministry as ad, then I had fews words with them then the spirit don’t release unto I tell you so, the third is that I have been spoken over that you have the the spirit of knowledge and understanding. Do right them down or just pray let fall into the season because I did right down what to do.

    • I don’t know how such a gift would glorify God but I have done handwriting analysis in the past myself. I have no idea how I am able to but all good gifts do come from above. You cannot put limits on the Holy Spirit that is for sure.

  5. I wanted to ask a question, please. I sometimes get encouraging and very specific words for people. For instance I was at church and The Lord told me a lady there was considering weight loss surgery and asking Him for a yes or no answer if she should have it. He told me to tell her He was not going to give her a yes or no answer, but He would be with her whatever she decided.
    I have also given my pastor a word he said was spot on but I still do not really know what spiritual gift this is. I recently recieved a specific word about a weather event for 2020. I have recently been asking The Lord to use me and believing that signs and wonders would follow me as a child of God..and then I got the weather word. What is going on with me? Can you tell me what spiritual gifts these are please? Sorry that was so long!! Thank you!

    • Dear Sarina, What you have described is indeed the receiving of specific words of knowledge. When this happens regarding another person (as in the examples you cite) you need to ask God what to do with the knowledge He has dropped into you. He may want you to simply pray over what He has shown you. He may want you to sit on it and wait for a release from Him that the right time has now come to share this word with whoever it is for, or it may be for immediate communication to the person God wants to bless or guide through what He has spoken to you. -You did not describe the nature of the word you shared with your pastor. It may have been a simple word of knowledge, or a word of wisdom with an answer to something he needed to know. It may have been a word of prophecy to re-enforce something the Lord is revealing to him. You simply wrote very little information about that one. -As for the weather one, that seems to be concerning something that has not happened yet. It is likely that it is a word of prophecy designed to help you and/or others to be prepared and to be a blessing to others. -Always bear this in mind: If you feel that God has given you a directive word of prophecy or wisdom for someone, submit it to them in a spirit of humility. They may accept it and act on it. They may listen and seemingly do nothing about it, or they may reject it. If you have submitted it to them in a right spirit, for them to consider before the Lord, then whatever happens, you never need to feel hurt or (even worse) embittered by the reactions of others. -Be sure to walk with others who are experienced in these matters and who are of good and stable reputation among the believers. -God bless you. -pastor Eric J. Hanson

      • So lovely, this conversation makes me cry intense.

    • Dear Sarina:You are right on track to expect the Holy Spirit to trust you in the operation of the gifts of the spirit…the sincerity you have spoken by your question shows your sincerity to operate in the truth..Many times, satan will try to divert you by telling you, you are just trying to be spiritual…we know he is a liar from the beginning…When the Holy Spirit really gives you a specific answer “for someone else” He is trusting you to hear thru your own Spirit and to pass this information to the specific recipient
      he shows you…(you have to trust in the Holy Spirit by Faith) The bible says to try the spirits to see if they are of GOD…Don’t be afraid to move in the Spirit….this may be your first time to operate in the gifts…let me encourage you to go ahead next time and follow thru with what you hear from the Holy Spirit…Also I would like to lovingly correct “Eric’s
      comment, (just-sit-on-it-for-a-while)
      GOD never gives us a gift, so we can sit on it….however if you are in a church service, when the Holy Spirit
      speaks to us to give someone a specific message, it can wait until service is over to give that gift to the recipient…(He would not want us to jump up in the middle of the service to interrupt the service….that would be out of order like the scriptures say…I hope this helps answer your question…note: join the crowd, we all miss it sometimes…

  6. Praise the Lord:
    Thank you for this knowledge of learning.
    I am very new to this gift, but a friend of mine prophetized that I had it through meeting her.
    I would call her on occasion to get a word. She s really good. She asks people if they want a Word from the Lord.
    We recently parted company because I was dealing with a family member who was angry with me, We hadn’t talked in a long time, and I missed the conclusion of my friend’s Word to me. I was in hiding from a family member who stole hundreds of dollars from me while in the hospital for a brain tumor. My friend got angry and hung up. I called her back, but she was angry. I have apologized to her many, many, many times, and she would not continue the Word. I was devastated, and we don’t talk. After much soul searching the Lord gave me the word “flesh”. I took it to mean that she was angry with me because I did not value the word.

    In the meantime. I would like to ask a question concerning the validity of a given word of knowledge. How do I know when a word you give is God and not my flesh due to regret, jealousy, or something else?

    • Dear Patricia,
      I am sorry that your friend was angry that you did not listen to the word that she gave to you. When God gave you the word flesh, he was just letting you know that she was allowing her flesh to control her. All of the Gifts from the Holy Spirit are activated by Gods love and are to be ministered with love. For her to be angry with you is showing an attitude of control, not love.
      I would say that God is already showing you how to hear Him! So when a word is given to you it should witness in your spirit as being truth. It should not bring confusion, but peace. In any situation, you always need to seek the Lord on a word of knowledge until you know that it was the Holy Spirit speaking. You will over time learn if it was your own flesh or the Holy Spirit as you may make mistakes or find out it was a true word from God and begin to more readily discern His voice. You will begin to know Him more intimately and be able to distinguish His voice or impressions.

    • The word someone gives tou from God will be confirmation to what you already know. The person wouldn’t really know your situation. They would only know what God gives them and it should be somewhat on point. Even if it’s just one word. You should know what that one word means. It’s all given out of love.

    • Dear Patrica:
      Please be aware (red flag) of well meaning people who want you to come to “them” for a word from GOD…..this evolves back when GOD only spoke (old testament)thru the prophets.
      We are not to make anyone our direct source for “a word from GOD” in order to live our lives as GOD intended…You have the same right to go to GOD for your own source of information…..In the bible it says, (THOU shalt have no other GODS before me)…If this woman is asking to be your GOD given information source, she is totally out-of-order and will get both you and she in a lot of trouble with GOD…

  7. When I read this I felt in my spirit and all that God has told you will come to pass and that if you not met that special one yet because it’s on God’s time but he does have that special one for you and if that special one has came into your life this year already you need to post it so that everyone’s faith who has read thisl will be increased

  8. My sister has been saved for years. She is now married, but the man she is married to, she had no interest in. They were platonic friends. One night, they decided to dance while with friends, and it was revealed to her that they would marry and have children. They have 2 now.
    My sister spoke to me this past Sunday on the way to church, telling of a woman who prophesied over her. That our family would come to know the Lord through her. Now, with her help.. last year, I came to know the Lord personally. He showed me marvelous things, so beautiful. He showed me this profound love.. anyway, I struggled after about 2 months of being saved. I struggled because I have wanted a little girl for years, and I was fine with raising MY little girl by myself. (MY as in, my own blood.) I didn’t want a lady, just a little girl to give all my love to. Well, after heartcry after heartcry.. She told me one day, that there is this lady at her church that she knows we will be together. I actually had a few dreams regarding this lady, and well.. we will see if one of them is true within the week, because back in October, I had a dream of me flipping the pages of a calendar. I flipped, October, November, December.. And I pointed to January 20th of 2019.. and I said “That’s the day we will be together.” and that was the dream. lol. I now have faith in that God will provide me a woman, and a beautiful little girl. He is faithful.

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