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On the second Friday of each month in 2021 we’re studying the Holy Spirit. We will learn who the Holy Spirit is, about His gifts and fruit given to us as believers and how to walk those out in our life each day. This is the third column in The Holy Spirit Study series.
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are meant to strengthen the body of Christ, bring about unity and expand the ministry of evangelism. These nine gifts are available to every believer but are distributed by the Holy Spirit as He chooses. We should look for and welcome them in our lives . Today we focus on the gifts of Wisdom and Knowledge.
The Spirit gives one person the ability to speak with wisdom. And the same Spirit gives another the ability to speak with knowledge. ~ 1 Corinthians 12:8
The Holy Spirit gives the spiritual gift of wisdom not only to bring about holiness and worship among His people and around the world, but to share truth and understanding to the body of Christ. The Greek word for wisdom is Sophia which refers to the intimate understanding of God’s Word and results in holy living.
The wisdom from above is always pure, filled with peace, considerate and teachable. It is filled with love and never displays prejudice or hypocrisy in any form and it always bears the beautiful harvest of righteousness! ~ James 3:17
The Word of Wisdom:
- A divine revelation, declaration or insight.
- A spiritual utterance given through the Holy Spirit for a specific moment.
- A divinely given power that enables a spiritual intuition to solve a problem.
- A divine sense of direction to act in a certain situation.
Like the gift of wisdom, the Holy Spirit give the gift of knowledge to help believers have greater understanding and to inform individuals as well as the Church body as a whole. The gift of knowledge connects every circumstance and situation to the truth of the Gospel and the reality of Christ.
The Word of Knowledge
- A supernatural revelation of divine will and plan usually for a specific need.
- A supernatural insight or divine understanding of a specific circumstance.
- A moral wisdom for right relationships and living.
- A deeper understanding of God and His communicated acts.
The gifts of the word of wisdom and the word of knowledge may be mysterious to many but they are vitally important to individual people and the church body as as whole. Look to God. Actively seek after and welcome the gifts of the Holy Spirit in your life today.
Contemplate God’s gifts in your life today as you are blessed with this beautiful song by Francesca Battistelli.
References: The Spirit Filled Life Bible; Various online articles.