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Spiritual Gifts

"...To another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit..."

This gift is a supernatural revelation by the Holy Spirit of certain facts. It is from the mind of God. The one operating this gift gives nothing, but is merely one who receives that which is in God's mind. It has no natural aspects to it. It is a revelation from God, as all gifts are the manifestations of the Spirit beyond the sphere of the natural. The gift of the word of knowledge depends upon our fellowship with God. These spiritual gifts are beyond the endowment necessary for ministers or for the one bringing the message of the Gospel. They are designed for an additional purpose. They are intended for the miraculous signs accompanying and confirming the preaching and teaching of God's Word. The Lord has said, "These signs shall follow them that believe..." This gift is used in many cases to reveal the cause of sickness or even demon possession, and to know men's thoughts (Jesus used this gift many times, as did Peter and the other disciples). This gift is also used to reveal corruption and evil in the midst of the body of Christ, the church. It can be a great aid in effectual prayer for God's servants in distress, and for those who need spiritual help.