So excited about Words of Knowledge.
1 Corinthians 12:8 – To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit
Why am I excited? I suppose it just hit me that God loves us so very much that he uses Christians to give messages of love, encouragement and support to others who don’t yet know him (as well as to encourage each other). It’s a gift I would love to work on, combined with a boldness to share with complete strangers. It’s an evangelical weapon of significant power. Just consider how wonderful it would be to show others how much God really loves them.
Words of knowledge, words that acknowledge God’s intimate acquaintance with our situation, observations that we cannot know unless Jesus shows us, words that make us stop and think, words that pull us from the brink and let us know that someone cares, God shares in our deepest and innermost thoughts, he knows our pain, our sorrows, he knows our yesterdays and our tomorrows, his loving kindness reminds us of his commandment, love one another as I have loved you, have compassion, don’t ration your Father’s word, that would be absurd, as you hear from the Holy Spirit do something with it, make someone’s day as you boldly say that God knows them well and wants you to tell them that his love is unending, he wants to befriend them, he wants their freedom, he wants them in his Kingdom.