Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Words of Knowledge and the Prophetic

I am excited and honored that I get to run the "Prophetic" community at Google Plus!  Praise the Lord!

In the interest of "making disciples" I will from time to time share some of the stuff I have learned through the years.

Here is a  Prophetic Pitfall that most people stumble around with.

In the beginning of working out the prophetic call, people often confuse the words of knowledge gift with the prophetic.  The two are very different.

One  doesn't even have to be saved to get a word of knowledge about someone.  That information is emanating off the person much like body odor does in the natural realm.  One can pick up on bits of information just by being quiet and tuning in.  The person may have a desire for something, or be praying about something and one can simply pick up on it.  This does NOT mean this is God's will for their life.  I cannot overemphasize this point.

Often people that are just beginning to operate out of the spirit and experience visions, intuitions, and hearing phrases commonly think that God is the only one speaking in the spirit realm.  This is not the case.  This is a huge stumbling block and is widely prevalent.

A biblical example of a word of knowledge is when Jesus met the woman at the well in John chapter 4.  Jesus had a word of knowledge for this Samaritan woman (John 4:17-18) and she was so excited about it that she proselytized the whole town!

This was NOT the forth telling of a future event but a supernatural discerning of a truth that was already known.   Jesus picked up on some information about her present and past.   It isn't only Christians that have this ability.  Psychics have this ability as well.  Actually, I would say that  pretty much most people have words of knowledge at some point in their lives.

Where the psychics fail is in the area of the prophetic.

A prophetic word is the accurate forth telling of a future event.  While there are spirits of divination mentioned in the bible, we are commanded to not use that as a method of discerning the future.  The people using the enchantments and spirits of divination are trying to squeeze out information about the future forsaking the will of God.  These are most often wrong over the long term, and only seem to be right occasionally in the short term.

Why are prophecies ever right if they are not of God?  God allows a false prophet to get it right at times  to determine who the real followers of God are (see Deuteronomy 13:1-4;  Galatians 5:19-21).

God often wants us to work things out on our own.  This is how we grow.  If God micromanaged Christians we would never grow and we would certainly not be qualified to rule and reign!

God's silence can often be frustrating to the Christian.  So frustrating that they might  go and see a psychic.

King Saul got very frustrated when the Lord wasn't talking to him and he sought out the witch at Endor.   King Saul died the next day with his sons  and Israel was delivered into the hands of the Philistines (See 1 Samuel 28:7-25).    #OOPS!  #Fail

The prophetic is the accurate forth telling of a future event.

Agabus both foretold that there would be a dearth in the Land  (Acts 11:27-28) and that Paul would be turned over to the gentiles (Acts 21:10-11).  (***Take note - this is a New Testament Post Cross Prophecy).

Agabus was called a prophet because he accurately foretold future events only by the Spirit of God.

Words of knowledge are called such  because they are the supernaturally discerning of truths already known.

Jesus says that those that have the spirit of truth will receive information about the future. Think about this - How else can we walk after the spirit?

John 16:13  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.


Do YOU have the Spirit of Truth?


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If you have subscribed to my inner circle email, you received an inner circle podcast recently expounding more on this.

If you interested in the prophetic, please take the time to join the prophetic community over at Google Plus!  Be sure to stop by and say HI!

Stay tuned for more!!! Another post is already in the works about a vision I recently received!