Tuesday, November 9, 2010
THE WORD OF WISDOM - Gift of the Holy Spirit
Good Evening to All!
Before I get started on this post, I would like to remind and assure you that I am in no way trying to convert anyone or push my beliefs on anyone. I am definitely not a preacher or evangelist. I'm not an apostle or disciple. I am a lover of God and His Word, and a witness. Please take my posts as "Food for Thought" or Seeds to be planted. Search the Word for yourself, and pray. God Will Show you what is true.
I am saying this because tonight, I noticed I lost a "friend" or follower. I am hoping it wasn't because of my post last night or that I am being to forward. If I offend anyone, it is not my intention and I am sorry.
To one is given in and through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] a message of wisdom. (1 Corinthians 12:8 Amp.)
John 14:12 says: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
(13) And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
The above verse goes back to what I said last night, that the spiritual gifts are for us today, just as they were in Biblical times.
According to the Hayford Bible Handbook, The Gift of the Spirit "the Word of Wisdom" is:
(A) supernatural perspective to ascertain the divine means for accomplishing God's will in given situations. (B) A divinely given power to appropriate spiritual intuition in problem solving. (C) Sense of divine direction. (D) Being led by the Holy spirit to act appropriately in a given set of circumstances. (E) Knowledge rightly applied: wisdom works interactively with knowledge and discernment.
I Corinthians 1:30 says: It is because of Him (God) that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. the writer of the book of Proverbs repeatedly tells us to seek wisdom and do all we can to gain it. wisdom is made available to all people, but the "word of wisdom" is a type of wisdom different from that which everyone can possess.
First let me say that ALL wisdom is from God. There is the type of wisdom that can be learned by experience and schooling. This is not "the word of wisdom" mentioned in tonight's verse. This type of wisdom or as it is called "the word of wisdom is a form of spiritual guidance. When it is operating, an individual is mad to know by the Holy Spirit talking to his or her heart how to handle certain situations or a certain issue in an exceptionally wise way, one that is beyond their experience or intellectual capacity and it also will line up with God's purpose.
A lot of the time a person will be operating in the gift without even being aware of it. It may be in the course of a conversation, and just out of the blue, the other person will realize that you have said something that is of tremendous help in their situation. We may not even be aware of any issue or situation they may be having.
These words can come from anyone. Children or strangers are ways that you can be sure that they are speaking from the spiritual gift of the "word of wisdom". I have seen the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in action and they are awesome.
Seek wisdom because one word of wisdom spoken at the right moment can be life-changing.
Good Night to All and May God Bless
References used tonight were:
Hayford Bible Handbook
Thompson Chain Reference Holy Bible KJV
New International Version Holy Bible
Amplified Version Holy Bible