What is a, “word of wisdom” after reading several authors…

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What is a, “word of wisdom” after reading several authors and classics by men and women who are knowledgeable on these things. Some prayer and some little experience. It boils down to a specific piece of information, a “word of wisdom” unknown by the natural mind and revealed by the Holy Spirit to the spirit of the believer. The spirit and soul cleansed from sin has a wonderful communion with God in intimacy and confidence. Reference Heb. 9:14
A word of wisdom is the knowledge of God’s will and plan and the foresight to carry it out. It is different from the ” word of knowledge.
In the “word of knowledge” again a piece of God’s knowledge unknown by the natural mind but without the foresight or knowledge of God’s specific will or plan in the future. It is very much present and or past tense. And may not be for anyone’s benefit but yours. Meaning just because you know a thing doesn’t mean it is for you to speak on it. It is not gossip or criticism or suspicion. But may be useful for accurate, effective prayer and intercession and personal ministry.
These two and the “discerning of spirits” are what are traditionally called the “revelation” gifts. God shows or tells, he reveals a thing.
In the discerning of spirits it is right to accept it as the knowledge of a spirit’s character whether angels, demons, and of men also. This is important for our protection and the oversight of the church. How much we need it in these last days!!!
“The discerning of spirits” I believe should include seeing and knowing God by the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Remember blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God!!! These are they that have come out of great tribulation and washed their robes in the blood of the lamb. This is knowing God by the ministry of the Holy Spirit!
Why are these things important? Do you have children? Do you work with unbelievers? Do you speak with others for the cause of Christ? Would you pray through to victory? Would you know God and his will for your life.
While nothing can replace the sure foundation of Gods Word, it is important to remember the Holy Spirit helps us in the things of God and in the knowledge of God. Remember of all people’s the Christian is blessed. For us the truth is a person and His name is Jesus. Please seek God, trust God, and honor God with your life by being available for this precious ministry. The ministry of the Holy Spirit!!!

much luv, an old soldier, bro joe

37 Comments

  • Reply December 29, 2016

    Street Preacherz

    Very limited I know, but an important subject for gospel ministry. And could save your life and the life of your loved ones

  • Reply September 25, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    back in 2016 it was asked and answered by Joe Absher

    A word of wisdom is the knowledge of God’s will and plan and the foresight to carry it out. It is different from the ” word of knowledge.
    In the “word of knowledge” again a piece of God’s knowledge unknown by the natural mind but without the foresight or knowledge of God’s specific will or plan in the future. It is very much present and or past tense. And may not be for anyone’s benefit but yours. Meaning just because you know a thing doesn’t mean it is for you to speak on it. It is not gossip or criticism or suspicion. But may be useful for accurate, effective prayer and intercession and personal ministry.

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Louise Cummings

      I hadn’t seen it yet. My grandsons birthday is today also. I have been busy putting some past pictures of him on here. And I always write things I remember about them when they were little. My phone messes up so much. It takes so long to get it done. I’m so bad to hit wrong letters. When I try to straighten them out. I mess my phone out good. About the word of Wisdom. I meant nothing by that. If I offended anyone I’m sorry. I just saw where they was discussing Wisdom and Knowledge. I didn’t think nothing about anyone taking that personal. I didn’t even think about them thinking I thought they was wrong. Or I was bragging on myself. I never want Glory for anything. To zGod be the glory for anything in my life. I love listening to people’s personal experiences. The reason I told that was to explain what I thought Word Of Knowledge was the only gift I could think of that would explain Word. Of Knowledge. And wasn’t sure that was what it would be called. But if it isn’t called that. Then I don’t know if there’s any gift you could say that I would be used with. But I am used in certain ways. But I don’t know how God would call it. I just try to be obedient. But I’m the one who needs Wisdom. And I do pray for it. Only theLord knows how much I need it. Well thanks for bringing that out to me. Ever who was writing. When I was saying what I thought the two words. I apologize for hurting them. I surely know in my heart. That I never ment of bragging on me. If anything. I down myself. I never mean anything I say as bragging. So I don’t remember who was writing. I temper Scotty Searan. He’s the only one I remember being in that discussion. I hope they can see my apology

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Louise Cummings

      Thank you Link Hudson.

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      was that cake good or what?

    • Reply September 26, 2018

      Joe Absher

      Happy birthday grandma Louise! May our Lord shine his light and favor on you. Grace and strength health big dreams and opportunities in Jesus name!

  • Reply September 25, 2018

    Guy Caley

    Sometimes I think it’s easier to see an example to understand exactly what one of the manifestations of the Spirit is. I believe an example of this gift in operation is found in Acts 15 beginning with verse 13, when James addressed the Jerusalem council.

  • Reply September 25, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    I feel giving a brief practical addendum to the definition because many if not most have not seen real Word of Wisdom operating

    Word of knowledge is to the WHAT
    Word of wisdom is to the HOW

    So, just like when the speaker of Word of Wisdom does not have to KNOW the word but has to obey that GOD knows it and just speak forth the word of wisdom as to the WHAT

    in the same way word of wisdom is NOT OF the speaker him/her-self As a matter of fact they may NOT know what the word of knowledge is for or how to use the Word of Wisdom AND the speaker needs to simply obey that GOD knows HOW and speak forth the word of Wisdom though he/she may not understand it or know what it means exactly

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Guy Caley

      I don’t think there is any intent in 1 Corinthians 12 to give either an exhaustive list or to draw sharp lines between the various manifestations of the Spirit. Many of these work together and there is no real need to categorize them when they are in action. Wisdom, knowledge, discernment, faith, prophecy, etc. all of these may be working together in any combination.

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      uuuh Paul is pretty strict in his definitions if you ask me

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Guy Caley

      Troy Day with theological terms perhaps. But in 1 Corinthians 12 the topic is the manifestations of the spirit in their various forms. Apart from tongues, prophecy and interpretation of tongues (the utterance gifts) we don’t ever really get a “compare and contrast” on these manifestations. It’s pretty hard to argue for a hard and fast distinction that Paul never makes.

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      I am not saying the would not operate together but it could be a mess. And how does one distinct them if operated all together

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Guy Caley

      Where do you get the idea that we need to draw hard and fast distinctions between them? To what end?

  • Reply September 25, 2018

    Ray E Horton

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      Ray, I agree with #2 that it is word or phrase not a long sentence which Link Hudson has also accented on However, his definition is of Word of Faith not Word of Wisdom right where he says:

      DEFINITION: The gift of the Word of Wisdom is an instantaneous and divine revelation of the sovereign mind, will, purpose, plan, or counsel of God concerning things of the past, present, or future.

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Ray E Horton

      Troy Day Not to sure about that. I see what I prefer to distinguish as the gift of special faith as a supernatural imparting of faith that doesn’t come through the normal process of renewing the mind to God’s Word, which God can impart and use for us when our natural faith has not yet become strong in a certain area.

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      faith is gift of power
      wisdom is a gift of speech

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Link Hudson

      The word translated ‘word’ can also be loosely translated as ‘message.’ I see a ‘word of wisdom’ as a ‘word’ the Spirit speaks to the individual, whether or not he speaks it out to others, or just acts on it, or prays about it.

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Ray E Horton

      Troy Day Yes, the gift of special faith I a gift of power imparted to provide His divine faith to accomplish something God wants to do. The Word of Wisdom is a revelatory gift.

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Ray E Horton

      Link Hudson Yes, like all the revelation gifts, the word of wisdom as well as the inspiration gifts come to the individual. But, like all the gifts, it is for the upbuilding of the body of Christ, for the common good. So, yes, it may be used to build up the individual so he/she can otherwise encourage the church, but, more commonly, it is shared, usually in conjunction with prophecy, giving it substance.

  • Reply September 25, 2018

    Link Hudson

    I think it’s when God speaks a word to an individual about what to do or how to do it.

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      I lean more toward the HOW to do it like in Acts 9

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Link Hudson

      what part of acts 9?

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      where Ananias is told
      Go to the street,
      you will find so and so
      power oil on top of him
      and he will see and so on

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Link Hudson

      Are all commands words of wisdom, then?

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      Ray E Horton

      I see that more the Word of Knowledge, God imparting a bit of knowledge supernaturally that he wouldn’t have otherwise, concerning what to do and how to do it. I see the Word of Wisdom more as the “why,” as a supernatural explanation of a bit of the purposes of God’s heart.

    • Reply September 26, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      Just a brief example
      I still feel most have never seen Word of Wisdom in operation

  • Reply September 26, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Isara Mo tell is more about your experience with Word of Wisdom – many comment without having ever seen it operating

    • Reply September 26, 2018

      Isara Mo

      Troy if you listen and watch some modern day ” prophets” on how they handle the gift of the word of wisdom and the word of knowledge(the two has to go together…the wisdom is an inner revelation of hidden information/ fact about a problem, and MUST BE FOLLOWED by a a word of knowledge…by God which is a SOLUTION or answer to the problem or situation.(Biblical operations of these two gifts).
      About seven years ago we were called to pray for a young man who had been hospitalised with “meningitis” for two weeks.
      Then he was discharged but his situation didnt improve when he arrived home.
      When they called us to pray for him(we went with my wife) the young man was in a kind of trance and the family told us that he had been like that for the past three days..
      We began to pray for him around 6 pm without getting any visible or marked results..
      .Around 10 0r 11 oclock, when we were about to give up, i heard a very gentle voice say ” Freemason”and I stepped up to the young mans ear and whispered ” freemason”
      Just that simple word and the young man exploded…he began to speak loudly wanting to run away now: his tongue loosed up and we knew then that he had secretly entered into freemasonry without the familys knowledge.
      I believe the voice that whispered into my spirit ” freemason” was the Holy Spirit and the Lord Jesus delivered completely the young fella from those spirits..
      I think if someone is really committed to God and humbles themselves, the possibility of experiencing this gift if imminent.
      But as I have said earlier I have some reservations about
      most who ” claim” to operate in the spirit of wisdom…in todays world for the demarcation between divination/ word of knowledge and wisdom is truly thin.
      I desire to have this gift all the times for it is a gift which eases things up…No much sweat.
      It is a practical gift…

    • Reply September 26, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      spirit of wisdom? what about Word of Wisdom?

    • Reply September 27, 2018

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day i guess i wanted to say Word of wisdom not spirit of wisdom

    • Reply September 27, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      so after seeing in person Word of wisdom how would you define it?

  • Reply January 15, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    most never used gift of Spirit in church Isara Mo

    WISDOM makes one wise person more powerful than ten rulers in a city.
    Ecclesiastes 7:8‭, ‬19 NIV..
    Whatever wisdom is King Solomon asked for it… He never went to Harvard nor Yale but got it direct ftom He who is wise..
    And from that experience Solomon has the audacity to tell others it is worthwhile to have it.
    Lord give me wisdom…

    • Reply January 15, 2020

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      How can one use something which he doesn’t have? Or is that we have the gift and don’t know it?
      Today I met a certain young lady in a bank and while we were seated on the sofa waiting to be served I just found myself telling her some very sensitive things about her private life and how harsh mother (whom I had never met) was and when we were half way thru the conversation she clasped my hand and had tears flowing down her eyes…. She is just 22.
      I then prayed wirh her and could sense there was great relief in her.. and joy.
      Gift of wisdom or word of knowledge or is it spirit of discernment?
      It is very likely many people have the gifts of the Spirit lying latent in them that is why they don’t use it but it is also very possible they don’t have no gifts at all and thus can’t use them..

    • Reply January 15, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      Isara Mo word of wisdom is the mOST never used gift of them ALL What is the point of believing in ALL gifts Jevan Little IF the church only uses a few by choice and dont other MOST Charismatics have never seen word of wisdom and dont know it from a hole in the wall Peter Vandever

    • Reply January 15, 2020

      Jevan Little

      Troy Day it may be they don’t emphasize them when teaching on the topic

    • Reply January 15, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      Jevan Little Peter Vandever hasnt seen them in revival and left the prophetic movement with no wisdom gift

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