Spiritual Gift Knowledge
The Greek word for the Spiritual Gift of Knowledge is “gnōsis” G1108
Definition and Purpose of the Knowledge Gift
The spiritual gift of knowledge is the special ability God gives to whereby the Spirit enables certain Christians to understand in an exceptional way the great truths of God’s Word and to make them relevant to specific situations in the Church. Groups need someone with this gift to break up truth into smaller portions to better understand, to investigate and systemize facts into a manageable order, and to always remain aware of important facts to share with the group.
Service ideas: Bible study leader, mentor/ discipleship, church helper, membership class teacher, equipping new believers, teaching and training for any church positions, church library coordinator, pastor and deacon nomination, Church goals and strategy, planning, congregation council
Vulnerability of Knowledge
All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively. When knowledge is used in a selfish, harsh, over-barring, reckless manner or when it is enabling sin or dysfunctional behavior, it would not be Spirit-led or an expression of love. This gift is best used when coupled with Faith, Evangelist, Encouragement, Interpretation, Tongues and Miracles.
For example, someone with the Knowledge gifting could be blessed with a factual character, but in turn can unintentionally become prideful.
Romans 15:14 I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another.
1 Corinthians 1:5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all 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
2 Corinthians 11:6 I may indeed be untrained as a speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way.
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