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Word Of Wisdom Or Knowledge

What is the difference regarding a "Word of Wisdom", and a "Word of Knowledge"? If someone can help me get a clear understanding between the two, I would be most appreciative.

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Word of Wisdom
A revelation from God that tells or shows what is going to take place in the future.
Word of Wisdom - deals with things that are to come.

Word of Knowledge
Revelation from God that tells or shows what is happening right now or what has happened.
Word of Knowledge
Pertains to the present and/or the past.
---Bob on 10/28/07


Laypeople can have the giftings of Word of Wisdom or Word of Knowledge.
People often describe these gifts as an inner knowing, knowing with your knower.

But many confuse natural perceptions with actually having these gifts.

Natural perception is knowledge that comes from the mind.
The Church needs to learn to discern between what's of the mind and what's of the Holy Spirit of God.
---Bob on 10/28/07


Word of Wisdom - God will show you things.
You will know, not wonder.
God will show you things to come in every sense of direction.

Word of Wisdom will help you know the will of God, things pertaining to the future.
---Bob on 10/28/07


Wisdom has to do with life situations and understanding God.ie should I marry this man?or what did God mean when it says?)to answer those questions requires wisdom from above. Knowledge is specific. God may give a word of knowledge to JOHN like that the 'Church should not meet on weds night this week' and so John tells the pastor who values John't gift. Sure enough, there is a flood that evening about 7:45 and the low water crossings make it impossible to leave the church for home.
---splaa6685 on 10/11/07


God's government requires that a prophet is subject to the prophets. If you're a lone ranger, that would not be biblical.
Thes 2:3
Let no man deceive you by any means, for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first.....

Before the falling away, the Holy Spirit is coming to the Church with a John the Baptist move of God. This will put the axe to the root of the trees. A purging - whether ministries or lay people.

MMR
---Michelle on 10/11/07




Following this, we will see miracles, signs and wonders but not without persecutions.
In the book of Daniel, God performed great miracles to keep some from being martyred.

MMR
---Michelle on 10/11/07


Excellent definitions.

The leading and guidance that comes forth from those devoted to God does not replace God's personal leading by the Holy Spirit within our own spirit.
The Holy Spirit confirms the value of counsel coming from the 'counselor'.

The Christian has the right to disregard even faithful and devoted counsel from others.
The Church's submission to God's government precludes any one person.

MMR
---Michelle on 10/11/07


Prophets and apostles today will teach truths from the Word of God. Those truths are released when the Body is ready.
Have you witnessed that when God releases truth, churches receive the same word all at the same time? Confirmation, confirmation, confirmation.

MMR
---Michelle on 10/11/07


I borrowed these from CN, good definitions.

Spiritual Gifts Definitions

Administration: This gift is the special ability that God gives to understand clearly the immediate and long-range goals of ministries with the body of Christ. They are also able to develop and execute effective plans for the accomplishment of those goals.
---Gabrielle on 5/25/07


Apostle: This gift appoints certain Christians to lead, inspire and develop the churches of God by the proclamation and the teaching of true doctrine.

Artistry: While not specifically in the New Testament, God has gifted individuals with remarkable craftsmanship and artistic skills from the earliest of recorded time. The Old Testament provides vivid accounts of Gods distribution of giftedness in these areas - whether for the building of temples or for use to glorify God in praise.
---Gabrielle on 5/25/07




Discernment: This gift allows certain Christians to know through the power of God and with assurance whether some behavior is of God or of Satan.

Evangelist: This gift enables particular Christians to share the Gospel to unbelievers in such a way that the unbeliever becomes a disciple of the Lord Jesus.
---Gabrielle on 5/25/07


Exhortation: This gift enables certain Christians to stand beside fellow Christians in need and bring comfort, counsel and encouragement.

Faith: This gift provides Christians with extraordinary confidence in God's promises, power, and presence. In doing so they can take heroic stands for the future of God's work in the church.
---Gabrielle on 5/25/07


Giving: This gift enables certain Christians to offer their financial and material blessings for the work of the church with exceptional willingness, cheerfulness and liberality.

Healing: This gift is given to employ certain Christians to restore health to the sick through the power of God by prayer or laying on of hands.
---Gabrielle on 5/25/07


Hospitality: This gift is the special ability that enables the Christian to provide open arms, an open house and warm welcome for those in need of friendship, a warm welcome, food or lodging.

Intercession: This gift enables certain Christians to pray for others for extended periods of time with great positive effect for the building of the Kingdom of God.
---Gabrielle on 5/25/07


Leadership: This gift enables certain Christians to motivate, direct and inspire God's people in such a way that they voluntarily and harmoniously work together to do the Church's work effectively.

Mercy: This gift enables certain Christians to feel exceptional empathy and compassion for those who are suffering so that they devote large amounts of time and energy to alleviate that suffering.
---Gabrielle on 5/25/07


Missionary: This gift is given to enable the Christian to minister other spiritual gifts they have in a country, culture or community other than their own.

Music: This gift enables certain Christians to praise God through various forms of musical talent such as playing an instrument or singing to enhance the worship experience of the local congregation.
---Gabrielle on 5/25/07


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Pastor: This gift enables certain Christians to assume responsibility for the spiritual welfare of a group of believers.

Prophet: This gift empowers certain Christians to interpret and apply God's revelation in a given situation.

I BELIEVE THE PROPHET/GIFT OF PROPHECY is highly misunderstood. Many think of it in the sense of an Old Testament prophet.
---Gabrielle on 5/25/07


Servant/Helps: This gift empowers certain Christians to willingly bear the burdens of others and help them in such a way that they can do their tasks more effectively. Like witnessing, this should be a calling of all Christians, but there are some who have a special desire to find ways to help or serve, and get great blessing from it. There seems to be a special desire to meet physical needs in the people who have this gift.
---Gabrielle on 5/25/07


Teacher: This gift enables particular Christians to communicate the truths of God's Word in a manner that others can learn and apply those truths to their own life.

Wisdom: This gift endows particular Christians with an understanding of God's will and work as it relates to the living of life. This allows them to be used in providing divine direction for themselves and others.
---Gabrielle on 5/25/07


Knowledge is the overall amount of things you know. Wisdom is the application of that knowledge. If you apply your knowledge and benefit from it then you have done wisely. If you apply your knowledge and suffer from it then you have done unwisely/foolishly. The Word of Wisdom and Word of Knowledge refers to those aspects which relate to God. He has infinite Wisdom and infinite knowledge.
---Anthony on 5/22/07


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Knowledge is the overall amount of things you know. Wisdom is the application of that knowledge. If you apply your knowledge and benefit from it then you have done wisely. If you apply your knowledge and suffer from it then you have done unwisely/foolishly. The Word of Wisdom and Word of Knowledge refers to those aspects which relate to God. He has infinite Wisdom and infinite knowledge.
---Anthony on 5/22/07


If your talking in a supernatural sense...knowledge is something you get from God about their present or past life...prophcey is something about their future like whats going to happen...wisdom is how they should get to that future, the choices to make help guide etc...(thats how i always see it but i could be wrong)
---mark_B. on 5/20/07


One is mere information or data, the other is the 'how to' on information or data. You can be full of knowledge like an encyclopedia but without wisdom, it is of little use.
---Lee on 5/20/07


You can include "prophesy" with those in your question. If you "receive" one of these manifestations, be sure it is in line with what God says in Scripture. The Word says there will be many false prophets in these last days. Wait for confirmation to be sure these manifestations concur with God's will. Just because someone speaks in the emotion of a gathering, doesn't mean it is God's will or the truth. It is often the mind speaking and not the voice of God. Don't let this discourage you either, because God DOES speak to us in many, many ways including the above.
---Elsie on 5/5/05


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The fool hath said in his heart there is no God. The man I wrote about graduated from Cornel University third in his class. He has read the Bible. But he does not believe in God. There is wisdon of this world that is foolishness with God. 1 Co 3:19.
---Ulrika on 5/3/05


A person can have allot of knowledge and not be wise. I know a man like that. He does not believe in God. Proverbs was written by the wisest man Solomon, he wrote about wisdom. Job 28:28. Ask God for wisdom James 1:5.
---Ulrika on 5/1/05


You will hear many so-called "words of knowledge" often know as cli-ches, example, "take this job and shove it" and many others. Then there are other sayings that say "a penny saved is a penny earned". Now where "Word of Wisdom" comes in is when you can determine what is wise, what is foolish and how you use it in your life. Only you can determine that. Not all knowledge is wisdom. God's Word is what the Holy Spirit reveals to you and how you relate it in your life, then knowledge becomes wisdom (when applied).
---Blue on 4/28/05


I concur with Lee, and add: We first must KNOW God (and continue seeking to know all we can about Him) in order to gain WISDOM by APPLYING what we've learned in our lives; just read Prov 3:13-26 last night! Pr 9:10 says, "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." Fear of God isn't like that of an enemy, rather proper respect for whom He truly is: The Creator of the whole Universe and our Savior; everyone should bow and give their all to Him, more than they could ever love anyone else!
---Daniel on 4/23/05


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The Word of Wisdom and Word of Knowledge are both Spiritual Gifts ,manifestations of God to believers through empowerment of the Holy Ghost 1Corinthians12:7-10.It is the annoining of the HG moving through the giver which imparts words from God to the giver, they wouldn't know in the natural.They then minister the word to the person God intends it for.All supernatural move of God. Wisdom, something about a person's wellbeing and life to improve it.Knowledge,information about the person and/or their life.Neither comes from the intellect.
---Darlene_1 on 4/23/05


Wisdom has one nature, it is intelligent and it does no harm, etc., etc.(Wisdom of Solomon 7:22,23) Knowledge can be of two natures, good or evil. (Gen. 2:9)
---gregg on 4/23/05


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