It was the prophet Hosea that quoted God saying,”My people perish for lack of knowledge!” (Hosea 4:6). Many believers who have strength perish for lack of knowledge. It therefore follows that the gift of knowledge is important for exploit. This is why all men of exploits have spiritual insight into things that others don’t have (Isaiah 60:1, 8, 22; Daniel 11:32; Romans 11:33, 12:1-2).
The gift of the Word of Knowledge is an instantaneous and divine revelation of facts past, present, or future in the mind of God concerning either heavenly or earthly matters. It is not he “Gift” of Knowledge but, rather, the “Word” of Knowledge.
Why is the Word of Knowledge important? Pastor Keith Hassell has this to say about the importance of the word of knowledge:
A. It reveals how to pray for specific situations.
B. It reveals diseases, situation, or persons God is presently ministering to.
C. It reveals the work of sin, darkness, and hypocrisy (Acts 5:1-10; Luke 6:8).
D. It gives confirmation.
E. It gives preparation for ministry (Acts 9:16; 21:10-11).
Another dimension of the Holy Spirit that empower us for exploits is the Spirit of knowledge or revelation: The Bible says: That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints (Ephesians 1:17-18; Isaiah 11:1-2).
According to Oyedepo, ‘Revelation’ simply means spiritual understanding; that is, being able to see what God is saying. Remember, God grants us our desires as far as our eyes can see; if we can see it, we have committed God to give it. The ultimate ministry of the Holy Spirit is to quicken our spiritual understanding, thereby empowering us for outstanding accomplishments. For instance, Daniel became the most outstanding among presidents because of the Spirit of understanding, which the Bible calls the Spirit of excellence, was at work in him. It is impossible to possess the Spirit of excellence and not excel naturally (Proverbs 13:15; Daniel 6:3; John 14:26; 1 Corinthians 2:9-10).”
In the book ‘The Holy Spirit and You,’ Dennis and Rita Bennett, remarked, “The anointing puts us in command and authority over all circumstances(Isaiah 45:1-3, 11).” KENNETH HAG1N: The Word of Knowledge is the supernatural revelation by the Holy Ghost of certain facts in the mind of God. Concerning Spiritual Gifts.
LESTER SUMRALL: “In the Gift of the Word of Knowledge God reveals to one of His servants something which now exists or did exist on the earth. This must be something which that servant could not know naturally.” The Gifts and Ministries of the Holy Spirit.
DENNIS BENNETT: “It is the supernatural revelation of facts past, present, or future which were not learned through the efforts of the natural mind. It may be described as the Mind of Christ being manifested to the mind of the believer, and is given when needed in a flash of timed (1 Corinthians 2:16). This gift is used to protect the Christian, to show how to pray more effectively, or to show him how to help more effectively, or to show him how to help others.”
In 2 Kings 6:8-12, the scripture tells us of how the prophet Elisha would have the knowledge of where the Syrian would attack from and inform the king of Israel to block it.
We pray that God would give us this word of knowledge in Jesus Name…