You are probably wondering why I think we should ask for the Word of Wisdom and Word of Knowledge before asking for the gift of Tongues.
Even knowing the Lord gave Tongues first on the day on Pentecost. Really? If so, it was because He was dealing with Disciples.
People who had been with Him, studied at His feet, they were Jewish and knew about Ritual Sacrifice and after His death and resurrection, understood.
Paul in 1 Corinthians 12 goes in a completely different order, tells them to desire the best gifts. He starts with the three listen up gifts.
We first need to learn how to understand what the Lord wants. A few Old Testament examples of the Word of Knowledge, then Word of Wisdom :
Adam, you may eat of every tree but that one.
Noah, We are going to destroy the earth and all flesh, build an Ark.
Abram, go out from Ur, look east, west, north and south, I have given the land to you.
How about a few not written down?
Elijah told Ahab. ..it will not rain till I tell it to…
Deborah told Barack the Lord wanted him to go and defeat the enimy…
Daniel, the dream the king had.
These are all Old Testament examples of Words of Knowledge. What is a Word of Wisdom. That is knowing what to do with the Knowledge.
Adam, didn’t have the Wisdom to obey God, so death came into the world.
Noah, with the Knowledge to build the Ark, did it and received a Word of Wisdom, when to enter.
Abram, every place on which your foot shall tread. ..
Elijah, gave his Word of Knowledge, than The Lord spoke a word of Wisdom, “You better go hide”.
Deborah, How the Lord would cause a women to get the credit for the victory.
Daniel, What the dream meant and how to prepare for the coming Climate Change.
Don’t know about that? It seems to me the Bible is our guide book to life. Doesn’t it stand to reason He would be directing whosoever will, by all His Word.
We too easily say: “That’s a God thing”. Remember when Jesus was on earth, He was just a man tempted every way as we are.
The Power He displayed came from the Father, through the Holy Spirit into and out of Jesus. He told us to go and do the same.
If you will look up these examples and ask the Lord to show you, the Revelation is there, waiting for us to act on it.
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