What About Prophecying?

What does it mean when someone says they have received a Word from the Lord - and what does it mean when the Bible speaks of people prophecying?

By Pastor Ken Burisek,
The Ole Country Church, Medford, Wisconsin
kburisek@Jesus answers.com

Definition of a Word from the Lord The supernatural comprehension of Christ and His Word. A word of knowledge, on the other hand, is a definite conviction, impression, or knowing that comes to yougiving you a mental picture, a dream, through a vision, or by a Scripture that is impressed to you. It is supernatural insight or understanding of circumstances, situations, problems, or a body of facts by revelation; that is, without assistance by any human means and beyond human abilities or understanding through normal thinking. Here are some examples.Noah building the Ark. (Genesis 6:14-22).Joshua knowing about Achan's sin. (Joshua 7:10-11).Elisha knowing that Gehazi lied to Naaman. (II Kings 5:20-27)Paul knowing Ananias and Saphiras lies (Acts 5).

A number of years ago, I went through some major health problems - near deaths door. The Lord spoke to my heart telling me in every detail what I was sick from and what I needed to doand through that word from the Lord my life was spared. But for the most part, true knowledge comes from Gods Word itself as we read hereRomans 15:14, And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to ...

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