February 11, 2020 at 5:27 pm #10606
February 11, 2020 at 5:52 pm #10608
I think you are referencing one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit as described below:
1 Cor 12:8 “ For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,”
In some aspects I believe we have seen this as many of the prophecies we have watched come to pass. It has been a form of enlightenment over the last 10 years. Our knowledge of spiritual concepts and prophecy has increased.
Ephesians 1:18-19, “ 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, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,”
We have some believers who have increased knowledge in the heavenly bodies, others in numerical interpretations, others in birth pains and consistent changes in weather and seismic activity, while some search the headlines daily finding more clues to the unfolding of prophecy.
Not sure if this is the venue you are meaning.
February 11, 2020 at 5:58 pm #10610
February 11, 2020 at 6:04 pm #10611
February 11, 2020 at 6:23 pm #10612David W. RocheModerator
There seems to be some diversity of opinion as to the exact meaning of “word of knowledge” and “word of wisdom.” Is these utterances regarding things which could not be known by natural means and spoken as a personal prophecy, or is the gifting in the area of communicating effectively? There are very wise and knowledgeable people out there, some from much study and others from what is seemingly beyond their experience. There are those who have wisdom and knowledge, yet lack the ability to make others understand. Then there are those who know things that only God could have shown them and they pass that along to others.
February 11, 2020 at 6:37 pm #10613
Whether it be a word of knowledge or wisdom, or dreams and visions, it seems to me that this gift has been conspicuously missing, IMHO.
In any event given the days we live in, you would think that words of this nature would be in high demand, or so it seems to me. To be given a word directly from the Lord and specifically for you speaks to an intimate relationship with God.
Both for those who are given those words, and for those to whom they are intended!
February 11, 2020 at 8:23 pm #10614
During the late winter of 2019, some time toward the end of February, in a moment of prayer, I typically wake up around 0300 am to have this quite time of thinking about God, communing with him, and seeking His face. During such a time, just as I was falling back to sleep, it seemed to me that God whispered, “during the Bride season”. When I woke to the alarm, my day began, but I kept thinking about this statement. So began my research to discover any truth. What I came to discover and feel as a gift to me, was that because Christ used such a profound illustration of the tradition of the Jewish wedding on many occasions to describe his return and even through the Lords supper to demonstrate this covenant sealed with his body and blood as the sacrificial lamb. I truly feel our snatching away will be during the bride season. This is typically from April to October (our calendar). Certainly there are many holidays and events that also occur during this time, Pentecost, First fruits, FOT, etc… I have studied many different aspects, levels, thoughts, concepts, Bible books, and dates related to prophecy. Do I have all knowledge, certainly not. Am I full of wisdom, no, I am a child compared to many. Was I given a word from God, I felt in my spirit I was, time will tell. I don’t focus on it, but continue to occupy, I still have my early morning time, missing very few.
I have heard others receiving “a word “ to declare dates and times, I choose not to go down those paths.
Do I believe God still speaks to us, absolutely and especially through His word, that is why memorizing Gods Word is so vital to my life.
Is this a path you are thinking along this line? I have heard many on this blog having heart felt and spirit led truths proclaimed. You, HH, Donna, Yohanan, Geri, David, Watchman. So God is still giving a word, through His watchers.. my thoughts! The Father is going to tell the Son, Go, get your bride….very soon, all is soon ready! We are going home, praying it is this season.
February 11, 2020 at 9:02 pm #10617
Indeed there are times when I feel I have gotten a personal word from the Lord, I especially sense His leading when I pray. I don’t rehearse or think out my prayers, but simply write what comes to mind. Hopefully this will be a blessing to those I pray for.
Notions and ideas often come and go, not all from the Lord. I hope to surrender to His Spirit as often as I can. And then there are times when I simply step out in faith, and trust God for the outcome.
On a few occasions I seem to know things that I shouldn’t know. And then there are those times when God himself will use my voice and lips to speak a truth. Just like Balaam’s donkey! Am I a prophet? NO! As the Lord communes with us all.
I wish I could claim and take credit for many things, but I don’t like the responsibility that comes with it. My personal attempts at best are more than feeble. But it’s wonderful when it is God!
February 12, 2020 at 2:56 pm #10621
I like that, Season of the Bride! Not sure what all that means, but we are presently the focus of the full trinity! That works for me.
Though it goes without saying, our unity in the faith is that we love one another. For herein is found our foundation, theology, doctrine and teachings aside!
You all are the hands, feet and face of Christ in this life!
February 12, 2020 at 10:34 pm #10627BeckyEParticipant
February 13, 2020 at 2:07 pm #10635
February 13, 2020 at 8:35 pm #10646
February 13, 2020 at 11:25 pm #10657
This is such an exciting report from Amir, Tammie. Because I’m sure its so hard for missionaries to get a foothold into the muslim countries with all the red tape. I’m sure their suitcases would be searched and if they see Bibles, they wouldn’t get very far … so the Lord uses other means to reach the muslims with the dreams and visions!
February 13, 2020 at 9:18 pm #10649
Indeed Tammie, the Lord can work just as well without us, as with us. He steps in when the testimony of men is rejected.
The Lord often invites us to share in His work. But then again, He will often times ask us to sit and watch Him work! That way He alone will get the glory! For He will share His glory with no man!
Again we are privileged and it is desirable to be in relationship with our Creator God and the lover of our souls. But the Lord has made it abundantly clear that this divine romance will only work when we accept Him on His terms, not ours!
That’s the difference between a true and sincere relationship on His terms as opposed to a religious relationship which is on our terms!
Just as a woman submits to a husband she does so as unto the Lord and is honored. And when a man submits himself to the Lord and dies to self he is honored of God! For this is what Christ did, submitted himself to the Father, and we as the Bride submit to Christ. Thereby was all honor the principle of “first’s”.
February 13, 2020 at 10:15 pm #10655
The point being, once we learn to submit then we are invited to surrender. Sadly in our world that seems to often work the other way. We first surrender to our passions, our lusts, our goals and agenda’s, and never learn to submit!
Submitting to His will first, then invited to surrender our hearts to His!
February 14, 2020 at 7:40 pm #10681
So another awesome sign that God works in spite of us is what is occurring in China. Whereas, China arrests and kills Christians for their faith, they now are allowing them to minister where others won’t go.
The Gospel of our salvation is spreading at the last hour with a vengeance. We can pray that God continues his harvest, where only He can go.
February 14, 2020 at 8:11 pm #10683
Wow, amazing breakthrough! All things work together for good. It takes a crisis for people to listen … praying for the brave Christians who are sharing their faith on the streets in Wuhan. I betcha there aren’t any communist police hovering around eavesdropping to suppress their evangelizing! The police are probably either in hiding or fled to another city seeking safety.
February 14, 2020 at 8:45 pm #10687
February 15, 2020 at 7:26 am #10702
The Chinese doctor who first discovered the virus in Wuhan was a believer and he had so much love and compassion for his people. No wonder the Lord is doing a mighty work in his hometown.
All across China, people are talking about Dr Li Wen Laing. He was the doctor who discovered the novel coronavirus and in the early morning of Feb 7 2:58 am, he was promoted into glory and went home to be with our Father in heaven.
Back in December last year, he was arrested for being a whistle blower “spreading rumors” about a mysterious pneumonia like virus. This morning we found out he was in fact a fellow brother in Christ. Our hearts are deeply moved by his sacrificial choice to spread awareness about the virus despite the risks he faced, especially to his reputation and to his own health.
He continued to care for patients up until he was infected himself. What a legacy to leave behind of what it means to be like Jesus to those hurting in a time of crisis.
So today, please pray for his family, especially his wife who is also infected and 8 months pregnant with their 2nd child. May God heal them supernaturally and give them grace, peace, strength and comfort during this time.
Dr Li Wen Laing penned a deeply touching Chinese poem below of how he would miss his family, his beloved Wuhan and quoted 2 Tim 4:7-8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.”
Here is a captivating, heart-touching Chinese poem written in memory of Mr. Li Wenliang, a Christian doctor and whistleblower who died from the coronavirus himself after being punished for issuing the first warning about the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
“The Hero who Told the Truth”
I don’t want to be a hero
I still have my parents
And my children
And my pregnant wife who’s about to give birth
And many of my patients in the ward
Though my integrity cannot be exchanged for the goodness of others
Despite my loss and confusion
I should proceed anyway
Who let me choose this country and this family
How many grievances do I have
When this battle is over
I will look up to the sky
With tears like rain
I don’t want to be a hero
But as a doctor
I cannot just see this unknown virus
Hurting my peers
And so many innocent people
Though they are dying
They are always looking at me in their eyes
With their hope of life
Who would have ever realized that I was going to die
My soul is in heaven
Looking at the white bed
On which lies my own body
With the same familiar face
Where are my parents
And my dear wife
The lady I once had a hard time chasing
There is a light in the sky
At the end of that light is the heaven that people often talk about
But I’d rather not go there
I’d rather go back to my hometown in Wuhan
I have my new house there
For which I still have to pay off the loan every month
How can I give up
How can I give up
For my parents without their son
How sad must it be
For my sweetheart without her husband
How can she face the vicissitudes in her future
I am already gone
I see them taking my body
Putting it into a bag
With which lie many compatriots
Gone like me
Being pushed into the fire in the hearth
Goodbye, my dear ones
Farewell, Wuhan, my hometown
Hopefully, after the disaster
You’ll remember someone once
Tried to let you know the truth as soon as possible
Hopefully, after the disaster
You’ll learn what it means to be righteous
No more good people
Should suffer from endless fear
And helpless sadness
I have fought the good fight
I have finished the race
I have kept the faith
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness
2 Timothy 4:7
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February 15, 2020 at 12:03 pm #10706
February 15, 2020 at 4:06 pm #10708
February 15, 2020 at 8:29 pm #10717
So Geri I found the original article on Godtv.com and have forwarded it out to friends and family to share and spread his testimony. The Chinese government is working to discredit him as people are coming to a saving knowledge of Christ because of his testimony. May God bless this dear brothers testimony to win others.
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