God’s Kingdom is manifested in the earth through the spiritual realm. The Holy Spirit is the Source of the manifold graces. However we – His sons and daughters – are the activators and administrators. We are His partners in the earth and without our cooperation, His wisdom, love, and power remain inactive. As someone once said, “God’s Kingdom is at hand. My Hand.”
Prayer was never intended by God to be a religious ritual. Prayer is simply a word that is used to describe the communications infrastructure of God’s Kingdom. It is the active connection between the visible and the invisible. Truth be told, without clear lines of communication naturally or spiritually, everything comes to a standstill be it the nurture of relationship or for the purpose of wisdom and strategy.
Prayer Information Gathering
The purpose of this post is for those who already have a basic understanding and belief that the Holy Spirit works through us in the earth through the vehicles of what we often term, “The Spiritual Gifts.” God desires that mankind would know and experience His great love for them. The Spiritual Gift Manifestations through His sons and daughters are given for the purpose that individuals would open their hearts and experience His love.
So, for this article, let’s talk about activating (making active) the Spiritual gift manifestation of Words of Knowledge.
Words of Knowledge/Pieces of God’s Knowledge (not of the intellect but by spiritual understanding) is one of the most powerful ways to get an individuals attention – skeptic and believer alike. When one’s attention is retained, the door of faith begins to open.
For far too long, Christians have attempted to rationally argue people into faith. It won’t work for a skeptic, and frankly doesn’t really work for those already of the “household of faith.”
However, when personal names, addresses, specific physical conditions, etc. that would not have been naturally known them, something powerful in God’s Kingdom begins to happen.
Before I list some specific ways to receive Words/Pieces of God’s Knowledge for ministry purposes, I must say that it is a myth that only the experts and specially gifted can and do function in the spiritual gift manifestations. Although, as Christians, our goal is to always be holy and righteous in our lives, it is a myth that God only uses the most holy and righteous to manifest His grace. If you can hear God’s “voice,” you can gather supernaturally known information. And the more you relax rather than strive about receiving, the simpler it is.
Start With Submission and a Pen and Paper
Be someplace without outward distraction. Then say,
“Lord, you want to use me and I submit my pride and fear to you now. Please use me as a son/daughter that You use to communicate your love.”
(Take a deep, slow breath and relax)
After a little time of being at peace, “put up your antennae” in the same way a mother listens to sense the sound of her baby.
Do not attempt to make your mind blank
Attempting to “empty one’s mind” is a New Age approach to “listening.”
Slowly, and one at a time, fill your mind with questions like.
- Holy Spirit, do you have a name for me (that I know or don’t know)?
- Holy Spirit, what emotional conditions or situations would you like to address?
- Holy Spirit, what physical conditions would you like to heal?
- Holy Spirit, what other questions should I ask?
With all of these, His response may be
a. An intuitive thought that is more like a “sensing.”
b. A picture in your mind’s eye,
c. A sensation in your body that is not normal d. An emotional response that you weren’t feeling before you asked.
e. Words that arise spontaneously as you are asking.
f. Color of clothing being worn.
The more specific, the better. If you get a word of a physical condition, for example, ask to see if you can narrow down the location of the condition (unless it is a physical sensation in your body. Then you already know).
Another question to help specify for greater faith release, is when did this happen. (Possible answer impression) “Sports injury.” “Car accident.”
“3 years ago.”
Write Down What You Receive
ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT WHAT TO DO WITH IT. SOMETIMES IT’S JUST FOR PRAYER. IF IT’S FOR MINISTRY, AS HOLY SPIRIT TO OPEN THE DOOR FOR YOU.
Share with Appropriate People in an Appropriate Setting.
You can also do this before you go to work. Ask the Holy Spirit to share some specifics about your work place that you can pray for or minister to.
NOW THAT YOU HAVE GATHERED SOME INFORMATION, NOW YOU CAN STEP OUT AND BE MORE EFFECTIVE