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The Word of Knowledge

By Larry R. Lasiter

2010

"But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit." 1 Corinthians 12:7-8

I once owned and operated an advertising business before I was in the ministry full time. One day, my son Michael and I were sitting at our desks when we saw a truck drive into the driveway. We watched a middle-aged man get out of this truck in obvious pain.

 Inside, he introduced himself as David, and gave us the information for the job which was lettering a new fire truck. When he mentioned that he had just come from a physician visit I asked him what was ailing him. He said that he had been experiencing pain in his back and that the X-Rays showed that he had a ruptured disk.

When David said that, I heard the holy spirit say,- "It's not his disk, it is cancer." I did not tell David what I heard the Lord say. I felt that I should just add him to my prayer list. As he left, my son Michael said,- "God does not want him to have to live in that condition. I believe God wants to heal that man."

The next week when the signs for the truck were ready, we called the number of the fireman we were to meet. A woman answered and said that we should wait about an hour because David was at the hospital having a CT-Scan done on his back. On the way there I told Michael what the holy spirit had said to me and that I was sure that David would tell us that he just found out what we already knew,- that he had cancer of the spine. We prayed as we drove and talked about what a great testimony it was going to be when David received his healing.

By the time we finished the job it was dark. Michael, David and I were standing outside the department when I asked,- "What did the Cat-Scan show today?" He was a little shaken and his voice trembled as he said,- "They found several spots on my spine about the size of quarters."Then he said,- "They think it is cancer but they would not say they are sure." "They want me to have an MRI done."

 Then I told David what the Lord had said to me the day when he came by the shop. I told him that I truly believed that the Lord revealed his real condition because He wanted me to anoint him for healing.

 

Michael and I anointed David with oil and prayed healing into his body. He received it by faith and was healed. A couple of weeks later he came by jubilant saying the MRI was clear. The gifts are ours and the Lord tells us to earnestly seek the spiritual gifts. In this case the spiritual gift of knowledge made preparation for the working of the spiritual gift of healing.

 

 

 

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