The Power of a Word of Knowledge
Recently while attending the “School of Prophetic Trainers” in Vacaville, California, I watched Shawn Boltz operate in the Word of Knowledge. A word of knowledge is basically God revealing something to you that you would not know by natural means (1 Corinthians 12:8). This may include someone’s birthday, street address where they live, names of relatives and so on.
Looking over the audience, Shawn throws out these very unusual names, or a combination of numbers and letters, someone's FB handle, date of birth and so on. When confirmed by someone, this identifies the person God desires to minister to. Shawn then gives words of knowledge such as the names of their children, the date they were married, and so on, followed by a prophetic word.
Watching Shawn, my heart was moved. Although I operate in the Word of Knowledge, this gift often reveals to me the heart of the Father for someone, especially as a means to give a prophetic word. Ministering with His heart in His love has the power to awaken hearts and transform lives. But seeing this gift in operation that revealed “stand alone” specific details, sparked a fire in me to ask asked the Lord “Take me to another level in the Word of Knowledge.”
Although many will say, “We are to seek the Lord, not the gift, the Scriptures tells us to ”Follow after love: and DESIRE spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy” (1 Cor. 14:1). This word “desire” actually means to lust after, to seek for with a passion. Yes, we seek the Lord, and when we ask in faith, He will answer, for
" Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning -James 1:17.
Jesus declared: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you: - Mathew 7:7.
“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him? - Mt. 7:11
Due to an unusual delay, my tax preparation agent and I were finally able to complete my tax forms. Handing to me a digital device, she asked me to sign my name to electronically transfer my signature to the tax forms. That’s unusual, I told her. “What she asked?” When I signed my signature, I felt a “phantom pain” in my left arm as if I had just received a flue shot.
“Oh”, she said, “I have a pain right here in my left arm right where you receive a shot. Rotating her shoulder in a circular motion confirmed her discomfort.
Then I understood. “What I felt was what we call a “Word of Knowledge” I told her. Continuing on I explained, “God will often use your body to reveal someone’s infirmity or an issue they may be suffering with. What God reveals He heals!” She then leaned her shoulder across the table indicating, “Pray for me.” and I did. It was a simple prayer asking the Lord to heal her arm in Jesus name.
“By morning” she said, “My arm will be totally healed. “No,” I said, “Today your arm will be healed. “A half hour later my taxes were completed. She then rotated her arm, and said, “My shoulder pain is gone; it’s healed!” We then gave Jesus thanks for His miraculous healing power.
Another Testimony
A friend of mine, Steve Ball, also attended the School of Prophetic Trainers with me. Here is his short version of a powerful testimony concerning a waitress that has a family history of operating in witchcraft.
“A friend and I went to a restaurant recently and God’s glory showed up. We prophesied from the heart of the Father for 20 minutes over one of the waitresses and she cried and received the joy of the Lord. She said, "I just love you guys. Can you come back soon?” She gave to us both a hug twice. She was a non-believer and is very hungry for God and the love of the Father. No resistance at all! Thank you Papa! “
Are You Hungry for More?
Do you live in the Midcoast Maine area or within driving distance of Midcoast Maine? Are you hungry for a prophetic word or to be trained in the prophetic ministry? Would you like to come to a higher level of operating in your gifts and draw closer to the heart of the Father, from which the rivers of His love flow?
Come out this Tuesday, June 20th at Life Ministry at 336 Limerock Street, Rockland Maine. From 6:30-8:30, three prophetic teams will provide prophetic ministry to you. Or come out just to observe and ask questions.
To see when we provide the “Gift of Prophecy Course’ and one of our Eastgate Schools of the Spirit training seminars in your area, see our website at
In His heart with love – Roy Roden
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