First published by Pastor Musa Bak in Real Manna Ministries
The Revelation Gifts
Revelation gifts are so called because they bring to light things that are hidden. God does not want the church to be in the dark. When these gifts are in manifestation, mysteries are unveiled. The devil has added advantage when the church has no light or insight into a matter. The devil operates and thrives in darkness, but through revelation gifts, the church exposes his activities and exercises dominion over his kingdom. Demon spirits operate freely where there are no revelation gifts in operation. Revelation gifts are also given to help us know the mind of God and to give us direction in life. The church diminishes when it cannot hear from God. Gifts that make up revelation gifts are the gift of the word of wisdom, the gift of the word of knowledge, and the gift of discerning of spirits.
Word Of Wisdom
The gift of the word of wisdom imparts to an individual, the ability to have an understanding or insight into what is going on in people or situations, especially in challenging or times of confusion and provides the answers, solutions, or a way to deal with such challenges. The gift of the word of wisdom often operates alongside the gift of prophecy and the word of knowledge. The difference between ‘word of wisdom and word of knowledge is that where word of knowledge brings to light hidden things, things that one has no way of knowing without being told, the word of wisdom gives divine direction on a path to take to deal with the difficulty or provides the answers to resolving issues. Illumination always comes anytime the gift of the word of wisdom is in operation and when acted upon, solution and victory are always the outcomes.
There are many examples of the operation of the gift of the word of wisdom in the Bible. One of such is the story of how King Jehoshaphat won the battle against the children of Moab and Ammon when they rose up against him in 2 Chronicles 20:1-20. The Lord told Jehoshaphat that he need not have to fight the battle but to set singers and approach the battle with praise. As the children of Israel did as instructed, the Lord smote the Moabites and the Ammonites before them. The gift of the word of wisdom always shows the way to victory. It was also the word of wisdom that was operating through Elisha the prophet when he instructed Naaman to go and wash seven times in the river Jordan; as he did as told, his skin became like that of a little child (2 Kings 5:1-14). It was the gift of the word of wisdom in operation in Joseph, when he counseled with the Pharaoh, on what Egypt should do to be saved from famine (Genesis 41:25-36).
The divine instruction or insight on what to do at a time when a miracle or solution to a problem is needed is the operation of the gift of wisdom. I was at a mission field sometime in 1992 in a certain village in Nigeria, where a young lady was brought for me to pray for. She was unconscious for days and at times convulsing. As I began to pray for her, the Lord said I should unchain her and he showed me a bracelet around her ankle and said to remove it. Immediately I broke the bracelet off her ankle, and she revived and was fully restored, such that she asked for food. The revelation of what to do for her deliverance to happen was the operation of the gift of wisdom. When word of wisdom is in operation, you not only get to know what is going on, you get to know also what to do for a solution to come.