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The Spirit Of Knowledge

Throughout the Holy Scriptures, knowledge and ability was made possible by the Holy Spirit of God. Craftsmen were given the gift of technical skill by means of the Holy Spirit (with the extraordinary amount of the Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ, it is certain that He was the greatest carpenter that ever lived; see also Christ The Creator and The Lord's Plumb Line).

"31:1 And the LORD [see 'Before Abraham Was, I AM'] spake unto Moses, saying, 31:2 See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: 31:3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, 31:4 To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, 31:5 And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship. 31:6 And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee" (Exodus 31:1-6 KJV)

The Spirit of God also enabled individuals such as Moses and Joshua to be exceptional political and military leaders of God's people.

"34:9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses." (Deuteronomy 34:9 KJV)

The Spirit of God is what made the prophets of God true prophets of God.

"5:12 Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and showing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will show the interpretation." (Daniel 5:12 KJV)

"My speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power"

The Messiah (see the entire study series for Israelite Monarchy - The Messiah) was prophesied to be a man with a great measure of the Holy Spirit of God to guide His actions and judgment. Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled that prophesy.


"11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; 11:3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked." (Isaiah 11:1-4 KJV)

Even as a boy, Jesus "waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him."

"2:39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. 2:40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him" (Luke 2:39-40 KJV)

"2:46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple [see Has Anyone Seen Our Son?], sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 2:47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers." (Luke 2:46-47 KJV)

Jesus never claimed to teach anything other than what The Father gave Him, by means of the Holy Spirit.

"14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works." (John 14:10 KJV)

Jesus was martyred for preaching the Word of God. Many others, such as Stephen, who also taught the Word of God, were savagely killed by a Satan-deceived humanity that could not "resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake."

"6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. 6:9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. 6:10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake." (Acts 6:8-10 KJV)

Even former Christian persecutors, such as Paul (see Rising Up From The Dust), found themselves awakened by the Holy Spirit. So too, the entire world will one day will be able to see (see A Brainwashed World).

"2:1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." (1 Corinthians 2:1-5 KJV)

Fact Finder: How does The Holy Spirit of God make it possible to be a Christian?
See Growing In The Grace And Knowledge

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