THE HOLY SPIRIT KNOWS ALL THINGS!
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” (John 16:13)
The gift of the “word of knowledge” (1 Corinthians 12:8 KJV) enabled both Ahijah (1 Kings 14:5) and Peter (Acts 10:19) to know the purpose of their household visitors. Without a direct revelation from the Holy Spirit, neither Ahijah nor Peter had any idea who their guests were or why they were visiting.
The Holy Spirit knows all things and occasionally releases into our minds critical information that does not come from our own investigative powers. How miraculous it was for a blind prophet not to be fooled by a masquerading queen! Instead, he called the queen by name and told her the reason she had come. He even gave an accurate prediction of her son’s imminent death, which came to pass exactly as he had said (1 Kings 14:12-17).
Let us reverence the Holy Spirit’s gifts, for they are incredible tools. They enable us to know both the circumstances and the motives of human hearts. Also, because He knows us as well as He knew Ahijah’s and Peter’s visitors, we had better keep our own lives pure!
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for helping me day by day in this dark world and for the guidance of your Spirit, Amen.