Dear beloved: A couple weeks ago in a prison service the Holy Spirit came with great power and signs and wonders, and it was a healing service of great force. As men were praying for each other after the praise and worship service, the Lord gave me a word of knowledge that someone in the room had scoliosis. Word of knowledge is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit Paul talks about in 1 Corinthians 12:8, For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit. A word of knowledge is a word given about a person or situation that would not be known otherwise if it were not for the supernatural leading and prompting of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said in John 16:13, "but when He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. v14 He shall glorify Me; for He shall take of Mine, and shall disclose it to you.
And so I called out to the group that the Holy Spirit had told me someone had scoliosis, and sure enough, one man out of about 40 raised his hand and said that he did indeed have scoliosis. So I asked him to come down, which he did, and we laid hands on him and prayed for him to be healed. When the Lord gives a word of knowledge about a sickness or disease condition, He intends to give a healing for the purpose of bringing glory to Him. Jesus said, "He shall glorify Me,.." and so the purpose of the word of knowledge in a healing service is to give a healing for the glory, the greater purposes of God.
After the service was over, the brother with scoliosis told me that he had been walking around the sidewalk that very day praying that God would have someone come to the service that night who would pray for his back, because he was in a great pain and had suffered with it for a long time. So the Holy Spirit knew his need and relayed that to me. Listen for the leading of the Holy Spirit in your life, many times He will give a word of knowledge to lead you in the direction you should pray for someone. The brother was very curious to know how I knew he had scoliosis, and was quite surprised to learn it was just the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Followup: We have prayed for him now two successive weeks after the original prayer session, and each time he says he feels better, less pain, and has more flexibility. I believe God wants to heal him 100%, would you pray with me in agreement that God would set him free of scoliosis, so he can be a testimony in the prison to the healing power of God? Thank you for your prayers. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 14:1 Pursue love, yet earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. Beloved, earnestly desire the gifts and in so doing you may bring glory to God! God bless you, in Christ, Jim