Word of Knowledge
“For to one is given by the Spirit the Word of Wisdom, to another the word of Knowledge by the same Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:8)
A lot of people desiring a prophecy really just want to know about their future and how to get there. That is a true prophecy. But that is not what a word of knowledge is. What the word of knowledge does is identify something that has already happened in a person’s life, or something that is going on in a present situation. They don’t have to wait for a fulfillment of a word of knowledge because it is already happening, or is over and done.
The purpose of the word of knowledge is that the Spirit is revealing something going on in that person’s life so that they will believe He is there. Jesus said, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.” (John 4:48) When you know God sees your situation, it brings faith to believe for more.