Revelation, knowledge, prophecy and doctrine  are FOUR KEY elements of the apostolic ministry.  I globally examined their meanings in the Strong’s concordance and dictionary.

1. Revelation is a noun called  apokalypsis  in the Greek.  Strong’s says that its Biblical usage includes the following:

1) laying bare, making naked

2)  a disclosure of truth, instruction

a) concerning things before unknown

b) used of events by which things or states or persons hitherto withdrawn from view are made visible to all

3)  manifestation, appearance

2. The word knowledge comes from the Greek word  gnōsis (G1108) whose Biblical usage includes:

1) general intelligence, understanding

a) the general knowledge of Christian religion

b) the deeper, more perfect and enlarged knowledge of this religion, such as belongs to the more advanced

c) esp. of things lawful and unlawful for Christians

d) moral wisdom, such as is seen in right living

3.  Prophecy in 1 Corinthians 14: 6 comes from the Greek word  propheteia (G 4394) whose  Biblical Usage includes:

1) prophecy

a) a discourse emanating from divine inspiration and declaring the purposes of God, whether by reproving and admonishing the wicked, or comforting the afflicted, or revealing things hidden; esp. by foretelling future events

b) Used in the NT of the utterance of OT prophets

2) the prediction of events relating to Christ’s kingdom and its speedy triumph, together with the consolations and admonitions pertaining to it, the spirit of prophecy, the divine mind, to which the prophetic faculty is due

3) the endowment and speech of the Christian teachers called prophets

4) the gifts and utterances of these prophets


3. Doctrine in the Greek is didachē (G1322) which is used to mean

a) that which is taught

b) doctrine, teaching, concerning something

2) the act of teaching, instruction

a) in religious assemblies of the Christians, to speak in the way of teaching, in distinction from other modes of speaking in public


The Lord told me that each of these gifts is interrelated and I  can see that as well. Have a great day!