Rhema is a Greek word. In the greek New Testament there is more than one word for “word”. One is logos. Another is rhema. When I say that I received a rhema I mean that as I was reading the Word of God or meditating on the Word it spoke to me–perhaps in a new application. That happened to me today.
I was uploading pics onto Fruitiply, reading in Matthew in between pics, and thinking. I had a question. How am I to influence ladies and girls for God? The thought just flitted through my mind and then I picked up the Word and read, “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
The Lord seemed to say, don’t stuff people full of what you know. Be salt and make them thirsty for it first because he that seeketh findeth. They must be seeking before they will find. They must be knocking before it will be opened. They must be asking before I can share anything that will benefit.
Isn’t God good to speak–to give rhemas through His Word? I am amazed. He plants the question and then presents the Word.