“The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning (the chief and choice part) of Wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight and understanding.” (Proverbs 9:10, AMPC)
None of us have the luxury of another forty years around the mountain of “It’s Not the Right Time.” It is time to advance with bold confidence and divine discernment of the way. The gateway leading to the pathway of divine wisdom is humility and reverence. There are absolutely no shortcuts to acquiring this godly wisdom. The fountainhead is true, holy, reverential fear of God.
“But to man He said, Behold, the reverential and worshipful fear of the Lord – that is Wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. ” (Job 28:28, AMPC)
In James 4:6-10 (NKJV), we are warned that God resists the arrogant, but grants grace to the humble:
“But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”
Ask God with a sincere, humble heart for wisdom and enlightenment. If we ask in simple, sincere faith, God will liberally bestow this much-needed wisdom.
“If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5, AMPC)
“The humble He guides injustice, and the humble He teaches His way.” (Psalm 25:9, NKJV)
“…For skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing…” (Proverbs 4:7, AMPC)
The Benefits of Divine Wisdom
The benefits and blessings of divine wisdom are enormous! Godly wisdom produces understanding, which brings prosperity and favor. We’re in a season when wisdom can be found! Wisdom will give us an understanding of the times and revelation of what we should be doing.
“And of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs; and all their kinsmen were under their command.” (1 Chronicles 12:32, AMPC)
Apart from divine wisdom, no one will be able to figure out the future. Human worldly wisdom will not be able to deliver you nor prepare you for a successful future, but godly wisdom will prepare and equip you for a victorious future.
Walking in God’s love and light is liberating. Godly wisdom releases balance and confidence to every spectrum of life.
“He who gains Wisdom loves his own life; he who keeps understanding shall prosper and find good.” (Proverbs 19:8, AMPC)
These are days of intense, strong delusion and deep deception. Much of humanity is duped and deluded and deceived, rushing blindly to death and destruction (Matthew 7:13). However, for the true followers of Christ, the Spirit of God will release divine discernment and wisdom on a much higher level (John 8:12). They will be the people that do know their God that will shine ever brighter and do great exploits (Daniel 11:32). Mere human knowledge without divine wisdom is worthless; however, knowledge with divine wisdom is priceless (Proverbs 8:14).
The Spirit of God states an exceptionally blunt warning in Hosea 4:6: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” Scripture is not speaking about meager human knowledge, but rather divine enlightenment – wisdom from above. This season is not the season to stumble about in the maze of human philosophy; Scripture warns us that there is a way that appears right unto man; however, it is the way of death and destruction (Proverbs 14:12).
God is offering to each of us much higher wisdom, released by the Spirit of God. Now is the time to embrace the Teacher (God’s Holy Spirit). He alone can guide us into all truth. Notice the words of Christ:
“But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future].” (John 16:13, AMPC)
The last phrase is extremely important for our day: and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future].
It would seem that the entire world seeks to know this: “what will happen in the future.” As the entire world grows ever darker, we, as God’s children, will be able to shine. This is our time to bask in the revelatory light and illumination of Christ, the Light of the World (Isaiah 60:1-3).
Humble and Pure Hearts
It’s impossible for the natural mind, without the guidance and illumination of the Holy Spirit, to grasp and understand the ways and working of the Spirit of God. Paul states this fact incredibly clear in his first letter to the church at Corinth.
“And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
“However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
“But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’
“But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
“These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For ‘who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2, NKJV)
As we humble ourselves and seek God with clean hands and pure hearts, the Spirit of Council will release to us the much-needed divine wisdom for our day. God desires to release revelation and discernment on a higher level, bringing us out of the confusion and chaos so prevalent and prevailing in our day.
We have entered a season of divine light and wisdom to all that are sincerely seeking to advance the Kingdom of God. We will soon discover that God has opened a wide door of revelation for those that are genuinely hungry for God’s holy presence.
“Come Up Here!”
While ministering recently, I saw what appeared to be a very thin membrane; I asked God, “Lord, what is this?” He replied, “It is the veil between the earthly realm and the spirit realm; it is thinner than ever!” Divine strategies and powerful plans are on the way to bring us to a higher level in the realm of the Spirit. The invitation is offered: “Come up here!” (Revelation 4:1).
We are instructed to obtain godly Wisdom at all costs. Whatever action we must take to acquire this offered wisdom is a must.
“Get skillful and godly Wisdom, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation); do not forget and do not turn back from the words of my mouth. Forsake not [Wisdom], and she will keep, defend, and protect you; love her, and she will guard you.
“The beginning of Wisdom is: get Wisdom (skillful and godly Wisdom)! [For skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing.] And with all you have gotten, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation) [James 1:5.].
“Prize Wisdom highly and exalt her, and she will exalt and promote you; she will bring you to honor when you embrace her. She shall give to your head a wreath of gracefulness; a crown of beauty and glory will she deliver to you.” (Proverbs 4:5-9, AMPC)
We are commanded to gain and attain skillful and godly wisdom and prize it as a top priority. Christ Jesus states that as we seek first His Kingdom, everything else will be put into proper place (Matthew 6:33). Great advice is released in Proverbs 23:4 (AMPC): “Weary not yourself to be rich; cease from your own [human] wisdom.”
It is sad to see people seeking after the temporal treasures of this world yet neglecting to give their life to Christ; He alone can give the contentment and peace they are seeking. The peace and protection one seeks is only a prayer away. Ask, and you shall receive, seek, and you will find.
How Do We Obtain True Wisdom?
You might ask the question, “Where do I obtain this much-desired wisdom?” This has been the quest and question of mankind throughout human history. The holy Scriptures clearly reveal the answer in Job 28:28 (AMPC): “But to man He said, Behold, the reverential and worshipful fear of the Lord – that is Wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.”
Again and again we are instructed to go after wisdom: “In the light of the king’s countenance is life, and His favor is as a cloud bringing the spring rain. How much better it is to get skillful and godly Wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver” (Proverbs 16:15-16, AMPC).
Without a real relationship with Christ Jesus, mankind cannot find true wisdom; this truth is amplified throughout the Word of God.
“The reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom and skill [the preceding and the first essential, the prerequisite and the alphabet]; a good understanding, wisdom, and meaning have all those who do [the will of the Lord]. Their praise of Him endures forever.” (Psalm 111:10, AMPC)
The greatest textbook and operator’s manual on life is the holy Bible; within its pages are the insights that will transform your entire outlook on life (Psalms 119:9-11). Take time each day to feed your soul with Heaven’s manna.
“The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline.” (Proverbs 1:7, AMPC)
These end-time days demand that we move in a deeper understanding of the ways and workings of God. To receive godly guidance, embrace the promise of Nehemiah 9:20; God promises to release to us the Spirit of God to guide us. A good, practical exercise is to study a chapter in the book of Proverbs each day. You will be surprised at the sound wisdom that will be imparted.
Beloved, My prayer for you and your family is this: “May the Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children. May you be blessed of the Lord, Who made Heaven and Earth!” (Psalm 115:14-15, AMPC)
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