THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION.
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ephesians1:17”
The most difficult part in the church ministry today is ministering in wisdom and revelation yet the bible requires every one of us to have God’s wisdom in ministering through his word by the Holy Spirit. The church is filled with expired bread that was thrown in the disturb bin. No wonder everyone is muddled and each thrown into confusion, why? There is no discernment in the church and yet this is gained through wisdom, experience in the clear impressions of our consciences in the Spirit of God and revelation.
When the Holy Spirit in most cases speaks to us he speaks to our inner ears of the Spirit even though the voice may be heard in physical, when the ears are not well opened to the things of God, he makes sure our natural person hear as if he spoke in the physical ears which is normally not the case.
Many of the Christians who have failed to comprehend the things of God and failed, is that they have lacked wisdom and revelation. Yet these are profound and radical in discernment of God’s messages and Satan deceptive lies. When God speaks to a prophet or a Christian, he speaks his mysteries to him in his wisdom, and remember the natural cannot understand the things of God, he is very far from the things, so in the state of the matter the prophet/a person spoken to needs the Spirit of wisdom and revelation to understand the purpose to which the message was given, and not necessarily know the meaning but it needs patience to know why, when and where is the message is going otherwise many people who have received the messages have messed up yet God was meaning something else.
The church is hungry to know God, yet the Christians are lacking Gods wisdom and how to minister to God in wisdom, application of such message in their lives. Most churches are in confusion because of two words” Wisdom and revelation”
Fine the church will receive the revelations but because Christians lack wisdom to discern them, they end up taking pieces of thrown bread that expired; the church will not know even whether it was God’s message and what he was saying. In wisdom of God we find things better and easier to apply them in our daily lives, and so Paul was concerned about the church at Ephesus, minus Faith in Christ Jesus we need wisdom and revelation to know him better. Many have wondered away to the wrong path simply they lacked revelation and the wisdom of God.
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2timothy; 7”
Without the Spirit of wisdom we lack control over selves and turn around the things God has ordained by trampling them underfoot, but the Spirit of wisdom will guide us with all goodness that is stipulated in what God has ordained we will understand why and what do we do and are they are applicable.
Nevertheless we have been given the Spirit of wisdom, Love, power and of good conscience, and our consciences bear witness in the Holy Spirit over the same in our hearts. The devil is always looking for how he can kill the good conscience and replaces it with his evil Spirits to erase what we may have learnt and heard about God and we would not mind, simply we will say that this thing has been like this ever since before, like we see today. The devil does this through sin in us, Sin is the most obstacle to wisdom and revelation, Sin distorts our Spiritual eyes and turn them to black, and blue they become colored and can never see anything wrong except accepting those that came from the devil.
For example when several prophets’ function together, the anointing is multiplied not added. The Holy Spirit loves to chop a revelation up like a jigsaw and give pieces to different people and then watch their excitement as they put it back together. The other side of this is that lone prophets can often assume that they have the whole picture when they are only a holding a piece of a jigsaw. The piece that they have might be pretty, but they need to get together others to get the full picture. An unbelievably large number of people have been given partial messages by lone prophets. The reason why the Holy Spirit does that he wants everyone to grow in the wisdom of God.
In our fellowship with God, a spirit of wisdom and revelation is indispensable. “That…the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of Him” (Eph. 1:17). At the time of our regeneration we received a new spirit; however, many of the functions of the spirit are not manifested and remain concealed inside the spirit. Therefore, the apostle prayed that the regenerated Ephesian believers would receive a spirit of wisdom and revelation so that they could really know God in their intuition. Whether this spirit of wisdom and revelation is a hidden potential within the believers’ spirit, which is enlightened by God through prayer, or whether it is some fresh wisdom and revelation, which comes from the Holy Spirit being added into the believers’ spirit, the fact remains that a spirit of wisdom and revelation is indispensable in a believer’s fellowship with God. It is also a fact that believers can receive this spirit through prayer.
Although our intuition can fellowship with God, it needs wisdom and revelation. We need wisdom to know what comes from God and what comes from us. We need wisdom to recognize the counterfeits and attacks of the enemy. We need wisdom to deal with people. In numerous matters we surely need God’s wisdom in order not to err. How foolish we are! How hard it is to do everything according to God’s will! God wants to give us wisdom; He does not give it to our mind, but He gives us a spirit of wisdom so that we can have wisdom in our spirit. God wants us to have wisdom through our intuition. He will guide us to the pathway of wisdom through intuition. Our mind may still be foolish, but there is much wisdom in our intuition. It often seems that our wisdom is useless, but inside us there is a gradual feeling which brings wisdom along with it. Wisdom and revelation are tightly connected. This is because all God’s revelations are revelations of wisdom. If we live only according to our nature, we will never be able to fathom anything of God by our thoughts. When we are in our flesh, whatever we have is just darkness. God and the things of God can never be fathomed by our minds. Even when our spirit is alive, we would still live in darkness if we did not have the revelation of the Holy Spirit. When our spirit is alive, there is a possibility for our spirit to receive the revelation of God. It does not mean that the spirit alone can do anything independently.
In our fellowship with God, He often gives us revelation, and we should often ask God for revelation. A spirit of revelation means God’s revelation in spirit. Therefore, the phrase “spirit of wisdom and revelation” merely indicates where God gives us revelation and wisdom. Sudden thoughts are not a spirit of revelation. A spirit of revelation is God’s operation in our spirit to the extent that we know His intention through our intuition. All of the fellowship that we have with God takes place only in our spirit and nowhere else.
Having a spirit of wisdom and revelation gives us “the full knowledge of Him.” Only when we receive God’s revelation in our spirit can we really know Him. All other words are superficial, imaginary, shallow, and, therefore, false. We often speak of God’s virtues, including His holiness, righteousness, kindness, love, etc. It seems that through our thoughts alone, we can speak of these virtues and know these virtues of God. But this knowledge is not like seeing through a window; rather, it is like trying to see through a stone wall. When a believer receives God’s revelation of His holiness, he knows that God dwells in the light and is unapproachable by natural and sinful men. He finds out how inferior, dirty, and unclean he is in comparison.
There should be many among us who have had this kind of experience. We should make the comparison to see if the holiness of God in our heart which we receive from God’s revelation is the same as the holiness of God which is spoken by men without revelation. The words used may be the same. But for those with revelation, it seems that there is so much more significance to the words that they speak. Their whole being is in their speaking. This is the spirit of revelation we have mentioned. Only by receiving revelation in our spirit do we really know God. It is the same with many doctrines in the Bible. Many times we understand teachings in our mind and know that they are important, but God gradually reveals these words to us in our spirit. Then it seems as if we have a different emphasis when we preach the same words again. Only knowledge that comes from revelation is real knowledge; everything else is just the activity of the mind.
If we seek for many things concerning God outwardly and do not acquire these things through revelation, they do not move us and do not move others. Only the revelation that is in our spirit has any spiritual usefulness. Proper fellowship with God is receiving God’s revelation in our spirit. It is true that God’s revelations are not frequent, but how frequently do we wait and pray for God’s revelation? If we are constantly busy, how can we be guided just by revelation? Actually, if we are willing to give God the opportunity, we will have revelation frequently. The apostle’s living is a testimony to this fact.
“Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction. Proverbs29:18”
The reason why the church is lost is because there is no wisdom and revelation by God, the church is filled with prophetic mash and expired bread killing Christians. Where there is no revelation the church will be lost but still it will need wisdom to understand that revelation. We should be concerned about wisdom of God and of revelation to be filled in the church in order to understand God and his predestined plan according to his will and pleasure that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, as we repent and turn to the Lord, then we shall require wisdom how to minister to him in his majesty and holiness.
The Spirit of wisdom is from God himself and by this he has outpoured his Spirit upon the church to experience this but hidden in Christ Jesus.
God’s wisdom is hidden in the law and commandments, plus his word and David understood the purposes of the law, it was to impart God’s wisdom in Christians in order to discern the crooked ways of the devil but the modern church has rejected the God’s way of acquiring wisdom.
Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies.
I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.
I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path. Psalms119:97-104.
When David was reading the law, commandments and the word of God, he only saw the wisdom, understanding, revelation about the devil traps meaning he gained much discernment and insight than those who were teachers and those who seemed enemies, he gained more wisdom than the enemies. The wisdom is working when you have grown in the knowledge of God and have applied it by living according to the standard of God, in his will and pleasure. Without wisdom the devil traps you in ignorance you keep thinking you are right and doing right things yet in reality you are in the way of Korah, Dathan, and of course the way of Adam. This is what is disturbing the church today.
The church is really hungry for the word and revelation but often they are thrown into confusion since they did not understand what God really meant, no wisdom and no revelation. And those who seem knowing are already hoodwinked.
The modern church has been filled prophetic mush why? There is no wisdom and revelation to discern except those God gives grace to just know a little and even though God speaks many times still the deceived Christians cannot understand the reason is that they are filled with worldly wisdom which does not apply in the things of God, and because they lack revelation they run after every prophet rising by simply prophesying on what they ate yesterday as food and they will exalt that one as the man of God, yet that is not the purpose of prophecy and operation of prophetic ministry but because they lack wisdom and revelation, they are muddled and thrown into every corner of lies, poor modern Christians, shame upon us.
The church actually needs to minister in the wisdom of God and of course Jesus Christ had something to say about wisdom;
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.” Mathew11:19.
The Pharisees misunderstood Jesus Christ simply they lacked wisdom in the things of God, they did not know that Jesus Christ was using wisdom to have people extended to him through fellowshipping and he had come to save sinners. Instead of that revelation they only got distorted view of Jesus Christ being a glutton and what did Jesus Christ conclude with? Wisdom is proved right by her actions, when you do things with wisdom she will be proved by the right deeds.
If you are wise then you have to prove what you say and fulfill, if you are wise then you have to know that is Jesus Christ is looking for the humble to eat and dine with them in order to have salvation. That takes the Spirit of wisdom and revelation which lacked in the Pharisees.
What did the Pharisees see? They saw a drunkard and a glutton instead of seeing the humbleness of God, instead of seeing the savior of the world, instead of seeing that God Loves his people no matter what state they are, he takes all he can to reach them and even being like them. But requires wisdom and revelation which the church needs today.
The modern unfortunately has not benefited from the vision of God which was accomplished through Christ Jesus by shedding his blood on the cross. The church eyes are still blue and are not seeing the sin the way God sees, they are not ministering to God in wisdom the way Jesus Christ demonstrated.
The church is operating in pride and that spirit was the same Spirit in Pharisees which hindered them from receiving the savior until now they are waiting for Jesus Christ to come, he passes them every day not knowing the world is ending in the fulfillment of times when all things ordained have been put under the feet of Christ. The Spirit of pride is like a bad smell in the mouth you are always the last to know it.
The church has been crippled by Spirit of pride which is self-exaltation, self-pushy, self-glory and much more effect of it. But does the church know? Of course not, evangelists, pastors, prophets are ministering as if themselves are gods, meanwhile the flock is filled with foolishness of them and all are deceiving themselves simply because they lack God’s wisdom and revelation of the true church.
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Ephesians5; 15-18.
Paul reveals only the foolish will spend their time in drinking which leads to debauchery, he insists that we should be careful and live as wise not as foolish. The wise apply the word of God in wisdom and move in it, but the foolish will not mind about the will of God is. The Spirit of wisdom tells us and leads to the will of God by teaching us of course in fellowship of the Holy Spirit who has been outpoured in our hearts to feel the love of God.
My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,
Preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you,
an ornament to grace your neck. Then you will go on your way in safety,
And your foot will not stumble. Proverbs3; 21-23.
When you are filled with wisdom of God will recognize him, and learn the way of life and you will have much insight and you have discretion and they will be life for you.
No matter how the professors learn and read books they are still in natural carnality and they are capable being every day and have been confused by those who have not been in school why? Because the natural man cannot understand the things of God, the Holy Spirit is profound in revelation and applying this wisdom into our Spirit whom he speaks but he needs awakening from the death and sleep because of sin.
Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,
for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed. By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations. Proverbs3; 13-19.
If we can obtain wisdom of what God has hidden through revelation we would know exceedingly his richness and how he has established everything , we would not worry as we do daily, but because we lack the wisdom we do not know what God has really planned for his children in Christ Jesus, we even do not know what to do and what we should learn, instead of the church seeking wisdom, they seek worthless materials, yet the bible is telling us that those who find wisdom are blessed because she leads you in the way of God, and how to live according to God’s will and purpose in Christ Jesus in whom all things are connected and joined together the complete building of his body.
In the body of Christ there is life, because of his blood, there is the Holy Spirit because of his death on the cross and resurrection, there is revelation because of the Holy Spirit, there is the word because of the water that came out of his body on the cross when the soldier pierced him, now those are representing the life in the church and what should be found in the church “the body of Christ”
Brethren in Christ Jesus I also pray in Christ Jesus that the eyes of your hearts may be enlightened to have the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in order to know the hope of call to which you have been called when God out poured his Holy Spirit through death of Jesus Christ into his body-and whom he has sealed in us as sure deposit for the inheritance which is in Christ Jesus.
Do not accept any deceptive doctrines, may you obtain the mercy of God and greatness of his gift-grace which is in the face of Jesus Christ through whom we all get reconciliation and obtain the wisdom and the power of God which he exerted on him when he raised him from the dead.
Peace to you all the elect of God in Christ, and May the grace of our Lord Jesus abound more in you as you learn wisdom in ministering to him in all ways which he accomplished in Christ by the mightiness of his power through his Spirit.
I myself still fighting and running the good race of our lord Jesus Christ according to the rules lest I labour in vain, pray also for me that the mysteries of God may come through and speak them boldly without partiality and compromise of which those who did so, have wandered away to the way of Baraam not serving the Spirit of air.
I remain Asher Namanya the Soldier of God the father and the Lord Jesus Christ by appointment of his will before creation of this world.
God bless you all and forgive all what you confess before him in sincerity.