The Wisdom of God Pt 3

Wisdom: How To Get It

 

AMP Eph 5:15 Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), 16 Making the very most of the time[buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.

 

KJV redeeming the time

 

THE KEY TO REDEEMING TIME IS THE WISDOM OF GOD

 

Col 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.

 

TEV Be wise in the way you act. Making use of every good opportunity you have.

 

2 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO LEARN IN LIFE.  WHAT’S IMPORTANT AND WHAT’S NOT

 

Eccl 8:5 He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure.

 

TEV “as long as you obey his commands you are safe. And a wise person knows how and when to do it. There is a right time and a right way to do everything but we know so little.

 

Jer 10:23 I know, O Lord, that a man’s way is not in himself, Nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps.

 

Prov 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

 

IF WE CAN LEARN TO BE LEAD WE WILL SAVE LOTS OF TIME.

PAY ATTENTION TO THOSE THOUGHTS INSIDE OF YOU…

WISDOM IS KNOWING WHAT’S IMPORTANT AND IGNORING THE DISTRACTIONS…

Eph said, “Making the most of the opportunities”… seizing and buying up the opportunities”

 

HOW CAN I GET IT? 

 

Prov 4:5 Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.

6 “Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; Love her, and she will watch over you.

 

7 “The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding. 8 “Prize (WISDOM), and WISDOM will exalt you; WISDOM will honor you if you embrace WISDOM. 9 “WISDOM will place on your head a garland of grace; WISDOM will present you with a crown of beauty.” 10 Hear, my son, and accept my sayings And the years of your life will be many. 11 I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths. 12 When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; And if you run, you will not stumble. 13 Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard WISDOM, for WISDOM is your life. 14 Do not enter the path of the wicked And do not proceed in the way of evil men.

18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.

 

James 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting,

 

ASK, BELIEVE YOU RECEIVE IT, AND THEN LOOK FOR IT.

ASK FOR IT… AND LOOK FOR IT…

Righteousness

Psalm 11:3 If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?”

 

FOUNDATIONS REPRESENT MORAL AND POLITICAL STANDARDS

 

Prov 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.

 

Prov 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice:

but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

 

Prov 28:1 The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion.

 

GOD ALWAYS LOOKS TO THE RIGHTEOUS! 

THEY ARE REPRESENTATIVES. 

 

HE HOLDS THE RIGHTEOUS RESPONSIBLE.

 

Gen 18:17 The Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, 18 since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed? 19 For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him.”

 

20 And the Lord said, “The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave. 21 I will go down now, and see if they have done entirely according to its outcry, which has come to Me; and if not, I will know.”

 

23 Abraham came near and said, “Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24 Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will You indeed sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it? 25 Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?”

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE RIGHTEOUS?

 

IT IS THE ABILITY TO STAND IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD WITHOUT GUILT OR SHAME.

 

Rom 5:17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

 

Rom 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

 

YOUR RIGHTEOUS STANDING IS WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO EXERCISE YOUR AUTHORITY.

 

1 Pet 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous,

And His ears attend to their prayer, But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

 

WHO ARE THE RIGHTEOUS? 

 

2 Cor 2:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

 

Gen 15:6 Abraham’s faith was counted as righteousness

 

WE RECEIVE WHAT JESUS DID FOR US AND WHAT HE DID MADE US RIGHTEOUS.

 

Phil 3:8 More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, 9 and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,

 

OUR IDENTITY IS IN CHRIST

 

WE HAVE TO HUNGER FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

 

Matt 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

 

Matt 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

 

1 Tim 6:11 But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.

 

WHAT DO THE RIGHTEOUS DO?

 

  1. WE PRAY

James 5:16 The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

 

THE RIGHTEOUS HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO PRAY

 

  1. WE CAN STAND BEFORE GOD

 

Rom 5:1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.

 

  1. WE STAND IN THE GAP FOR THE LAND

 

Ez 22:30 I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Mefor the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.

 

A CHURCH RECOGNIZES ITS PLACE IN THE CITY… WE ARE LIGHTS… WE HAVE AUTHORITY… WE REPRESENT JESUS TO OTHERS.

 

2 Chr 7:14  and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

 

WE MUST TURN FROM OUR OWN THINKING…

 

Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “ But the righteous man shall live by faith.”

Spiritual Things Pt 13

The Fellowship of the Spirit

 

1 Cor 2:9 but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”

10 For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, 13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.

 

YOUR BREATH IS THE VEHICLE THAT CARRIES YOUR VOICE.

GOD’S WORD WHICH IS INVISIBLE IS THE VEHICLE CARRIED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.

WITHOUT THE SPIRIT GOD’S VOICE CANNOT BE HEARD.

 

John 16:13 He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

 

Zch 4:6 Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.

 

THE SPIRITS WORK IN RELATION TO THE WORLD – UNBELIEVER

 

Gen 6:3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”

 

THE HEBREW WORD “DUWN”… TO RULE, JUDGE. IS ONLY USED HERE

ELSEWHERE – TO CONTEND, EXECUTE AND PLEAD.

 

ONE OF THE WAYS GOD STRIVES – CONTENDS WITH US IS; WITH HIS PRESENCE

 

TWO DISCIPLES ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS…Luke 24… Walking and fellowshipping with Jesus but they did not recognize him.  When they stopped. Jesus acted as if he would go further and they urged him to stay with them.

 

GOD WANTS US TO SEEK HIM.

 

Isaiah 45:15 “God Hides himself” –

 

Uzziah 2 Chr 26:5 as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.

 

Isaiah 64:7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee; for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us by means of our iniquities. 8 But now, O Jehovah, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

 

GOD WILL NOT ALWAYS STRIVE WITH FLESH BUT HE WILL CONTEND WITH YOUR SPIRIT.

 

Prov 29:1 A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.

 

Rom 1:24 God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts

26 God gave them over to degrading passions

28 God gave them over to a depraved mind

 

THE FATHER IS ALWAYS CONTENDING WITH US TO MAKE US BETTER

 

John 15:1 I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.

 

John 15:26 When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me, 27 and you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

 

THE FIRST THING THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES IN THE LIFE OF UNBELIEVERS IS TESTIFY OF JESUS.

 

John 16:8 And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment;

 

WHAT IS HIS RELATION TO BELIEVERS?

 

2 Cor 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

 

FELLOWSHIP… KOINANIA…

 

1 COMMUNION

2 PRESENCE

3 THE FELLOWSHIP

4 SHARING ONE WITH ANOTHER

5 TO PARTICIPATE WITH – WORK WITH

6 INTIMACY

7 FRIENDSHIP

THE COMMUNION OF THE SPIRIT.

THE WORD COMMUNION HAS THE MOST INCREDIBLE MEANING.

IT MEANS WALKING WITH HIM DAILY…

THE WORD FELLOWSHIP IS MORE OF A LEADERSHIP TERM WHERE YOU ARE GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS

The Wisdom of God Pt 2

Wisdom and Fruitfulness

 

Eph 5:8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;

 

15 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

 

KJV redeeming the time

 

AMP 15 Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people),16 Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.

 

THE KEY TO REDEEMING TIME IS THE WISDOM OF GOD

 

TO REDEEM MEANS TO BUY OR TO SAVE FROM LOSS.

 

James 4:14 You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

 

WHAT IS OUR LIFE?  IT’S AN AMOUNT OF TIME.

GOD EXPECTS US TO PRODUCE WITH OUR TIME…

 

Col 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.

 

AMP 5 Behave yourselves wisely [living prudently and with discretion] in your relations with those of the outside world (the non-Christians), making the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity.

 

TEV Be wise in the way you act. Making use of every good opportunity you have.

 

Eccl 8:5 He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure.

 

TEV “as long as you obey his commands you are safe. And a wise person knows how and when to do it. There is a right time and a right way to do everything but we know so little.

 

Jer 10:23 I know, O Lord, that a man’s way is not in himself, Nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps.

 

Prov 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

 

IF WE CAN LEARN TO BE LEAD WE WILL SAVE LOTS OF TIME.

PAY ATTENTION TO THOSE THOUGHTS INSIDE OF YOU…

WISDOM IS KNOWING WHAT’S IMPORTANT AND IGNORING THE DISTRACTIONS…

2 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN LIFE.  WHAT’S IMPORTANT AND WHATS NOT

HOW CAN I GET IT WISDOM?

Prov 4:5 Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth. 6 “Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; Love her, and she will watch over you.

 

7 “The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding. 8 “Prize (WISDOM), and WISDOM will exalt you; WISDOM will honor you if you embrace WISDOM. 9 “WISDOM will place on your head a garland of grace; WISDOM will present you with a crown of beauty.” 10 Hear, my son, and accept my sayings And the years of your life will be many. 11 I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths. 12 When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; And if you run, you will not stumble. 13 Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard WISDOM, for WISDOM is your life. 14 Do not enter the path of the wicked And do not proceed in the way of evil men.

18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.

 

James 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting,

 

TO GET WISDOM ASK FOR IT… AND LOOK FOR IT…

EXCESSIVE CELEBRATION

Acts 13:52 And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the holy spirit.
the anointing is called the oil of joy

Smith wigglesworth said, there’s a place in god satan dare not come.

the devil doesn’t hang around happy, spirit filled people

The disciples walked in a consciousness of the triumph of christ

2 Cor 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of him in every place.

Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!

the devil works overtime to steal your joy…

god did not create us to live in grief and sorrow, depression…

Prov 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

god didn’t create man so we could be depressed, confused, upset, stressed out, grieving & sorrowful.

Psalm 2:4 say’s that God sits in the heavens and laughs

Isaiah 61:3 The oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.

Nehemiah 8:10 the joy of the Lord is your strength

WHEN YOU ARE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT SOMETHING HAPPENS IN YOUR INNER MAN SO YOU CAN FACE LIFE AND OVERCOME ADVERSITY.

Isaiah 53: 4-5 Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.

12 Therefore, I will allot him a portion with the great, and he will divide the booty with the strong;

Ephesians 6:10 “Be strong in the lord”…

it’s the strong ones that lay hold and gather up the spoils

James 1: 2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,

YOU CAN’T COUNT IT JOY IF YOU DON’T KNOW SOMETHING…

JOY CRUCIFIES the FLESH… JOY IS A FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

Psalm 126:1 When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. 2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, 3 the Lord hath done great things for them. the Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.