Thursday, 28 January 2016

Wisdom and Revelation

Scripture: Ephesians 1 v 17 -18:
"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened: that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints."

This is the perfect prayer from Paul and can be used to pray for everyone you know and cause many to come nearer to God. Let's look at it more closely.

Our Father wants us to know Him through spiritual revelation, because He is a Spirit and can only be known when we seek Him in the same manner. It takes wisdom to discern Him in Spirit but it opens your spiritual eyes to know what His true calling for you is, which He hopes you will achieve.

Through achieving your true calling you will gain the riches of His inheritance and how it works together with all the other saints (born again Christians) to effectively accomplish His will on Earth. 'Our Father which art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven ...'

The highest and best achievement of His children is when His perfect will is done on Earth as He sees it in Heaven. When we maintain a holy lifestyle, walking in love towards one another, united in prayer and obeying sound doctrine, then we get put under His fridge magnets.

James says wisdom comes when you ask God for it. As long as you ask in faith without doubt and wavering, you will receive wisdom. You kill it when after it has been given you say "I wonder if this is really from God?" Rather rejoice that He has opened your heart and eyes to understand deeper things.

Revelations come to you when you are very desirous of knowing God more deeply. I remember feeling the weight of God's sorrowing heart remembering how His Son was scorned, mocked, whipped, spat on, humiliated, made to carry His heavy cross, the blows of the nails and seeing Him die.  I wept with our Father and felt so near to Him.

It opened my eyes to much more spiritual reality and the treasures have never stopped coming. When you enter into the heart of God you have found true wealth. It enables you to know others in a deeper way to be able to minister to them as Jesus would. He is able to give you spiritual knowledge to help them be free or healed of bad memories of hurts and tragedies.

We need all the treasures in His storehouse to be able to make a real and permanent difference in the lives of those He sends our way. You don't need a degree in theology to minister to people. In 1 John 2 v 27 says:

"But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, ye shall abide in Him."

We need the anointing of the Holy Spirit every minute of every day so we may stay connected to God for wisdom and revelation teaching. It is fully trustworthy and true. God hates lies so there will be no untruths in His revelations. The end result is that you abide or stay secure in Him.

After Paul's conversion on his way to Damascus, he spent 3 years in the desert learning about Jesus through revelations given to him by the Holy Spirit. Through what God revealed to him he was enlightened to write most of the New Testament, which is such a blessing to us today.

In Proverbs Solomon encourages us to seek wisdom and understanding; to lean not on our own understanding but trust in the Lord. This is how we find favour with God and man so let us obey these words and be blessed.

Prayer: Father God, You are so vast that the Earth is Your footstool. Our finite minds struggle to know You but through revelation in our spirit we know Your love for us, Your hopes for us to fulfil our true calling. We pray this day for our eyes to be enlightened with Your wisdom so we can find favour with You. In Jesus' name. Amen.