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THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD'S WILL - PART 3

WEDNESDAY 18 JANUARY 2023


"We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding." What a prayer point! In a nutshell, this is a touch of great earnestness for a request fashioned in accordance with God's desire for all the saints in Christ. When this sort of request is granted, the possessor will be functioning on the frequency of uninterruptible divine energy which the Spirit wields and supervises, because the source or origin of such request is from God Himself and is supplied by the Holy Spirit. And to be honest, your progress will be highly relevant on earth and widely acknowledged among the nobles.

Reference: Colossians 1:9 New Living Translation (NLT) "So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding."


The next item to discuss today, according to versified sequence in the above Scripture, is the wisdom of the Spirit, which means the wisdom that the Spirit gives. It is aided by the Holy Spirit, and its not just the theoretical insights into the mind of God (Sophia), but also the practical form of wisdom (Phronesis), which is beyond analytical wisdom or knowing what to do (Sunesis). So when it says that its given by the Spirit, it simply means that the Spirit of God accompanies it. The idea comes from God and its always an accurate one, plus when its practical, it simply means you don't only know what to do in any given situation- you are moved to action what you know - by the Spirit, not by any set of rules. Got it?


The Spirit of God gives us a richly endowed and many-sided wisdom. And it begins with our enthusiasm and profound sense of earnest longings after divine wisdom and guidance. This wisdom is expressed through the actions we practically perform aright because they are thoughts and actions backed up by the Spirit, with our heart, soul, and spirit aptly engaged in it. It is expressed with a true heart, and the right spirit. And no matter how skilled we may be in any aspect of life, we need the wisdom of the Spirit because it crowns all our efforts with success and grants us the advantageous excellence when nothing else would.


Isaiah 11:2 (NIV) noted that the Spirit of wisdom is one of the seven spirits of God. The entire verse actually reads, "The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord..." Once you begin to engage the Holy Spirit bumper to bumper, and acknowledge His operational worth in the realm of wisdom, His wisdom will initiate its uncommon expression through your life. And the good news is that it's not blurry in terms of expression because it doesn't have any cloud over its face. In other words, people will easily take notice.


For instance, a passage in the Scripture discussed about a man named Stephen, who was full of wisdom of the Spirit. In Acts 6:10 (NIV), after an opposition arose and he was confronted by his foes or contenders, it was augustly recognized that they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke, meaning that it was plainly evident in his actions and verbal expressions, in a way that they were unable to cope with it. Indeed, there's more to share in regard to the wisdom of the Spirit, as you stay tuned for part 4. Shalom!


Scripture Reading - 1 Kings 4:29-34; Romans 11:33; Philippians 1:9-10; James 3:13-18.


Guided Prayer: Dear Father in heaven, I thank you for the wisdom which your Spirit grants, according to your perfect will. It is a ready divine method, not trial and error, because the Spirit of truth is involved and He supplies it to the grasp of every Christian who earnestly desires it. Therefore, I'm joyful to identify with the Spirit-given wisdom, a spiritual possession that results in judicious actions, because it is lodged in my heart to host the revelation of your perspicacity and equally empowers me to chart the course of my life successfully. Today and always, I testify that I can never be grateful enough for your wisdom which wields a loving recognition of the character of the Spirit, in Jesus' Name, Amen!




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