GREAT GRACE FOR GREAT WISDOM: (THE WONDERS OF WISDOM) 1
May 7, 2023
YEAR OF GREAT GRACE!
By Rev Sam Oye
Ephesians 3:10 (Amp)
10 So now through the church the multifaceted wisdom of God [in all its countless aspects] might now be made known [revealing the mystery] to the [angelic] rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
The wisdom of God is multifaceted and beyond human comprehension. The expression: ‘wisdom of God’ is beyond just the church space. There is wisdom for marriage, relationships, finances and health.
It is therefore important to understand that in whatever aspect you lack wisdom, you will suffer in that area. Every man’s struggle is a reflection of the absence of wisdom in that particular area. If you are having struggles in the area of finances, it is not the absence of money, it is the absence of wisdom that has powered your struggles in that area.
The Bible says ‘the labor of the foolish rideth all of them because they know not how to get into the city’. There is always a wisdom problem. For any subject that is confusing to you, the absence of wisdom powers the struggles. Break’-ups in relationships reflect the absence of wisdom. There are two important things to note about wisdom:
Wisdom is not synonymous with education because one can be an educated fool.
Wisdom is not synonymous with age because one can be an old fool.
Wisdom is multi-dimensional and that is why there is something called the multi-dimensional wisdom of God. While some people think that prayer is the only way by which you deal with principalities and powers, the Bible makes it clear that you can render principalities and powers useless by the operation of wisdom. There is a dimension of wisdom you’ll operate in that will silence principalities. Witches and Wizards cannot operate where such wisdom operates. The Bible says that the devil goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. That means not everyone is devourable. The availability of foolishness in any aspect of your life makes it the dwelling place of the adversary.
If therefore you want to see the devil at work, study where you lack wisdom. Satan’s habitation is where man lacks wisdom. He dwells where wisdom is absent. If a couple lacks wisdom, you will see the devil at work in their marriage.
The fact is that the devil does not need to be in your marriage if he can plant foolishness there. The devil is not in your house, he only planted something that made his presence felt – that is foolishness. That means someone is a fool in the marriage. The worst thing that can happen is for the two of you to be fools.
Personal struggle is powered by the absence of wisdom; likewise corporate struggles. Whatever you don’t have wisdom for, you’ll struggle in. Any man that doesn’t have commanding wisdom concerning women shall find it difficult to dwell with women. The Bible says men should dwell with women according to applicable knowledge, which is wisdom.
Part of the wisdom of the ancient is that the Bible says a prudent man will foresee evil and shall stay hidden. He shall be hidden until the indignation be overpassed. A wise man doesn’t ask unnecessary questions. Constant conflict – interpersonal relationship conflict, between yourself and others, is a reflection of a revelation of the fact that you lack wisdom in relating with people.
You will change prayer points as a result of the operation of wisdom because we are in the season of Great Grace for Great Wisdom. You can rise if you are wise. Life is hard naturally, but it is harder for a fool and easier for the wise. You can either make it easier or harder by operating in foolishness or wisdom. Nothing makes life harder like the availability of foolishness; nothing makes life easier like the prevalence of wisdom.
One of the most valuable commodities on earth that you must pursue is wisdom. Proverbs 4: 7 – 8 (TPT)
“Wisdom is the most valuable commodity—so buy it! Revelation-knowledge is what you need—so invest in it! Wisdom will exalt you when you exalt her truth. She will lead you to honor and favor when you live your life by her insights.”
Buy the most valuable commodity on earth so you’ll become the most valuable. People rise in value to the extent to which they access value in terms of wisdom. The more wisdom you have access to, the more value valuable you become on earth.
Talking about the men you seek for solutions, they have only become solution-providers through the excellency of wisdom. God was very clear when He said of all the things you can ever get, pursue wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 10: 10
“If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of bringing success.”
You want to gain an advantage in life, be ahead of others in wisdom.
Wisdom gives you the advantage to succeed. With wisdom, less is more. Without wisdom, more becomes less. Never think anything is easy; rather, someone is wise. Whatever looks easy is not easy, it is because someone has gained mastery through wisdom.
What is Wisdom? Wisdom is the supernatural ability to know what to do per time. It is the supernatural ability to know what to do when everybody is confused. Wisdom is not knowledge; it is the ability to know what to do with knowledge. You won’t find wisdom in the corners of the university and classes. In fact, intelligence is inferior to wisdom; intelligence is rather superior to knowledge. Wisdom is the ability to consistently make the right choices and decisions based on God’s word and the capacity to consistently act on those choices and decisions.
Only wisdom can tell you the difference between two equally good individuals and whom to marry. Foolishness has guided many choices. This is when the child in you influences the adult you to make choices on marriage.
You are a wise man if you make wise choices consistently. You have wisdom when you make wise choices from time to time. The issue with wise people is that they don’t rush in choice-making. How do you know a fool? Hasty to make decisions. How do you know a wise person? Slow to make choice. One of the major things that wisdom will compel you to do is to slow up in choice-making. You will consider variables, you will look at the far-reaching implications of your choices.
Proverbs 3: 15 – 17 (NLT)
“Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding. For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold. Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.”
When you pursue wisdom, you’re always set above others (e.g King Solomon). You’ll discover from the benefits of wisdom that everything you’re looking for is tied to wisdom – long life, good health, security, defence, and wealth. Everything you can ever desire is locked up in the wisdom of God. That current area of struggle in your life right now, there is a dimension of God’s wisdom that can address that area. The reason for your struggle in that area is because of the absence of wisdom.
What was the secret of Joseph? The King said can we find anyone as discrete and wise as you are? Whether in the secular or spiritual, go for wisdom. The Bible says if any man lacks wisdom, let him ask for it.