By Pastor E. A. Kaulumah
THE BLINDNESS OF THE HEART PART 2
I give praise to the Almighty God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who made it possible for this bulletin. May His name be glorified forever! Amen.
Brethren, we still continuing with our topic in this month of April “THE BLINDNESS OF THE HEART” this will still take us to the book of Ephesians 1:17 -18a
“that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; (NKJV)
The Bible says that wisdom is a principal thing… Prov. 4:7a. There is no way you can be able to treasure the word of God without the spirit of wisdom. Wisdom is the main thing to get in this journey of life.
Listening to wisdom means listening to Holy Spirit. The Word of God from the first book of the Bible to the last is the Wisdom of God. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. (NKJV)
When the spirit of wisdom comes in you, it will open the door for revelation, where the mystery in the word of God will be revealed unto you because the secrets of the Lord are with them that fear Him. (Ps. 25:14a) In this revelation; you will get knowledge and knowledge will open the door for understanding.
Wisdom - Revelation - Knowledge - understanding This small illustration above shows you how it works.
Without the Word of God, there is no way you will get wisdom. If you refuse to read and study the Word of God, you cannot gain the mystery in the Word of God. When you start reading your Bible, always pray for God to give you the spirit of wisdom; so that you will not read the Bible like you are reading a novel.
Wisdom is the door of all doors. Wisdom is the basic; the most important pathway you have to take that will lead you to the mystery of the Word of God. When you have the spirit of wisdom; it will shield you from destruction and you will not be destroyed with the wicked or the ignorant Christians.
The Bible says that a man’s gift will make a room for him (Prov. 18:16): it means when you discover your gifts, you still need wisdom to know which door to enter and which one not to enter. When your gift begins to make room for you locally and internationally; you still look for wisdom to find Him and that is when your days will be prolonged so that you will not live unfulfilled life.
Are you a business man/woman? You need the wisdom of God on how to handle your business. Are you a married man/woman? You need wisdom on how to handle the issues of marriage. Are you a public servant? You need wisdom on how to handle public matters. Are you a community leader? You need wisdom on how to lead your community. Pastor, you need the wisdom of God to lead the flock which God entrusted in your hand. In fact, In everything you are doing, you need the wisdom of God. It is wisdom that will make you to know what to speak, how to speak, where to speak and whom to speak to.
It is wisdom that will make you to know that you are not saved because you are a pastor’s wife, child or you came from a Christian family, but you are saved because you accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour and you continue walking with Him.
The Bible says that the wisdom of God is foolishness unto the people of the world but to us His children is wisdom.
Wisdom will help you not to fall in the trap of the enemy. Wisdom is the Word of God that is a light unto our path and a lamp unto our feet (Ps.119:105). Maybe you are one of the Christians that are lamenting that Christian journey is hard. No, it is not hard my brother/my sister, you just have to pray the right prayer concerning the wisdom of God so that you can operate the way God wants you to operate. A lot of Christians are being destroyed because they lack the wisdom of God.
There are stumbling blocks on this journey of life, wisdom will help you to avoid mistakes or when you fall into mistake, you will know how to come out. What make people to stumble is lack of wisdom. It is wisdom for you not to strife with anybody. It is wisdom to forgive. Wisdom will help you to walk in the narrow path. He will always point the word of God to you. And it will always brightens your day and your future will be secured in the Lord. Wisdom will give you honour. Wisdom will give you favour from God. Wisdom will give you life.
…and revelation in the knowledge of Him…
God always long for a relationship with you. He wants to show you the depth and height and width of His Word by opening your eyes to see the secrets that is in His Word and grant you knowledge of what He means in that particular verse. It might sound strange to you, but every single letter in the Word of God has a meaning for you as a child of God.
The Word of God will help you to know who is God to you. He will reveal His characters to you, what He likes and does not like and to know what He is able to do and what He cannot do.
For example we know that our God is so faithful that He cannot lie, God cannot change, and God cannot fail you. He is ever the same, He keeps what He says. He is a covenant keeping God. God is Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent.
You will begin to operate according to the knowledge of God in you. If you do not know God as a provider, there is no way you will wait for Him to provide for you. You will always be struggling, trying to fix things your own way and at the end you get nothing.
Prov. 3:5.Trust in the Lord with all your heart. And lean not on your own understanding; it is wisdom for us to depend upon God for all things whether it is hard or easy.
It is good to desire good things like fame, solution to our problems, but without wisdom on how to handle the blessings; it will end up destroying you.
Many times, Christians always fall into the same sin and continue making the same mistakes. Why? Because they always lean on their own understanding and refuse to depend upon God. It is very important to depend upon God and you will enjoy this Christian journey.
When you know the Bible, Word of God as the World greatest book; it will help you to read and study to know the mind of God. Your God is a King and you as His child is a prince/princess. You see the prince and princess of this world how they lift up their heads high; that is how you as a child of God supposed to lift up your face and fly high like an eagle and fly above all the troubles of this world. You have to know that Jesus has set you free and took you from the dust and He lifted you above principalities and powers. You have to know your God and know what Jesus has done in your life. You have to know that He was sorrowful for you to be happy; He was rejected for you to be accepted. Devil will only defeat you when he knows that you do not know your right as a child of the King who rules over the whole creation and He is the Creator of heaven and earth. When you gain knowledge of who you are and whom God has made you to be, you will stop limiting yourself, but always operating in the way the Word of God says.
I have seen many Christians being destroyed, why? Because of lack of knowledge, the Bible says that my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). It is a very important issue. You have to study the Word of God, to know the heart of your Father, what He wants you to know, so that you will not be living by what people say you are. Become a prophet to yourself. Do not ran any where you hear there is a prophet and sometimes the message you receive is contrary to what God said concerning you; and your life will go the way of the word they spoke in your life.
My brother/sister, it is high time that you draw closer to God to know His desire and plans for you.(Jer. 29:11)
The eyes of understanding being enlightened…
My dear brother/sister, your life as a Christian is very precious in the eyes of God, which Christ has already paid everything that concerns you.
In terms of love, God loves you so much that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to die for you. He came and set you free from the bondage of sin.
It is really a miracle that you are in the kingdom of God. The second pursuit you have to make is to understand the Word of God, which will bring hope to your hopeless situation, light to every dark part of your life and strength to your spirit to continue this Christian journey. The Bible says in Prov. 4: 7 “wisdom is a principal thing; in all thy getting get understand.
When you get the wisdom of God which is the first step to the Word of God, God is also telling you to get understanding. To understand the things of the spirit. Understanding is to know how to apply wisdom
Understanding will help you to know when evil is lurking its tongue for you to lick. You can be able to say no, that the Bible says that evil communication corrupts good manners; you will understand that you do not have to play with sin. You will separate yourself from unbelievers (2 Cor 6:14-16). It is not that you will not talk with them or play with them but you distance yourself from their activities. It is advisable in the word of God to dwell with your brethren in the Lord for exhortation and edification but when you do not have this understanding you will start arguing with the Word of God. It is this lack of understanding that makes Christians to argue with the Word of God. When you start arguing or doubting the Word from the Holy Bible it means you are very far from God. You need to draw near so that the light of God's Word will radiate in your mind. The bible says that Phillippians 2:5 “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”. (NKJV)
The mind of Jesus is to be obedient to the heavenly calling. It is to live a holy life because the Bible says that you must be holy as your heavenly Father is holy (Lev. 19:2) The mind of Jesus means the wisdom of God, the knowledge and also the understanding who your Father has called you to be. David said in the book of Psalm 18:29 that through God that he can ran through a troop of his enemy and leap over the wall. You have to understand that you are in the battle field of life and the kingdom of God is not butter and honey but is for the strong mind that have decided to follow Jesus in any condition. When a situation looks like God is no longer with you, you will remember the time of Jesus when it seemed that God and His Hosts had forsaken Him but He endured because He understood the purpose of His calling.
Do you understand the purpose of your calling or you are just following the multitude and not the elect of the Lord? Are you just doing things because others are doing it? Are you in the church because people are in the church? Do you know why Christ redeemed you?
How to receive the spirit of Wisdom
1. Ask wisdom from God: Solomon the King in 2 Chronicle 1: 1-10 where the king cried out loud to God to grant him the spirit of wisdom and understanding.
Solomon sought to know the mind of God, he must had been reading the word of God but he could not judge the people of Israel with human knowledge and understanding. He needed the supernatural wisdom not the one he read in the school but from God. Like many Christians of today, they want to mix the wisdom of God with their own wisdom. It cannot work except you go to God in prayer and ask; then He will grant you answers to your prayers (Matt 7:7-8)
2. Walk in humility (Prov. 11:2): Begin to see yourself that you are just like a pencil in the hand of God. Your physical accomplishments will not block your spiritual growth. When you hear the Word of God, you will no longer be offended when God is talking to you. You will not see your husband, children, that brother/sister but you always see yourself; then wisdom will follow you. When you are humble before your God, you do not despise the chastening of the Lord nor detest His correction, because He loves you, that is why He is correcting you. (Prov. 3:11-12) God knows your weakness and strength, go to Him in truth and in spirit for Him to change your mind and give you heavenly understanding, which will enable you to pass through the thorns of life..
3. Walk in the Fear of the Lord which is the beginning of all wisdom:(Prov. 9:10): This verse means that you reverence God and be obedient to His Word. Many Christians say they fear God, but they are not ready to obey God. They are not ready to do what God is telling them to do. Fear of God will help you to know that God is merciful and also a consuming fire. It will help you to surrender to God in every situation.
4. Seek, Search for Wisdom, Knowledge and understanding: (Prov. 1:20-21; 8:1-6): In 2 Chronicle 1: 10-12 you will see how Solomon asked for wisdom with all his heart and in humility; he did not only receive wisdom and knowledge but riches, wealth and honour. Wisdom and knowledge is the root of God's blessings. It will make you to sit with kings and queens. It will bring honour to your door steps. Others will be perishing because of lack of knowledge, but you as a child of God will know the seasons of God and operate in them. Wisdom is calling out to you, open your heart and let Him come in. Continue seeking and knocking and God will definitely answer you. He said that we should draw near to Him with our whole hearts and He will draw near to us. Call God in humility today and he will answer you in Jesus name.
Noah operated in the wisdom of God, because he knew the heart of God that is why when God gave him an assignment to build the ark, he knew that whatsoever God says must come to pass. You as a child of God, when you ask for the spirit of wisdom and knowledge it will make you to know what your Father in heaven can do and what He cannot do. Noah was on the construction of the ark, people mocked him but he stood because he knew those people did not understand God. Their eyes were blinded. Do you always compromise with the things of this world that will perish with this world? When people are mocking you, do you try to do what they are asking you to do or you hide your identity as a child of God? Do you always try to please the unbelievers who do not know the Word of Go? My brother/sister, God wants you to be a distinguished child of Him; whom He will be proud of by understanding what He is telling you to do and to stand
high not bending. He wants you to be a light on this earth. Our God is a jealous God, His glory; He will not share with anybody. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and other things shall be added unto you (Matt 6:33) Wisdom is the kingdom of God. The word of God is what governs His kingdom. You have to seek to do things that pleases God and walk in His righteousness and other things shall be added unto you. You see Solomon as an example, who seek the kingdom and God granted him riches, wealth and honour. Are you looking for riches, wealth and honour? Seek God first and other things are secondary. Seek the Word of God, know the word of God, apply the Word of God in your life and other things shall be added unto you.
5. Listen to Wise Counselling and you will grow in wisdom (Prov.12: 15)
If you associate with the wise people, they will impart wisdom in you and you will become wise.
6. Value Wisdom above silver and gold (Prov.16:16)
It’s only God that will give you wisdom how to make money, but when you make money, first, you still need to depend on wisdom, how to spend, invest and use your money or else your money will disappear and you will live like you have never made any money in your life.
In conclusion, my brother/sister ask for this precious spirit that comes only from God. James 1:5 ”If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be granted to Him (NKJV)
You need to go to the Almighty Father, call Him to grant you this request. Open your heart to Him; tell Him the truth about yourself. He just needs your sincerity (Matt 7:7-8).
Then you will start walking in obedience, patience and faith in the Lord, despite anything that may comes your way.
If you have not yet accepted Jesus into your heart or you are not sure if you are truly born again. Please, pray this prayer with sincerity and confidence in your heart.
Lord Jesus, I come to you today; I am a sinner, I cannot help myself, forgive me all my sins, wash me with your blood. Remove my name from the book of the dead and write my name in the book of life. Thank You Lord Jesus. Now if you have prayed this prayer with sincerity and confidence in your heart, you are born again.
Note: Now that you are born again, join a Bible believing church where the Word of God is taught openly. God bless you.
1. O Lord, grant me the spirit of wisdom in the name of Jesus.
2. O Lord, open my eyes to your Word in the name of Jesus.
3. Any power fighting my spiritual life, catch fire in the name of Jesus.
4. Let the fire of revival come upon my spiritual life; in the name of Jesus
5. You my prayer altar receive the fire of revival in the name of Jesus.