The Voice of Restoration
From: Pastor Femi Leke
Shalam Ministries International Church Stockholm
Wisdom is The Principal Thing (1)
Getting Divine Wisdom
Let me seize this opportunity to welcome all our readers to the month of April 2021. As we celebrate Easter, we will continue to build up ourselves through the knowledge of The Truth even by the Word of God so that we can be well furnished to pursue the purpose of God for our lives in Jesus’ name.
The Picture of God’s End-Time Church
One thing that is very certain as painted in the Word of God is that God has destined His church to rule and to reign on earth, however that will not be possible without the access to all the needed resources.
Through our good success and all-round prosperity, He wants His church to enjoy dominion and to spread His kingdom by influence and never by imposition or manipulation!
Mic 4:1-2 KJV But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. (2) And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Reigning by Wisdom
For The Church to be able to occupy till The Lord’s return and to rule and to reign by influence, we will certainly require divine wisdom without which it will be impossible to reign.
When a child is born, his brain can be likened to a brand-new computer that has all the potentials with its hard drive and the factory installed applications. However, the level of its influence or usefulness is determined by the type of software or applications that has been downloaded into it.
The same thing applies to human beings. How we develop our minds with knowledge and wisdom will determine our level of success and that in turn will determine our level of influence.
Wisdom is Not Automatic; it has to be Acquired
In other words, we have the responsibility to acquire wisdom because it is not automatic.
Pro 4:5 KJV Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
The word “get” in the scripture above is an action word that means taking responsibility by doing what is needed to have a possession of something for profitable living.
When you were born you received a hard drive (Brain) and whatever you download in it will determine what you can use it for!
As I conclude in this episode for this week, let us identify the various types of wisdom that can be recognized according to the Word of God:
Kinds of Wisdom
Jas 3:13-18 KJV Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. (14) But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. (15) This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. (16) For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. (17) But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Four (4) Kinds of Wisdom
1) Natural Wisdom – Sensual
2) Intellectual/Earthly Wisdom
3) Devilish/ Occult Wisdom
4) Supernatural Wisdom
With this understanding I believe our appetite to pursue vigorously and passionately after divine wisdom has been ignited so that we can become instruments in the Hand of God to lead people into His Kingdom in Jesus name.
God Bless you, share your testimonies with us
Jesus is Lord!
Pastor Femi Leke
Shalam Ministries International Church Stockholm, Sweden