Spiritual Wisdom – Wait On The Lord

We all need to ask the Lord for clarity, discernment and wisdom.   Anyone with an audience needs to be clear on what they share.  

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Those with the gift of Prophecy, need to make sure that what they are sharing has been confirmed.   Sometimes people jump too quickly into sharing something from the Holy Spirit, that may yet to be clarified.   The Prophecy being shared is never to contradict the word of God.   Prophecy should never contradict itself; in other words it should never cancel out prophetic words that you shared previously.

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Some words may be for that person only, a specific audience, a specific time to be released. When things are put out as something like “The Holy Spirit Told Me, The Lord Said, God Said, I had these words in my spirit, etc…”   Take them to the Lord in prayer before sharing them with anyone.   If we don’t do that, we can cause people to no longer believe in Prophecy for today.  We can come across as “wishy washy” when we don’t wait on the Lord.

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Prophecy is for today and very relevant for our time.  What I state above is why we all need to ask for Clarity, Discernment and Wisdom.

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1 Corinthians 14:33
for God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as it is in all churches of the saints.

False Prophets

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Jeremiah 14:14 But the Lord said to me, “These prophets are prophesying a lie in My name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a false vision, worthless divination, the deceit of their own minds.

Jeremiah 27:15 ‘I have not sent them’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘and they are prophesying falsely in My name; therefore, I will banish you, and you will perish—you and the prophets who are prophesying to you.’”

Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves.

Mark 13:22 For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and will perform signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, the elect.

1 John 4:1  Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.


Wisdom

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Luke 21:15 for I will give you such words and a wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.

Romans 11:33  Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments and untraceable His ways!

Corinthians 2:6-16

6 However, we do speak a wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age, or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 On the contrary, we speak God’s hidden wisdom in a mystery, a wisdom God predestined before the ages for our glory. 8 None of the rulers of this age knew this wisdom, for if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written: What eye did not see and ear did not hear, and what never entered the human mind—
God prepared this for those who love Him.
10 Now God has revealed these things to us by the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man that is in him? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we may understand what has been freely given to us by God. 13 We also speak these things, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people. 14 But the unbeliever does not welcome what comes from God’s Spirit, because it is foolishness to him; he is not able to understand it since it is evaluated spiritually. 15 The spiritual person, however, can evaluate everything, yet he himself cannot be evaluated by anyone. 16 For who has known the Lord’s mind, that he may instruct Him?  But we have the mind of Christ.

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Ephesians 1:17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.

Colossians 1:9 For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we haven’t stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

Colossians 3:16 Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God.

James 1:5 Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.

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James 3:13-18
13 Who is wise and has understanding among you? He should show his works by good conduct with wisdom’s gentleness. 14 But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth. 15 Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where envy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every kind of evil. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who cultivate peace.


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9 thoughts on “Spiritual Wisdom – Wait On The Lord

  1. Yesterday at church we had an older man with love for Israel who taught things he picked up from the bible concerning Israel and the tribes living there.

    He said simply that some people dont read bible and say they are taught by the Holy Spirit, but he is of simpler sort and has to trust the simpler way coming straight from the pages of the bible!
    That is an simple and accurate way of seeing things, i when speaking in church have an tendency to read a lot of scripture because i know that if i go poking around too much there is bound to be errors.

    Thats why Jcs post warning of waiting and interpreting it correctly is wise!

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    1. Thanks for sharing that with us Stig-Ove. I myself believe in a simpler faith — one that doesn’t require you to do “rituals”, allows you to talk to the Lord as you are and one that believes whatever is asked in his name — will be done. Some call this the “Mustard Seed Faith” . Some scripture to give example of how simple our faith should be, but we can’t have unforgiveness or hatred in our hearts and expect something to happen:

      Matthew 17:20-21
      20 “Because of your little faith,” He told them. “For I assure you: If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. 21 However, this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting.”

      Luke 10:19-20
      19 Look, I have given you the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; nothing will ever harm you. 20 However, don’t rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

      1 John 4:15-20
      15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God—God remains in him and he in God. 16 And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
      17 In this, love is perfected with us so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, for we are as He is in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love. 19 We love because He first loved us.
      20 If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For the person who does not love his brother he has seen cannot love the God he has not seen. 21 And we have this command from Him: The one who loves God must also love his brother.

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  2. Daily Devotional — 09/05/16

    REAL LIFE FORGIVENESS
    “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37

    Alexander Puerta has seen more than his share of tragedy. Raised on a small farm in Urabá region of northern Colombia, he was 17 when his father was murdered by an angry neighbor.

    At 19, Alex nearly died of malaria. He called on a Christian evangelist to pray for him and experienced a miraculous recovery. That convinced him to accept Christ. He soon became a fervent evangelist himself and took a job at the Rancho Amelia banana plantation in Urabá.

    A guerrilla army operating in the area mistakenly believed Rancho Amelia harbored a paramilitary squad. One morning in September 1995, they ambushed a bus carrying plantation employees, tied them up and threw them face down into a gully. The guerrillas then opened fire with machine guns on the helpless workers.

    In the midst of the shooting, a bullet struck Alex Puerta at the base of his left eye, fractured his skull from the inside and exited, destroying his right eye and cheekbone. Amazingly, Alex did not lose consciousness, despite the excruciating pain and nearly suffocating in his own blood.

    “The guerrillas came down the rows to find those who were still moving, finishing them off with a machete blow to the neck,” he recalls. “They reached me and I told them that Christ loved them. ‘This one’s alive!’ they said, and hit me twice very hard. They broke two teeth and cut off an ear lobe, but the machete did not penetrate my neck. Then they left.

    “At that moment I heard a voice say, ‘Fight for your life.’ I felt such a strength and vitality that I succeeded in breaking my bonds. It hurt, but God gave me strength. When help arrived, they found me sitting up.” Alex was the only victim to survive the massacre. Twenty-five of his Rancho Amelia co-workers, including several women, lay dead in the gully.

    Survival has been difficult. Alex underwent five surgeries to rebuild his shattered face. Doctors told him that he would never see again. He remembers the long months of convalescence with nothing to do but sit at home with only the family dog.

    Today Alex serves as a voluntary chaplain of Prison Fellowship, preaching in chapel services at the Bellavista National Penitentiary and counseling inmates. Some of the prisoners with whom he has shared the gospel are former guerrillas. At least one, he has learned, was involved in the massacre at Rancho Amelia.

    Alex let it be known that he has forgiven each of the assailants who blinded him and killed his friends. “If one decides to follow Jesus, the foundation is forgiveness,” he says. “Without it, there is no real Christian life.”

    Recently, Alex accepted an invitation from Open Doors to become a regular trainer for Standing Strong Through the Storm seminars offered throughout Colombia. Feedback from seminar participants indicates that Alex is particularly effective in teaching about forgiveness.

    RESPONSE: Today I will obey the Lord and forgive everyone who has hurt me.

    PRAYER: Pray for Alex as he teaches SSTS seminars in Colombia. Pray his students will also forgive.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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  3. A Watchman on the Wall — Posted: 04 Sep 2016 09:13 PM PDT

    “Barack Hussein Obama – mastermind of evil. Governed by wicked men, destined for destruction, but not before evil has spread across your nation. Barack Obama serves his god well.

    The months ahead will be froth with turmoil, deceit, deception and grief. Take a stand for My Truth. All other ground is sinking sand. You must not faultier nor fear but boldly proclaim forgiveness of sin through Christ JESUS your LORD.”
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    Acts 3:19 “Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord…”
    1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
    Daniel 2:21 “And He changes the times and the seasons: He removes kings, and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding…”
    Psalm 75:7 “… It is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another.”
    Psalm 31:15 “My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!”

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  4. This warning appears to be confirmation of what Ali Winters shared recently and many others:

    No Defense — Sep 05, 2016 05:30 am | Glynda Lomax

    “My Hand will destroy America completely. I shall raise up mighty enemies who conspire against her in ways she cannot defend. I shall break down her borders and the enemy shall pour in, indeed, the enemy is already among you, America, and you are doomed.

    But My People I shall protect even in the destruction of this wicked nation that refuses to repent of its many abominations. I will burn your blood soaked ground and silence the cries of those you have slaughtered in their innocence.

    I will quiet the fears of those around the world who fear the power of America, for her power shall reign no more, for she shall cease to be. Get ready, America, for your days are few now. ”
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    1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

    Psalm 9:16-18

    16 The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

    17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

    18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

    Isaiah 66:2-4

    2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

    3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.

    4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

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  5. More evidence seems to gather that i suspect our military industrial complex of international brand mostly Us though is making headway to exploit our surrounding planets! One has to remember Obadiah though! The Lord will bring them down to earth again!

    Here is the link…….

    http://gizadeathstar.com/2016/09/ringmakers-saturns-author-news-russia/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GizaDeathStar+%28Giza+Death+Star%29

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  6. Daily Devotional — 09/06/16

    FORGIVENESS IS NOT AN OPTION
    And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Mark 11:25

    Our founder, Brother Andrew, says, “Forgiveness is the very core of the gospel message. I am a Christian only because God forgave me everything. There is no other ground on which to stand…not my repentance, not my praying the sinner’s prayer. Nothing made me a child of God except God forgave. And He did it two thousand years ago through Jesus on the cross. Jesus took all that sin and nailed it to the cross and He says, ‘Now, go, and put it into practice.’”

    Poso, Indonesia is a beautiful place on a central island of the country. There we meet an elderly, physically weak, Christian mother who shares through her tears the tragedy that befell her seventeen-year-old daughter Alfita in 2005.

    “My daughter Alfita was so beautiful. She loved Jesus, and she loved to sing. She loved spending time with her friends. One day, Alfita and three of her friends were walking to school. They always took a path that went deep into the jungle, far away from our village. Along the path grew beautiful flowers and my daughter loved flowers. That day, she and her friends, Theresia, Yarni, and Noviana stopped to pick flowers for their hair…”

    The girls were all from Christian families. Three young Muslim men were waiting on the jungle path and savagely beheaded three of the girls including Alfita. The fourth girl, Noviana, survived her machete wounds.

    The three men were tried for murder in the capital, Jakarta. Noviana and the families in question had to make witness statements. However, they first shook the hands of the murderers as a sign of forgiveness. Two years later, the suspects were sentenced to long terms of imprisonment.

    The request for forgiveness came from one of the murderers. “It was very difficult to comply with this request,” said the older brother of Noviana. “But we wanted to keep to Jesus’ teaching and because of this, we are able to forgive. We hope that our step will also restore the peace in our town of Poso in Central Sulawesi.”

    The family members prefer not to talk about the day itself. During the hearing, Noviana again had to see pictures of her beheaded friends and answer questions by the prosecutors and lawyers.

    Alfita’s mother was severely traumatized by the murder of her daughter. She concludes, “All I could do was ask God for His peace, the peace that cannot be explained, that comes from trusting in Him. At the funeral He gave me that peace. Even though Alfita was brutally killed, I knew that she was safe in God’s arms in heaven…After that, when I knew God’s comfort in my heart, I was finally able to do as God commanded…so I let go of my right for revenge. I’m not bitter. I’ve forgiven the murderers and asked God to forgive them. I’ve prayed that they will realize what they’ve done.”

    RESPONSE: Today I will confront my own trials and forgive those against whom I am holding anything.

    PRAYER: Pray for complete healing of the trauma in the lives of these four families in Indonesia.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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