THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol 1, No. 11 – Monday 19th September, 2016
1 Sam.25:2-38; Eccl. 2:13; 7:12, 19; 8:1; 9:16; 10:10; 1 Cor.1:24;
Were life to be as straightforward as the mathematical principles of binomial theorem, how sweet it would have been. But alas! Its zigzaggedness means that going through the tunnels of life will always require the companionship of wisdom. In defining binomial theorem, what makes any complex expression of a higher power in any mathematical formulae simpler for ease of understanding is (among a number of others) called a binomial theorem.
In more apt terms and tempered more to the issue at hand, wisdom (like the binomial theorem) is the most needful and the most necessary lubricant of life barring every kind of friction.
Wisdom then can be said to be nothing short of applied knowledge effectively displayed as solution to any given challenge. It never ceases to astound my mind realizing that wisdom paves way and eventualises personal and even communual breakthroughs faster than prayer.
In effect, the flipside of this can only mean one thing; that wisdom is so powerful that its potency and outcomes are by far much weightier than the potency and outcomes of the most powerful prayer that can and has ever been offered by man. The Lord taught me that even when on my knees in prayer, wisdom is needed. I make bold to say then that in the hierarchical contest among all spiritual weapons, in the priority placement of all things, wisdom is the most needful and most indispensable. (Please spend the next few minutes to pray the following): 1. Lord, endow me with your excellent Spirit of wisdom. 2. Lord, as you grew in stature, in wisdom and in favour with God and man, so endow my children with unusual wisdom. 3. Father, anoint me with grace to go through life with effortless ease.
Do you know that some problems which prayer failed to solve in the past are problems which would have been solved with effortless ease if only wisdom had been brought to bear at the time? My brother, my sister, wisdom is crying out to you today: ‘ask for my hand in marriage from the Almighty God that I may become your life-partner paving the way for all-round success through the journey of life’. Would you say YES to wisdom Dearly beloved?
Hear me this day on the numerous – withouts – of wisdom. – Without wisdom, your service to God cannot be truly pleasing or satisfactory. There many humans in your circle and around you in your area of service to the Lord. Unfortunately, most of the time, hurts and frictions characterize such circle. Be careful,lest men make your service unpleasing and unacceptable. In the name of Christ Jesus, I plead with all to come to the realisation that it is wise to live quietly, minding one’s own business (1 Thes.4:11) and righteously. – Without wisdom, you cannot get to heaven. Christ is the wisdom and power of God (1 Cor.1:24).
Without Him in your company, your striving to make it to heaven is a most unsure and a most unfortunate gamble. Without diplomacy otherwise called wisdom, you cannot win the battles of life. Reaction (in sharp contrast from response) is the greatest bane of any man at the moment of provocation. Know when to react or talk. Watch your words; watch your mind. It is only a fool who empties his mind’s treasury.
Your quietness even in the face of fierce storm and oppression is a sign of three things: (1) how much of God and godliness dwells in you, (2) marked victory and strength not weakness or folly, and (3) your wealth of experience which tells God and man about your indepth, dependability and maturity.
Without wisdom, you cannot climb the next step on the ladder of life. Progress is only meant for men who can make projections. Projections are the by-products of insight, foresight and farsight. Insight, foresight and farsight are the direct offspring of wisdom. Therefore get wisdom and without fail get progress. Lack wisdom and of course lack progress. Are you aware that the best prayer without wisdom is the same as possessing all the available capital in the entire world for business yet without a single idea of what to do with that capital.
– Without wisdom, you will at best manage your marriage or worst still endure it till death. Socrates once opined: ‘by all means get married. If you marry a good wife you are lucky. If you marry a bad one you will become a philosopher’. I challenge Socrates that even with the worst wife, if only wisdom will be brought to bear, that marriage will be a haven of peace. Husbands, hear me, without wisdom you cannot tame your wife to your taste and delight. Forcefulness, domination, self-opinionation, harshness or even violence will not do. You are the head of your wife by wisdom not by exertion.
Learn this wisdom from the Lord all husbands. If you are the head then, your wife is the neck bearing you up. So you see, it is a symbiotic relationship. If something is wrong with your wife who is the supportive neck; something terrible is most possibly wrong with you the head who must be overburdening the neck your wife. Repent then and re-adjust. The lubricants of any marriage are mutual love, respect for each other, innovative thinking, deep understanding of the relational nature of woman and the non-relational nature of man and more absolutely, the prevalence of wisdom.
Are you an unwise wife? Hear me: you are worse than a destroyer of good things of life and destiny. You need to visit the laboratory/theatre room of Proverbs.14:1 and Ecclesiastes.7:26-28 for sound spiritual examination and for immediate serious spiritual surgery. In that divine laboratory/theatre room, ask yourself very sincere question and answer that question with all sincerity of mind whether you are such a wife/woman as described therein. Better still, visit Proverbs.31:10-31 for serious spiritual renewal and unconquerable spiritual upgrade.
In sum, let your attention be sustained by the following: (1) be warned dearly beloved people of God, there is no middle ground between wisdom and folly. You are either one or the other. Which one are you? (2) With wisdom, you own and can own all the positive – withouts of wisdom. Do you want to? And (3) The presence of darkness is simply the absence of light. The obvious presence of heat is unequivocally the absence of cold. The absence of wisdom produces the presence and experiences of lifelessness, stagnation and even possible eternal damnation. Therefore, dearly beloved, seek the face of the Lord for wisdom. It ‘is profitable to direct’ us safely through the dark tunnels and zigzaggedness of life.
Father, I have failed you, failed others and failed myself severally because of lack of wisdom, forgive me and help me to stop failing you or wisdom.
Oh thou voice of wisdom, speak to me daily and direct my ways from this day.
O God my Father, lavish your blessings from on high on me.
Oh dew of heaven fall upon me afresh and renew me.
Oh Lord, bless my children with such wisdom beyond their age, teachers and every foe.
I decree an all-round turn-around for my life, family and career.
You yoke of non-achievement and frustration break and return no more.
In the name of Jesus, I receive wisdom and strength to win in the battles of life.