Wisdom comes from God.
To be successful in anything we need to have wisdom.
“And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father David, except that he sacrificed and burned incense at the high places.”
I Kings 3:3
“At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?””
I Kings 3:5
“Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in.”
I Kings 3:7
“And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted.”
I Kings 3:8
“Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?””
I Kings 3:9
“The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.”
I Kings 3:10
“Then God said to him: “Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice,”
I Kings 3:11
“behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you.”
I Kings 3:12
“And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings all your days.”
I Kings 3:13
“So if you walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as your father David walked,then I will lengthen your days.””I Kings 3:14
“So the king answered and said, “Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him; she is his mother.””
I Kings 3:27
“And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had rendered; and they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.”
I Kings 3:28
Wisdom comes from and begins with God.
When the Lord establishes you, when the Lord favours you, blesses you, or promotes you, be sure to pray for wisdom.
God is rewarder of those that diligently seek Him.
Do not expect to receive from God if you do not first acknowledge Him.
God blesses the humble, and is far from the proud.
Solomon had the power and the authority to rule over his people but he did not have wisdom, and without wisdom a kingdom can not stand.
Solomon was humble enough to accept that he did not know it all, and that He needed God.
This is a very rare trait to see in people that are in high places.
The wisdom of God blesses and adds no sorrow.
The wisdom of God will never bring you down, the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the eyes of God.
“Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.”
Wisdom from God brings forth divine revelation.
The wisdom of God cannot be comprehended by the natural mind.
To be able to tap into the wisdom of God, we must first tap into His Spirit.
The Word of God is wisdom.
Jesus is the living Word, He is Spirit and He is Truth.
JESUS, The Living Word reveals Truth, He has removed the veil.
Divine revelation comes from God.
When you know Jesus, only then will you have a divine revelation of who He is.
“When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples,saying, “Who do men say that I,the Son of Man, am?”” Matthew 16: 13
“So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.””
“He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?””
“Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.””
“Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.”
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, Matthew 16:19
When you receive a divine revelation from The Lord, then He reveals your true identity.
Your true identity can only be identified through Jesus Christ.
Some were saying that Jesus is like Elijah, or some of the other prophets but Peter had a divine revelation.
My question to you is do you have a divine revelation of who Jesus Christ is?
Some people are saying the same thing today, that Jesus is a prophet.
Are you easily swayed by this false lie?
Many people in these last days are having false revelations of who Jesus Christ is.
I cannot begin to tell you how easily Christians are being deceived.
Many believers are sadly preaching false revelations, revelations that come from their natural mind, and not from the divine Word of God.
Some are saying that Jesus is only for a certain race, for a certain culture, or movement, but one who has a divine revelation will say Jesus is the Christ Son of the Living God.
There are many different interpretations of who Jesus Christ is in these last days, And the world will lie to you and give you many different versions of who Jesus Christ is, and there is only one God, and no one can get to God the Father except by first going through His Son Jesus Christ, the Living Word.
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
“Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?””
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
““If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.””
“Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.””
“Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”
“Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.”
“where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.”
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
II Timothy 2:15
Be sure to study the Word of God to show yourself approved, else anyone can easily deceive you into believing that Jesus was a prophet.
Jesus operated in the five fold ministry, He was not just a prophet He was more than a prophet.
Jesus is King, He is the Son of the living God, He is our Lord and personal Saviour, our Blessed Redeemer, and The Living Word.
Know that Word of God it’s in the knowing that you are able to discover who you are, and let me tell you something Christianity is universal, it is for ALL.
“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.”
“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
“And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
If someone tells you that Christianity is not universal, then that type of Christianity is man made and is a false Christianity.
Jesus died, paid the price for our sins, rose again, and promised eternal life to ALL that will receive Him, not some but ALL.
Jesus Christ loves ALL.
Jesus Christ does not hate, if that Christianity promotes hate then again it is man made and is a false type of Christianity.
Christians must learn to be very discerning in the Spirit, else they will be easily deceived.
A Christian cannot afford to be easily deceived in these last days, please know the Word of God.
“Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,”
“do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:”
“that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, Ephesians 1:17
“the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,”
“and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power”
“which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,”
“far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.”
Divine revelation comes from God, not from the world, and most certainly not from man.
Wisdom begins with God.
A Christianity that excludes Jesus Christ is a false type of Christianity made by man.
It is a lie, do not be deceived.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
“Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.”
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”
but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.”
Wisdom from God is the most principle thing for every believer to have.
In all our ways we must not forget to acknowledge and seek Him first.
“Does not wisdom cry out, And understanding lift up her voice?”
“She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, Beside the way, where the paths meet.”
“She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, At the entrance of the doors:”
““To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men.”
“O you simple ones, understand prudence, And you fools, be of an understanding heart.”
“Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, And from the opening of my lips will come right things;”
“For my mouth will speak truth; Wickedness is an abomination to my lips.”
“All the words of my mouth are with righteousness; Nothing crooked or perverse is in them.”
“They are all plain to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge.”
“Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold;”
“For wisdom is better than rubies, And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her.”
““I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And find out knowledge and discretion.”
“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.”
“Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, I have strength.”
“By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice.”
“By me princes rule, and nobles, All the judges of the earth.”
“I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.”
“Riches and honor are with me, Enduring riches and righteousness.”
“My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, And my revenue than choice silver.”
“I traverse the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice,”
“That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, That I may fill their treasuries.”
““The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old.”
“I have been established from everlasting, From the beginning, before there was ever an earth.”
“When there were no depths I was brought forth, When there were no fountains abounding with water.”
“Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills, I was brought forth;”
“While as yet He had not made the earth or the fields, Or the primal dust of the world.”
“When He prepared the heavens, I was there, When He drew a circle on the face of the deep,”
“When He established the clouds above, When He strengthened the fountains of the deep,”
“When He assigned to the sea its limit, So that the waters would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth,”
“Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him,”
“Rejoicing in His inhabited world, And my delight was with the sons of men.”
““Now therefore, listen to me, my children, For blessed are those who keep my ways.”
“Hear instruction and be wise, And do not disdain it.”
“Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors.”
“For whoever finds me finds life, And obtains favor from the LORD;”
“But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; All those who hate me love death.””
Solomon wrote the book of Proverbs, that should teach us something.
Divine wisdom, knowledge, revelation, and understanding come from God.
Divine wisdom precedes divine favour, and brings us before great women and men.
Divine wisdom also showcase the divine glory of The Lord.
“Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions.”
I Kings 10:1
“She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels that bore spices, very much gold, and precious stones; I Kings 10:2
“So Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing so difficult for the king that he could not explain it to her.”
I Kings 10:3
“And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,”
I Kings 10:4
“the food on his table, the seating of his servants, the service of his waiters and their apparel, his cupbearers, and his entryway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.”
I Kings 10:5
“Then she said to the king: “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom.”
I Kings 10:6
“However I did not believe the words until I came and saw with my own eyes; and indeed the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame of which I heard.”
I Kings 10:7
“Blessed be the LORD your God, who delighted in you, setting you on the throne of Israel “Blessed be the LORD your God, who delighted in you, setting you on the throne of Israel! I Kings 10:9
“Then she gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold, spices in great quantity, and precious stones. There never again came such abundance of spices as the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.”
I Kings 10:10
“And the king made steps of the almug wood for the house of the LORD and for the king’s house, also harps and stringed instruments for singers. There never again came such almug wood,nor has the like been seen to this day.”I Kings 10:12
“Now King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired, whatever she asked, besides what Solomon had given her according to the royal generosity. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants.”
I Kings 10:13
When you have wisdom from God, then you have everything.
Do not be fooled by the wisdom of this world.
All that glitters isn’t gold.
Divine knowledge has the power to bring many to salvation.
Queen Sheba blessed The Name of The Lord, when she saw His glory and encountered a divine revelation.
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.””
King Solomon did not use what queen Sheba gave him for himself, no instead he used what she gave him to build the house of The Lord.
The more you bless God the more He shall bless you, and you shall never lack in any good thing.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”
Wow, that’s deep right.
If we reject wisdom we reject God.
We reject God when we reject His Word, and by doing so we also reject Wisdom.
Without His wisdom we perish, we are lost.
Be careful to not allow the things of this world to easily consume you.
Keep your eyes fixed on God, at all times.
Solomon later became involved in false idolatry, because he had too many wives.
Now that’s a foolish thing to do.
Solomon had wisdom, but the pleasures of this world took him away from it.
This is a prayer that we must pray always.
“Remove falsehood and lies far from me; Give me neither poverty nor riches— Feed me with the food allotted to me;”
After seeking God for wisdom, and everything else is added unto us, then we must pray a prayer of humility.
Solomon’s father king David, was described as a man after God’s own heart for a reason.
Seek wisdom, and righteousness, pray for humility, and a divine revelation.
“And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore.”
I Kings 4:29
“Thus Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the men of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt.”
I Kings 4:30
“For he was wiser than all men— than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was in all the surrounding nations.”
I Kings 4:31
“He spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five.”
I Kings 4:32
“Also he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree of Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of animals, of birds, of creeping things, and of fish.”
I Kings 4:33
“And men of all nations, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom, came to hear the wisdom of Solomon.”
I Kings 4:34
“But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side; there is neither adversary nor evil occurrence.”
I Kings 5:4
I’m just here reading 1 Kings 7 like wow.😯
Wow, wow, wow.
Never allow your circumstances to limit you from being all that the Lord has empowered you to be.
I want to tell you this morning about a man called Huram.
“Now King Solomon sent and brought Huram from Tyre.”
I Kings 7:13
“He was the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a bronze worker; he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill in working with all kinds of bronze work. So he came to King Solomon and did all his work.”
I Kings 7:14
“Huram made the lavers and the shovels and the bowls. So Huram finished doing all the work that he was to do for King Solomon for the house of the LORD:”
I Kings 7:40
Hiram was the son of a widow, but that did not stop him from operating in the gifts that The Lord placed inside of him.
He was filled with wisdom, and understanding and he put his skills to work.
Just look at the amazing results that came from wisdom which comes from God.
Brethren, we are all more than able to do that which The Lord has called us to do, what we need is wisdom.
We need to wisdom to fulfil that which The Lord has placed within us.
We do not need excuses, and self pity.
Huram could have dwelt on being the son of a widow, and refused to use his skills.
That is what a lot of us do we look at our current situation, and it acts as a hindrance for us to move forward.
It may not necessarily be the same as Huram’s situation, it could even be your background, or something that you may be lacking right now.
Brethren, do not allow your today to determine your tomorrow.
Pray for wisdom.
Wisdom comes from God.
Wisdom, will pave the way for your gifts.
King Solomon sent for Huram, when the Lord empowers you with Wisdom then Favour shall surely locate you.
Favour brings you before kings and queens, great women and great men.
Huram was the son of a widow, but that did not affect his destiny.
Lord this morning I pray for wisdom.
Lord please empower us with wisdom so that we can birth all that You have placed within us, and use that which You have placed within us for Your glory.
Lord also grant us favour, supernatural favour like You did with that of Huram.
Solomon sent for him, Lord in the same way let those in high places send for us, let those in high positions send for us, managers, bosses, those that will propel us to fulfil our God given destines.
Oh Lord let us no longer look at our current situations, but let us keep our eyes fixed on You.
In the Mighty Name of Jesus we have prayed, Amen.🙏