Revealing the Truth about The Benefits of Walking in God’s Wisdom

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The bible encourages us ‘to covet the best gifts’.

One of the gifts of the spirit is wisdom. King Solomon, son of king David, asked God for wisdom and he was known as the wisest man. This made him a great king.

And Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt. 1 Kings 4:30 KJV

So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom. 1 Kings 10:23 KJV

And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom. 1 Kings 4:34 KJV

He was able to handle disputes among his people justly and fairly. He had the gift of discernment. A benefit of wisdom.

Benefits of Walking in God’s Wisdom

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. Proverbs 3:13‭-‬14 KJV

So here it states that one benefit of walking in God’s wisdom is happiness.

This chapter goes on to identify others, such as:

  • Length of days
  • Riches
  • Honour

As children of God, we can pray to Jehovah, asking in faith and as the scripture tells us, He gives liberally.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1:5 KJV

Importance of Seeking Wisdom

Having wisdom is essential in being an effective spiritual warrior. It allows you to expertly select and utilize the weapons of warfare. These include:

  • Prayer
  • Fasting
  • Worship
  • Declarations
  • The Word of God

Another importance of seeking wisdom, is that with wisdom you gain an understanding of spiritual warfare. You become a soldier who is always prepared for battle and wears his armour at all times.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:10‭-‬11 KJV

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Ephesians 6:13‭-17 KJV

  • Truth
  • Righteousness
  • The Gospel
  • Faith
  • Salvation
  • The Word of God

Wisdom allows you to devise strategies, act in the right timing; to identify and understand the devices of the enemy.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12 KJV

Knowing who and where your enemies are, makes you more effective in prayer. People are not your enemies, demonic entities are your true enemies. They motivate people to come against. They are the master strategists. As such, you must direct your spiritual assaults against them.

The benefits of walking in wisdom enhances you spiritually, mentally and physically. It enriches your relationship with people and with Jehovah God. It allows you to progressively and continuously live a life that is pleasing to Yahweh.

I hope these words were of benefit to you. I pray that you store them in your heart and grow in the knowledge of Christ our Lord and Saviour.

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About the writer:
Poetess Denise N. Fyffe is a published author of over 30 books, for more than six years and enjoys volunteering as a Counselor. She is a freelance writer for online publications such as Revealing the Christian Life, Jamaica Rose, Entertainment Trail, My Trending Stories among others.
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Morning Meditation: Changing Besetting Habits

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The $10 Challenge

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” – John 8:34

“I hate being late,” my friend lamented. “It has been a problem for me all my life.”

“Do you really want to change that?” I asked.

“Yes, I do.”

“All right. Every time you are late to work or anywhere else where you have committed to be at a particular time you must give me $25.”

“No way!” my friend responded. “I would go broke! But I will do $10.”

“All right, $10 it is. It has to be a large enough amount of money for it to hurt your pocketbook.”

“Believe me, that will hurt,” my friend said. About a month later my friend found great motivation to be on time to every place she had to be. In the first week, I got only $10 from my friend. The next week, $20. The third week, nothing. By the fifth week, my friend had changed a lifelong habit that had hindered her all her life. In order for my friend not to be resentful of me for the money she had to give, we put it in a jar to be given to some other Christian cause. This ensured my motive was only for her best interest.

Some might be reading this now and say it is legalism. For my friend it was freedom. For the first time she had some means of changing a behavior that had caused her problems in relationships and her own work habits. Psychologists tell us that it takes 21 days to form a habit. So, if you need to change some habit, you need to be actively engaged in that new behavior at least 21 days. My friend needed help to change a habit she didn’t like about herself. It took another individual to hold her accountable, and it took a potential loss of something to provide the added incentive.

TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1, by Os Hillman

Morning Meditation: God’s Word has not changed on Homosexuality.

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God’s Word has not changed.

If 10,000 pastors declared they were #gay tomorrow, it would not change the truth of the #Bible one iota. If 10,000 worship leaders declared that God had made them gay, it would not change a single scriptural truth.

As I have emphasized repeatedly, despite the increasing number of professing “gay Christians”–-by which I mean those who claim that you can follow Jesus and practice homosexuality at the same time–there are “no new textual, archaeological, sociological, anthropological or philological discoveries [that] have been made in the last 50 years that would cause us to read any of these biblical texts differently.”

And so, once more, we see the fundamental error of “gay Christianity,” namely, people interpreting the Bible through the lens of their sexuality rather than interpreting their sexuality through the lens of the Bible….

via How Should We Respond to Vicky Beeching? by Micheal Brown

Morning Meditation: Importance of understanding Spiritual Warfare

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Spiritual Warfare

Over the past several decades we have watched as good, upstanding leaders in our churches have been destroyed by Satan’s strongholds in their lives. It appears to me that many of today’s Christians do not realize the importance of spiritual warfare, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12) We must take a stand against it and carry out the teachings from God’s Word, for without Jesus and His power we are nothing. Left to our own devices, we shall perish, and this world’s time is very short.

Truth and Love from God's Word

Over the past several decades we have watched as good, upstanding leaders in our churches have been destroyed by Satan’s strongholds in their lives. It appears to me that many of today’s Christians do not realize the importance of spiritual warfare, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12) We must take a stand against it and carry out the teachings from God’s Word, for without Jesus and His power we are nothing. Left to our own devices, we shall perish, and this world’s time is very short.

I am nearly finished with a study that I feel strongly God led me to – the book, “Reflections of His Image” by Nancy Missler. In her book she shares an example of Spiritual Warfare Prayer that, if we…

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Morning Meditation: How to Know Satan’s Tactics and Overcome

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They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. —Revelation 12:11

If we are going to do spiritual warfare, then we need to know Satan’s tactics in order to overcome them. Satan is out to deceive. Revelation 12:9 describes him as “that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world” (KJV).

How does he set about his deception? In 2 Corinthians 11:14, Satan is called “an angel of light,” which means that he uses apparently respectable means and people to deceive us. He tries to lure us away from the truth and towards the counterfeit. Paul says: “For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him” (2 Cor. 11:4, KJV).

Satan is out to demoralize: “Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night” (Rev. 12:10, KJV).

How does Satan accuse? Sometimes he tells us that we are not saved. Or if he can’t succeed with that, he tries to convince us that God has finished with us and that we are irreparably out of His will. Nothing is more demoralizing to a Christian than this. But let me give you a rule of thumb here: all oppression is of the devil.

Another method of accusing and demoralizing us is to tell us that we are not fit to worship God as we are. The devil reminds us of some weakness or failing in our life, and he says, “You must get that right before you can worship God. You’re not in a fit state to do anything.” He tries to get in during the week, and if he fails there, he tries on Sunday morning. If we lose our temper or give in to some other weakness, he says to us, “You see, you’re not fit.” But God never says that.

So what are we to do in the face of Satan’s strategies? The answer is that we must refuse to give place to him. We must realize that Satan’s strategy is aimed to produce one thing—a grieved Holy Spirit. That is all he wants. And if he achieves that, then he has won.

Excerpted from Worshipping God (Hodder & Stoughton, 2004).

Morning Meditation: It is the Holy Spirit’s responsibility as our guide to convict us

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“When He comes, He will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment.” John 16:8

I had recently come back from a mountaintop experience. As I attempted to get back into my routine, I found a great cloud of oppression come over me. Each day I attempted to press through it, but with no success. Fear, anxiety, doubt, and unbelief were setting in. I knew I was fretting over my future. I had been in a long period of transition in my work life and was tired of the place of waiting. Yet I didn’t understand the oppression. It was definitely spiritual warfare. That night I was reading a book regarding our calling from God. The author made mention that we can become envious of others when we get into a place where we are dissatisfied. Suddenly, I realized I was guilty of envying where other workplace believers were in their lives. I was “subconsciously” angry that the calling God had placed on my life had such adversity. I had to repent.

As if this were not enough, the next day the Holy Spirit confirmed my assessment in the most unusual way. That morning I turned on my computer to read my own Workplace Meditation that is sent to my computer. The message was on “Envying Others” and included the same Scripture reference as the author’s in the book. Imagine God using my own words to convict me of sin! The nerve of Him! To make matters worse, at lunchtime I tuned into the local Christian radio station to hear an interview with the same author as he cited the very passage I had read the day before. I was shocked to realize how the Holy Spirit could be so precise in His ability to convict and give proof of His activity in my life.

Do you question if the Holy Spirit is active in your life? The Lord has promised that the Holy Spirit will convict us of sin when we move away from Him. It is His responsibility as our guide.

Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.

The Life of a 21st Century Prophet: Jamaican Churches blindly cloaked in Deception and Disobedience

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This is what the Lord says:

The people of our generation have yet to come to understand, the full extent of the devil’s deception. We live and go about our business like blind rats; woefully ignorant of the realm of deceit in which we exist daily. This is to our detriment and God is merciful to point out the deceit and implore us to come higher in Him. He alone can deliver us out of the this dimension and usher us into a dimension where we see the ploys of the enemy in the spiritual. Amen.

Jamaican Churches Blind

One evening, I spent sometime in a church that was woefully deceived. There were several things which happened that I was asking God about and that He was pointing out to me.

First, when I arrived the worship team were singing songs, but no one was standing or worshipping. There was barely any sign on the Richter scale for their praise. I came in and did as my spirit was free to do, worship.

Secondly, the pastor asked for members to shift to fill the seats at the front as the back was filling up, but not the front. No one moved. I wanted to go up to the front, but as I had already learned this place was a bit odd as earlier no one stood for the hymn as I was accustomed to nor did anyone indicate to me why…not until I felt odd, sat and asked an usher what was the procedure. Then she explained they only stood for the last verse.

A little after this mass dis-obedience, God started to give me a message. It is hard to deny His words when He wants you to convey it. So after about 15 minutes of trying to focus on the service. I went out and captured the message that God was pouring into my spirit. You can say he was not amused about such a blatant act of ‘disobedience’ being allowed. I did what he required.

Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

If we give an inch to the devil, he will take the entire church.

If we allow demonic spirits to remain in our presence, they will block our praises and prayers from God.

In this instance, the spirit of Disobedience was ignored and as such had the permission to remain in that place.

Thirdly, the Lord was not in the shaking. At some point the preacher had riled up every one with his ‘raspy, bellowing antics’ that all were carrying on as if there was a great outpouring of anointing.

God said he was not in it.

Remember Elijah’s experience:

1 Kings 19:11-13 (KJV)

11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:

12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

This minster had riled up everyone so much in that they manifested tongues and dancing

praise dance

praise dance

and shaking, out of the flesh.

I have seen this so many times, I would be at a loss to count. Ministers and preachers in Jamaica, start to ‘act up’ and scream and rasp their voices in hopes to rile the congregation. But God is not impressed or amused with this and everyone who does it, will have to account to Him for it.

It is my practice that I never move unless I feel the unction or anointing of God. Flesh must be slain for spiritual manifestations of God to occur.

What will the people remember after they have had a great time in the flesh?

Nothing.

What change will occur in their spirit?

Nothing.

How will their home lives change?

In no way.

How will they act differently towards their coworkers?

In no way different.

The Last thing occurred when I was about to leave for the night. I made it as far to my car and rested my things before the Holy Spirit took me over. I had to grip the car for support as my spirit was fast and furious dialogue with God.

I could go nowhere. God said to go back in.

When I went in they were doing a prayer and I held the woman’s hand beside me to pray with and for her. While doing so, God started to speak to me and show me that the atmosphere and people was so bound up, that even I could not communicate with Him like I normally do.

While in the parking lot, my spirit was free, the communication with God was easy; but inside the church, the worship was forced, the manifestations a smokescreen and God was not in it.

The devil so easily deceives us that we see manifestations in the church and think it is business as usual. Our spirits are not alerted and we are spectators to the happenings at the altar. We do the church dance when our flesh gets excited and we wipe the sweat off our brow when we have exerted ourselves to exhaustion.

Woe to us a blind and deceived nation.

God is calling us to a different level

God is calling us to a dimension where our spiritual eyes are open and we know the presence of God.

God is calling forth his servants to spiritual warfare, to guard our military strongholds.

God is calling us to a season where we are truly equipped to handle this version of the devil’s warfare tactics.

Till then, our churches in Jamaica will be wilfully disobedient and deceived.

 

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The Life of a 21st Century Prophet: Are You A Threat to the devil?

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Are You A Threat to the devil?

When the devil sees you as a threat, he begins to throw his arsenal at you; When you start to make an impact and a positive difference for God and in the World, he starts to stress you.

For the bible says:

Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

The devil will send terrors, arrows, and people at you. Your friends will become your enemies, your coworkers will tear you down and your family will forsake you. All you held dear will be as sinking sand and your life will seem as if it is in the eye of a tornado.

There is Hope 

But God is God Almighty and I declare no weapon that is formed against me or you shall prosper. You should say, I stand in the authority of Jesus Christ, and if you have to stand against 10,000 in the darkness, with Christ you are like 10,000,000. Its spiritual warfare.

Poetess Denise Fyffe.