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It is our belief in Christ Chapel that it is up to the Church to pray God’s will into the earth because Jesus says: “I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the Kingdom of heaven”. (Matthew 16:18-19). Jesus has given us the authority to release His will on earth through prayer.
Eccl. 10:2 “A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but the fools heart at his left”
1 Cor. 2:12 “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world , but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given unto us by God”.
The natural man lacks the appropriate wisdom to handle the affairs of this life ; the wisdom to build wisely with the affairs of life comes from God and it is hidden from the devil and from natural people but not from us the children of God. That is why it is not difficult for a child of God to know the will or the mind of God in every area of your life.
The ways to access the wisdom of God is
• Through the Spirit of God- this is why it is important that you learn to recognize His voice. You cannot live successfully as a believer without learning to hear the voice of the Spirit.
• Through the word of God . Col 3:16 “Let the word of God dwell richly in you richly in all wisdom…” . The word of God can give you wisdom in all areas of life; it adds spiritual wisdom to you.
There is a connection between the word of God and the Spirit of God in accessing wisdom. The Spirit of God speaks with the voice of His word. So, when the word of the God is in abundant supply in you, God uses it to speak to you; it will sound like your voice. The voice of your spirit is your voice; the more you practice hearing His voice and putting His word in you the easier you recognize His voice. You cannot hear God if all your time is used in watching television and listening to worldly music- it deadens your spiritual sense.
Your recreated spirit is the one searching the deep things of God- the mind of God; It searches it out when you speak the wisdom of God in mystery by praying in the Spirit; if your mind is so clogged up with junks you will not access the mind of God. That is why you need to renew your mind by the word so that what you search out by the spirit will quickly come up to your mind and you will be able to grasp it in your understanding. You need to sit down and access some quality time before God. He may not speak the first day, don’t give up, He will. If God has not spoken and man is telling you to do something and hurry you up don’t bother. We live in the days that you can’t assume anything now. Even the things you will normally would do as a believer you have to ask God.
You must begin to understand the seasons of God and the way you maximize the season of God is by finding out what God is saying. The fact that you are a Christian does not mean that you have the wisdom of God, you have to ask for it “… he who lacks wisdom let him ask …”If you will make it a point of duty to be getting instructions from God before you do things , God will become obligated to you to give you directions; He wants to freely give it to you. You just need to make a commitment to Him in your life that you are going to be operating in His wisdom.