Glory greetings in the precious name of Jesus.
The month of June has been an awesome month and I have no doubt that most of us have experienced diverse encounters with God regarding the way to go, the steps to take, the turns to make and because anytime we follow His leading, His glory accompanies us in line with Num 9:15-23. I therefore believe that every Winner shall be basking under the glory cloud from henceforth. Amen and Amen!
But what is the Lord saying to us as a church this month?
Wisdom is said to be the principal thing in Proverbs 4:7-11.
“Wisdom [is] the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.”
From the above, we recognize that when we embrace wisdom it shall promote (i.e. change our position for the better) and deliver to us a crown of glory.
It is therefore clear that glory is one of the products of wisdom. As Paul the Apostle in his epistle to the Corinthians also stated “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory.” (1 Cor. 2:6-7). Therefore, among the vital forces that engender the manifestation of His glory is Wisdom.
Furthermore, it is written: “The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools. - Pro 3:35 (See also Ps 104:24)
While it is faith that makes things happen, it is wisdom that establishes the happenings. (Pro 3:19, Is 33:6)
Remember, the Word also says: “The labour of the foolish wearieth everyone of them because he knoweth not how to go to the city” (Eccl. 10:15).
This implies that, wisdom is the cure for all of man’s frustrations and devastations in the journey of life.
But then, what is Wisdom?
Wisdom, among others can be defined as putting God’s word to work as it applies to every area of one’s life (Matt 7:24-25)
This is why it is not just wisdom, but divine wisdom that works.
· God’s wisdom does not wait for solutions, it creates them! (Gen. 1:1-31).
· God’s wisdom creates and sustains what is created (Pro. 3:19)
· God’s wisdom builds great homes (Prov. 24:3-4)
· God’s wisdom generates exploits (Matt 13:54)
In the light of the above, all through the month of July, we shall be digging into realms of divine wisdom which shall impart on every area of our lives, spiritual & social, businesses & careers, professions & vocations, marriage and family etc.
Therefore, the prophetic theme for the month of July 2012 is:
GOD’S WISDOM WORKS! - Job. 28:7-28
Recommended Books for the Month authored by David O. Oyedepo:
* Walking In Wisdom * Winning Wisdom
* The Wisdom that Works * Towards Mental Exploits
* Making Maximum Impact
* Creating A New Beginning by David O. Abioye
* Making Marriage Work by Faith A. Oyedepo
* Building A Successful Family
Expect a fresh baptism of the Spirit of Wisdom this month!
Remain ever blessed.
Jesus is Lord!
Bishop David O. Oyedepo