THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:  And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom….(Isaiah 11:2)

I want to talk about the Spirit of wisdom today; I consider the Spirit of wisdom the most important of the 7 Spirits of God. Samson had the anointing of God upon his life in a magnificent way but he lacked wisdom, hence he crashed his destiny.

Moses lacked wisdom otherwise he wouldn’t have murdered the Egyptian, Jacob lacked wisdom, he wouldn’t have resorted to 419 to obtain what belonged to him. If there is any impartation I will advise you to covet with all your heart and soul, it is the Spirit of wisdom. It puts you ahead of situations in life, it is the principal thing.

Paul praying for his friends at Ephesus declared,’ That the Father of glory may give unto you the SPIRIT OF WISDOM’… (Ephesians 1:17) … Apostle Paul is responsible for 2/3 of the New Testament with great depth into the word of God. Obviously, he saw the importance of the Spirit of wisdom before praying for his friends. I believe we should covet the same in like manner.

God is the giver of wisdom and his works speaks for itself: Looking at man, the nervous system, the complex nerves in the brain, the digestive system and the entire composition of man echoes wisdom. God created the heavens and the earth by wisdom; he created the sea before the fishes, he created the animals and crops before he created man and he created the trees before he created the birds. Have you considered the solar system and the millions of stars in the galaxies? Everything is a product of the wisdom of God.

I want to talk about characters that had this impartation: King Solomon is arguably the wisest man that has crossed the surface of the earth by virtue of the wisdom God gave him. The story of Solomon is a thesis on wisdom; Solomon asked God for wisdom and God gave him more than he asked, for God was impressed because he coveted the Spirit of wisdom above other things. Solomon could have asked for wealth but he didn’t, he could have asked God for power but he didn’t; He asked for wisdom from the most high and God gave him more than enough.

Wisdom has a language; you can’t have it and not know, neither can people deny it. It has a voice with a big sound system. A practical example is the case where two women came to Solomon with a child both laying claim to, the judgement pronounced by Solomon made the whole Israel respect him. Wisdom spoke loud and the people marvelled. Solomon wrote 3,000 proverbs and 1,300 songs, kings, great men and women came from all the nooks and crannies of the world to listen to the wisdom of Solomon. Solomon had answers to all their enquiries and challenges and he was rewarded with gifts in varying magnitudes. Solomon became very rich because wisdom attracts wealth. Unlike David, Solomon never fought a war in his time as king of Israel; he made treaties with other kingdoms; wisdom protected the nation of Israel from war.

Adam is another marvellous example of a man who had the impartation of this grace in a powerful way. Adam named all the animals in the world without any form of learning; when God brought the woman to him, he named her immediately and gave the reason for her name. He had access to the wisdom of God; he was operating in the same frequency of God. Noah is also a classical example of a very wise man; he was able to put all the animals in the ship with no form of fighting amongst them, be it wild or pets. It takes wisdom to have the lion and the sheep in the same place without blood being spilled.

Jacob also had the Spirit of wisdom working in his life; he was able to breed special specie of sheeps in his favour in a spectacular manner via the wisdom of God. He became very wealthy as a result of that.

Joseph told pharaoh the interpretation of his dream; 7 years of prosperity and 7 years of famine. He didn’t stop there, he also told Pharaoh to set a man over the management of resources during the 7 years of abundance to cushion the effects of the impending famine. Pharaoh was impressed by his display of wisdom; he was made the prime minister.

Daniel had the Spirit of wisdom and he rose to become the prime minister in a foreign land. There was a challenge concerning handwritings on the wall which troubled the royal household. But the Queen recommended Daniel to the king thus: There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him. (Daniel 5:11,12). When Daniel was brought before the king, the king made further remarks: I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee (Daniel 5:14). Daniel told the royal household the meaning of the writings. (TO BE CONTINUED)