RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Saturday 16 February 2013
WORD OF WISDOM
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof. 1 Kings 3:27
Read: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Bible in one year: Joshua 10-12
Key point: If you live a lie, the wisdom of truth will be dysfunctional in your life and situation
Besides the gift of the word of knowledge, another gift under the revelational gifts classification is the gift of the word of wisdom. Daniel 2:20-21 tells us wisdom is God’s property. The word of wisdom is just a crumb from the massive body of wisdom belonging to God, that He may release to someone close to Him to enable him get out of a difficult or a tight corner. One person who benefited from this gift was King Solomon. In 1 Kings 3:16-28, two nursing harlots who had their babies at the same time had an issue. One mistakenly slept on her baby and it died. She exchanged her dead child with the living child of the other woman. Eventually both women began to disown the dead child and claim the living child. Finally, the case was brought to the king. In those days, there was no DNA test which could help to establish the biological link to the mother of the child, but with the word of wisdom, the truth surfaced and the mother of the child regained her child, and the people of Israel marveled. Do you know that when you face a panel of interviewers after applying for a job, bidding for a contract, defending your thesis, or even visa, you could ask the Lord and the Holy Spirit will drop a word of wisdom that nobody can resist which will compel all present to deliver to you that much desired victory? One reason many believers fail to access the word of wisdom is because they rely on the lies they can cook up. The Spirit of wisdom is the Spirit of truth. Wisdom never thrives on lies. At certain situations that believers are cornered and cannot see a way out, the Holy Spirit unknown to them is so close by, ready to give that word of wisdom that can rescue them; but if they fail to ask, or they resort to lies, He will simply ignore them. The truth is, if you cannot access the word of wisdom, you may be tempted or compelled to employ satanic wisdom - lies. Beloved, you claim to be born again yet, when applying for visas to go to other countries; you make false declarations and even present fake bank statements or pretend to be married with children, or to be working where you are not engaged. How can the wisdom of God operate in your circumstances? it is not a do-or die situation. If you tell the truth and you are turned down, you do not need to go and organise other passports under fictitious names. Take it that it is not the right time to make that trip, or more importantly that God has a better plan for you to remain where you are. Create room for the wisdom of God to operate.