The Power of Wisdom

the power of wisdom

There are differences among knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Knowledge is information. Understanding is comprehension, and wisdom is application. It is possible to be knowledgeable about something, to comprehend it, and not apply it. You can be a professor of a particular subject matter. You are a professor of information. Many of us agree with the word of God, but we agree with our heads (mental assent) and not with our hearts.

What is wisdom?

Wisdom is to know the right thing to do from the word of God and to do it. It is to know the right place to go and to go there. It is applied knowledge.

Foolishness has no respect for age, position, or title. You can be a professor of academics and still be a fool. That explains why a supposed respected professor would sleep with a student who is the same age as his daughter. You see, wisdom has nothing to do with intellect. It can only be gotten from God through the application of His word.

Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock. – Matthew 7:24

The wisdom of God is the principal thing (Prov. 4:7). We cannot be successful in any area of life without walking in the wisdom of God. The wisdom of God is the principles of life. I don’t care who you are; you can never succeed in life without principles. Walking in biblical principles is the only guarantee to triumphant living. For instance, the principle of marriage in Ephesians chapter 5 will save any marriage from divorce, as no marriage will ever work if the husband does not love the wife and the wife does not submit to the husband.

Why do we need wisdom?

We need wisdom because wisdom is the stability of our time (Isaiah 33:8). In this era of uncertainties, only those who are wise will be able to escape the effects of the hard times. There could be a global meltdown, an economic crisis, inflation, and unemployment. Only the wise will survive. As believers, we are meant to operate in the kingdom economy where the holocaust cannot reach via the application of kingdom principles.

We need wisdom because it is profitable to direct. Wisdom is an all-time requirement for leading. Every leader needs wisdom to be successful in carrying out the assignment of leadership. The husband needs God’s wisdom to successfully run his family affairs. The government needs God’s wisdom to lead a nation. Pastors need God’s wisdom to manage their congregation’s affairs. Wisdom reduces wasted energy, time, and efforts employed to get things done.

How can we get wisdom?

By placing a demand for it on the prayer altar. We get divine wisdom by asking. King Solomon went to Gibeon to offer sacrifice to the Lord, and the Lord appeared to him and said to him, “Ask me whatever you desire,” Solomon asked for wisdom, and the Lord gave him not only wisdom but also riches and honors (see 1 King.3). In James chapter 1 verses 5–6,

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him; but let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.” “He that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven by the wind and tossed.”

By committing to reading the Bible, books, and listening to tapes of anointed men of God, We can get wisdom by committing ourselves to studies. The Bible should not be read like a newspaper; we should have our pen and notebook beside us, noting the facts that speak to our issues and concerns.

The books that we buy should contain materials that topically address our most pressing life concerns. If our most pressing need is freedom from financial hardship, we can busy ourselves with materials that address the issue.

Pro tip: engage in prayer and fasting while you are in the adventure of studying; light will dawn from heaven and show you the way out of your challenge.

Paul told his ministry son, Timothy, to study to show himself approved (2 Timothy 2:15). Until your light gains divine approval, you may never get out of your present challenges. It was Jesus’ custom to read during His earthly ministry, and Daniel understood by book (see Luke 4:16; Daniel 9:2). You see, you have no excuse not to commit yourself to extensive studies. Study the Bible because it is a solution book. It offers all-purpose solutions to all problems in life.

Final Thoughts

Wisdom is applied knowledge. It is knowing the right thing to do from the word of God and doing it. We need wisdom because:

  • It’s the stability of our time.
  • It’s profitable to direct.
  • It’s the principal thing.

How can we get wisdom? We can get wisdom by:

  • Asking from God.
  • Through a commitment to studying the word of God.

If you want to know if people are wise or not, listen to their words. When Jesus was speaking to the elites in Luke 2:41-52, they could recognize wisdom from His speech. Watch out for the fools and look out for the wise.

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” – Proverbs 13:20


Tongue-Fired Faith

tongue fired faith

Your mouth is your destiny molder; your mouth is a weapon of victory in the battle field of life; you are what you say. What you say is a product of what you think. .…for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. Luke.6:45

Your words are seeds that will become a tree tomorrow. Words sown today will be reaped tomorrow (Gal.6:6-8). This is why you must be very careful with what you say.

A wise man once said, “Whatever you don’t want to see (your life producing), don’t say it because there are angels who are meant to serve you and they are ready to execute every order you give to them with your words.  When you speak words (positive or negative), they execute them.

Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands? Ecclesiastes 5:6

Because you are feeling it, it does not mean that you are having it. Sicknesses always come as knocks. When they knock at your door, it is your choice to open the door for them to come in with your words.

“Oh, this business is a failure.” That’s why it’s failing, you said it. It’s what you call something it becomes. “I can never be poor because prosperity is my birthright in Christ. Jesus became poor so that I could be rich.” I can never be sick because serving God guarantees my total health package. If you can say these, you would see them.

You can use your tongue to correct what is wrong. Don’t be deceived by what flies around. Most things that fly around are lies from the pit of hell.

Stop focusing on feelings or circumstances; start paying attention to what the word of God says. What the WORD says is superior to what the WORLD says.  

When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up. Job 22:29

Supernaturally, you can turn that negative doctor’s report to a positive experience with the power of your tongue. Whatever you celebrate multiplies (Jeremiah 30:19). If you celebrate the negative doctor’s verdict by announcing it to everyone, it will multiply. But if you can despise it with the understanding of the word of God, you will overcome.

David already chopped off the head of Goliath with his mouth before the actual killing took place. Understand this: your mouth is a weapon of warfare. If you say the economy of your country is bad, then it will affect you. If you are the type that says a blissful marriage is impossible and always says negative things about your spouse, Then, you see exactly what you said.

Challenges are stepping stones to success. When you encounter challenges, what are you saying? Who do you blame? God? Spouse? Parents? Uncles? Government? Until you start taking responsibility for the outcome of your life, supernatural change of story is not in view.

Your words can stop God from stepping into your affairs. They (Israelites) saw themselves as grasshoppers before the Cannanites, so they were unable to possess their possessions. But Caleb and Joshua had a different mentality and overcame it. You are what you think your life should be. If you don’t like the way you live, change the way you think and speak the right words that align with your desire.

You don’t have to cry about the mountains in your life; pushing them will also have no effect. Speak to the mountain and they will tremble (Mark 11:23).

In the beginning, God saw darkness. The situation was so terrible that He desired an urgent transformation. Then, He speaks the words. God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Anything God wants, He said it; as He said, He saw it. Now, you are created in GOD’S image, equipped with all the potential to operate like God. Your words are creative. Whether positive or negative, every word that you speak has the power to create.  So, be mindful of what you say.

Caution! Parents, be warned. Don’t ruin the destiny of your children with your words. What you call a child is what he becomes. Wives, be warned, if the only words you speak to your husbands are curses and abuse, they will turn you into a punching bag. Use your tongue to build your home. Husbands if you don’t pray for your wives the devil would use them – It was Eve that the devil first introduced to the apple.

Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. Psalm 81:10

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. Luke 21:15

So, you have a mouth gift. Use it for your good.

Tongue-fired Faith is a new order of faith that most believers have yet to discover. It was the mystery behind Jesus’ victory over the devil in Luke chapter 4. Your understanding of the scripture makes it more effective. It’s your scriptural know-how that determines what you say when the devil strikes.

If Jesus had not understood the Scripture, He would have bowed to the devil and we would not have been saved; If David had not held unto his testimony, he would have surrendered to Goliath. Don’t allow your testimony to go away. Testimonies are faith-boosters.

Tongue-fired Faith is the kind of faith you should subscribe to. Speak well and you will live well. What a mystery!

Life and death are in the power of the tongue. Proverbs.18:21

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