“Divine wisdom is the towel which dries out perspiration and restlessness from the face of a failure, and moisturizes him with a winning attitude, to face tomorrow with conviction and passion”
– McDaniels Gyamfi –
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7 NKJV)
Sin corrupted the mind of humanity, to the extent that walking in alignment with the thoughts of God was hardly possible. This is the fall from glory in the dimension of
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our mental capabilities. Adam; the first man, was not educated in man’s educational system. His complete knowledge of God and all the creation, surpasses the intelligence of our modern sciences and that of the wisdom of the ages. He had a conscience that was so sharp and accurate. Guessed work was not a part of his DNA. Adam knew the very mind of God, effortlessly; naming of all the animals in the garden of Eden was executed with precision and with such grace, just as God would have named each one of them.
The Lord God formed out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man named all the animals, the birds of the air, and the living creatures of the field, but for Adam no companion who corresponded to him was found. (Genesis 2:19-20 NET)
Wisdom is the ability to know what to do when you don’t know how to do it. You can also say that, wisdom is the application of knowledge. Adam did have a perfect knowledge and unusual ability to execute so well than any other creature, because he was created in the very image of God. The believer is not an upgrade in status; through recreation. We have received a brand new nature in the likeness of God, through the second Adam, as icons of godly wisdom to execute the will of God. The child of God can walk in supernatural wisdom, irrespective of how low ones IQ level is. Yes! It does not matter how bad your grades were, in high school or college!
How do you see yourself my friend? Do you feel like nothing good can come out from you, because of how negatively you have branded yourself or have allowed the standards of society to cut you into nothing? I dare you today and double dare you to rise from the self defeatism branding. You are not a sinner saved by grace into a sinful nature of ignorance. You were a sinner saved by grace to inherit the righteous nature and wholeness nature of God, to prosper in your mental capacity. Here is the good news; Christ has become to us wisdom from God to grant us the ability to know, understand and to connect us into the purpose of God through the indwelling Spirit.
The world of sin does not have the guiding light of a higher consciousness of God; it is the believer who has been endowed with supernatural knowledge of the plan and the will of God through our regenerated spirit, to be able to walk in Godly wisdom in this life. The failure of the Church in the 21st century is due to her lack of dependence on this gracious place of the quality life of God, which enables us to download profound and absolute solutions for our chronic lives and perpetual uncertainties.
1 Corinthians 2:16 (NKJV) For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
We have the mind of Christ…Do you know that if you constantly walk with a wise man, you will literally be changed by his wisdom to act in his principles and values
in life; in so doing you literally become skillfully in your doings. The mind of Christ is a position and identity through grace; in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit escorts us daily into the very creative thoughts and principles of the creator of the universe, to act with certainty and peace without any iota of doubts or failure. What are you talking about McDaniels? One had to be well-educated in formal educated for you to be abreast with times, seasons and purpose!! I do not discourage formal education. Education only touches the surface of life, but the deep things in life really belongs to God and He reveals it to His covenant children through the Holy Spirit.
I have personally seen great results in so many areas of my life and ministry over the years. I don’t consider myself as a smart guy by world’s standards – I live with this principle of allowing God’s word to dominate my mental faculties when I have to make a complex decision or step into a new horizon of God’s purpose for my life, in general. This grace is not reserved for some selected few; you can walk in this ability which has been given to you freely to know all things by listening to the voice of the Spirit and executing His perfect will in all things. Are you overwhelmed by life puzzles or you feel so inadequate to handle the difficulties of life? You have the mind of Christ…is Christ mind redundant? If you believe that your Saviors mind is without error or fail, and then understand that, just as He is so are you in this world. (See 1 John 4:17)
The believer has an advantage over the unbeliever. We can learn to trust the Holy Spirit to empower us to know the mind of God, because the finished work of Christ has placed the new creation believer in a position with His Father through Christ, to get access to the depths of His heart, about all things in life. Do you know my friend, that office politics cannot stop a believer to live beyond the expectations in the work place?
Cease every opportunity to excel at your work place whether you toss pizza or you mop the floor. Your boss or supervisors inability to drive the company to peak level performance frustrates his heart and changes his or her demeanor. He easily becomes angry for no reasons…in spite of all his management credentials and many years of experience in organizational maximization. You can calm him or her down with practical solutions that no management guru can offer, because you have access to the ocean of wisdom from above which can stabilize a tilting corporation. Your wisdom and guidance will marvel coworkers and superiors. How do I do that? Rest in your position in Christ and the wells of life flow through your mental outlet.
Joseph and Daniel were men who shined so bright in heathen nations. It is recorded in the Bible to remind us that mountains and odd situations do not stop the believer from shining. Was it because they (Joseph and Daniel) were schooled to be that great by men’s educational system? Surely they were educated through the system of their enslavement, but their dependence was on God was seen in complex situations which were beyond the wisdom of the wise. They outshone the wisdom of the wise, because God’s light was their guiding principle in their decisions. That is exactly what Jesus does for the believer whose mind is centered on Him – you shine almost all the time.
It is recorded about Daniel; Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the highest realm of his kingdom. So the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him. Daniel 6:3-4 (NKJV)
And of Joseph, it is recorded of how he relies on Godly wisdom to helped fellow prisoners who were dealing with uncertainties in their life; 5 Then the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison, had a dream, both of them, each man’s dream in one night and each man’s dream with its own
interpretation. 6 And Joseph came in to them in the morning and looked at them, and saw that they were sad. 7 So he asked Pharaoh’s officers who were with him in the custody of his lord’s house, saying, “Why do you look so sad today?” 8 And they said to him, “We each have had a dream, and there is no interpreter of it.” So Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me, please.” – Genesis 40:5-8(NKJV)
It is recorded in the New Testament of how the Spirit of Christ leads us into greener pastures, effortlessly. The dumb and the dumber by societies label can shout from the roof top through the valleys of darkness that wisdom is their portion too.
1 Corinthians 2:10-13 (NKJV) 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For which man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we
have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to
us by God. 13 These things we also speak, not in words that man’s wisdom teaches but those the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
Don’t shut this book down friend – I am totally not against what secular education has done. These folks (Daniel and Joseph) prospered in the dark ages of history because they were favored by the light of God’s wisdom, for a greater purpose. This is your season and moment to plug yourself into the grace dimension of God, as you relinquish the throne you have built for self weakness and allow Christ to take the center stage of your life. Be still in prayer and in the meditation of the word for the renewing of the mind. Set yourself free from the shock of uncertainty holding society down and completely align your thoughts with the heartbeat of God. You will know what you have to do at any moment of your life. Wisdom is available to anyone who asks, and with a heart of faith, the shackles of fear shall be broken. You are wise in your position as covenant child; walk with solution expectations on your feet, with your eyes on Christ.
Excerpt from the book: A Walk With Jesus: Discovering and Capturing the Grace culture of Christ. Get your copy here
– McDaniesl A. Gyamfi