The Spirit Of Wisdom And Revelation In the Knowledge Of Him
by Sharon McClean
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Eph. 1:15—Therefore I also, after I heard of your FAITH in the Lord Jesus and your love for ALL the saints, (6) do NOT CEASE to GIVE THANKS for YOU, making mention of you IN MY PRAYERS: (17) that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, MAY GIVE TO YOU THE SPIRIT of WISDOM and REVELATION in THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM. 1 Peter 1:13—Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, and BE SOBER, and REST your HOPE fully UPON the GRACE that is to BE BROUGHT to YOU at THE REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST.
( Hosea 6:3—Let us know, let us pursue THE KNOWLEDGE of THE LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will COME TO US LIKE THE RAIN. (Deut. 32:2—Let my teaching fall AS THE RAIN.) Like the LATTER and FORMER RAIN to the earth. (4) O Ephraim, what shall I do to you? O Judah, what shall I do to You? For YOUR FAITHFULNESS is LIKE A MORNING CLOUD and like the early dew IT GOES AWAY. (Pro. 2:21—For the UPRIGHT will DWELL IN THE LAND, and THE BLAMELESS will REMAIN in it; (22) But the wicked will BE CUT OFF from THE EARTH, and THE UNFAITHFUL WILL BE UPROOTED from IT.)
Returning to Hosea 6:5—THEREFORE I HAVE HEWN THEM BY THE PROPHETS, I HAVE SLAIN THEM BY THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH; and your judgments are like light that goes forth. (6) For I DESIRE MERCY and NOT SACRIFICE, and THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD more than burnt offerings.
Isaiah 45:20—THEY HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE, who carry the wood of their carved image, and pray to a god THAT CANNOT SAVE. (21) Tell and bring forth YOUR CASE; Yes, let them take COUNSEL together. WHO HAS DECLARED THIS FROM ANCIENT TIME? Who has told it from that time? HAVE NOT I THE LORD? And THERE IS NO OTHER GOD BESIDES ME, a just God, and A SAVIOR; There is NONE besides Me. (22) “LOOK TO ME, and BE SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I am God and there is NO OTHER.
Returning to Eph. 1:18—THE EYES of YOUR UNDERSTANDING being ENLIGHTENED: (Pro. 17:24—WISDOM is in THE SIGHT of him who has UNDERSTANDING, but THE EYES of a fool are on THE ENDS of THE EARTH.)
(18) The eyes of your understanding being enlightened: that you MAY KNOW WHAT IS THE HOPE OF HIS CALLING,
Romans 8:18—For the earnest EXPECTATION of THE CREATION eagerly waits for THE REVEALING of THE SONS OF GOD. (20) For THE CREATION was subjected TO FUTILITY, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it IN HOPE; Ezekiel 13: 4—O Israel, YOUR PROPHETS are like foxes in the deserts. (5) You have not gone up into the gaps to build a wall for the house of Israel to stand in battle on the day of the Lord. (6) They have ENVISIONED FUTILITY and FALSE DIVINATION, saying, thus says the Lord! But the Lord HAS NOT SENT THEM; yet THEY HOPE that THE WORD may be CONFIRMED. (7) Have you not SEEN A FUTILE VISION, and have you not spoken FALSE divination? You say, “THE LORD SAYS,’ BUT I HAVE NOT SPOKEN.
Returning to Romans 8:21—Because THE CREATION itself ALSO WILL BE DELIVERED from THE BONDAGE OF CORRUPTION into THE GLORIOUS LIBERTY of THE CHILDREN OF GOD.
1 Peter 1:18—Knowing that you were NOT redeemed with CORRUPTIBLE things, like SILVER or GOLD, from YOUR AIMLESS CONDUCT received BY TRADITION from your fathers, (19) but with THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST, as of A LAMB without blemish and without spot. (20) He indeed was FOREORDAINED before THE FOUNDATION of THE WORLD, but was MANIFEST in THESE LAST TIMES for YOU (21) who THROUGH HIM believe IN GOD, who RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD and GAVE HIM GLORY, so that YOUR FAITH and HOPE are IN GOD. (22) Since you have purified your souls in OBEYING THE TRUTH THROUGH THE SPIRIT in SINCERE LOVE OF THE BRETHREN, LOVE ONE ANOTHER fervently with a PURE HEART, (23) HAVING BEEN BORN AGAIN, NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT INCORRUPTIBLE, THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVES and ABIDES FOREVER,
(24) because “ALL FLESH is AS GRASS, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, (25) BUT THE WORD of THE LORD endures FOREVER.” NOW this is THE WORD which by THE GOSPEL was PREACHED to you. Galatians 3:8—And THE SCRIPTURE, foreseeing THAT GOD would JUSTIFY THE NATIONS by FAITH, PREACHED THE GOSPEL to ABRAHAM beforehand, saying ‘IN YOU ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE BLESSED.” Acts 13:32—And we declare to you GLAD TIDINGS—that promise which was made to the fathers. (33) GOD has FULFILLED this for US their children, in that HE HAS RAISED UP JESUS. AS IT IS ALSO WRITTEN IN THE SECOND PS. You are My Son, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (Ps. 2: 6—Yet I have set My king on My holy hill of ZION. (7) I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, You are My Son today I have begotten You. (8) Ask of Me, and I will give You THE NATIONS as YOUR INHERITANCE and THE ENDS OF THE EARTH for YOUR POSSESSION.)
Is. 40:7—THE GRASS withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely THE PEOPLE are GRASS. (8) The GRASS withers, the flower fades, BUT THE WORD OF OUR GOD STANDS FOREVER.” (9) O ZION, You who bring GOOD TIDINGS, get up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, You WHO BRING GOOD TIDINGS, lift up your voice with strength, lift it up, BE NOT AFRAID; say to the cities of JUDAH, BEHOLD YOUR GOD.!” (10) Behold, the Lord God shall come with a strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him; Behold, His reward is with Him, and HIS WORK BEFORE HIM.
Acts 13:44—And the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to HEAR THE WORD OF GOD. (45) But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, THEY OPPOSED the things spoken by PAUL. (46) Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “IT WAS NECESSARY that THE WORD OF GOD should be SPOKEN TO YOU FIRST; but since you REJECT IT, and JUDGE YOURSELVES UNWORTHY of everlasting life, behold, WE TURN TO THE GENTILES. (47) “For so the Lord has commanded us: I HAVE SET YOU AS A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, THAT YOU SHOULD BE MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.” (48) NOW when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and GLORIFIED THE WORD OF THE LORD. Is. 49:5—“And now THE LORD SAYS, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, to bring Jacob back to Him, so that ISRAEL is gathered to Him (6) Indeed HE SAYS, It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved ones of Israel: I WILL ALSO GIVE YOU AS A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES that YOU SHOULD BE MY SALVATION to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.’
(8) Thus SAYS THE LORD: In an acceptable time I have heard You, and in the day of salvation, I have helped You; I will preserve You and GIVE YOU AS A COVENANT to the people, TO RESTORE THE EARTH, to cause them TO INHERIT the DESOLATE HERITAGES; (9) That You may say to the prisoners, ‘Go forth, to those who are in darkness, show yourselves. Is. 42:6—I, THE LORD, have called You IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, and will hold Your hand; I WILL KEEP YOU AND GIVE YOU AS A COVENANT to the people, as A LIGHT to THE GENTILES, (7) To open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house.
Returning to Romans 8:21—because THE CREATION ITSELF also will be DELIVERED from THE BONDAGE OF CORRUPTION into THE GLORIOUS LIBERTY of THE CHILDREN of GOD. 2 Corin. 3:9—For if THE MINISTRY of CONDEMNATION had glory, THE MINISTRY of RIGHTEOUSNESS exceeds MUCH MORE IN GLORY. (8) how will THE MINISTRY OF THE SPIRIT NOT BE MORE GLORIOUS? Romans 10:4—For Christ is THE END OF THE LAW for RIGHTEOUSNESS to everyone who believes.
Returning to Eph. 2:18—the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is THE HOPE of HIS CALLING, (Rom. 8:20—For the creation was subjected to FUTILITY, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it IN HOPE;) WHAT ARE THE RICHES OF THE GLORY of HIS INHERITANCE in THE SAINTS,
Col. 2:26—THE MYSTERY which has been HIDDEN from ages and from generations, but now HAS BEEN REVEALED to His saints. 927) To them God willed to MAKE KNOWN what ARE THE RICHES of THE GLORY of THIS MYSTERY among the Gentiles: which is CHRIST IN YOU the HOPE of GLORY.
John 17:22—And THE GLORY which You gave Me I have GIVEN THEM, that they may be one just as We are one: (23) I in them, and You in Me; that they may be MADE PERFECT in ONE, and that THE WORLD may KNOW THAT YOU HAVE SENT ME, and have LOVED THEM as YOU HAVE LOVED ME.
Jeremiah 9:23—Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; (24) But let him who glories GLORY IN THIS, that HE UNDERSTANDS and KNOWS ME, that I am the Lord, exercising LOVINGKINDNESS, JUDGMENT, and RIGHTEOUSNESS in THE EARTH. For IN THESE I DELIGHT,” says the Lord.
John 17:1—Father, the hour HAS COME. GLORIFY Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, (2) as You have given Him AUTHORITY OVER ALL flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have give Him. (3) “And THIS is eternal life, that THEY MAY KNOW YOU, the ONLY TRUE GOD and JESUS CHRIST whom You have SENT. (5) And NOW, O Father, GLORIFY ME TOGETHER WITH YOURSELF, WITH THE GLORY which I HAD WITH YOU BEFORE THE WORLD WAS.
John 1:14—And THE WORD became FLESH and dwelt among us, and we beheld HIS GLORY, THE GLORY as of THE ONLY BEGOTTEN of THE FATHER, full of GRACE and TRUTH. (18) NO ONE HAS SEEN GOD AT ANYTIME. THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON who is IN THE BOSOM of THE FATHER, HE HAS DECLARED HIM. Ps. 2:7--I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me You are My Son, I have BEGOTTEN You. (8) Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance and the ends of the earth for Your possession.
John 3:16—For God so loved the world that He GAVE His ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whoever believes IN HIM should not perish but have everlasting life. (17) For God DID NOT SEND His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that THE WORLD through HIM might BE SAVED. 1 John 4:9—In THIS the love of God was manifested toward us, that God HAS SENT His ONLY BEGOTTEN SON into the world, that we might live through Him. (10) In THIS is love, NOT THAT WE LOVED GOD, but that HE LOVED US and SENT HIS SON to be THE PROPITIATION for OUR SINS. (11) Beloved, if God so loved us, we also OUGHT to love one another. (12) NO ONE HAS SEEN GOD AT ANYTIME. If we love one another, GOD ABIDES IN US. (13) BY THIS we know that WE ABIDE IN HIM and HE IN US, because HE HAS GIVEN US OF HIS SPIRIT. (14) And we have seen (in the word) and TESTIFY that THE FATHER HAS SENT THE SON AS SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
Returning to Eph. 1:18—What are the riches of THE GLORY of HIS inheritance in the saints, (19) and what is the exceeding GREATNESS OF HIS POWER toward us who BELIEVE, according to THE WORKING of HIS MIGHTY POWER. (20) which He worked in Christ when HE RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD and SEATED HIM at HIS RIGHT HAND IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES, (21) far above ALL PRINCIPALITY and POWER and MIGHT and DOMINION, and EVERY NAME that is named, NOT ONLY in THIS AGE but also in that WHICH IS TO COME. (22) And HE PUT ALL THINGS under His feet, and GAVE HIM to be HEAD over ALL THINGS TO THE CHURCH, (23) which is HIS BODY, the FULLNESS of Him WHO FILLS ALL IN ALL.
Col. 2:8—Beware lest anyone cheat you through PHILOSOPHY and empty deceit, ACCORDING TO THE TRADITON of MEN, ACCORDING to THE BASIC PRINCIPLES of THE WORLD, and NOT ACCORDING to CHRIST. (9) For in Him dwells ALL THE FULLNESS of THE GODHEAD BODILY; (10) and you ARE COMPLETE in HIM, who is THE HEAD OF ALL PRINCIPALITY and POWER. (11) In Him you were also circumcised with the CIRCUMCISION made WITHOUT HANDS, by putting off the body of THE SINS of the flesh, by THE CIRCUMCISION of CHRIST. Phil. 3:3—For we are THE CIRCUMCISION, who worship GOD IN THE SPIRIT, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have NO CONFIDENCE in THE FLESH.) (John 4:24—“GOD IS SPIRIT, and those who worship HIM must worship IN SPIRIT and TRUTH.)
Returning to Col. 2:12—BURIED WITH HIM in BAPTISM, in which you ALSO WERE RAISED WITH HIM THROUGH FAITH IN THE WORKING OF GOD, WHO RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD. (13) And you, BEING DEAD in your TRESPASSES and THE UNCIRCUMCISION of YOUR FLESH, He has MADE ALIVE TOGETHER WITH HIM, HAVING FORGIVEN you ALL TRESPASSES, (14) having WIPED OUT the HANDWRITING of REQUIREMENTS that was AGAINST US, which was CONTRARY to US. And He has TAKEN IT OUT OF THE WAY, HAVING NAILED IT TO THE CROSS. (15) HAVING DISARMED PRINCIPALITIES and POWERS, He made a PUBLIC SPECTACLE of THEM, TRIUMPHING OVER THEM in IT.
Returning to Eph. 1:19—And what is the EXCEEDING GREATNESS of HIS POWER toward us who believe, according to the WORKING of HIS MIGHTY POWER. Psalm 111:6—He has declared to HIS PEOPLE THE POWER OF HIS WORKS, IN GIVING THEM THE HERITAGE OF THE NATIONS. Ps. 25:12—Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall HE TEACH in THE WAY that HE CHOOSES. (13) He himself shall dwell in prosperity, and HIS DESCENDANTS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH. Ps. 2:7—I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me You are My Son today I have begotten You. (8) Ask of Me and I will give You THE NATIONS for YOUR INHERITANCE and the ends of the earth for YOUR POSSESSION.
Returning to Eph. 1:22—And He put ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET, and GAVE HIM to be HEAD over ALL THINGS to THE CHURCH, (23) which is HIS BODY, the FULLNESS of HIM WHO FILLS ALL IN ALL. Chapter 2:1—And you HE MADE ALIVE, who were DEAD in TRESPASSES and SINS. (2) in which you once walked according to the course of THIS WORLD, ACCORDING TO THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR, THE SPIRIT who NOW WORKS in the sons of DISOBEDIENCE.
Romans 1:1—Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to THE GOSPEL OF GOD (2) which He promised before through His prophets in the HOLY SCRIPTURES, (3) concerning HIS SON JESUS CHRIST our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, (4) and DECLARED TO BE THE SON OF GOD with POWER, ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT OF HOLINESS, BY THE RESURRECTION from THE DEAD, (5) through whom we have RECEIVED GRACE and APOSTLSHIP for OBEDIENCE to THE FAITH AMONG ALL NATIONS for His name, (6) among whom you also are THE CALLED of Jesus Christ.
Romans 16:25—Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, ACCORDING to THE REVELATION of THE MYSTERY which was KEPT SECRET SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN (26) but NOW has been MADE MANIFEST, and BY THE PROPHETIC SCRIPTURES has been MADE KNOWN TO ALL NATIONS, according TO THE COMMANDMENT of THE EVERLASTING GOD, FOR OBEDIENCE to THE FAITH—(27) to GOD, ALONE WISE, BE GLORY THROUGH JESUS CHRIST FOREVER. AMEN.
Matt. 28:18—Then Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “ALL AUTHORITY has been GIVEN to Me in HEAVEN and ON EARTH. (19) GO THEREFORE and MAKE DISCIPLES of ALL THE NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM in THE NAME of THE FATHER and of THE SON and of THE HOLY SPIRIT, (The witness of ALL THREE!) (20) Teaching them to OBSERVE ALL THINGS that I COMMANDED YOU. John 15:7—“If you ABIDE IN ME, and MY WORDS ABIDE IN YOU, you WILL ASK what YOU DESIRE, and it shall be DONE for you. Ps. 2:8—ASK of Me, and I will GIVE You THE NATIONS for Your INHERITANCE, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.
Father we stand humbly before You in the name of the only begotten Son, and we ask that You will give unto Him the nations for HIS INHERITANCE and the ends of the earth for HIS POSSESSION. He has paid the price and is therefore entitled to possession. We do not ask this for ourselves, but for Your Son, who shed His precious blood in order that THE WORLD through HIM might BE SAVED. We know that it is in Your power to SAVE the WORLD, and we know that’ that is YOUR INTENTION. We are also told in 1 John 5:14—Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ASK anything ACCORDING to HIS WILL, HE HEARS US. (15) And IF WE KNOW THAT HE HEARS US, WHATEVER WE ASK, WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE THE PETITIONS THAT WE HAVE ASKED of HIM. We are LOOKING to YOU, just like you said in Is. 45:22—LOOK to ME, and BE SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS of THE EARTH! For I am God, and THERE IS NO OTHER. So this tells me Father that we are looking to the RIGHT PLACE. We hold Your ONLY BEGOTTEN SON up before YOU, and ask that YOU WILL BLESS HIM WITH EVERY HEAVENLY BLESSING, that YOU WILL SEAT HIM AT YOUR RIGHT HAND ON THE THRONE of GLORY. SEAT HIM ABOVE EVERY PRINCIPALITY AND POWER. RESTORE UNTO HIM THE GLORY THAT HE HAD WITH YOU BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD. MAY HE TAKE HIS PLACE AS HEAD OF THE CHURCH, and BEGIN HIS REIGN IN RIGHTEOUSNESS. Eph.3:9—and to make ALL PEOPLE see WHAT IS THE FELLOWSHIP of THE MYSTERY, which from the BEGINNING of THE AGES has BEEN HIDDEN IN GOD who created ALL THINGS through JESUS CHRIST; (10) TO THE INTENT that NOW THE MANIFOLD WISDOM OF GOD MIGHT BE MADE KNOWN BY THE CHURCH to THE PRINCIPALITIES and POWERS in THE HEAVENLY PLACES, (11) according TO THE ETERNAL PURPOSE which HE ACCOMPLISHED in CHRIST JESUS our LORD. AMEN!!!!
Ps 72:15—AND HE SHALL LIVE; and the gold of Sheba will be given to Him; PRAYER ALSO WILL BE MADE FOR HIM CONTINUALLY, and DAILY HE SHALL BE PRAISED.
Returning to Matt. 28:20—teaching them to OBSERVE ALL THINGS that I HAVE COMMANDED YOU; John 15:12—This is MY COMMANDMENT, that you should LOVE ONE ANOTHER as I HAVE LOVED YOU. (13) “GREATER LOVE has no one than this, THAN TO LAY DOWN ONE’S LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. (14) You ARE MY FRIENDS if YOU DO whatever I COMMAND YOU. 1 John 3:16—BY THIS we KNOW LOVE, because HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR US. And WE ALSO ought to LAY DOWN OUR LIVES FOR THE BRETHREN.
Returning to Matt. 28:20—and lo I AM WITH YOU ALWAY, even UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD. (KJV)
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who BECAME for US WISDOM FROM GOD—and RIGHTEOUSNESS and SANCTIFICATION and REDEMPTION—
Proverbs 17:24—WISDOM is in THE SIGHT of him who has UNDERSTANDING, but THE EYES of a fool are ON THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. Pro.15:31—The ear that hears THE REPROOF of LIFE will abide among THE WISE. (32) He who disdains INSTRUCTION despises his own soul, but he who HEEDS REPROOF gets UNDERSTANDING. 2 Tim. 3:16—ALL SCRIPTURE is given by INSPIRATION of God, and is PROFITABLE for DOCTRINE, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, for INSTRUCTION in RIGHTEOUSNESS, (17) that the man of God MAY BE COMPLETE, THOUROUGHLY EQUIPPED for EVERY GOOD WORK.
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Amen! Amen! It sure helps to know that we are not alone in our search for Faithfulness and Truth, the wisdom found only through Christ, and the love, Agape love, respect and honor amongh our brothers and sisters.