“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,” (1 Corinthians 12:7-8)
I received a message of wisdom just the other day. Wisdom is the quality of having experience, knowledge and good judgment, some might say it is the application of knowledge. The message came from the Spirit, rather than from my mind through rational thought. It was not something I dreamed up, that sounded good or right. It came at a time of stress and weakness. The most convincing evidence of its origin comes from scripture. Although I didn’t simply recall a scripture and to my best recollection there is no one specific scripture that encapsulates the message.
I believe the Spirit of God indwells every believer and scripture such as that quoted above is applicable today, because scripture does not become defunct or rendered void by history, or so called advancements of modern society or because we have reached the time when one day we will know as we have fully been known. (1 Cor. 13:12) You can judge for yourself. The message was, “unless you are pressing into to Yeshua/God with all the strength you have, you are falling away.” This interpretation into English is mine. What I sensed was there is no middle ground where we can rest and say we are not engrossed in sin, nor seeking God’s presence, will, and grace. Either we are consumed, focused and pressing into Yeshua or we have tuned Him out. This may come as no revelation to you. I don’t think novelty is a test of Spiritual wisdom. One of God’s means of verification is timing. (Prov. 25:11-13) God does not ramble or nag, though in grace He may repeat Himself, His message strikes it’s target. When God gives a message it carries weight and gravity to the hearer, so they will be encouraged or delivered from temptation or snares of the enemy. This particular message is simply true and supported by numerous scriptures such as the Sh’ma Yisrael; “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”(Deuteronomy 6:5) Yeshua also said this was the greatest commandment. (Mark 12:28-30) Also scripture says, “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.” (1 John 2:15) It doesn’t mean there is no rest in Yeshua or that we can gin up good works or perfection, it addresses our commitment and devotion to God, which cannot be shared with the world. Believers, God is speaking today, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27)