Wisdom Problem: Proverbs 7:7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding..
Wisdom problem makes a young man who is single go to visit a single lady living alone in the house without expecting a fall into sexual sin and immorality.
Wisdom problem makes a young lady visit a man living alone in their own private apartment or house but expecting to come out a virgin out of that .
Wisdom problem makes a young lady mostly in college to attend wild parties , where they drink until they loose it out but wake up that they were raped in the morning . Then begin looking for society to pity them and punish their rapist .
O our society today is suffering from wisdom problem . The know it all behavior of the mindset of our generation have made them fall into deep ditches and many problems that could have been easily avoided . Don’t think you are too smart than you are !! Avoid all form of appearance of evil . Avoid those corridors you go to date your partner , avoid those physical touches that awakens sexual desires when you are not married . Avoid those age groups and age peers which all they talk about are things that don’t edify.
Avoid those places where sin is insatiable and unavoidable . Above all flee from sexual immorality . Run run for your life both on earth and eternity . A little compromise will cost you your eternity , a little compromise will cost your destiny , a little compromise will lock the gates of Heaven above you , a little compromise will surely demote you .
God’s generals in the Kingdom can be demoted . Even if you are a servant of God , stay in the cause and keep your garment pure , untainted from all evil, a garment that the Devil cannot claim over , a pure garment that can stand the whiles of darkness .
I pray servants of God that you may bring a strong teaching how children of God can maintain the presence of God after receiving it . It seems like many are receiving the anointing but not maintaining it . Yes receiving the power is good but without a life of discipline and self denial you won’t maintain it . It would be like pouring water on a bucket with holes . Jesus received the Power and is first mission was the wilderness where He wrestles with Devils , surrounded with wild animals, tempted by Satan and learnt to trust in the Lord and the Lord only for his protection .
Mark 1:12-13 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.
Some of us we receive Power and we want to run to the field unprepared only to return back deeply defeated . The Disciples were able to keep the power because they were first deeply rooted in the teachings of Jesus even before receiving it. They had already learnt what it is to sacrifice for the sake of the Kingdom of God .
Anointing without discipline can turn out to be outrageous , just like the anointing in the life of King Saul .
I plead that servants of God lay emphasis in teachings concerning the seriousness of maintaining the power of God in your life when you receive it and how to keep it . For some of us we need revival every week and you wonder what went wrong with what we received earlier .
Where are the leakages that drains the anointing , where are the loop holes that prevent us to walk in daily victory ? What does the Holy Spirit hate in the life of a Christian ? What are the enemies of anointing ? For the power of God can either build you or destroy you if you are not careful.
When the anointing came to the priesthood of Aaron God warned them that they should not depart from His presence the rest of their lives. Leviticus 10:7 Do not leave the entrance to the tent of meeting or you will die, because the Lord’s anointing oil is on you.” So they did as Moses said. Many of us have taken the power of God for granted or just some excitement and game play.
The power of God as long as it brings blessings including healing , it comes with judgement to ungodliness and sin . If a believer don’t know how to deal with sin, they won’t be able to know how to deal with the power of God .
Building Wisely. The more the church grows , the more pillars of the church are needed. After foundation, pillars are created before the congregation comes into play. The congregation is like the roof of the building, they are like the final product.
What makes a house strong?
The kind of foundation it has. What is the depth, the width and the height of the foundation? Depending on the kind of ministry you intend to do for God, will depend on the kind of foundation you need to build for that house. If you intend to build a big ministry then you need to take more time in the foundation area. To make sure the church is rooted in Christ, godly doctrines of God and prayer.
The pillars follow after the foundation. These are the people whose existence makes the church stand. Without them, the church will fall and will not be able to balance. Their existence makes the church strong and prosperous. They are vision bearers and distributors who are vigilant in the church affairs. They have clear direction of the ministry and they are born in the ministry. They love the ministry and treat it as part of their life. They are well informed and trained and understand the teachings of the house and able to teach others the same. They are anchored in the Word and have the best interest for the church. They assist in ministerial ministry to the sheep and also act as counselors to the church.
Congregation. Faithful members of the church who stand with the church in prayer and are faithful to God in standing with the church of God.
Wisdom is paramount when the church is growing rapidly. It takes time to train pillars but it is easy to increase the number of congregation. If the number of the congregation overwhelms the number or the strength of the pillars , the church will fall. Have you ever imagined carrying something heavy and you need to walk with it many miles? It will reach a time you will need to drop it down when the weight becomes too much.
The weight of the congregation became too much for Moses until the need of the 70 elders of Israel were came to play. In other words, Moses was not able to balance ministry because the pillars were not functioning.
Ministry becomes dysfunctional when the presence of the congregation overwhelms the pillars. The church will become weak and that is when compromise enters the church. As you aim at building your congregation, never forget to build proportionate pillars that will hold that congregation together.
If the congregation grows and the pillars are strong but the foundation is weak, the whole house will fall down with everyone. We need wisdom in the building process. You may have a strong house with a weak foundation. This is dangerous. You may have a good foundation, strong pillars but weak roof. In this occasion, roof can easily be replaced. But it is not easy to replace the foundation. You can be able to replace the pillars but it will take tearing the whole house down to rectify foundation issues.
This is why it is hard for ministries that have grown to rectify foundation issues that have become a thorn in the house. They will rather keep up with the thorn than to rectify what they know very well is spewing poison and slowly but surely kills the life of the sheep and the house.
May you be careful how you build. May God give you wisdom in building.
Scripture references for study:
and when James and Cephas and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to Barnabas and me, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. – Galatians 2:9
46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like:48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.49 But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.” – Luke 6:46-49
Moses said to the Lord, “Why have you dealt ill with your servant? And why have I not found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people on me? Did I conceive all this people? Did I give them birth, that you should say to me, ‘Carry them in your bosom, as a nurse carries a nursing child,’ to the land that you swore to give their fathers? – Numbers 11:11-12
12 The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ – Revelation 3:12-13
And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb (Christ). – Revelation 21:14
For proper spiritual success you must first deal with the gods of your father’s house. Before bringing deliverance to a whole nations , deal first with the gods of your father’s house. Make sure you dismantle their demonic altars, bring to an end ancestral demonic worship, dismantle demonic covenants and stand out as the Light with the Word of God and raise an altar for God.
Many have had great success in ministry only to be brought down with the powers from the father’s house.
Deal with things that needs to be dealt with now before they become your stumbling block in the future.
The god on your father’s house may be polygamous marriages. You may find a Pastor may succeed so well in ministry only to find himself with a mistress besides his wife because the powers of polygamy from the father’s house has finally caught up with him.
In some instance is alcoholism, poverty, witchcraft , rape, divorce , premature deaths, which later catch up with someone. Deal with what God want you to deal with now. Fight for your life and your generation. The devil isn’t sleeping and he is out to destroy. Destory him before he destory you.
I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” – Genesis 3:15
That night the Lord said to him, “Take your father’s bull, and the second bull seven years old, and pull down the altar of Baal that your father has, and cut down the Asherah that is beside it and build an altar to the Lord your God on the top of the stronghold here, with stones laid in due order. Then take the second bull and offer it as a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah that you shall cut down.” – Judges 6:25-26
I heard somebody saying ministry is a marathon not a short relay. There are people who are good at short relay but faint when put on long marathon but there are people who will perform poorly on short relay but excel in marathon.
When doing ministry, you need to think about the future, the future beyond you. What kind of a house are you building? Can it stand the storms? What kind of decisions are you making? Will they affect this future?
You have to tred carefully, apply wisdom and know the principles of God when doing ministry.
Principles of God:
1. Touch not my anointed ones. A servant of God who used to walk under the anointing may backslide or sin but the anointing God has put in them has not backsliden . There is a tendency of our generation abusing the anointed ones of God because they committed a certain sin. Let God deal with them and their master knows their end. If you act as the judge instead of God, you can incur spiritual pain and injury in your life.
2. The nakedness of a father is not for the son to reveal. It is very tempting for our generation to be running around showing the nakedness of a father. If you once served under somebody who became a father in the Lord and was genuinely blessed while serving under them, then you come to know about their weaknesses, it is not for you to take it to the world to announce it. You can incure spiritual leprosy that can affect your life and your generation to come. And the grace that was operating on that servant which you were benefiting from will stop working for you.
If you can’t stand a servant you once served under, leave silently and continue with your life and God’s direction concerning your life. Don’t be abusive of the servant you are leaving behind. Don’t start calling that servant names. God doesn’t entertain foolishness and you will land into the wrong side of him.
3. Understand your operations and callings. God call people differently, some are called to start something new while others are called to work under someone else. There is an anointing that God will release in a specific house to build that house or ministry. For example when God told Moses to call the 70 elders of Israel, He took some of the spirits operating in Moses and distributed to the 70 elders. Why couldn’t God just took new spirits from heaven and anointed the 70 elders? If that was to happen, all the 70 elders will have a divergent ministry away from Moses. God had to give them what was at work in Moses for them to be able to understand Moses well and channel the vision that was at work in Moses.
There are many people that have ran with the anointing they received from Moses to go and build divergent houses while the ministry of Moses is left in ruin! You can land into the wrong side of God when you do this. There is an anointing that is meant to build a specific house or vision and the moment you play with it, it will die slowly but surely .
4. Don’t tore the garment of the one who anointed you or ordained you into an office to serve in the church. There is a priestly garment that servants of God walk with you which symbolize the authority of God they exercise in the church. The life of King Saul came to an end when he tore the priestly garment of Prophet Samuel.
What does it mean to tore the garment? It means to tarnish the reputation of that servant , to abuse that servant verbally, to go around talking negatively about that servant, gossiping behind that servant are part of toring their garment because you are degrading their authority. The moment King Saul tore the garment of Samuel, he lost everything, even the Kingdom plus the anointing.
Be careful how you operate, don’t abuse a servant who once ordained you into office. Fear the Lord and live.