THE BELIEVER’S WALK IN WISDOM (2) by Bishop Wale Ajayi

God has no evil plan for you.
There is nothing in God that suggests evil concerning you. God is NEVER trying to teach you a lesson with bad incidence. For example, God will never say “this my child has not been praying for some time now, Satan touch him small.”
Don’t let religion paint a picture of God that is not correct. It is not okay to say “the reason God allowed this thing happen to me is because I am not praying.” No! God has no evil plan concerning you. His thoughts towards you are ALWAYS good (Jer. 29:11).
If you didn’t do anything for God to forgive you, why do you think you have to do something for Him to do anything else for you?

One more thing to thank God for is our connection to His unlimited supply. There is no rich man that carries all his money with him in the car to wherever he goes. Rich people don’t move about with all their money. They have a sense of abundance and a sense of supply.
Paul spoke about God’s riches in glory (Eph. 1:18, 3:16, Phil. 4:19). The believer in Christ must understand this. When Paul was praying for the Ephesian Church, he prayed for them to understand the riches of the glory of God’s inheritance in the saints, (Eph. 1:15-19).
What does that mean? It speaks of how rich God is because of you. You must always have a sense of abundance. Not because of what you have, but because of who you are connected to.
Please stop disgracing your Father everywhere. Stop behaving like a poor person’s child. Have a sense of abundance. All your needs are met. Don’t say something is too small for you to ask God. God asked Abraham if there is anything too hard for Him to do.

While reading the book of Genesis, I saw how God reconfigured Sarah. When she and Abraham were old and they went to another country, the king (Abimelech) wanted to possess Sarah.
What happened to Sarah’s body? Between when Sarah was laughing about having a child and the next chapter where they moved to another country, the king started looking at Sarah with one eye. What was he seeing? God had done a ‘lift’ on her body. God lifted everything and reconfigured her so that her womb could now carry a child.

1John 2:6 says “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” 
God expect me to walk as Jesus walked and He has confidence in me that I will walk as Jesus walked. ‘Walk’ is how we conduct ourselves and respond to life circumstances around us.
Let your light so shine before men so they can glorify your Father in Heaven (Matt. 5:16). When you are doing good works, you are functioning as Jesus. That is why when a believer starts to sin, he or she is malfunctioning.
Don’t see sin as pleasure. Sin is malfunctioning. Don’t think that thing you are doing and enjoying in your flesh is pleasure. It is malfunctioning and if a device keeps malfunctioning and doesn’t get repaired or corrected, it will break down. Your mind has to get this. We are not designed to malfunction.

We have eternal life. God has the same level of confidence in you as He has in Jesus. He has more confidence in you than He had in Abraham and Job (Gen. 18:19, Job 1:8, 2:3).
Why? It is because of His eternal life in you. He has confidence in you that you will treat your wife well, you will respect your husband well, you will not compromise, you will do the right thing. That is how we give Him glory. For God saw that what He made was good (Gen. 1:4,10,12,18,21,25,31).
What is ‘good?’ Good is not that you are looking fine on the outside. It means it is working well as it was designed to be. It is valid!

The second way the wisdom of God finds expression is by the Spirit of God who dwells on the inside of us, (Eph. 1:3, Rom. 8:9). Once anybody has put faith in Jesus, he has the Spirit of God (Gal. 4:6) and by the Spirit of God in us, we have access to the wisdom of God.
Jesus knew the thoughts, plans and motives of men by the Spirit. The good news is that the Spirit of God lives inside of us. You don’t have a different Spirit from the one Jesus has (Gal. 4:6). We have the same relationship with the Father that Jesus has.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.” (1Cor.2:9-11).
 
Why is Paul differentiating this? It is because you are not of the world. I cannot produce God’s result by the wisdom of the world. Jesus says the sons of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light (Luke 16:1-13). In that parable, Jesus wasn’t exalting craftiness. He was showing that in the world’s game you can’t win them. You cannot engage like the world and think you can be the winner in the matter. Follow God’s wisdom and God’s wisdom will always beat the wisdom of man. For where God’s foolishness begins is where man’s wisdom ends.
So, if you want to engage with this world, you have to engage with superior wisdom from above. For that is where you are from. Stop living as if you are from here.

The Spirit of God gives you access into the mind of God. Good choices don’t mean God’s choice. When we speak about the wisdom of God, we are not talking about making the ‘best choices.’ We are talking about making God choices and decisions.
Sometimes, the God decision doesn’t look like the best decision on paper. A decision made based on appearance doesn’t mean it is correct.
What is the Spirit of God saying to you? Don’t enter marriage and relationships because it looks good on the outside. What of that business proposal? Everything looks good on paper. The ‘i’s dotted and the ‘T’s crossed, but the Spirit is telling you ‘no!’
Acts 16:6-7 is a good example of the difference between a good decision and God’s decision.
“Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.” 

Is it a good thing to preach or not? It’s a good thing. It was Jesus who commanded in Mark 16:15 to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. Asia is part of the world. But here, the Holy Spirit is saying ‘don’t go!’

The wisdom we are talking about here is not the wisdom of good but the wisdom of God. The good thing about the Spirit of God speaking to us is that it is as natural as me talking to you. Don’t think about the Spirit talking to you in terms of spookiness. Its not spooky to hear from God.
The voice of the majority is not the voice of God. In Acts 27:1-15, Paul perceived by the Spirit that they will have a problem on the high seas, but they didn’t listen to him. Don’t follow what is good on paper. Follow what the Spirit of God says.

Bishop Wale Ajayi

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