Taking counsel from those who truly fear God and have His wisdom impacted on them is key to having understanding and knowledge of what God is telling us or giving us directions about. We pray that wherever you seek such counsel that God will give you the Spirit of discernment to be able to weed out those that are not of His but only fulfilling the calling of their bellies in the anointed prospering name of Jesus Christ. Amen
BE WATCHFUL AND BE DILIGENT: Whom you seek for godly wisdom and advice
Ecclesiastes 5:1 Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil.
“Since it was customary for the king to consult experts in matters of law and justice, he spoke with the wise men who understood the times,” (Esther 1:13; NIV).
Daniel 1: 17-20 As for these four young men, God gave them Knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams……and among them all none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah;….and in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the King examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in His realm.
1 Corinthian 2:4-5 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
The world have those who they consider wise and experts in the things of the world, and the Kingdom of God have those who have godly wisdom and understand the signs of the time. As a child of God, who are you seeking directions from about the laws and precepts of God or Spiritual inspiration?
1 Corinthians 2:10-11 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what 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.
This is the time that we in the body of Christ must seek out good godly counsel. We need to seek those who demonstrate the mind of Christ as was in the days of Apostle Paul. The Holy Spirit will lead and guide us in all truth, and He will lead us to the one God has for us to direct us in what we need to do.
1 Peter 4:11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Be careful who you consult about the issues and decisions you face. Make sure they are God’s fearing People and not of the world. Several times the Bible draws our attention to being diligent as the wolves are disguising themselves as agent of light while propagating the agenda of Satan.
Jeremiah 5: 26 ‘For among My people are found wicked men; they lie in wait …..They set trap; they catch Men. Vv31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own power; and My people love to have it so
*** Bear in mind the Wolves are among the Sheep’s***
Note: Most often the Lord will speak to us via a sermon or directly by reading the word but we sometimes close our heart to the message rather we prefer offering foolish sacrifices through unholy men parading as God’s anointed. We run to ungodly people for advice because we really do not want to hear the real truth, or we do not want to be held accountable to the Word of God. We will bypass God’s ANOINTED people who have His wisdom and discernment because we would rather have our ears tickled than to be godly chastised.
2 Peter 2:3 …their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
1 Timothy 6:5 useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself. (See Titus 1:10-11, 16, 1 Timothy 6:6 Jude 1:4, 16)
God is the ultimate expert who knows what we need to do for each situation in our lives. He has people in place for us who know His Word and can rightly divide it (2 Timothy 2:15). We should not seek worldly people about godly matters. We must seek God-fearing men and women of the Kingdom of God who hears from God, and who will tell us exactly what God is saying, no matter how it might make us feel.
2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.
In the first chapter of the book of Esther, we read about queen Vashti refusing to honour her husband request
(vv.10-12). The king became furious and asked the experts what was to be done to queen Vashti according to the law. We must seek the Lord likewise when we are making crucial decisions.
God wants us to be rich/wealthy, but mostly He wants us to be rich in the things concerning Him, Hence seek ye the Kingdom of God first and every other thing will be added. He gives sound wisdom to the upright, guards the path of justice, preserves the way of the saints and in all matters He gives ears to the supplications of the righteous.
Proverbs 15:8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
In seeking God’s face over matters, because of the fixation of quick and instantaneous result we expect, we tend to fall prey to people whose purpose is to exploit our vulnerability and make demands that even to our reasonable senses are not godly, but they speak to our ears want we want to hear that we become captive of our own soul desires rather than to the prompting of the Holy Spirit within us.
Furthermore, we can equip ourselves to receiving God’s counsel by daily fellowship and devotional time with Him, spend time in His presence, read, digest and meditate on the word, fasting and praying. Most often the steps will be revealed on our heart. The heart is the battlefield of faith and believe. Apostle Paul said that once we were yet like babe and was fed as such, as we grow older we are fed with what is befitting to an adult.
Ephesian 4: 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
May He increase us daily in His wisdom, open the eyes of our heart to have understanding and knowledge of all the goodness of His works. Amen
We love you but know that God loves you the most, therefore we leave you under His Grace, guidance, love and peace. Remain wonderfully Blessed.
Yomi and bola
Living under God’s grace, guidance love & peace
Further Study: Jeremiah 23:27-32, 1 John 4:1, 2 Corinthians 11: 13-15, 4:2, 1 Timothy 1:19, 20, 4:1-3, 2 Timothy 2:16-18, Revelation 12:9 19:20, 2:14, 15, 20, Acts 20: 20, 27, 2 Peter 2:3 ,
2 John 1: 7-11, 2 Peter 2:1-3