Not long ago I was given a vivid dream where all my teeth rotted and fell out of my mouth one by one. It was a short dream but came with a stunning sensation. In the dream I wondered what in the world was going on! I was left with a sense of bewilderment, confusion and uncertainty just as our world today is beginning to ask, “What is going on?”
I was reminded that at the beginning of the year I had given my unusual first of the year message on Responding to Storms. (I have included it as the MP3 again this week just in case you still have not down loaded it.)
The voice of the Holy Spirit came to me as I awakened out of the dream and said, “The world is coming to an end to her wisdom. You are crossing a threshold where the world will not have the answers to life’s dilemmas. Tell my people to seek Me for divine wisdom. Seek Me for wisdom that goes beyond natural reasoning – for the wisdom which comes down from above.”
This sounds a lot like the verses of James 1:5–8. “But if any man lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his way.”
James 3:13–18 continues in a similar vein. “Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle and reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”
In my youth, I prayed three prayers on an on-going basis. Lord, give me wisdom beyond my years like Solomon. Lord, raise up your Joseph counselors to those in authority like you did in time before. Lord, give me a heart of purity to keep me from the evil way. Those were good prayers then, and they are even better prayers today.
With crisis circumstances mounting across the globe, unsolvable wars continuing, world economies crumbling, and the Gulf Oil spill worsening, it is time for us to seek wisdom from above. The book of Proverbs exhorts us above all things to seek wisdom. The world is losing her grip on things. The world will lose her cutting edge. The world will lose her impacting speech capacities. But in that hour those how know their God will arise with wisdom and call on the name of the Lord who can solve every problem!
Seeking for divine wisdom!
James W. Goll