We will continue to face many challenges in these end times and days ahead and without wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and repentance added to your faith people will not be able to overcome and maneuver ahead.
I will share only a few examples to give you more understanding.
Jesus forewarned us all of what must come to past and he gave clear instructions with it. For all those in a religious pride thinking they know everything listen up folks this is Jesus talking NOT FAKE NEWS!
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding,” Proverbs 4:7.
“And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven,” Luke 21:11.
“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these THINGS MUST COME TO PASS, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved,” Matthew 24:3-13.
“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man,” Luke 21:36.
“Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast,” Isaiah 26:;20.
If the Weather Channel tells you a tornado is coming (either man-made or natural) to your area and issues a warning are you gonna stand outside looking at it coming and say I got faith? or are you gonna have enough wisdom to know what to do with that crisis?
People, it is the same with this crisis use and apply wisdom and knowledge to your faith!
If the Weatherman says a severe ice storm is coming stay off the roads are you gonna say I got faith and go try to drive on it? Or are you gonna apply wisdom and stay off the roads until the ice melts?
A true mature leader with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding will operate his faith with all these included.
Most of those in a religious pride who say they have all this faith will be the first ones to flee or seek shelter and board up their windows while they tell you if you do that you are in fear.
Truth people watch them and you will see.
“And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?” Matthew 16:33.
“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: so likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors,” Matthew 16:32-33.
“Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Who then is a FAITHFUL AND WISE servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth,” Matthew 24:34-51.
“But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” Matthew 3:7.
Faith without works is dead and faith alone won’t save you.
Religious pride and lack of knowledge, will destroy you. Pride comes before a fall and a haughty spirit right before destruction.
God also said his own people were destroyed for a lack of knowledge.
Get wisdom, knowledge, and understanding and apply these along with your faith. God did give you a brain and he does expect you to use it.
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” James 1:5.
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil,” Ephesians 5:15-16.
CIRCUMSPECT — The word circumspect was borrowed from Latin circumspectus, from circumspicere, “to be cautious.”
The basic meaning of Latin circumspicere is “to look around.” Near synonyms are prudent and cautious, though circumspect implies a careful consideration of all circumstances and a desire to avoid mistakes and bad consequences.
WISDOM — the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.
Use wisdom and do not let anyone tell you otherwise wisdom will keep you.
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom,” James 3:13.
“How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!” Proverbs 16:16.
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall,” Proverbs 16:18.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children,” Hosea 4:6.
“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity,” 2 Peter 1:5-7.
“What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?” James 2:14.
“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone,” James 2:17.
“Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?” (For their protection) For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” James 2:24-26.
“By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith,” Hebrews 11:7.
“But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be,” Matthew 24:37-39.
~ Kimberly Fuller