I am beginning to be of the mindset that wisdom outweighs prophecy.
Now to begin with, please don’t consider that I am diminishing the value of “true prophecy” written down or spoke by those who have a true and valued record, I’m not.
And of course, I’m not asserting this claim in reference to biblical prophecy.
The thing is this: with wisdom, God’s Wisdom, one is able to see and come alongside a Word of Prophecy and see it for what it is.
Indeed, there may well be a visual and a detailed account of places, people and events, and all of this may well be true and come to fruition.
And yet of course, we know that everything given as gifts to men and women, is true and in its original form, is uncorrupted and pure.
But Wisdom, true Wisdom, sees the underlying message and its intent. It follows it to its fruition and unfolding, and then still has its eyes to see beyond and to continue watching and waiting.
As we know as stated in Proverbs 8:
“The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way, before His works of old.
I have been established from everlasting, from the beginning, before there was ever an earth.
When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no fountains abounding with water.
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth; while as yet He had not made the earth or the fields, or the primal dust of the world.
When He prepared the heavens, I was there, when He drew a circle on the face of the deep, when He established the clouds above, when He strengthened the fountains of the deep, when He assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters would not transgress His command, when He marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside Him as a master craftsman; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him, rejoicing in His inhabited world, and my delight was with the sons of men.” Proverbs 8:22-31.
See, I believe, that Wisdom watches the words that are given and knows below the surface if indeed the words are true or not, and keeps track of its unfolding.
But even more so, it looks under the surface of the prophet’s intent in writing or saying what he or she is saying, and can ascertain the purity or lack thereof in it.
Of course wisdom is not just an ideal to grasp or to try and take hold of. It has to be alive and be active in those who would desire its fruits. But I truly believe that it is eternal.
For not only was it a workman coming alongside God in the beginning, but that its place continues throughout not only this life, but in the life to come.
For perhaps we now have a taste of seeing it in its true form and value, but when we see face-to-face, then we will know even as we are known.
It is said that that these three things abide: faith, hope and love, and yet without wisdom, one would have the eternal attributes of those eternal traits, but I wonder if we would be able to see beyond tomorrow or look into the value of them.
You know we live in the world around us, no matter how spiritual or even biblical or intelligent we may think we are.
And yet I believe it’s important at least at times, to look at what we are given in terms of spiritual gifts or even abilities.
Having said that then, we need to perhaps understand their use and to be able to see their interrelationship with those things that we have been given.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?