“The wisdom of the wise confirms the foolishness of fools!”
This somewhat random thought burst happily into my world this morning.
“What’s all this about LORD?” I asked. “Is it even from you?”
“Oh yes!” He said, “Think about it for a minute!”
I thought about it. Nothing!
The LORD sighed, I felt the warmth of His paternal smile. “If anyone lacks Wisdom . . . Remember that verse?” He said.
Quick as a flash I realised this was a clue,
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5
“That’s right, I do give Wisdom to the wise — because they ask Me for it!” He said.
“But the foolish don’t ask Me for anything! Why? Because they think they have learning, they have experience, they are worldly wise!
Only one thing they lack — Wisdom!
Without Wisdom, they prattle on endlessly about what they want to prattle on about.
There is no substance to their talk. No water in their tank. No consideration of Me — in fact, they hate Me more than they hate you.”
I hesitated a moment then asked, “Why are you telling me this, LORD?”
“My People are overly concerned with asking for Gifts. They are seeking My Hand — when they should be seeking My face!” said The LORD.
I was shocked, not expecting this.
So He continued, “Why the clamour for My gifts of Prophecy or Healing or Deliverance?
I will determine whom I use for what in this coming season.
The Company of Prophets shall be quite small in this coming season.
The Company of Healers shall be quite small in this coming season.
The Company of Deliverance shall be quite small in this coming season.
I AM seeking those who will go into the harvest field.
How many are asking what they should be doing, and how many are deciding and choosing what they want to do?
I AM seeking those who will ask for Wisdom — Wisdom in what to say; Wisdom in when to say it; Wisdom for who to speak to!
So many are seeking a spotlight, a platform — even seeking some little bit of glory for themselves.
Go ahead! Seek and you will find!
But do not expect any further reward. Only those with the Wisdom and Humility to ask what I want of them — will receive their full reward!
I will give My Children the gifts I want them to have and use.
I will give them Wisdom for what to say, to whom, and when. Then you will see the Wisdom of the wise confound the foolish and confirm their foolishness!” says The LORD.
“Who will go into the fields and join the harvest for Me?
To he who allows Me to lead, to him I will give his hearts desire. To those who decide their own route, there is no particular reward for them.
Salvation is for all My People — but the Full Reward is only for those who follow Me, rather than divide their own path.
The coming Harvest requires harvesters, field workers, evangelists!” says The LORD.
“Who will go? Whom can I send?”
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.