“Come Up Here!” for Divine Wisdom – Bobby Conner – October 12, 2011

While ministering recently, I saw what appeared to be a very thin
membrane in front of me. I asked, “Lord, what is this?” and the Lord
replied, “It is the veil between the earthly realm and the spirit
realm—and it is thinner than ever!”

We have entered a season when the Lord Jesus Christ is opening the way
to receive Divine Light and Wisdom like never before. This Divine
Wisdom isn’t reserved for the special few, but is available to all
believers who hunger for intimacy with the Lord and sincerely seek to
advance His Kingdom. We will soon discover that God has opened wide a
door of divine revelation for those who are turning away from the
carnal, natural mind and choosing to abide in God’s holy Presence.

Specifically, this Divine Light and Wisdom will lift us up to a higher
level in the realm of the Spirit so that the Lord may reveal His divine
strategies and powerful plans. The Lord is extending a very specific
invitation to His Bride to “come up here” (Revelation 4:1) to receive
His guidance for His Kingdom’s advancement on earth.

Divine Wisdom … the Principal Thing

Beloved, seeking Divine Wisdom is not an option. Indeed, as believers,
we are commanded to attain Godly Wisdom and prize it as a top priority.
Scripture instructs us to obtain Wisdom at all cost. Consider the
admonitions of Proverbs 4: 5-9:

Get skillful and godly Wisdom, get understanding (discernment,
comprehension, and interpretation); do not forget and do not turn back
from the words of my mouth.

Forsake not [Wisdom], and she will keep, defend, and protect you; love
her, and she will guard you.

The beginning of Wisdom is: get Wisdom (skillful and godly Wisdom)! [For
skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing.] And with all you have
gotten, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and

Prize Wisdom highly and exalt her, and she will exalt and promote you;
she will bring you to honor when you embrace her. She shall give to
your head a wreath of gracefulness; a crown of beauty and glory will she
deliver to you.

We are to seek wisdom above all earthly treasures (Proverbs 16:15-16):

How much better it is to get skillful and godly Wisdom than gold! And to
get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

Divine Wisdom … versus Natural Understanding

Great advice is released in Proverbs 23:4:

Cease from your own [human] wisdom.

Mere human, natural knowledge and understanding without Divine Wisdom is
worthless. Despite our best efforts and intentions, our natural mind
and human intelligence, without the guidance and illumination of the
Holy Spirit, do not have the ability to understand the Word of God,
commune with God the Father or follow the leading of the magnificent
Person of the Holy Spirit of God.

Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man
the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.

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. Now we have
received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God,
that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.

These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but
which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with
spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit
of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because
they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all
things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For “who has known
the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of
Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:1-16

Our natural mind is not merely insufficient: following our carnal
thoughts and reasoning is actually enmity toward God. This is a serious
matter, beloved.

For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is]
life and peace. Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it
is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. Romans 8:6-7

As disciples of Christ, we dare not continue to rely on our natural
minds, but we must renew our minds to become “spiritually minded.” If
we don’t renew our minds, our lack of knowledge of the Holy One will
eventually lead to our destruction. The Spirit of God warns us in an
exceptionally blunt truth in Hosea 4:6:

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

Scripture is not speaking about mere human knowledge, but rather Divine
Enlightenment, Wisdom from above. We face destruction if we fail to
appropriate Divine Wisdom—if we continue to live according to our own
human reasoning.

This is not the season to stumble about in the maze of human philosophy
or psychology, vainly speculating about the future or resurrecting past
offenses that have already been forgiven. These mental speculations and
examinations may seem righteous and even holy, but Scripture warns us
that there is a way that appears right unto man however it is the way of
death and destruction. Proverbs 14:12

We must allow the Word of God to become “flesh of our flesh” by
replacing the carnal pathways of worldly reasoning and beliefs with the
Person of the Lord Jesus Christ as revealed to us in Scripture:

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2

Divine Wisdom … through Holiness and the Fear of the Lord

No treasure in heaven or on earth is more precious than this Wisdom from
above—Wisdom that is actually the Person of Christ our Lord! This is
why Divine Wisdom is so extremely important and indeed priceless.
Wisdom, in fact, is Christ Himself. Paul states this fact so clearly in
his first letter to the church at Corinth.

Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1:24

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom… 1
Corinthians 1:30

God is offering to each of us a much higher wisdom, released by the
Spirit of God. Now is the time to embrace true Wisdom, who is Christ

You might be asking how to obtain this much-desired Divine Wisdom—the
passionate quest and resounding question throughout human history. The
Holy Scriptures clearly reveal the answer:

But to man He said, Behold, the reverential and worshipful fear of the
Lord—that is Wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. Job

The reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom and
skill [the preceding and the first essential, the prerequisite and the
alphabet]; a good understanding, wisdom, and meaning have all those who
do [the will of the Lord]. Their praise of Him endures forever. Psalms

The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the
principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its
essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and
discipline. Proverbs 1:7

The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning (the chief
and choice part) of Wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight
and understanding. Proverbs 9:10

What are the first steps to receiving the wisdom from above? This way
of the Lord’s Divine Wisdom is entered through two gates, holiness (as
expressed in humility) and reverence or fear of the Lord. These are the
gates leading to the pathway of Wisdom. God resists the proud but He
gives grace to the humble (Proverbs 3:34, 1 Peter 5:5).

What is this grace that He bestows upon the humble? It is the grace or
divine ability to know Him and His strategies for bringing His Kingdom
to earth—the grace for Divine Wisdom.

Divine Wisdom … through the Holy Spirit

It is indeed the Holy Spirit alone who imparts Divine Wisdom. Notice
the words of Christ recorded in John 16:13:

But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He
will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will
not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell
whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has
been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things
that are to come [that will happen in the future].

The Teacher who will lead us into wisdom is God’s Holy Spirit. The
Spirit alone—not our natural minds— can guide us into all truth, who is
Christ Jesus. Specifically, the Spirit “will announce and declare to
you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future].”

Why is this truth so vital for today? As world economies implode,
retirement savings dwindle and earthquakes, tsunamis, famines and floods
devastate communities, it would seem that the entire world is seeking to
know what will happen in the future.

Without a real relationship with Christ Jesus, humanity cannot find true
wisdom. These are days of strong and deep deception. Most of humanity
is deluded, blind to the truth, stumbling toward death and destruction
(Matthew 7:13). As men and women continue to reject Christ, spirits of
fear, accusation, bitterness, anger, occultism, envy and jealousy and
rejection divide and destroy families, neighborhoods and nations.

These days that we are facing demand that we all move and speak in a
revelatory—not natural—understanding of the times and seasons, receiving
Godly guidance as we embrace the promise of Nehemiah 9:20, which assures
us that God will release to us the Spirit of God to guide us.

As true followers of Christ, we walk as light-bearers in a dark age.
Through us, the Spirit of God will release Divine Wisdom to set men and
women free from the captivity of satan’s lies (John 8:12). God’s
children will shine with Divine Wisdom, Christ Himself. We must rely
only on the revelatory light and illumination of Christ and share His
Wisdom with those whose minds are shrouded by lies and deceptions.

Divine Wisdom … through the Word of God

A good, practical exercise for gaining Divine Wisdom is to study a
chapter in the book of Proverbs each and every day. You will be
surprised at the sound wisdom that will be imparted to you by the Spirit
of God. The greatest textbook on life is the Holy Bible; within its
pages are the insights that will transform your entire outlook on life
(Psalms 119:9-11). Take time each day to feed your soul with heaven’s

Approach the Lord with reverence and awe, humbling yourself before His
majesty. We come not with our own holiness and righteousness, but
clothed in Christ! Approach His throne of grace boldly and ask our
Father God with a sincere heart for the wisdom of Christ. Ask the Holy
Spirit to enlighten the eyes of your understanding:

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give
unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened … Ephesians 1:17-18

If we ask in simple faith, believing His Word, God will liberally bestow
this much needed wisdom:

If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who
gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or
faultfinding, and it will be given him. James 1:5

The benefits and blessings of Divine Wisdom are enormous. Wisdom
produces understanding, which brings prosperity and favor.

He who keeps understanding shall prosper and find good. Proverbs 19:8

Christ Jesus states that it is as we seek first His Kingdom that
everything else will be put into proper place (Matthew 6:33).

Divine Wisdom … to Preach Christ in Power

As we humble ourselves and seek God “with clean hands and a pure heart”
(Psalm 24:4), the Spirit of Council will release to us the much needed
Divine Wisdom for our day. God desires to release revelation and
discernment on a higher level, bringing us out of the world’s confusion
and chaos. As we renew our minds with the Word of God, we will know God
and “will shine ever brighter and do great exploits.” Daniel 11:32

What are those great exploits? Preaching Christ in the “power” of the
Spirit. Our witness of the Gospel is not to be with “persuasive words of
human wisdom” (1 Corinthians 1:17), but, as Paul continues:

… 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.

To experience the power of God, Paul knew that he required the Divine
Wisdom of God—not mere human reasoning. Paul writes that he does not
speak “the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age,” but
rather he speaks “the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom
which God ordained before the ages for our glory.”

Beloved, let’s all contend for the prize possession of Christ, the
wisdom of God! Earnestly desire this Divine Wisdom, seeking Him above
all else, and prepare to witness the mighty power of the Lord to love
the addicted and lost, minister to the poor, heal the sick, raise the
dead, prophesy to nations and advance the Kingdom of God on
earth—through your own hands and heart!

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