Saturday, January 21, 2012

THIRTY DAY PRAYER CHALLENGE - DAY 21


PRAY THE NAMES OF GOD
DAY 21

GOD IS WISE

The Bible says that God has chosen the foolish things of this world, to confound the “wise”.  The prophet Isaiah recorded the fall of the Lucifer, the most beautiful angel ever created and how he tried to elevate himself above the Creator. The full account can be read HERE. As a result, Man in his arrogance has assumed the position of knowing more than Almighty God Who created him!

This happened long before God created the heavens and the earth in Genesis 1. Therefore, when Satan the serpent, approached Eve in Genesis 3 and tricked her into eating the Forbidden Fruit from the Tree, from which God has warned then to partake, there was already trouble in paradise. God had already sworn that He would destroy the wisdom of the wise and frustrate the intelligence of the intelligent (1 Corinthians 1: 18-19)!

What God has ordained, said and preached in Heaven, Jesus confirmed –  it will NEVER be broken. God is not a man and cannot lie. His Word is established in the Heavens. He has already said that “His Ways are not our ways”.

God is Wise. His Wisdom cannot be fathomed.  If we wish to be in on what He is doing, in these last days, there is a simple requirement – THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS BEGINNING OF WISDOM. We shall discuss more on the Fear of the Lord on a different day.

The Wisdom of God is far superior to all the riches and intelligence of man. All the Harvards, Princetons and MITs of this world could come close to an inkling of the Imagination and the Infinite Wisdom of the One True God. All the books; movies; theories; educators; politicians and scientists of this world have a fraction of true wisdom, compared to the amazing Mind Who created, for example, the Human Body or the life support system we have all around us.

We take it all for granted. We talk endlessly about our accomplishments. We boast about our "power". We even oppressed fellow citizens to hold on to that power. But the Lord has a Word for all of this, from His Psalm 2:
Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”  (Psalm 2:1-6 ESV)

He proves by His Eternal and Unbroken Word that He is watching, He is wise and He will judge. He will judge those who are not of the King, Jesus. But He also gives even evil rulers and subjects another chance at eternal Life, if we will just obey and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. From the same Psalm 2, God says: 
Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son,
lest He be angry, and you perish in the way,
for His wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in Him....(Psalm 2:10-12 ESV)

Two things to notice about our Only Wise God:
1. He wants us to have the wisdom of Heaven.
2. He wants us...and all mankind...to be on the alert, that if we do not "Kiss the Son", fear and seek salvation from Him, the Wrath of God will be the result and all these geniuses and elites from Academia, Media and politics will be cast straight into hell!

Note, when God says "Kiss the Son" in Psalm 2:12 above, the actual Hebrew word "nashaq" means to "fasten" or "attach" oneself to the Son - the Lord Jesus!

Father in the Name of the Son, I thank You that You made the offer here in Psalm 2:12, in Your everlasting and eternal Wisdom and Grace, for all mankind to Kiss the Son. You made that offer when You sent the Lord Jesus to die on the Cross outside Jerusalem in 33 AD for all the sins of mankind, for all time.

Lord, in Your Infinite Wisdom, You looked down the road at our helpless estate, from the fall of Adam and Eve, felt pity on us and then provided the Way, in Truth, back to Life in You!

Father God, right now, I attach myself, I fasten myself to the Son, the Lord Jesus. Lord, nothing in this world I bring, only to Thy Cross I cling.  I love You and worship and praise and adore and magnify Your Name above all the earth.

You have taken the foolish things of this world to confound the "wise".
You see the entire forest and not the trees or the busy body things which perishing and lost souls chase after in their folly.
You see the beginning to the end, and observe the evil plots and designs of mortal men.
You scoff at them in Your True Wisdom.

Lord, I bow down before You. I seek to be like You. I seek to have as close to the Mind of Christ as I can as any mortal man can and live, because I wish to see with His Eyes. 
I wish to love with His Heart. 
I wish to act as He does. 
I can only do that, Father, if I completely committed and sold out to the Person and the Lordship of the Son, to Whom I belong.

Thank You, that in my sin and lost state, You looked down from Heaven and pulled me out of the quicksand and gave me Your Spirit, that I may discern and begin on the Road to the Authentic Wisdom of Heaven. I thank You and sing Glory to You forever more, in the Name of the Son and King of Heaven - the Lord Jesus Christ Who is coming to rule one day from Mt. Zion. Amen and amen.

TOMORROW:  GOD IS FAITHFUL

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