God’s Wisdom Is Available To You | Knowledge of the Kingdom
God’s Wisdom Is Available To You | Knowledge of the Kingdom, My son, if thou wilt receives my words, and hide my commandments with thee; so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:1-5
1. God’s Wisdom: More Valuable Than Gold
If someone told you that gold nuggets and diamonds had been found on your property, you would be diligent to sift through the dirt, searching for that treasure!
The Word of God is worth more to you than all the gold and diamonds in the world. But many never turn the pages for its riches. The Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding (Prov. 2:6). Wisdom comes out of the mouth of God: Wisdom is the Word of God!
He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous; he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. Proverbs 2:7-9
If you follow the wisdom of God, you will understand every good path.
2. God Wants You To Have His Wisdom
Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: she crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Proverbs 1:20-23
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge —the knowledge that God wants you prosperous in every area of your life—is pleasant unto thy soul. (Prov. 2:10), then: Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things. Proverbs 2:11,12
3. Wisdom Brings Success
God wants you to have wisdom so that you will be blessed and prosperous: Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left-hand riches and honor. Proverbs 3:13-16
How does wisdom get into your heart? It comes from the mouth of God! Then you must believe it and speak it out your mouth. David said, My tongue is the pen of a ready writer (Ps. 45:1).
Wisdom comes out of the mouth of God.
God wants you to have wisdom so you will be blessed and prosperous. You get wisdom into your heart by believing God’s Word and speaking it out of your mouth.
Knowledge of the Kingdom
God always intended for His Kingdom to be on earth. You will not spend eternity in heaven but on earth— the new earth.
God created Adam to be god over the earth, to rule it. The man was subordinate to God, but he was to have dominion over the earth.
God told Adam how to prosper. He said, replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over every living thing that moveth upon the earth (Gen. 1:28). God gave that authority to Adam, with only one stipulation: of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat. (Gen. 2:17).
God’s will was that the earth is patterned after heaven. After turning the earth over to Adam, God let Adam do as he chose. When Adam was about to sin by disobeying God, God didn’t say, “No, Adam, you can’t do that.” He had given Adam total authority. When Adam sold out to Satan by eating the forbidden fruit the serpent (Satan) offered, God did not lift a finger to stop him. Why? Because it was not God’s responsibility to do so; it was Adam’s responsibility.
Someone has suggested that Adam was nothing more than a weed puller in the Garden. But he couldn’t have been— there were no weeds in the Garden. Adam was god over the earth. In 2 Corinthians 4:4, Paul refers to Satan as the god of this world who has blinded the minds of those who believe not. Satan got this title from Adam.
1. God Establishes His Kingdom
After Adam sinned and allowed Satan to become the god of the world, God used another means to restore His Kingdom to earth: He established a blood covenant with Abraham. The Covenant meant that whatever Abraham had belonged to God and whatever God had belonged to Abraham. That’s how strong their blood covenant was.
As you study this Covenant, you will find that Abraham was exceedingly rich because God made him rich.
When Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
And I will make my covenant between me and thee and will multiply thee exceedingly. And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him. Genesis 17:1-3
God said to Abraham, “I am El Shaddai (Almighty God).” In Hebrew, the word almighty or El Shaddai means the all-sufficient One, the God Who is more than enough.
Some seem to think that God said, “I am El Cheapo.” To them, God and poverty run hand in hand. But that’s not true! You read in the book of Revelation that the streets of heaven are pure gold. There are even gates in heaven made out of a single pearl! (Rev. 21:21.)
God told Abraham that He would make him the father of many nations: Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. Genesis 17:5,7
We can see from the blessings of the Covenant described in the following scriptures that God didn’t intend for Abraham or his descendants to be poverty-stricken. The promise was to Abraham and his seed in their generation.
It shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.
Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou is in the field. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. Deuteronomy 28:1-3,5,6
2. Conditional Promises
And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail, and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearkens unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them. Deuteronomy 28:13
It shall come to pass if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God all these blessings shall come on thee and overtake thee. Deuteronomy 28:1,2
This last scripture says we are to hearken diligently to God’s Word. The word hearken means “to hear intelligently, be obedient to, declare and tell.” The word diligently means “to declare wholly and completely, louder and louder.” So let’s read it with that meaning: If thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God—to hear intelligently, be obedient to, and declare or speak louder and louder what God has said—then all these blessings shall come on thee.
God said to speak out His Word; but from the way some people talk, you would think He said to declare all the curses, to talk about how it won’t work and how it failed the last time it was tried.
3. Choose Blessings, Not Curses
And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.
As the nations which the Lord destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 8:19,20
God is warning of the consequences of disobeying His voice and of the curses that would come upon the people who forsook the Lord and served other gods.
In Deuteronomy, chapter 28,
God describes the curse of poverty: Because thou served not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck until he has destroyed thee (Vv. 47,48).
God was encouraging the children of Israel to be obedient to the Word, but they failed to be obedient and the curses did come on them.
The Covenant of Blessing applies to the seed of Abraham in the same way it applied to the children of Israel. The blessings will overtake us if we hearken diligently to God’s voice.
God said to Abraham, I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee (Gen. 17:2,4).
Paul says the promise was that Abraham should be heir of the world. (Rom. 4:13.)
4. The Covenant Re-establishes The Kingdom
When Adam committed high treason against God, allowing Satan to become the god of this world, a curse of poverty, sickness, and spiritual death came upon the land. (Gen. 3:17,18.) God established the Covenant to relieve His people from this curse.
In Deuteronomy 28:15,
God said, But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee, Then He listed the curses.
After reading this scripture, some people form a bad image of God, believing that He does evil things. But God was warning His people. He was telling them what would happen if they got over the curses. He was saying that the curses existed, but that the people didn’t have to let the curses affect them.
5. Abraham’s Blessings Are Ours!
In Genesis 17:7, God said, I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
Abraham and his descendants through Isaac were to operate in the Covenant until that Seed came.
Let’s take a closer look at the seed: Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one. (Gal. 3:16).
What “seed” is this talking about?
And to thy seed, which is Christ. We are all the children of God and the seed of Abraham. Galatians 3:26-29 makes this very plain: For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
For as many of you as having been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye is all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Paul says, Now ye are the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:27). When we are born again, we are baptized into Christ. Christ is the seed; and since we are part of the Body of Christ, we are the seed. Therefore, the promise God made to Abraham belongs to us today.
For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterward be revealed.
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
But after that faith comes, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. Galatians 3:18,19,23-26
We are no longer under the Law. That means we are no longer under the curse of the Law. Glory to God, Christ redeemed us from the curse, not the blessing—the blessing is still ours!
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13,14
Many believe that the promise of the Spirit is God’s promise to send the Holy Spirit, but it is the promise of the Spirit to Abraham in regard to the Covenant. God was saying that because Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, then the blessings of Abraham belong to us.
6. The Covenant Is Everlasting
Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it is but a man’s covenant, yet if it is confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. Galatians 3:15,17
The Law came into effect after God had made the Covenant with Abraham.
While under the Law and under the curse of it, the Israelites were sold into slavery in Egypt and had to stay there all those years. But God said the Law still could not disannul the Covenant because He was an everlasting Covenant.
In this Covenant which God said He would establish with Abraham’s seed, there is the phrase in their generations. That means all the way down! It is an everlasting Covenant. It will continue to the end of the ages.
A blood covenant was so binding that even unborn children were involved until they could decide for themselves whether or not they would come under that covenant.
Every believer who wants to come into that Covenant today can claim it and walk in the benefits of it just like Abraham did! In fact, they can walk in it better than Abraham for he was under the Old Covenant.
The New Covenant is established on better promises.
If the Old Covenant had been perfect, there would have been no need for a new covenant; but finding fault, God made a new covenant—one that was signed and sealed by Jesus with His own blood. Notice this covenant was everlasting. It did not pass away with the Old Covenant being fulfilled.
7. Place Yourself under This Covenant
When I saw the truth in Genesis 17:7—that we are entitled to be in that Covenant—I decided to place myself under the Covenant. I spoke this out loud: “In the name of Almighty God and His Son, Jesus Christ, I decide now to come under that Covenant! I’m going to operate in it! I open myself now, Father, to let You establish it with me in my generation!”
Make a decision to come under that Covenant and walk in it. You have a covenant with God.
But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:18
Things To Remember
- God created man to have dominion over the earth.
- Adam’s sin allowed Satan to become the god of the world.
- God established a blood covenant with Abraham.
- Everything Abraham had belonged to God.
- Everything God had belonged to Abraham.
- Hearken diligently to the voice of God’s Word.
- If ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
- Place yourself under this Covenant.
- Make the decision to walk with God.
- You have an everlasting Covenant with Him!