Pt. 1 Lesson 15 – Wisdom of God – by Oleg Remez, translated by Irina Narivonchik
Today's lesson is called Wisdom of God. Wisdom of God-a very interesting lesson, so be attentive. I will underline again—the holy spirit works with each one of us INDIVIDUALLY. There are situations that you come up against right now, in life—and perhaps you are so focused on this situation that for you, right now, the lesson Wisdom of God is important, but not the MOST important. Therefore, the holy spirit is interested in that, when you will be accepting from the spirit of wisdom, that you receive all necessary knowledge that will help you to exit that situation that you find yourself in—therefore be attentive to what is happening in your spirit. Follow all internal processes. Everything that the holy spirit will tell you—write it in, fix it, even if your mind does not understand it, write it in.
Today's lesson is called Wisdom of God. This is an Amazing subject, if you only take the scripture where it says (Romans 11:33) Oh, the Abyss (russian) of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! The singularity of the Wisdom of God—I will explain: I know that for today, christians treat the wisdom of God peculiarly, peculiarly—not because the Wisdom of God lost its importance in the lives of christians—if you take scriptures, then you will notice that Jesus, prior to entering into his earthly service as the Lord and head of the church—scriptures say that he Increased in Wisdom. Considering that Jesus is the Standard and Image of the spiritual creation man, it's not hard to guess that WE need to increase in wisdom when we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Then the next step according to scripture, the next step after being born again, is saving of the soul. The saving of the soul is impossible without renewing of the mind. This is saving the soul. Or, the renewing of the mind and saving of soul is one and the same. Saving the soul or renewing the mind—with WHAT? By increasing in the wisdom of God. Therefore, today I will be introducing you to some aspects of Godly wisdom. Talking about the wisdom of God, taking into account that there is abyss of the wisdom of God, then the attitude it's important to formulate in regards to it is—ABYSS. In other words, this process, it never ends. The particularity of the wisdom of God is that when you immerse into it—you immerse not from light to darkness—because, abyss—but from darkness to light. And the deeper you immerse yourself, the more you begin to see.
“oh, brother Oleg, that brings me Joy” well, let me put a damper on that--(Ecclesiastes 1:18) For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more you see, the more you get upset. But, on the other hand—the more you see, if you behave wisely, using that same wisdom that revealed it to you—then growing in it, you will learn to correctly allocate it in your life. So, on one hand, immersing into Godly wisdom you enjoy the spiritual dimension, on the other hand, seeing everything that happens in the physical world—sometimes frustrates you. That's why here it's important to be weighed—the more you immerse into the wisdom of God, I will tell you right away—the more you will have to immerse yourselves into the Love of God, because when you see much, you are tempted to speak it... and besides you, no one around you understands yet. Therefore, you will need to walk in Love constantly and Mercy is the main course.
I will try to open up all sides so that Godly wisdom, into which you will be immersing yourselves, so that it would in no way—Wisdom itself cannot cause any harm, but relationship or attitude to wisdom and the incorrect implementation could harm-not so much you, but those around you first, and then, as a result, you.
We affirmed that (Romans 11:33) Oh, the Abyss (russian) of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! In this lesson we will be acquainting ourselves with Godly Wisdom—and I want to underline the word GODLY. Why do I underline Godly? Because for today, on earth, For Now, there is two types of wisdom. The second, I wouldn't have called wisdom, but James calls it wisdom—earthly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom. I wouldn't have called it wisdom, but it is as it is. So, for today there are two types of wisdom—Godly wisdom, true wisdom and earthly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom, false wisdom. Jumping slightly ahead, taking into account that there are two types of wisdom—Godly wisdom and Satanic Wisdom—then, according to that is formulated two methods of life. Godly method and Satanic method. Each of the methods acts by rules of the two lording spiritual laws—the first being the Law of the Spirit of Life, the second, spirit of sin and death. Each of these Laws produces a certain result—these results are noted in Deuteronomy 28; the first group being the blessings and the second, curses.
I am jumping ahead a bit, and opening up certain moments so that you would understand what is-the Wisdom of God and how important it is. Consequently, if wisdom formulated the method—and the method acts by the rules of Law, of a specific spiritual law—and the specific spiritual law produces a certain result, or event, because Deuteronomy 28 is a description of events—some of which are blessings and some of which are curses—So if you want to change the events in your life—you are not satisfied by the events—then what do you need to change? The WISDOM. I simply want you to hear this. That is why scripture says, (James 1:5) If any of you lacks wisdom, that is why scripture says, Godly wisdom says, “Turn to me” that is why scripture says in Proverbs—First, wisdom.
If you change the wisdom, the methods change, if you change the method, the Law changes, if you change the law, the result changes. Complicated? No. simply put—you need to change the wisdom. Prior to repenting, each one of us was very thoroughly instructed in the worldly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom. That is why being born again, and repenting-prior to being born again—repentance includes in itself that you also repented from what was in your head. You repented in the worldly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom that in your own time you accepted, agreed with, and lived in. If you repented, then please, let's be setting it aside—which is called the saving of the soul.
The next thing that I would like to note—I am putting in a foundation, formulating a specific thought pattern—the next thing; the wisdom of God, which is written into scripture, it is not intended for you to understand it—this is one of the most wide-spread mistakes in christian circles—christians attempt to understand the wisdom of God. Don't ever make such a mistake. The wisdom of God, written into scriptures, has a God-intended specific Goal. The God-intended goal for wisdom is so that believers, that are born-again, would put it into their minds, displacing the worldly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom, you hear? This is deliberate—to put in into your mind. The question of UNDERSTANDING never arises. Specifically the wisdom of God, put into the mind of a born-again individual, makes the born-again CAPABLE of correctly understanding—the processes happening all around—as well as what's written in scriptures.
Did you notice what makes you capable to correctly understand? The Wisdom of God. That's why you don't need to understand the wisdom of God, SHE makes us capable to correctly understand. If anyone has anything to do with computers: there's hardware and software-which is the programing. The programming is what makes the hardware capable of working over any subsequently inputted information. Therefore, you can compare the wisdom of God to that, which makes, or gives eyes to your soul. The soul of a person without the wisdom of God—in the book of curse is noted as soul blindness. If a person has a mind that is not renewed with the wisdom of God, he is soul blind. (Deuteronomy 28:29) At midday you will grope about like a blind person in the dark—in other words, it looks light outside, but you don't know what to do. This is soul blindness. therefore—man without the wisdom of God is a soul blind man, this is a man who lives in curses, this is soul blindness—a seriously wide-spread curse. The amazing thing is that christians are saved from this curse, but, by not renewing their minds, they allow this curse to once again influence their life. Renewing of the mind is not a suggestion—this is a life-important next step after being born again. Renewing of the mind is not something you need to wait to get a desire for—weather you get this desire or not. It is something without which, you will never get a desire for. That is why Apostle Paul in Romans wasn't asking or requesting-I'm asking you—he says I BEG you—he begs the people of God to renew their minds, because if they don't do this, they will never find out what is the Perfect will of God—His good, pleasing and perfect will. This is why renewing of the mind is what needs to be done, in regards to one-self—deliberately. Force yourself. Until you renew your mind, you will never get a desire to do so—because, in light of what-would you get such a desire? Until you renew your mind, there is nothing in your mind to prompt such a desire.
What I am opening up right now is an important strategy—especially in regards to working with complicated people. Whenever I get invited to hold business seminars, well, that's what they sound like, I don't actually teach business—I get invited to speak to unsaved people, but they like to talk pretty—there are such organizations, I'm not going to say which—prior to going there, I always prepare one subject-wisdom of God. The word Wisdom of God applies to ALL denominations. Anywhere you may go, if you say say 'Wisdom of God' everyone will say “amen.” and even if they are not christian, they will say “amen.” This is why, whenever I preach in some business structures, I generally preach on the math of God, and how it ties into blessings or curses. Then I sow disks into them-the book of proverbs-and we agree that I will come back for a follow-up seminar, but in the meantime they must listen to the disks to be prepared for it. When they listen to the disks, they receive the wisdom, into their mind-and that's why on the second meeting, I am working in accordance with what's in their heads. Why do I say this? If you talk with a person, knowing that what you are talking about is Not in their mind—then, in fact, you are killing him. And their reaction will be like of a child who is asked a question to which they don't know the answer to... but as they are not children, they have a different instrument-of protection. This is why scripture says: (Proverbs 9:7) Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse. (Proverbs 9:9) Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; In other words, deposit wisdom into this person, give him proverbs to listen to, somehow communicate with him on this subject—but don't hurry to lead earthly wisdom to questions of Godly Wisdom—this is dangerous. I am opening up some strategies, so that you would understand the point of the Wisdom of God because christians, not understanding the point of the Wisdom of God, they create a certain experiment out of their lives. The Wisdom of God is not something that you need to understand. It is something that you need to input into your mind—like it or not. And, thanks to the Godly Wisdom which will be in your mind, you will begin to correctly understand and accept all the various processes happening around you.
I like how this is written in Proverbs: where the point of the book of proverbs is opened up—The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for—and then it gives a list as to what goal—for understanding words of insight. (in the russian translation it says <for understanding the utterances of the mind> You hear? If you take this verse and jump into the new testament, then Apostle Paul says: think only about whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.“oh, where would I find out what is true, noble, right...?” in light of what is in your head—that's impossible! That's why its the book of Proverbs FOR understanding the mind. In other words, the Wisdom of God will make you capable to See what is Good and what is Evil. The Eyes of the Soul. The Wisdom of God will make you see—and In your light I see light—I am simply showing you that Godly Wisdom is not something that you... sat down, read, and it's a nice thing that I did” NO. as long as I have been a christian, that's how long I have been working with the book of Proverbs. I basically know it by heart. But I'm not working with the text, but with the spirit, you hear? Not the text, but the spirit. The SPIRIT of the text is important. “brother Oleg, I already know it by heart” this isn't the POINT. Jesus said “My words are SPIRIT” the SPIRIT is important. I will talk more on that today.
Speaking of the Wisdom of God, it is not something that you need to understand. It is something that you need to pour into your mind, and the more—the better. And the More, the Better—Pour in, pour in, pour in, pour in. “oh, brother Oleg, will I become Prideful?” well, the book of Proverbs will also teach you how not to become prideful. In other words, this is all one and the same process. I understand that a person who was just born again, this is a person who basically cannot correctly understand what is written in the Gospels of the New Testament. Especially with the Holy Spirit—where they're just getting acquainted. This is why, for a believer on the first level, what is important is mentoring and instruction. But it would be good if they themselves spent time in the wisdom of God—so that even in questions of mentoring you can correctly orient yourselves.
OK—so the Wisdom of God is intended, first of all, to be input into the MIND of Man—where it becomes the Eyes of his Soul.
Now we will go on to the next aspect tied into Godly Wisdom. By the reason of certain events which occurred in the Garden of Eden, and you know what happened in the Garden of Eden—actually, in the Garden of Eden, occurred a string of events which can be noted as: In the Garden of Eden, in Genesis chapter 3-was planted earthly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom. In other words, in chapter 3 we see the first moment of presence of earthly wisdom. I basically note this as the presentation of earthly wisdom. The presentation of earthly wisdom began with this moment “Did God really say...?” the presentation of earthly wisdom began with this suggestion “you will be like Gods” the lure of satan is amazing in this—earthly wisdom, it ensnares—earthly wisdom places in question that, what you already have... perhaps you didn't know this? Remember what satan said being directed by his wisdom? “you will be LIKE...” even though in front of him was standing—who? God on earth. Children of God—and he says, “you will be LIKE...” what is Like? I ALREADY AM. Basically, earthly wisdom always puts into question that what you already have. That is its goal. You Are Already healed... and earthly wisdom says—Oh, try to be healed. What does it mean, 'TRY?” I ALREADY Am.
So, by the REASON—listen carefully—by the REASON of the events which occurred in the Garden of Eden, for today, Godly Wisdom is frequently viewed in light of earthly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom. Why? I will explain: in your minds there is ALREADY earthly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom—consequently, reading something of Godly Wisdom, in light of what are you viewing it? In light of what you have. Not in light of what you don't have! But if this light is darkness? Then – So you can't formulate understanding of Godly Wisdom coming from the current content of your mind. That's why I said, from the very beginning, that the first thing that needs to be done is Renewing of the Mind, otherwise Godly Wisdom itself will not be revealed to you. So DON'T try to understand it—I'll underline once again, and this reason—trying to understand—brought people to the point where for today, the view of Godly Wisdom is so warped, that christians don't even have much of an interest towards it.
Therefore, before talking of the Wisdom of God, I would like to turn to scriptures and find out the beginning, or about its beginning. The beginning of wisdom. Of course, having opened up the book of Proverbs, we right away find Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge—and we need to stop here again, because as Godly Wisdom began to acquire strange knowledge of it, so did the Fear of the Lord began to acquire knowledge, no less strange—in regards to the Fear of the Lord, began to be formulated interesting theories because the Fear of the Lord was separated from Godly Wisdom, even though scripture says: “the beginning of wisdom is Fear of the Lord” or in other words, you cannot accept Godly Wisdom without fear of the Lord, and Godly Wisdom says, “turn to me and I will teach you the fear of the lord” the Fear of the Lord and the Wisdom of God are two inseparable disciplines. You cannot tear one away and study the other by itself. Therefore, to move in the Wisdom of God, you need to understand aspects of the Fear of the Lord.
What it is, and why it is the beginning—of Godly Wisdom. To understand Godly wisdom—without it you will not be able to move. So prior to studying Godly wisdom, I would like to talk a bit about the Fear of the Lord. The word FEAR, in this sentence, does not have any relationship with the fear that some of you may have thought of. The word FEAR in the current context doesn't have anything to do with the fear that Adam experienced in the Garden of Eden after Sin. It doesn't have anything to do with the fear under the influence of which Job lost everything that he lost—It doesn't have anything to do with this fear. The word FEAR in the current context, it sounds completely different, and the meaning of it is completely different.
You know that scripture has such a verse that Jesus was born. Who knows that he wasn't born? He IS. But the word 'born' is used. Why? Because the Flesh was birthed, but not Jesus. So in scriptures there are many words that you cannot read in their literal meaning because you will be right away leaning away from the context of the text. Therefore, I want to bring into this set of words a certain understanding: the Fear of the Lord. Notice WHOS. You hear? The LORDS. If you take this combination of words and walk through the Gospels—where it's written: in love there is no fear. Or, in other words, Love and Fear are incompatible. The is NO fear in love—the fearful is not perfect in love. You know, christians frequently use the term “fear God” the fearful is not perfect in love. If you fear God, you cannot love him. And if you are simply AFRAID-then you need to repent and be born again—because we didn't accept a spirit of FEAR, you hear? So, in regards to the word “fear of the Lord” you cannot approach it from the position of Fear which people frequently talk about. This is something different. This is something of the LORDS which has absolutely nothing to do with the fear which was brought to earth by satan who is also it's source. This is something of the LORDS, amen? But what... this can only be taken from scriptures.
This is not a Destructive fear, and it has nothing to do with the fear that was brought to earth by satan. When you come across the term “fear God” then usually it is used in the old testament, and if in the new testament, then in the period of time when man was not yet born again, because those not yet born again have no love in them, just fear. But that's a separate lesson.
So, what is the Fear of the Lord? Proverbs 8:13 To fear the Lord is to hate evil; listen carefully here—fear of the Lord is to hate evil. You hear? It is to Hate. Evil. I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. To understand the Fear of the Lord from the position of Hating Evil, then you can return and connect to the wisdom of God—the beginning of wisdom. Another moment—I studied this in different avenues—I took the Fear of the Lord, I took the Wisdom of God—and I studied all the teachings on it beginning with the internet and ending with all the books I could find. I noticed that they take the scripture: Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom—and then they direct this scripture only on man himself. Notice, this scripture is not used in regards to God. But wait, if fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom, and man is created in Gods image and likeness, then the fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom is ALSO in the creator. Of course. But, in regards to the creator, this question is never mentioned. And if in regards to the creator its not mentioned, then, of course, the view of the fear of the Lord will be completely different. The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. In other words, God, before beginning to plan anything in his wisdom-and this is noted in Proverbs 8: where wisdom says, “god had me at the beginning of his ways, before the works of old,” before God started to plan anything in his wisdom, there was something, as noted in scripture, that was Fear of the Lord. You hear? But the Fear of the Lord.... is to Hate what? To hate Evil. So that you could deeper understand what is the Fear of the Lord and how its tied to the wisdom of God, I will draw a picture: imagine that you decided to renovate your apartment, and you invited a company that does this. The manager or representative comes, takes a notebook, and walks through your apartment with you, through the kitchen, bathrooms, etc, in each place asking “what do you want here?”. In other words, question after question and answer after answer, it's all written down. When you've walked through the entire apartment, and the Q & A has been completed, then, what can you call everything that the representative has written down in his notebook? You can call this all “ACCORDING TO” according to that, according to this... they need to renovate the apartment. You can also call all this a POSITION. Your position in regards to what you are expecting from them. This is your position. “I want it to be like this” this is my position. And now, let's go back to what we were talking about—of Fear of the Lord, of the Wisdom of God—God, before planing anything in his Wisdom, took a position—listen carefully here—I hate evil. You hear? In other words, he basically put on the borders or the direction of the planning in his Wisdom. I would like you to see this. Before planning anything in his Wisdom, God ordered the direction--”I hate evil.” this is So important. This is so important—in the Wisdom of God, evil, in any of its manifestations, does not exist. I would like to emphasize this, because some think that there is evil. There is NO evil, because the beginning of wisdom... is the Fear of the Lord. And you know what it says about the fear of the Lord? In light of Godly wisdom? I will read to you—Proverbs 15:33 Fear of the lord is the instruction of wisdom... OK, got it. And Proverbs 16:6 the fear of the lord leads away from evil, because there is no evil in it. And if there is no evil in the fear of the Lord—and the fear of the lord was the beginning of Wisdom—then within Wisdom there is No evil in any of its manifestations. And to affirm this, of course to affirm this... James 3:17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. everything absolutely lines up and agrees. Therefore, before God planned anything in his Wisdom—we will be looking at this subject as well—God took a position: I hate evil. Jesus, before he entered into his earthly service, scriptures say that he came in the power of the spirit—he took up a position: I hate evil. You hear? The beginning of Wisdom, or prior to deciding to truly immerse into the Wisdom of God, before starting this, you will need to take a position: to hate evil. You simply need to take up the following position: I hate evil. This is called the first step of Wisdom, into the Wisdom of God. In any case, according to scripture.
OK. we found out another side of Godly Wisdom: that there is No Evil In it. A good knowledge. Consequently, when I turn to the Wisdom of God-brother Oleg, you want to tell me that the wisdom of God will not tell me Anything that carries evil within it? Even a little bit? Yes, absolutely. Exactly. Because it has no-evil. Therefore, who lacks wisdom, o, brother Oleg, I turned to God for Wisdom, and what he told me was simply frightening. Then change your God. One sister told me once “you know, I prayed once, and I even took up a fast—so that God would tell me what to do in regards to this sickness, and God said that I will be sick a little bit longer” There is no evil in the Wisdom of God. God is (Psalm 145:17) The LORD is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all his works. Therefore, this wisdom that I am opening up right now, it helps to, first of all, see his intentions. But you know, when God planned something in his Wisdom, he was planning it before the creation of the world. Therefore, when God was Creating—According To his wisdom, in conclusion he always put this phrase: It is Good! Consequently, when you turn to the Wisdom of God, and Godly wisdom will start to tell you what God planned for you—what do you think, what will you say? It is Good! Because the Wisdom of God, like God himself, doesn't change. Bless God, I love the Wisdom of God.
We will be studying the Wisdom of God into eternity, so, right now, we just acquainted ourselves with some of its aspects. We will be studying it Forever. Deep of the wisdom of God. And we will be getting acquainted with the Wisdom of God from the book of Job. In the book of Job there are certain, lets say, questions in the light of which we will be moving in the learning of Godly Wisdom. Job 28:12-13. OK, let's immerse—the question sounds like this—Job 28:12-13 “But where can wisdom be found?And where is the place of understanding? 13 Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living. the first thing we will note from this verse is that Godly wisdom isn't acquired in the land of the living. Oh, this is such an important moment! The Wisdom of God isn't acquired.. what does the word acquired mean? If you've heard of various Eastern wise-men, then usually, their direction was focused on what? They, remaining in one place (sitting) studying visual objects—tried to see the Wisdom of God. Or to outline the wisdom of God. The search of the philosopher's stone, etc, they try to find this in the study or experimentation there or there and there... and of course, they never found anything there. Simply didn't find anything-because in the actual physical scope, we don't ACQUIRE Wisdom, but through them we see a certain wisdom. The wisdom itself—but we don't acquire it, you hear? These are two separate things. In other words, we can look at an object and imagine that we can see Something OF the wisdom or About wisdom, oh, yes, glory be to God... so you can look at your hand and say—glory be to God! We have such an intelligent God—not a single finger folds in the opposite direction. Perhaps if it did, there would have been a specific goal for it, but, you don't acquire wisdom itself when you look at your hand, but you get a picture of it. Therefore, in FACTS there is no Wisdom. They simply open up certain boundaries of the Wisdom of God. Studying Facts, we receive simply knowledge OF the wisdom, but not the Godly wisdom itself. “brother Oleg, where is it acquired?”Proverbs 2:6 for the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Consequently, the source of wisdom, was, is and will always be—only God. “oh, brother Oleg, that is so good!” yes, but for some reason, people to this day search for it somewhere else. You know, the simpler it is, the more complicated it becomes for some people. You would think, “just turn to him and ask for wisdom” and he said “whoever needs more, ask and I will give... but no, people keep digging around, looking for something. OK. I am simply telling you that on earth, it can't be acquired, no matter how much you study. You know, without the Wisdom of God, we would continue to see this pulpit as a pulpit. But, if we look at it with the eyes of the wisdom of God, “oh, you could see so much...” I will throw in to you such an idea: perhaps, to some businessmen—in the book of Proverbs, in the book of the Wisdom of God it says: the heart of the Wise is in the house of mourning. You may think, 'what is this, the wise in the house of mourning?' if you view this proverb through the eyes of Wisdom, then you will see that the Wise is in THE HOUSE where there is NEED. Now look at it from a different angle: the Wise ALWAYS sees the needs, consequently he also knows how to fill Them. Oh, now this is a commercial angle. I can open up this proverb for you in such a way, that this lesson could turn in a completely different direction... But this is ALL in the Wisdom of God, the ABYSS of the wisdom of God, allow it to unwrap the proverbs, there is the DEEP of the wisdom of God in there.
So, it cannot be acquired on earth. Next, Man does not know its value—a very important aspect. In other words, man, in himself, doesn't know the price. First of all—because he has a warped view of the order of values in whole. Earthly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom worked on that aspect. Therefore, man in himself doesn't have any idea of the value and importance of the Wisdom of God. Let's approach this question this way: at one time my daughter was given a gift—a learning manual of the English Language. The pictures in it were not bright and colorful, she was at the time about 4—and she was gifted this book, this big book, and in it, everything is beautifully, intelligently presented for learning English. She took it, looked at it, flipped a few pages, …. and moved it aside. But When we were walking with my daughter in the supermarket and she saw a kinder surprise—her eyes jumped, her hands jumped, joy, more then the eyes or hands can contain—for the kinder surprise. They are shiny, the wrapping is Nice, and what's inside? Ooh, Even more interesting. I am simply wanting to show you an order of values. The kinder surprise itself will not bring anything new into her life—what was, so it will be—but the manual that she was gifted, it is movement. I want you to see, how much effort the earthly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom put into this, worked over people to the extent where things that are Truly Valuable, “oh, a bible—i have one too” and that what doesn't represent Any kind of value, they collect. Libraries have become so... that there isn't even room for a bible. I simply want you to understand. I am not talking about all books, I am simply saying. Therefore, Man does not know its value. If he knew, then he would formulate an order of values so that Godly Wisdom would always be in first place.
It cannot be bought with the finest gold, . OK, first—it is not given for gold. Right now there's an opinion around, that the more expensive the education, the more intelligent the person. That's why people are proud of not so much wisdom as by how expensive the degree. Scripture says “wisdom cannot be bought for gold” wisdom is free for anyone. Like it says in Proverbs 1:22-23 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings. in other words, the Wisdom of God is saying, 'come to me all you who labor and thirst' I will give you the necessary wisdom—without gold and without silver. People exist by their degrees and diplomas. I am not against degrees, I am simply saying, that the Price of the degree does not speak of its wisdom. it just becomes a warped approach to that knowledge that you've acquired, as, It cannot be bought with gold. In other words, no matter how much money anything might cost—it is not given for gold. This is also a very important moment—because for today, it is viewed “oh, what is you education? It's this and this... oh, that's a very expensive one, he's probably very smart. No, this has absolutely nothing to do with it.
Let's go on. 16 It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or lapis lazuli. OK. It cannot be valued by gold. For today, there exists a tendency—that it is assumed, if a person has lots of money, that he is wise. This is a very wide-spread tendency. Although, if you take the book of proverbs, and in the light of the book of proverbs—look at the same situation, and I would like to tell you—Wise man, or not wise—is not determined by the amount of money, but the method it was acquired by. For today, there exists two methods of life: method 1: method affirmed by God, and method 2: method of earthly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom. I am not going to go into the methods themselves right now, but wisdom teaches: that amounts of riches do not speak of wisdom, but the method those riches are acquired by. I am simply putting in these important moments to balance out certain questions.
Therefore, wisdom is not priced by gold. If a man has a large financial empire, it doesn't say that he is Wise. Let's go on: 17 Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold. Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it let's say it this way: a man in the jungle—can gold help him? No, and in the Desert? No. but the reason is the same—you don't need this there, there you need something else. Wisdom-can it help in the jungle? Yes, and in the Desert? Yes, actually, in all jungles—even concrete jungles. Wisdom is applicable everywhere, but gold is not. You know, there are people who Have gold, but they are scared to speak of it. So, he has it... I think. So, wisdom, when it is there, it lets itself be heard. And who has wisdom, and who uses it, those will acquire everything else. So, Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it
6th point already. 20 Where then does wisdom come from? Where does understanding dwell? 21 It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the birds in the sky. 22 Destruction and Death say, “Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.” what does It is hidden from the eyes mean? Wisdom of God is a spirit. Spirit of the Wisdom of God. That's why it's hidden—you can't see it. But, in the physical world, you see its manifestation. In other words, looking at a tree you can see the Fruit of the wisdom. Go and take a look in the mirror—not in the morning—man is an amazing creation in itself. If God compares the church with the body of man. The body of man—is absolute harmony. If you take a careful look at the physical body, then here is everything. Structure of every mechanism. I will not be distracted here, but this is the manifestation of the Wisdom of God. But wisdom is hidden from the eyes, it is spirit, you hear? It is spirit. I am making an emphasis on this, because there will be an important moment later on.
7th point. 23 God understands the way to it and he alone knows where it dwells, 24 for he views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens. we can note: that Godly wisdom has a way, and has a Dwelling Place. What are it's ways? Proverbs 3:17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. in other words, if you will follow the Wisdom of God, then believe me, no one will be cutting off your ear. I mean, won't cut off to teach you something. Because there are some viewpoints that state “oh, God will be instructing you... by allowing problems into your life” no, this is not Godly wisdom of God, I tell you for sure. The Wisdom of God is Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.
I want to share with you—for today there exists two methods of educating the people of God: I am giving you serious stats, taken from scripture—for today there exists two methods of educating the children of God—i am emphasizing, Children of God—the second method; presentation of which you can find in Genesis chapter 3. this presentation was built by satan himself. How did he create this presentation? Do that what God said not to do, and you will find out the problems. In other words, if you want to find out about something, Experience it. Familiar method? “brother Oleg, how else would I find out?” OK, the second method: to find out something about it, you need to experience it. Now let's go to Jesus. Jesus is the standard and image in Everything. Let's take a look: tell me, did Jesus know everything about sin? Yes, everything. Wait, did he find out about sin by being in it, or by some other method? By some other method—so, there exists a true method, where it is not necessary that you go through a problem to find out everything about it—and this method is described, once again, in scriptures: in the life of Jesus: that he grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. therefore, the true method of educating the children of God is through the Wisdom of God. This method never changed. It's christians themselves that made up these methods, ways, that to pray for healing it is important to be sick first, and so on. Jesus was never sick, I would like to cheer you up. He took OUR sicknesses and infirmities, so Jesus is my standard and image in Everything, in All methods. If I want to learn what is truth and what is not, I take Jesus, I put it on like glasses, and I look and I see. So to tell me, that God uses sicknesses and infirmities to teach me something is not the truth.
On the other hand, God can USE that which I allowed, sickness or infirmity, to tech me how to never again allow it. But this is a completely different approach! So you cannot mix these things up. Simply cannot be mixed up. The ways of wisdom are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. Or, when Godly Wisdom will be guiding you, the word 'peace' means 'whole' you hear? Whole. No one will need to break anything for you to find out how God heals. WHOLE. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.
Proverbs 9:1-6 Wisdom has built her house; she has set up its seven pillars. 2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table. 3 She has sent out her servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city, 4 “Let all who are simple come to my house!” To those who have no sense she says, 5 “Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. 6 Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight.” the singularity of this scripture says that if you decided to enter into the house of wisdom, then please leave behind the front door everything-how you thought, talked and acted. Jesus said this in a slightly different form: “whoever wants, pick up your cross, and follow me” and another scripture: “deny yourselves, and follow me” or in other words, leave all that you had before. Deny yourselves. In other words, if you want to enter into the house of the Wisdom of God, Deny earthly wisdom.
That's why terms such as: “I think, I consider, It seems to me” you cannot use, because Man is not an independent creation, he doesn't have anything of his own. That's how earthly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom thinks, considers and acts.
8th point. Job 28:23-28 God understands its way, And He knows its place. 24 For He looks to the ends of the earth, And sees under the whole heavens, 25 To establish a weight for the wind, And apportion the waters by measure. 26 When He made a law for the rain, And a path for the thunderbolt, 27 Then He saw wisdom and declared it; He prepared it, indeed, He searched it out. He saw wisdom, in other words, it was before him. This is written about in Proverbs 8:30 Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman;in other words, when God was creating, his wisdom directed him. He SAW it. Let me pause here a bit. Your life, it should be a reflection of the Wisdom of God. “brother Oleg, how can it be a reflection of Godly Wisdom if I haven't renewed my mind yet?”--I can comfort you in this-the wisdom necessary for you already dwells in your spirit. In your spirit is the whole Wisdom of God. “brother Oleg, how can such a thing be?” but you have the Holy Spirit! Its another thing that you don't draw from it—man can draw from two sources—first source: the holy spirit which is in your spirit, and the second source: earthly, unspiritual and demonic wisdom or the market, the knowledge which is in your head. This is why your life happens to be an impression: of either what is in your spirit, or of what is in your head. If you are not satisfied with what's around you, you need to renew your mind, yes, but to renew your mind you need to begin to live According To what is in your spirit. In your spirit is everything necessary for life and righteousness. In your spirit is everything. This is why scriptures, proverbs, says (Proverbs 5:15) drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. Scripture also says that (1 Corinthians 2:11) For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? Another scripture says that a man knows the sorrows of the heart-sorrows of the mind. Because your spirit knows what's in you, and knows what's in your head. And of course this up-sets him, that you are directed by what is in your head—and that's why some don't have peace, don't have calm, and even though everything around looks good, the spirit cries out because it knows what kind of problems are ahead.
OK. He Saw Wisdom. Or, God is directed by his wisdom. God prepared it—beautiful. Genesis chapters 1 & 2—the appearance of the Wisdom of God. “It is Good” I want to tell you—that if you will be directed by the Wisdom of God, then believe me, you will have the same Garden. I mean, life will be the same. On the other hand, this life will of course be manifested in This world, but what the Wisdom of God will be bringing into your life, it will not be a burden. It will be taking off burdens, because scripture says that entering into his peace we acquire peace. His Garden is a garden of blessing, this is a garden of peace, a garden of rest, this is where your spirit and then your soul will find peace. And scripture says, (Hebrews 4:10) for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. That's why God affirmed his wisdom—not so that we would simply read about it, but so that we would stop, and turn to his Wisdom. This is also a very important moment.
In Corinthians it's written that God has prepared his wisdom for our glory. We preach not the wisdom of this world, No, we declare God's wisdom, that has been hidden and that God has destined for our glory before time began. Therefore, we need to turn to the Wisdom of God. Not simply know about it, but Turn To It. To the Wisdom of God.
Next point—27 then he looked at wisdom and appraised it; he confirmed it and tested it. Before revealing his wisdom, he prepared it. Or, he planned within it everything necessary, absolutely everything for eternity. That's why in Ecclesiastes it talks about it slightly differently: “I have come to know, that everything that God does—and what he did, he did before the creation of the world—abides forever. There is nothing to be added to it, and nothing to take away. It is good, right? It also says in Ecclesiastes: What has been, will be again, there is nothing new under the sun. “brother Oleg, wait a minute! What about this!” well, if it's new, then it will not be for long. (Psalm 127:1) Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. I would like to tell you that if it's not in the wisdom of God, it doesn't exist. “brother Oleg, what do you mean, it's standing right here...” “you can look at your watch.” Many thoughts are in the minds of men, but only those will happen that are determined by the Lord. That is why scripture teaches us that you don't need to make anything up. What I like about the bible is that it is a fragment of time—7000 years—that God gave to his children, and said, guys, don't make anything up. I already planned everything. Turn to me—I will teach you, I will instruct you, and will show you the path that you need to walk. Stop Experimenting.
Next point--he confirmed it and tested it. This is an interesting point, because in christian circles, 'testing' is very wide-spread. You know, I also researched the word 'testing' under various different angles. I like studying different words that are especially used in christian circles. I like the word 'testing' in Ukrainian, and English=word comes from test, or exam. What is exam associated with? With the checking of existing knowledge. I will affirm this by the new testament: Jesus tested one of his disciples. He said “You feed them” because he wanted to test him. He wanted to see how much they will apply out of what they'd learned. They didn't apply it—in other words, we will continue learning further. Notice, he didn't cut off his ear! “oh, God will test you...!” God's testing is always associated with that he will first give you something, then... let me explain another way: I want you to see this. Picture this: you are sitting with your child, you are explaining something, explaining, teaching... then you decided to see how he learned the material. And you say, “let's go for a walk” and you see a place where the taught knowledge can be applied. So you ask. “what would you do in this situation?” this is called testing. I want you to see this, what is testing. God is love, and God will not be throwing you into a blender to see what you've so far learned on praying for healing. Testing is an EXAM. A check of taught knowledge, which is directly tied to how You will behave. You know, that you have tests all around. You will leave this room, exam. Before you reach your home, you will see one billboard, another, advertising, various comments, and every time... you are tested. How will you react to it. That is why, all around us, there are tests. I am not saying that there is no testing, there is, but it is not in the form that is most frequently presented in to christians. Into the life of a person comes curse, and he's told: God is testing you. NO. I will explain: having created Man as an individual, with the right of Choice, what's the point of that kind of testing? He is an INDIVIDUAL, has a right to CHOICE. Wanted this, wanted that. That's why testing is tied to that, as you acquire certain knowledge, you are instantly presented with an opportunity to apply it. If you are not applying it, you will later see YOURSELF that you treated it lightly. That's what Jesus said: Who listens to my words and does them, is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And whoever listens but doesn't do, is like a foolish man. They both listened, but each treated what they heard differently. Notice when we found out how they treated what they heard: when testing came. When the waters came, when crisis came. The hidden came out into the light, and the secret became known. It instantly became visible-who built on what, even though credit for everything was shoved onto God. This is how things happen.
So he confirmed it and tested it. Or, you could say: gave it opportunity to manifest. That's it. And wisdom manifested, and what did God say? It is very GOOD. It is very Good. God even gave a mark to his wisdom—It is veeery Good. Glory be to God for his Wisdom.
Now we will look at some aspects of the Wisdom of God in relation to Man. To Man. This is what I would like to note: Proverbs 8:22-25 “The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old;I would like to underline—BEFORE his deeds of old. OK 23 I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, before the world came to be. This is what the wisdom of God is telling us, God's children. BEFORE the world came to be. 24 When there were no watery depths, I was given birth, when there were no springs overflowing with water; 25 BEFORE--before the mountains were settled in place, before BEFORE-4th time-the hills, I was given birth, see, in this verse we encounter the word BEFORE 4 times. If we carefully look at this verse, then the following wisdom will come to you: that any time you turn to the Wisdom of God, you need to remember the word 'BEFORE'. Why? I will read again: the LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, BEFORE his deeds of old. In other words, God, before creating anything, he planned everything out in his Wisdom. Planned—ALREADY. So, when you turn to the Wisdom of God, and remember the word 'Before'--will the wisdom of God be telling you anything new? No. what Godly Wisdom will tell you WAS when? BEFORE. And is where? In Wisdom. The Wisdom of God will never tell you anything New.
Now I will tell you a frequently encountered example of incorrect treatment of wisdom. A Christian comes, takes out some project, and begins to present to God his project, and say Lord, bless. Wait a moment! Maybe you need to find out if there even IS such a project? In his wisdom? If you take the teaching of Jesus, or life in God, then Jesus says: when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you openly. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. for your Father listen carefully here knows what you need before you ask him. Notice, who knows. Not—what you brought, but HE knows. Consequently, this list that you brought can be used to line a birdcage—and take a new piece of paper, come to father, and say, Father, what did you already plan for me? And God says “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” people experiment, then they come to God, then the creation comes to the creator, and suggests that the creator bless that, what the creation made up. This looks funny from the side—but God says, you don't need to do this. Turn to me, and I will show you the way. Christians experiment, experiment... I like Saul. Saul reacted very wisely when he met Jesus. He, right away, without asking extra questions--”What do you want me to do?” a good prayer. This is the shortest prayer of repentance, in which you don't see repentance, but obedience is the highest form of repentance. That's it. What do you want me to do?. See, Jesus didn't say, “Stop! Saul, you think you were going to get off so easy? You killed Stephen? Yes. You prosecuted the church? Yes. Now don't even think of approaching me! I will shoo you into a corner, so that you can learn some lessons.” NO. he said, go to Damascus where you will be told what to do.
So if you turn to God, and ask, “what do you want me to do?” then he won't hide from you, he will say, “Finally!”
OK. so saying the word Wisdom, or encountering the word Wisdom in Scripture, always remember the word 'Before'--because if there is Wisdom, then there is that, what God has ALREADY planned, or planned Before. I like the scripture: “by wisdom a house is built” but the house is planned by God. Perhaps you live in a hut, or a communal apartment—where the kitchen only fits you and a fridge comfortably—and you say, “oh, I don't need much” TURN to the wisdom of God. She will tell you what and how much you need. Christians themselves limit the Wisdom of God. Scripture says: Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, you will live in houses which you didn't build, filled with precious things that you didn't fill it with. Christians don't use these scriptures! Turn to the Wisdom of God, she will reveal a lot of interesting things out of the Wisdom of God, and your life will be transformed by the Wisdom of God. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She will not be creating an experiment out of your life, but that way that she will show you—scripture says that THIS way is the ruin of those who do evil. (Proverbs 10:29) the way of the LORD is a refuge for the blameless, but it is the ruin of those who do evil. “oh, brother Oleg, if my way is a refuge for me than why does does satan go there?” it's not that HE is on your path, you are on HIS. Because on God's path, there is NO satan. Scripture says, “your foot will not stumble” on it. But if you walk the ways of satan, then you walk HIS Paths, and he is the chief there. Therefore, come out onto God's path, and then he will only be trying to scare you from the sides, and if you won't be distracted by those scare tactics, then it will be a completely different path for you.
I want to recall: that anytime you see the word WISDOM in scripture, always remember the word BEFORE. Because the Wisdom of God will not be telling you anything New. What was, will continue to be—I am not going to be going into all aspects of the Wisdom of God. My goal is to introduce you and to light a fire in you-a desire to study the Wisdom of God. If you are interested, there's a text that you can pick up, called “what is Truth” also, “Times and time Periods”, also “Extracting Prayer”
OK. another thing I would like to note of the Wisdom of God--when Jesus went to the cross, died, and resurrected, he made Accessible to every born-again believer: ALL, or EVERYTHING contained within the Wisdom of God. Therefore, to each of us is ACCESSIBLE/Available 24hrs a day—ALL Wisdom. “brother Oleg, if you only knew what hardships I've encountered” I can comfort you in that—they aren't new. “how, not new?!” they aren't new. Godly wisdom took them into account. Took into account that you will be living on earth in the time period where you would possibly encounter this problem. “but I already encountered it! I'm already in it!” well, no problem—there's an exit. If there is an entrance into a problem, then it's not too hard to guess that there's also an exit. It's impossible for you to get into such a problem that there's no out. Perhaps in your head it's impossible—but let me bring in a corrective here—if something is not in your head, then that doesn't mean that it's not in your spirit. In your spirit, there are answers for ALL possible questions. Therefore, turn to your spirit. Perhaps you will need to take a fast—to turn off... certain things, for a time.
Your spirit has--”in your light, I see light” You have all the answers—for all possible situations. However tangled it may be, it's not new. It's not new. God didn't plan it, I can tell you that 100%, but Godly Wisdom knows the exit or the out of any and EVERY situation.
Let me explain a bit: when God planned to create Man, he planned to create him as an Individual—that's what in Image and likeness speaks of. Consequently, planning to create Man as an Individual, God perfectly understood that the word 'individual' Always Assumes the right of CHOICE. And the right of Choice is only a choice when the choice is between Good and Evil. It's not a choice if it's Good or Good. It's not a choice when it's a bigger evil and a lesser evil—this is a lie! Choice is when you can choose out of good or evil. Therefore, planning on creating an Individual, God Already took into account the right to error. You hear? God didn't plan a mistake, but he put in and took into account this right. So, if there were no tree of good and evil in the garden of Eden, then in the garden would have been a slave.. simply, a slave... no image or likeness... so saying “in our image and likeness”, the Garden of Eden HAD to contain something that affirmed this. Having created Man in his Image and likeness, with the right of choice, the right to error, God perfectly understood that perhaps—God didn't plan this—Man would make a mistake. And not waiting until Man made a mistake—We have a wise God, glory to God—God did everything necessary, so that even if Man made a mistake—there would be implemented a mechanism out of it. And scripture says, that the Lamb was sacrificed before the creation of the world. The lamb wasn't sacrificed when Jesus went to the cross. That's when scriptures were fulfilled—that's when the WORD was fulfilled. The Lamb was sacrificed before the creation of the world, this is written about in revelations, this is written about in 1 peter, and many other scriptures. And apostle Paul, in Corinthians, says “If they had understood, they would not have crucified the lord of glory—however, as it is written: what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived-the things God has prepared for those who love him—a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.” God, in his wisdom, there is that what he planned: that is the perfect will of God. And there is that, that he took into account—and took into account with for a specific purpose—to remove ALL, EVERYTHING, that interferes with the perfect will of God.
So, when Adam sinned, believe me, God didn't take this position “oh, what are we going to do” immediately the plan out was implemented. Immediately. That's why Jesus says, “i am the door, whoever enters, will go OUT .. or EXIT.. and find pasture” or, in other words, welcome to the Garden of Eden. I simply want to show you these sides, that in the Wisdom of God, you will always have the necessary knowledge to EXIT … “oh, but brother Oleg, what if God doesn't show me the exit?” God is blessed, he loves you, he will not rebuke you for mistakes. He will hurry to show you the way out. We don't have the TIME to fuss or experiment here on earth. He will hurry to Bring You OUT—you hear? He will HURRY to bring you out. You know why? Because he promised Jesus, that anyone who believes in him, will be in his eyes, holy and blameless.
Did you accept Jesus? In his eyes you are holy and blameless. Therefore, if you entered somewhere, and you have problems, turn to God. If you can't hear him well, then take a fast, and in your prayer and fasting, pray with the word of faith, do not hurry, and accept instruction from God. God is Light and there is no darkness in him. So in his presence, every darkness becomes obvious. Do not hurry. God is for you, and you have a beautiful promise—to exit out of any situation, even the most critical. The Wisdom of God is one of the aspects of the Spirit of God manifested in the spiritual and physical processes and sequence for Everything that IS, and what will be.
Of course, I took a tiny part, a speck—because Oh, the DEEP of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God.
Finishing up this lesson, I would like to emphasize—that its desirable that you have or get the book of Proverbs on mp3 or cd, and listen to it day and night. “but brother oleg, I don't understand, how do I listen at night? I'm sleeping!” the FLESH is sleeping—don't forget. The spirit is alert, it never sleeps. Please don't mix these up! You are a spiritual creation. The flesh is weak—as if it understands everything if it's not sleeping :P
I simply want to set out an order of values: the flesh is weak, the spirit is alert. So I am saying that you need to pour into your spirit. Buy headphones that are tiny, and don't stick out. It's also good to get an player that doesn't stop, or has a continuous play option. “but brother oleg, when I sleep, I dont hear anything”--you hear EVERYTHING. Let it pour in, don't worry about it. Every day—pour in, pour in, pour in—don't worry about it. When it will fill up, it will overflow and you will see & know First—in what will begin to happen. So listen to it regularly, especially when sleeping. “brother oleg, my wife wont understand me, my husband wont understand me—if a mans paths are pleasing to the lord, he will reconcile his enemies with him. This is not always easy, but necessary. Necessary for life—apply effort. If you have tapes, use tapes, if you have cd's, or whatever format you have it in, Use it, listen to it regularly.
I will recall once again. The question is not in UNDERSTANDING, it is so that you mind will be filled with it. This is Effort, this is a Great Effort of a believer, because your mind will be so opposed to it, that it will unite with your body, and will make such suggestions... or demands.. so don't do this because you WANT to, but simply because its the RIGHT THING to do. That's it. Then some time later, some time later, some time later, it will get easier, and easier, and it will become pleasant, so pleasant—and you will listen to one verse, and you will be covered by a wave of Godly revelation, and you just try to write it all down.
So, Apply Effort. If you need assistance, ask for help. please—all the tools are available. Do not limit yourselves.
Lets thank God for his wisdom.