Does God use a different kind of wisdom separate from the one He allows us? The answer is no. Just as there is only one Holy Spirit, there is one wisdom from above –James 3:17. The difference between God and humans is at what level we participate in these gifts. These gifts emanate from God and He does not struggle to use them, but we do.
Wisdom is a gift from God. It is know-how. When we live by God’s wisdom, He by that wisdom teaches us how to do the things of God, or to do things that are pleasing to God. In an active relationship with God, wisdom cannot be missing, but forms the dynamic foundation for the relationship which operates through the Holy Spirit. And this is the wisdom that acknowledges God and rightly accords first place to Him above all that exists, seen and unseen. But human wisdom by itself is not necessarily that elevated because it can be put to good and evil use. So when the Bible speaks of the ‘wisdom of the wise’ it refers to the wisdom that is worldly based; that is, from human understanding which denies God. Here, we speak of the wisdom which is a gift from God through the Holy Spirit, and which seeks to please God always. So what relationship has wisdom with vision and prophecy?
Prophecy exists and operates by the wisdom of God. And so does vision. There is no prophecy that exists outside of God’s wisdom, and visions and revelations have no life of their own without wisdom from above, unless of course they exist outside the realm of Christianity. Christianity here by extension or by inclusion reaches back to God’s revealed Word to Israel and the prophets arising therefrom. The gods of the nations, by contrast, also have their own utterances and revelations, which are classed outside of biblical prophecy.
Prophecy and vision are in line with God’s wisdom to do only one thing–God’s will! And the offshoots can go in various other directions. This blog space therefore, propheticwisdom.vision, is here to connect for you and for all, how God uses these three elements to advance His will on earth and to keep man, His creation, connected to Him for all time.