By David Oyedepo
Welcome to another fruitful week! I believe you have been impacted with the wisdom of God through the teaching of last week. Today, we shall focus on the topic: Provoking Divine Wisdom for Conquest through God’s Word!
The Bible is God’s wisdom bank; that is, the wisdom of God in print. Also, it is the carrier of God’s wisdom treasure from heaven and every child of God has unlimited access to its unlimited treasure. The Word of God is a highly treasured seed (Luke 8:11). It is the most valuable gold or ruby anyone can imagine, because it launches us into realms of the inestimable riches of God in glory.
Furthermore, concerning the Word of God, the Psalmist said: Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me (Psalm 119:98). This helps us to understand that God’s Word makes wise which determines our victory in every battle of life because it is better than weapons of war (Ecclesiastics 9:18).
But, what is Divine Wisdom?
Divine wisdom is trading the truth of the Word of God for the supernatural triumph we desire in life. Jesus once said: Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man… (Matthew 7:24-25). It is also written: now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place (2 Corinthians 2:14). So, the truth of the Word of God is what empowers us for triumph.
However, we discovered from scriptures that God-confidence is the biblical wisdom for conquest and fulfilment of destiny. As we all know, it takes being God-confident to be more than a conqueror. Why? Confidence is the conqueror’s backbone and the security of our inheritance. That is why our confidence in God is the target of the enemy in battle. Therefore, it is important to build and sustain that confidence against the day of battle in order not to sellout (Hebrews 10:35).
All the ‘more than conqueror’ personalities listed in scriptures were God-confident people. For instance, Joseph was a clear picture of what it means to be more than a conqueror through the manifestation of divine wisdom. He was a bundle of misfortunes because everything seemed to be against him, yet he arrived at royalty in grand style. Please understand that all God’s purposes for Joseph came to pass and the mystery behind it was his confidence in God (Genesis 41:15-16).
Check out any child of God that is in command, you will discover that he is God-confident. This connotes that you can never gain command until you become absolutely God-confident. That is why God-confidence is key to fulfilment of prophecies. As we all know, it takes the hand of God to deliver His plan and purpose in anyone’s life. So, we must maintain absolute trust and dependency in God to take command of the affairs of life and to see the fulfilment of His plans and purposes in our lives. God-confidence is God’s wisdom for the fulfilment of our glorious destiny!
What, then, is God-confidence?
This implies being fully persuaded about the faithfulness of God and the integrity of His Word; the prevailing circumstances notwithstanding: It is to be fully persuaded that God is who He says He is and can do whatever He says. The Bible said concerning Abraham that he staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able also to perform (Romans 4:20-21). That is confidence!
It also means compound faith: It means being steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the service of the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58). The three Hebrew boys (Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego) said to king Nebuchadnezzar that our God whom we serve is able to deliver us and He will deliver us; even if He does not, we are super confident in Him and His Word and God showed up (Daniel 3:17).
It is making your boast in God against the circumstances confronting you: With confidence and a sling in his hand, David went after Goliath who the whole army of Israel could not dare and brought him down (1 Samuel 17:32-37). So, what defeated Goliath was the confidence David had in God. God-confidence is the hidden mystery behind conquest. Nothing wins like God-confidence and that is what makes a believer more than a conqueror. With your confidence in God, you are sure to obtain the promise and arrive at what He has spoken (Hebrews 10:36).
So, no matter what our situations look like or we are being mocked by people about our New Dawn package for the year, God will show up this month and give us a change of story!
Nevertheless, without salvation, you don’t have access to the wisdom of God. So, to operate the wisdom of God, you need to be born again. Are you born again? If you are not, this is an opportunity to do so. Simply say the following prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the Living God. Today, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!” For further reading, please get my books: Walking in Wisdom and The Wisdom That Works.
I invite you to come and fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have five services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:50 a.m., 9:40 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. respectively. I know this teaching has blessed you. Write and share your testimony with me through: Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, P.M.B. 21688, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria; or call 01-4548070, 01-4548280; or E-mail: [email protected]; Face book: www.facebook.com/davidoyedepoministries/; Twitter: @DavidOyedepoMin