Receiving Godly Wisdom
Wisdom is imparted to us by God as we get closer to Him. We can know a lot and still be foolish. That’s why humility is important. We can’t buy wisdom. Humility is realizing who we are and whose we are. Wisdom is the ability that God gives us to operate in Kingdom principles. Wisdom works not only in kingdom principles, but also in the business world. How do we get godly wisdom? We can ask God for godly wisdom. Everything we receive from God, we receive by faith. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
There are 8 characteristics of godly wisdom. For more insight, listen to this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on July 19, 2020.
James 3:13–18 NKJV
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
Related verses: 1 Corinthians 1:30, 1 Kings 3:5–12, 1 Kings 2:2–4, Psalm 72.
Special Scriptures: The service has been separated into three parts. We encourage you to feast on this three course meal! This week’s dessert features scriptures that remind us of the Joy of the Lord. Psalm 118:24, Psalm 33:21, Nehemiah 8:10, Psalm 34:5, Psalm 97:11, Psalm 26:30, Psalm 19:8, 1 Chronicles 16:27, and Psalm 118:15.
Foundation Scripture for LOJWC Ministry:
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23
What We Believe:
We believe in God, the Father, Almighty, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day he rose again according to Scripture. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-head, who revealed himself on the day of Pentecost. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and their continuous operation in the body of Christ. And we believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Amen.
We conduct spiritual warfare. It begins with us as we speak God’s word and speak to our bodies, minds, and emotions. Therefore we make a faith confession which says: “Satan, in the Name of Jesus, I declare this body a sickness-disease-free zone. Every germ, virus, bacterium, etc., that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus, who bore my sicknesses, carried my diseases, and by whose stripes I have been healed. Therefore I command life into every cell in this body, I receive healing for my emotions from every past embedded hurtful, fearful memory. I speak active deliverance from the law of sin and death, according to the finished works of Jesus the Christ, the anointed and His anointing.”
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