Walk In Wisdom
Walk In Wisdom.
Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
Walk in wisdom... (redeemed by Christ) being filled with the Spirit of God... toward them that are without... redeeming... speaking to them the gospel of their salvation... gathering them into the "body of Christ" in this specific season... time. There was no other time before this time... no other season for a gathering as this one... for the seed was planted... and the harvest is upon us... even now the Lord says the fields are white and ready for harvest. (John 4:35). But the labourers are few Christ said (Matt. 9:37; Luke 10:2). Paul said for we are labourers together with God: (1 Cor. 3:9). The labourers today are even fewer still... for the false labourers... are planting weeds... blinding the light from the wheat. Darkness covers the earth... and the days are evil. The Lord of the harvest (Matt. 9:38) waits for the season... and because of the wheat and tares growing together so closely... it will take the hand of God... His angels to harvest the earth (Mark 4:29). Why angels? Did man once again fail in service to God??? These are not my words... this is prophecy yet to be fulfilled.
Eph. 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Redeeming the time... again the time is the season... not eternity past or eternity future... but now. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. (Eph. 5:16). Be filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:17).
Even though the wheat and the tares grow together... how does one determine the difference between the wheat and tares... how may the wheat stand forth and be seen? Can bread be made from both? Christ is the bread of life... and we are the grain stalks under the sun... His light makes us ready for the harvest... this is the season. Where are the wise among you? (1 Cor. 1:20).
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, And the man that getteth understanding (Prov. 3:13). For blessed are they that keep my ways. Blessed is the man that heareth me, (Prov. 8:32:34). He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: But he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he. (Prov. 14:21). And whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he. (Prov. 16:20). The just man walketh in his integrity: His children are blessed after him. (Prov. 20:7). Happy is the man that feareth alway: (Prov. 28:14). Where there is no vision, the people perish: But he that keepeth the law, happy is he. (Prov. 29:18).
Wisdom is a gift of God stemming from a right relationship with Him. The wisdom of God, active and evident in all creation, is seen to be supremely operative in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Wisdom operative in the Person... as He walked among the lost sheep of Israel... -- in His work Eph. 1:7 In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace... this is according to the mystery of His will.
Proverbs says regarding wisdom: 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 honour. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: And happy is every one that retaineth her. (Prov. 3:15-18). For the froward is abomination to the Lord; But His secret is with the righteous. (Prov. 4:32). But His secret? it says. Secret is what is sealed up from all save those to whom He reveals it. The Lord says: "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world." (Matt. 13:35). What things? that the Jews would reject the Kingdom gospel, the Kingdom and the King.
Then we have Paul speaking: Now to Him That is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began...(Rom. 16:25). What other secrets are there before the foundation of the world? According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world... In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins... Having made known unto us the mystery of His will... That in the dispensation of the fulness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ... (Eph. 1:4-10).
So in the New Testament we have secrets being revealed since the foundation of the world... once by Christ Himself... showing the denial of Him... His message... and His Kingdom... then after this was accomplished... and not one hour before... were the remaining revelations given... and Paul chosen as the one who these secrets were given to. These mysteries given him (Paul) by Christ's Spirit... a new mystery... and new gospel message to enter therein... for a Kingdom that is not of this world but the heavenly. And lack of wisdom shows man bringing forth his knowledge and understanding trying to run gospel messages together.... kingdoms together.... and secrets together... and there fulfillments. And then to top it off... warnings are given to show the seriousness of distorting the wisdom given unto Paul (2 Peter 3:15,16). Note the word WISDOM used in that verse. Wisdom comes from God!!! (Job 38:36; Psa. 32:8) I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye; Prov. 2:6,7; Isa. 48:17 Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
There is judgement seal placed on the "kingdom gospel" message given Israel and there is a judgement seal on the "gospel of the grace of God" message given to those being gathered into the "body of Christ"... Also a judgement seal placed on the "everlasting gospel" preached near the end of the Millennium by an angel. (Rev. 14:6). And when this present season has passed and the millennium time has past and Satan's is let loose for a short season... THEN the judgement seals will be opened and God's wrath will be upon all the living and the dead.
It was in the apostles Paul's prayer: That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened... (Eph. 1:17,18)... not darkened.