The wisdom of this world has crept into the church unawares. Men do not know this but there are many things that come out of our pulpits but they are the wisdom of the world and not the wisdom of the spirit. There are many things that leave our lunch hours, evening services and overnights but they are not the wisdom of God. They are the wisdom of men.
The Bible says in James 3:17 AMP; But the wisdom from above is first pure [morally and spiritually undefiled], then peace-loving [courteous, considerate], gentle, reasonable [and willing to listen], full of compassion and good fruits. It is unwavering, without [self-righteous] hypocrisy [and self-serving guile].
This wisdom from above is pure. There is a necessity for people to listen to something and it ministers the purity of the spirit; unadulterated. It is life when they receive it. People do not want to feel like what is shared has a certain defilement to it.
Because we have employed in our spirits the wisdom which is of this world, everything that comes as the wisdom of God is too hard for us to interpret because it is not revelation. It is a counter attack. Somebody considers it a threat when truth is spoken. Back in the day, when people heard the truth, they would get on their knees and repent and ask God to help them. Today when the truth is spoken, a man realizes that his ministry is coming to an end. Take for example the preaching of the grace of God to someone who has built a school on the law, a home on the law, educated his children on the law and gone live on radio and television on the law. When you start to preach grace, he will know that the teaching is breaking his ministry. However, God did not call us to build our own ministries. He does the building. He said, ‘on this rock I will build my church.’ When a church is built by men, it will go down. When a church is built by Christ, it is established on a foundation, a solid rock.
Of the things freely given
The Bible says that you have not received the spirit of this world. The spirit of this world tells you that you don’t have and that you lack. The Bible says that you have received the spirit of God that you might know the things that have been freely given unto you. People should not go to church to get a car. They should go to know what they have been freely given.
Imagine! The beginning of the gospel is supposed to be a man coming to know what he has in God. But today, the wisdom of this world is teaching men the things they do not have and the things they must do to get those things. As a result, men are doing everything they need to do to get these things. There is nothing they have not done in the book; they are still not receiving because they are at a place where the things that are supposed to be free, are thought to be priced and that is why when they get to the things that are really of price, they do not know the difference. There are those things that they must really pursue. However, they do not know the difference because they have been taught to pursue the things they are not supposed to pursue because they think that they are not free.
We are not hungering for the things of the spirit. We are hungering for the things that are carnal and end with their use. Men do not lock themselves up in their rooms to say ‘God deal with me.’
We are like prostitutes, and are playing whoredom with God. All we say is, ‘I want. I want. I want. I want. More Lord. More Lord. Add me more.’ Christians are hoarding and hoarding many things, even stuff that they will never use. They are waxing fat. They are about to kick.
We want to raise a generation where a man can say, ‘okay, I might not have a job, true, but I want God.’ A certain musician sung a song and said, ‘I know you want something from God but I advise you to seek him. You will get those things’. The Lord told me that is not the right way because it means that a man is going to go to God to seek him such that he gets those things. It means that there is a certain lust. They ask and receive not because they want to consume it upon their own lust, the Bible says.
If you have not had the fullest revelation of what is free, you can never really start to seek God because the true beginning of seeking God is the revelation of the things that are free.