Politics vs. God

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.

I encourage each of you in these foreboding times in history, to ask the Lord for the word of wisdom and the word of knowledge which are gifts given by the Holy Spirit to build up (edify) the body of Christ, for the “common good” (1 Corinthians 12:7). The havoc that so often ensues in churches that practice the word of knowledge and word of wisdom as revelatory gifts clearly is not for the common good. Confusing, nebulous, and sometimes contradictory “words from the Lord” do not come from God, for He is not a God of confusion or disorder (1 Corinthians 14:33). Nor do they tend to bring Christians together for their edification; on the contrary, they tend to cause division and strife in the body. Often the word of knowledge and/or word of wisdom gifts are used to gain power and influence over other people, to make others dependent on the one who claims to possess those gifts. This misuse of the two gifts is clearly not of God.

(The word of wisdom) – The fact that this gift is described as the “word” of wisdom indicates that it is one of the speaking gifts. This gift describes someone who can understand and speak forth biblical truth in such a way as to skillfully apply it to life situations with all discernment.

(The word of knowledge)– Also a speaking gift that involves understanding truth with an insight that only comes by revelation from God. Those with the gift of knowledge understand the deep things of God and the mysteries of His Word.

Most politicians are polished well-rehearsed deceivers. God teaches us how to unmask their crafty deceptions. Pray for the word of wisdom and the word of knowledge.

The Lord be with you and give you peace.