SIXTEEN DAYS OPENING OURSELVES TO THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM.
We believe wisdom can be born in us of the Holy Spirit, both in ourselves
and in those for whom we pray.
DAY 1—Opening Ourselves to the Spirit of Wisdom
Ephesians 1:15-17 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and
love unto all the saints. Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention
of you in MY PRAYERS; 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 [acknowledgment] of Him...
I confess that the greatest move of wisdom I can make is to acknowledge
Your Son as the Lord of my life. I open myself to the wisdom of His
Government in me. Move for this on these I hold before You.
Christ is made unto us Wisdom—I Cor 1:17-24, 30
DAY 2—Discovering God’s Hidden Wisdom
I Cor 2:7 But
we speak THE WISDOM OF GOD IN A MYSTERY, even the hidden wisdom, which
before the world unto our glory…
how marvelous that You have ordained a wisdom from out of eternity
to work in us who trust Your Son! Since our wisdom has failed over and
over, we yield to Yours. Teach us to wait before You till we know its
release in us. Draw these ones we hold before You.
By God’s wisdom we know His ways—I Cor 2:7-16
DAY 3—Discovering the Purity of God’s Wisdom
James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first PURE...
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
we wait before You for the cleansing of our understanding. Release us
from wrong ways of thinking. Make us pure vessels in which Your wisdom
We are learning to cry for wisdom—Proverbs 2:1-9
DAY 4—Finding the Peace Wisdom Brings
Jas 3:17 But
the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then PEACEABLE...
2:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with
heal the wounds in our spirits that keep us holding on to old hurts.
Release in us the wisdom that will enable us to live peaceably with
In Christ’s Kingdom we know peace—Is 11:1-10
DAY 5—Finding the Gentleness of Wisdom
Jas 3:17 But
the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, GENTLE...
I Cor 13:5 (Charity, agape love) doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh
not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil...
please cleanse us from all pride and hardness of heart that makes us
have to always be right. Grant us the gentleness of wisdom that will
help us listen to, and care about, what others have to say.
The absence of gentleness will be a mark of the last
days—II Tim 3:1-7
DAY 6—Finding Wisdom Easy to Be Entreated
Jas 3:17 But
the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle,
and EASY TO BE ENTREATED [ready to listen to another’s opinion]...
Rom 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things,
but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
give me the wisdom and grace to seek the counsel of others. Help me
to see and understand when I am wrong. Help me adjust my ways of thinking
when lam going contrary to what other godly people want.
Godly wisdom keeps us from strife—Phil 2:1-5
DAY 7—Walking in the Mercy of Wisdom
Jas 3:17 But
the wisdom that is from above is first pure then peaceable, gentle,
and easy to be entreated.
FULL OF MERCYAND
FATHER, teach us to wait before You till we are filled with Your mercy.
Release in us the grace—and wisdom—to extend mercy to those who have
offended us so we can bear fruit for Your Kingdom.
As God’s elect we become vessels of mercy—Col 3:12-14
DAY 8—Finding the Impartiality of Godly Wisdom
Jas 3:17 ...the
wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable gentle, and
easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits WITHOUT PARTIALITY...
Heb 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby
some have entertained angels unawares.
LORD, teach us to be gracious and kind toward all people without respect
to their social status. Teach me and my children to show respect to
for all people, even those who are rude and don’t deserve it.
We are called to fulfill the Royal Law—Jas 2:1-8
DAY 9—Yielding to the Open Honesty of Godly Wisdom
wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle and
easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality,
and WITHOUT HYPOCRISY.
Lk 12:2 For there is nothing covered,
that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
help us remember that none of us can hide a thing from You. Please judge
us and cleanse us from all hypocrisy. Please make all in my family and
in our fellowship free from hypocrisy.
We can only prosper in God’s Kingdom when we live with
humility—I Pet 5:5-7
DAY 10—Walking in the meekness of wisdom
Jas 3:13 Who
is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? LET HIM SHOW out
of a good conversation HIS WORKS WITH MEEKNESS OF WISDOM.
Ps 25:9 The meek will
He guide in judgment: and the meek will He teach his way.
LORD, I turn from my pride and arrogance and yield to the meekness of
Your wisdom. Oh, You Who emptied Yourself, give me Your mind in dealing
with these touchy matters I face regarding these I love!
As our example the Lord Jesus walked in meekness—Phil 2:1-11
DAY 11—Finding the Wisdom of God’s Word
Ps 119:130 The
entrance of Thy Words giveth light it giveth understanding unto the
II Cor 4:6 For God, Who commanded the light to shine
out of darkness hath shined in our hearts, to give the light
of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
increase our spiritual hunger for Your Word. Let this hunger come upon
each one in my family. Let it come upon our fellowship and upon our
leaders. Bring the leaders of our land to this same hunger.
The Lord is drawing us all to seek His wisdom and respect
His reproofs—Ps 119:129-136
DAY 12—Acknowledging the Dangers of a Heart that Rejects the Humility
Pro 18:12 Before
destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
Ps 90:12 So teach us to number our days that we may apply our
hearts unto wisdom.
I renounce my haughty spirit. Please set me free from the attitude that
makes me think I am better than some others. Prepare us in wisdom for
the days that are upon us. Move in all our fellowship of believers that
we may become a humble and wise people.
If we incline our ear to wisdom, we shall discover
DAY 13—Learning to Reject Wisdom Coming from Wrong Sources
Pro 1:7,10 The
fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom
and instruction… My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not
there are some ways of the world that my family has picked up. They
do not move in wisdom, nor will they receive any right instruction.
Please move in them to see their folly. Draw them to seek Your wisdom.
We learn to be not wise in our own eyes—Pro 3:5-8
DAY 14—Walking In Wisdom toward Those Who Are Unbelievers
Col 4:5 When
wisdom toward them that are without redeeming the time.
Jas 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show
out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
LORD, help my children know
the true intent of those who want to be their companions. Teach
them to walk in wisdom
when they are with those who reject Your ways. Draw them to seek
Your wisdom and Your ways.
The wisdom of the world is like an enticing harlot
to be avoided—Pro 7:6-27
DAY 15—Remaining Open to the Generosity of God as He Gives Wisdom
Jas 1:5 IF ANY OF WHO LACK WISDOM, LET HIM ASK OF GOD, THAT GIVETH TO ALL MEN
LIBERALLY and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
FATHER, I have laid aside my foolishness to receive Your wisdom. Please
establish it in me. Bring these I hold before You to seek Your wisdom.
lt is the pleasure of the Lord to give wisdom—II Chron 1:7-12
DAY 16—Finding the Supreme
Wisdom that Is in Christ Jesus
I Cor 1:30 But
of Him are ye in CHRIST Jesus WHO OF GOD IS MADE UNTO
US WISDOM, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.
I submit to the wisdom revealed in Your Son, the Lord Jesus. I confess
He is my life. My faith comes from Him. My wisdom comes from Him. My
righteousness comes from Him. My sanctification comes from Him. The
redemption of all I am comes from Him. Oh, make this known to these
We know Christ Jesus Who was given by God to be the
Head over all—Eph 1:15-23
TWELVE DAYS OPENING
OURSELVES TO THE SPIRIT OF REVELATION.
The greatest revelation we can
receive is that Christ will dwell in us
and make manifest in us His
grace and power.
DAY 17—Receiving the Revelation of Christ
Eph 1:17 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...
let the wisdom working in me grow out of a revelation of Your Son dwelling
in me. Help me acknowledge Him in every part of my life. Now, draw
these I hold before You to know the same.
How the darkness in Paul was turned to light—Ps 18:28; Gal 1:15-23
DAY 18—Allowing the Need of My Own to Be Revealed
Jer 17:9 The
heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked: WHO CAN
Ps 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins
and my heart.
You and l know how deceitful my heart has been I no longer want this
to be so. Please search me through and through that no deceitful thing
be left in me not exposed. Give me the grace to repent. Do this also
in these I hold now before You.
The Lord hears when we cry unto Him for deliverance—Ps 34:12-18
DAY 19—Repenting when Personal Failure Is Revealed
Ac 8:20-23 But
Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee...for thy heart is
not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness...
For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond
in Acts 8:13,1 see Simon believed but did not discern the bitterness
and iniquity in his own heart. Help me see my sins against others as
well as against You, and grant me repentance as I am finding a new release
of Your grace in me.
Because God is light, He calls us to repent of our
darkness—I Jn 1:5-10
Ourselves to God for the Removal of All Our Inner Filthiness
II Cor 7:1 Having
therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from
all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear
send Your Spirit into my spirit to search out and cleanse all that is
undesirable to You. Grant me repentance for every unclean thing You
see in me. I also ask You to do this work in these I hold before You.
We withhold nothing from the Lord in our repentance—Ps 51:1-17
Handling Wrong when It Is Revealed In Others
Jn 4: 18,19 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not
thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. The woman saith unto him, Sir,
I perceive that Thou art a Prophet
help me understand that when the Lord Jesus had knowledge of this woman’s
failure, He dealt with her in the gentleness of wisdom. Teach me to
be that concerned about the private lives of others. Help me become
an instrument of mercy and restoration.
We are learning to restore those who are caught in
Ourselves to the Salvation Ready to Be Revealed In the Last Days
I Pet 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten
us again unto a lively [living] hope by the resurrection of Jesus
Christ from the dead; to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled
and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, kept by the power
of God through faith unto salvation READY TO BE REVEALED in the last
DEAR LORD, we stand in need of a greater revelation of
the hope that is ours through Your resurrection. Open our understanding
to know the power of the salvation that will become ours in the end.
Everyone who holds this hope will give themselves
over to purity—I Jn 3:1-3
to Live by the Faith of the Indwelling Christ
Gal 2:20b CHRIST LIVETH IN ME: and the life which
I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved
me, and gave Himself for me.
our faith is too small. Please bring to our remembrance that Christ
dwells in us. He is our hope of glory. Help us know that His faith has
already been perfected; and that we can allow that faith
of His to rise up in us and meet what is too difficult for us.
The Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead
is ready to dwell in us—Rom 8:5-12
with a Continuing Revelation of Christ
Acts 7:55 But he, [Stephen] being full of
the Holy Ghost looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory
of God; and Jesus standing on the right hand of God.
FATHER, even though we may not face what Stephen faced
in his martyrdom, grant us the revelation of Jesus on Your right hand
interceding for us.
Jesus ever lives to makes intercession for us—Heb 7:22-25; 9:24
the Revelation of Truth from the Scriptures
Psalm 19:18 Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things out of Thy Law.
Luke 24:45 Then opened He their
understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures...
LORD, often when I read the Bible, there is a veil keeping
me from understandings what it’s saying. Please open my mind—and the
minds of these I hold before You—that Your Word can become alive in
We are learning to delight ourselves in God’s Word—Ps 119:9-16
for the Nations that Christ Will Be Revealed among Them
Is 25:6,7 And in this Mountain shall the LORD
of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines
on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well
refined. And He will destroy in this Mountain the face of the covering
cast over all people and the veil that is spread over all nations..
FATHER, today I turn my attention to the nations. In many
of them there is a veil of darkness keeping them from the knowledge
of Jesus Christ. I hold [specify the nation] before You and ask
You to rend the veil of darkness over the entire land. Release a spirit
of revelation upon the people so they will open up to the Gospel of
Here is a prophetic revelation that every nation will
know His glory—Ps 72
Truth from Those Who Teach and Preach God’s Word
Neh 8:8,9 So
they read in the book in the Law of God distinctly, and gave the sense,
and caused them to understand the reading ...ALL THE PEOPLE WEPT, WHEN
THEY HEARD THE WORDS OF THE LAW.
raise up godly men and women among the nations who will teach Your Word
with understanding—and anointing. Move by Your Spirit upon those who
hear, and grant them repentance.
The Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all
the world—Is 2:2-4; Mt 24:14
Ourselves Open to the Revelation of any Remaining Faults in Us
Philippians 3:14 I
press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ
Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and
if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto
keep it working in each of us that we will continue pressing on toward
our calling in Christ Jesus. Please reveal to us any way in which we
may yet be failing. Our high desire is to please You.
Even in affliction, we learn to prosper spiritually—II Cor 4:17,18
Established through the Preaching of Jesus Christ and the Revelation
of the Mystery
Romans 16:25 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, but now is made manifest,
and by the Scriptures of the Prophets, according to the commandment
of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience
reveal in us the mystery of the living Christ. Open to us the Scriptures
of the Prophets. Let it become known among the nations that Christ
Jesus is living and will bring all nations to obedience.
The Gospel of the Kingdom will become known in every
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