The Principal Thing


Creflo Dollar

0123654What’s the difference between two people who stand on the same scripture, when one gets results and the other one doesn’t? The difference is this: the person who didn’t get any results was simply reading the written Word. The person who got results read the written Word and heard a rhema—a voice—Word behind the written Word. Let me explain.
Remember when Jesus asked His disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” (Matthew 16:13). Peter answered, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16). Jesus told Peter, “Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 16:17).

What Jesus essentially said was that Peter did not pull that knowledge from his own mind; it came straight from the Father to him. What Peter heard from God was revealed knowledge. That’s called revelation!

Revelation knowledge is wisdom. It doesn’t come through the acrobats of your mind or through all of the degrees you’ve earned from schooling. It comes from God! Revelation knowledge is the key to breakthrough and success. When you have a revelation about something, you cannot be defeated! And there is a way to position yourself to receive revelation knowledge, or wisdom.

First of all, you must have a hearing heart. You can’t stop at simply reading the Word. You have to approach God with an open Bible and a prayerful spirit. Ladies and gentlemen, where do you think you would be today if you had a heart that could hear from God? I’ll tell you! You’d be ruling and reigning as a king in life through God’s abundance of grace! (Romans 5:17).

Most of the time our frustration toward God is the result of not understanding something, or not knowing how to proceed in a particular situation. But wisdom is knowing what to do, when you don’t know what to do! God has made wisdom available to you. If you’re born again, the Holy Spirit resides in you as your unseen Partner Who guides you into all truth. (John 16:13). So, no matter what’s going on in your life right now, you’re walking around with the answer already on the inside of you—in your born-again spirit. The question then becomes “How is the Holy Spirit going to get wisdom and answers to you?”

The Holy Spirit guides and speaks to you through your inner man, your born-again spirit. The voice of your spirit is your conscience. You can now trust your conscience because it has a new root; it’s a new creation. So when your conscience mind speaks, don’t ignore it! When you get a “hunch” to do this or that, don’t ignore that! That’s the voice of your spirit.

If you lack wisdom in any area, pray this prayer: Heavenly Father, I ask for wisdom to live this life under the covenant of grace. I ask for wisdom to recover everything that the devil has stolen from me. I ask for wisdom to walk in health and to walk in wealth. I ask for wisdom to live the life of love, even with my enemies. I ask for wisdom to fellowship with You. I have all wisdom and spiritual understanding. The spirit of might resides in me. Not only do I know how to do everything, but I have the ability to bring it all to pass through Jesus Christ. I receive it now, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding”(Proverbs 4:7).

Nothing is more important in the life of a Believer than seeking God for His wisdom, guidance, and direction for your life. My powerful teaching series The Treasure of Wisdom highlights how to develop a hearing heart in order to live a spirit-led life. Learn to pursue God’s wisdom for every situation, every day, and enjoy peace, prosperity, and victory in every area of your life!

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