I realize that the original definition of Life designed by the Godhead was stolen from The Earth when men married a course called The World! Alien Ways and Thoughts was later introduced by The Prince of This World so as to craftily incarcerate the original life, so we now hear sayings like ‘I want to enjoy my life’, when the ‘I’ and the ‘Life’ being referred to on almost all such occasion is A Life that can be traced centuries back to The Tree of Knowledge, not to The Tree of Life! The ‘I’ and the ‘Life’ that men want to selfishly enjoy are one and it is The Unsaved Life that Christ asked us to trade in for His Victorious Life. Gen. 3:6/Eph. 2:2/Jn. 12:24/Jn. 13:30
Jn. 12:25 He that loves (i.e. withholds the former life/nature) his life shall lose it; and he that hates (i.e. despises) his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
Gal. 6:8 For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption (the weakening of the soul); but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting (the divine nature).
So what many have been accustomed to is the life that The Cross/Christ came to crucify so he could introduce man to ‘A Higher Life’ which was wisely documented and encrypted in the synoptic gospels/epistles. Believers made disciples only access this life when they lay down/die to the life rooted in self while journeying to fellowship with His Life, the life currently being used in throne of God! So those who wake up from their deep slumber at New Birth then see a polished edition of an arrangement called Life, which has a hope that elevates of man’s kingdom and subtly despises the cry of 'They Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done On Earth'.
The enemy knows that the primary place where God can express himself is His Footstool (the earth) so he vehemently fights every of God's attempt to introduce the divine order of life by arranging the minds of men to celebrate vanity and despise True Life in The Spirit! Isa. 66:1/Matt. 6:10
How did Satan steal the original life meant for man? Very simple! He quickly introduced ‘another life’ that man can operate, pride in and prosper outwardly with! That was what Cain loved after Satan convinced him he could be independent of God and be a god unto himself, giving birth to the first idol called SELF! He then gradually reduced man from a glorious estate into flesh, a carnal life which he has an advantage over because it is that is hinged on the 5 senses!
Such was the crafty imagination he employed in deceiving a company of great angel in the first and second heavens over which he had a wisdom edge as an anointed Cherubim of the third heaven. Till date, they are not yet aware that they were deceived!
Such is the wisdom fighting the entire church, you and I! Satan knew that Souls would have to live by Promises, so he packaged promises in the Tree of Knowledge which promised to Make Man Wise (Pride of Life), Open His Eyes (Lust of the Eyes), satisfy his belly/Soul (Lust of The Flesh)! God commanded Adam to only fellowship with The Tree of Life because that was the only way he could attain a stature of wisdom higher than that of the serpent’s and thereby overcome it but Adam through the measure of knowledge he had counted the cost of the Narrow Path which came with the demands of longsuffering, patience, Love, Faith e.t.c. but rather chose to despise the tree of Life as many still do today!
Matt. 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is The Way, which Leads Unto Life, and Few There Be That Find It. (Beloved, that path is still narrow and it takes the mercy of Christ through revelations to discern/agree with it)
If Adam could be tempted by The Hope/Glories of This World, what makes believers who haven’t settled for The Blessed Hope believe they can easily disobey Satan without fellowshipping with The Tree of Life, Eternal Life?
Titus 2:13 ...Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious ‘revelation’ of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;
1 Jn. 3:2-3 ...but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath This Hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure (i.e. the progressive revelation of the face/wisdom of Christ embosses his image in our souls and purifies us from every worldly constitution)
Jn. 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might KNOW (Not Believe) thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
So, it took a stature of wisdom to introduce such life to man and the battle taking place on earth between the enemies of Christ and His Church is A Battle of Wisdom! Let me attempt to explain summarily different kinds of wisdom:
1. There is The wisdom of MEN which Solomon said man used in seeking out many anti-faith inventions/schemes at the expense of seeking God, the wisdom that makes man seek to conquer his external world while being clueless about the internal cosmos within him.
Eccl. 7:29 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions/schemes.
2. There is The wisdom of The World called Vanity which is higher than The Wisdom of Man because it is the inverted expressed of the wisdom given to a cherubim - Lucifer. He understands beauty/arrangements more than men (pls see Eze. 28:12-17). He used it to deal with Solomon, generation of believers and ministers! This wisdom is the code of the invincible software that runs various aspect of the earthly life today! It arranges the souls of men long before they become born again. It is fabricated to ensure believers never come into an experience called The Love of The Father. 1 Jn. 2:16
3. There is The Wisdom of The Princes of This World called Wiles which the Apostles by virtue of their stature/walk could discern/overcome. These princes are masters in charge of charting courses/paths in every sphere of life and shape the thinking of men in various generations! As many as haven’t come into a fellowship of The Hidden Wisdom of Christ cannot but swim with the tide of such courses, designed to limit believers from coming into The Love of The father and ultimately the company of OVERCOMERS that would seat and reign with Him in His coming kingdom. 1 Jn. 5:4/Rev. 2:7&17/3:21
4. There is The Wisdom of Satan which he hasn’t shared with even His Princes who he has kept in deception till date. This is the wisdom that he would ultimately give unto The Man of Sin (The Beast) after successfully training/raising him to carry out what he couldn’t achieve through mystery Babylon for centuries. Rev. 13:2 -
Unbelievers (Children of disobedience) are lawful captives of The Wisdom of The World. Satan seeks to harden them further through the deceitfulness of sin and thereby produce more Sons of disobedience who love the wages of unrighteousness and cannot cease from sin. Rom. 6:19/2 Pet 2:10-14
- Young believers remain captivated by The Wisdom of This World until they grow/develop spiritually and have the laws of Sin and Death gradually expunged from the soul through The Power of The Gospel. This is why Apostle Paul made reference to the opening of the eyes of believers, their turning from darkness to light and from The Power of Satan unto God in Acts 26:18. Many are yet to understand this today
- Young believers that haven’t journeyed from Eph. 1:15a to Eph. 1:15b and then unto Eph. 1:17-18 cannot see the world in its true color, which is not a one-off experience. The imprint of the world upon minds/hearts still informs their definition of ‘good ideas’/exploits/dreams and their conversation/soul walk. Believers here can neither SEE nor REST in the command of Matthew 6:33, a scripture that has been reversed as men rather firstly seek what God ‘clearly’ said would come as an addition! This is where men pride in the works of their hand when even God said all that his hand made would be ultimately done away with and only that which is begotten by the ministry of His Face (His Hidden Wisdom) would endure beyond this age.
- A believer made disciple who is being conformed into the image of Christ begins a journey into realms of Sonship by communing with the mysteries that the Lord committed to Apostle Paul on behalf of the Church and thereby gradually receives the engrafted word which is able to Save The Soul unto the uttermost. Prior to this phase, a lot of knowledge of Christ is in the flesh and access to the New Testament Wisdom/Life remains closed. Wrestling against the arrangement of the above Wisdom only begins here via the hearing of revelational meals by the help of the Spirit of Wisdom & Revelation which alone can unveil the Knowledge of Christ in the Spirit. Subsequent development here is at the mercy of a fellowship with other dimensions of the 7 Spirits of God and this is where a saint becomes a liability to fallen Spirits! This is where Christ hopes to raise ‘Many Sons’ that would deal with his/our real enemy which hitherto has been seen as demons/mere men. Gal. 4:1-7/James 1:21/Heb. 7:25/Eph.1:17-18/Heb. 2:10
THE WISDOM OF GOD DOWNLOADED THROUGH CHRIST, RESIDENT IN HIM IS THE ONLY ANTIDOTE TO THE ARRANGEMENT OF WISDOM GOVERNING THE AIR/EARTH (Eph. 2:2)!
Man needs to be delivered from the great captivity of an invincible prison called self, which has housed laws contrary to The Laws of The Spirit of Life! The realm in The Soul meant to house truth/spiritual wisdom has been reduced to primarily house goods/natural things and this order must change before the Glory of God would come! THE SOUL MUST HOUSE SPIRITUAL WISDOM!
May I therefore submit that we must resort to seeking The Only Wise God who alone can to open up The Secret Archives of Wisdom Kept In The Epistles, meant to groom us into statures of Wisdom so we might Discern the operations driving this world, Separate ourselves from it and Overcome it ultimately to the praise of His Glorious Grace, amen. 1 Tim. 1:17/2 Cor. 2:11/2 Cor. 6:17/2 Tim. 4:7