Colossians 1:9 – Because of this also, from the day we heard, ceased not to pray for you; also asking that you might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.
Part 3 ~ Wisdom & Spiritual Understanding
Wisdom and spiritual understanding is Spirit knowledge. God wants us to know the things He knows. He desires us to see the world for what it really is, and not be held under the deceptive influences of Satan. The foundation for Spirit knowledge is the Word of God, and it is important to realize the Spirit of God wants to both reveal the Word to us and through us [John 14:17, 16:13-15, 17:21-23; 1 John 3:24].
God desires to make Jesus known through our lives in both the demonstration of the Kingdom and its power [John 12:21; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:5-8; Galatians 3:6; Matthew 12:28; Mark 16:17-18]. If we are willing to believe the Word of God and move in obedience to the things He has spoken, an ever-increasing maturity will bring us into both a deeper revelation of the Word and a greater display of the life of Jesus [Ephesians 1:17-23, 4:13; Colossians 2:19; 1 Corinthians 2:9-10; Romans 8:27-29; Philippians 2:9]. But if we refuse to fully accept the things that have been revealed in the Word of God, we will remain as spiritual infants [1 Corinthians 3:1; Ephesians 4:14; Hebrews 5:13-15].
The Spirit of God desires to give us the spirit of wisdom and revelation so we can more perfectly understand God’s will for our lives each day. We have been given the awesome privilege of walking in Spirit knowledge, so we might know those things that are freely given to us by God [Ephesians 1:17-23; 1 Corinthians 2:12].
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen