Wisdom and Revelation 

We all have handles like ski poles or hockey sticks that give us added support 

The lyrics on the screen, the technology, the different instruments are all different handles 

We are going to just sing without any aids today except a piano 

We are going to focus on the “core”

We can just shut our eyes and focus on “just Jesus”

Today’s core message revolves around Paul’s letters to the Ephesians church 

Paul is writing this in prison to encourage the early believers 

Written about 62 AD to equip the believers that were persecuted in the city and country 
Ephesians 1 

Paul’s first prayer for the church 

Your heart is alive but the city is under persecution 

Ephesians 1:15 

15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[a] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened 

Do not cease to give thanks 

We need a spirit of wisdom and revelation 

What is the hope of his calling 
Paul’s call was to equip us
This is what stirred him 

Equippping and Preparing Our Hearts 
Our hope is that the father give you wisdom and revelation 

That states that the city and country needs it 
People need to know and encounter him 

That he would give greater measures of the spirit 
Wisdom in Greek is Sophia 

Sophia can be described as the wisdom of God, and, at times, as a pure virgin spirit which emanates from God. 

Wisdom not naturally attained but it is of and from God only 

The unaided mind cannot perceive it without the Holy Spirit 
1 Corinthians 2 
We need a spirit of revelation and our future is not contingent on Trump or Trudea 

In the age of selfies and selfish times we need to have a focus on God 

God is a spirit 
Without the knowledge of God we are missing the lens 
We are missing the mark 

Where do we find the knowledge of God
Hebrews 12

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

We are to say yes to him daily in every daily decision 
Wisdom and Revelation to Stand 
If you have received Jesus you have the Holy Spirit within you 
Every single day we have a choice 

This is the prayer 
We need Jesus to be made known 

It is not through Power but being Empowered 

It is not a force of aggression to help overpower people it is to love people 
Power Up in prayer 

Pray to equip our children and love our neighbors 

Seek God, Seek Wisdom, Apply Your Revelation and Not Grow Weary 

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