I vividly remember a dream from the night. I dreamed of an old house and I recognized it as a house I had lived in as a youth. But now the second story (The Mind) of the house had large holes in the walls and the roof. You could easily see out through these holes to the horizon beyond. I remember the ceiling of the first floor looked water logged as though it could collapse in a moment. The first floor walls (The Body) were still intact but worrisome as pertaining to stability. There were newspapers spread around the floor or so it appeared. Some papers looked old and had a yellowy fade depicting time and age (The Old Man) and yet others were new and white in color and I wondered at that thinking there must be a “new kind” (New Birth) of paper being used for print and the color difference of the two described papers was quite striking. I looked at the foundation of the house and wondered could this foundation sustain a new construction? Was it too cracked and too severely weakened? Then I saw many Workmen, and a bulldozer knocking the old house down. The Laborers were preparing to build a new house at this same location. Though the old house had stood at this location for years yet now I see a new foundation pointing the structure in a new direction with a distinct Cornerstone, The Lord Jesus Himself. I went to scripture and looked up the word house. I settled myself with the following as the message of my dream. :. For we know that if the earthy tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens. Also from the Psalms, . Unless the Lord build the house they labor in vain who build it.
The gestation of Wisdom begins with the knowledge of God. This knowledge is an accumulation of facts. When these facts are assembled into a structure, understanding occurs. This structure gives the ability to perceive and comprehend God’s plan. Once a framework of understanding is constructed, you can better see the inter-relationships of data. Understanding is like a jigsaw puzzle with some of the pieces missing, or like a matrix with only some of the points filled in. Studying this matrix, new insights will materialize in the previously obscure. These insights will emerge as shimmering truths never before known. Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established. Once you understand a subject you become a new source for its truth. This new truth, that emanates out from you to explain the unknown, is called “Wisdom.” The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. The probation for Wisdom is symbolized by the forty days that Moses spent on Mount Sinai, learning the ways of God. The sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel. And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.
The masses of Israel were afraid of God and refused to learn from him personally. So Moses was called up into the mount to be tutored in the character and purpose of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. For Moses, this was a time of total immersion in an intense course of instruction. While high on the mount, learning the mysteries of God, the things of the world below simply ceased to exist. Moses lived with God forty days without food or water, being supernaturally sustained. This time of personal instruction assembled within him a stellar comprehension of his Heavenly Father. Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation. And from this comprehension came the light of Wisdom, which produced solutions to the arcane, and a shepherd who was a blessing to the earth. And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face.
Another example of the gestation for Wisdom is seen in the spies who were sent to survey the land of Canaan. Leaving behind the security of family and friends, these twelve were launched into an adventure of wild discovery. For forty days they freely roamed the promised land, knowing that all they saw would one day be theirs. This trek through the wonders of Canaan represents the incubation of spiritual Wisdom. This is a period of time spent in joyous search for the knowledge, promises, and understanding of God, knowing that everything you find, will one day be yours. And they returned from searching of the land after forty days. … And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey. To learn the ways of God and see his promised land, you must leave behind the fearful rabble and boldly stride to explore new realms with your Heavenly Father. There you will hew the stones of knowledge and understanding, which are the substance of Wisdom. These living stones will be mortared into your spirit by your experiences in earthly life. Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
God’s Wisdom is not a trophy; it is not conferred as an award. It is an attribute of a begotten spirit. Like any living thing, Wisdom must be fashioned over time, in a womb of gestation. But wisdom’s home where can he find, or where is the dwelling of sense? Its origin man cannot know, nor find in the land where we live. (Fenton). The gestation of Wisdom is the time it takes you to finally comprehend God’s absolute sovereignty, and his plan for the begetting of Sons. Each day you must fill your mind with his instruction. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. Discipline your heart to grow in understanding. The anointing which ye have received of him abide in you, and … teaches you of all things. From this education your spirit will become a new source for the Wisdom of God. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee. When your gestation for Wisdom is complete, you will be given the responsibility to govern the Created Realm. You will then be expected to apply the Wisdom you have become. For the Father judges no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son. Those who complete their gestation for Wisdom today, will rule the world of tomorrow. The priests the sons of Levi [now Melchizedek] shall come near; for them the LORD thy God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the LORD; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried.
And He has taken This Old House from the dung hill and has set it among princes. Thou has lain among the pots of earth but now God has Sheltered you with His Glory and this is the House that is built without hands.
And I Will Build a Home for You