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Wisdom Lifts to Higher Consciousness

“ Wisdom lifts up the head of him that is of low degree, and maketh him to sit among great men. Commend not a man for his beauty; neither abhor a man for his outward appearance. The bee is little among such as fly; but her fruit is the chief of sweet things. Boast not of thy clothing and raiment, and exalt not thyself in the day of honor: for the works of the Lord are wonderful, and his works among men are hidden.

“Many kings have sat down upon the ground; and one that was never thought of hath worn the crown. Many mighty men have been greatly disgraced; and the honorable delivered into other men’s hands. “Blame not before thou hast examined the truth: understand first, and then rebuke. Answer not before thou hast heard the cause: neither interrupt men in the midst of their talk. Strive not in a matter that concerneth thee not; and sit not in judgment with sinners. My son, meddle not with many matters: for if thou meddle much, thou shalt not be innocent; and if thou follow after, thou shalt not obtain, neither shalt thou escape by fleeing.

“There is one that laboureth, and taketh pains, and maketh haste, and is so much the more behind. Again, there is another that is slow, and hath need of help, wanting ability, and full of poverty; yet the eye of the Lord looked upon him for good, and set him up from his low estate, and lifted up his head from misery; so that many that saw it marveled at him. Prosperity and adversity, life and death, poverty and riches, come of the Lord. Wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of the law, are of the Lord: love, and the way of good works, are from him.” ~Ecclesiasticus

Wisdom Lifts

Wisdom does lift us up when we are feeling down or lost. When things get complicated and we don’t know where to turn, Wisdom knows the answer. First, though, we have to awaken our spirit and soul so that the soul can link to the source of Wisdom and Truth. Until then, we have only Earthy wisdom, which isn’t the best Wisdom, and may, in fact, not be wisdom at all.

Unfortunately, many mistake lies for wisdom and truth, especially when the lies tell them exactly what they want to hear. This is an error we must grow out of, and soon. We need to realize that if the politicians, news reporters, and other authorities are telling us exactly what we want to hear, it is almost certainly a lie. A pleasant lie is not truth at all, no matter how often it is repeated.

Flying Things

The bee does seem small and insignificant when compared to the eagle, hawk, or even a hummingbird. But such is not the case. The bee may be small, but it is more important for us than all those other flying animals. Nearly all the plant food we eat requires bees to be fertilized. And even the meat animals need to eat plants that are fertilized by bees. So the bee is far more important than its size might indicate. So what Ecclesiasticus is saying is don’t judge things by their size, beauty, or outward appearance of any sort. The large blueberries grown in a greenhouse have less flavor and nutrients than the smaller ones growing wild. Continue reading “Wisdom Lifts to Higher Consciousness”

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Skill and Knowledge from Divine Wisdom

“Wisdom raineth down skill and knowledge of understanding standing, and exalteth them to honor that hold her fast. … The fear of the Lord driveth away sins: and where it is present, it turneth away wrath. A furious man cannot be justified; for the sway of his fury shall be his destruction. A patient man will tear for a time, and afterward joy shall spring up unto him. He will hide his words for a time, and the lips of many shall declare his wisdom. The parables of knowledge are in the treasures of wisdom: but godliness is an abomination to a sinner. If thou desire wisdom, keep the commandments, and the Lord shall give her unto thee. For the fear of the Lord is wisdom and instruction: and faith and meekness are his delight. Distrust not the fear of the Lord when thou art poor: and come not unto him with a double heart. Be not an hypocrite in the sight of men, and take good heed what thou speakest. Exalt not thyself, lest thou fall, and bring dishonor upon thy soul, and so God discover thy secrets, and cast thee down in the midst of the congregation, because thou camest not in truth to the fear of the Lord, but thy heart is full of deceit.” ~ Ecclesiasticus

Skill and Knowledge

Wisdom does bring us both skill and knowledge. Spiritual wisdom specifically brings us spiritual knowledge and spiritual skills. This skill and knowledge comes to us through the soul, but only if we have taken the time to awaken it. If the soul is still sleeping, the spiritual knowledge and skills will elude us.

Spiritual Knowledge

The knowledge part of that spiritual skill and knowledge is the Divine Knowledge that the Gnostics called Gnosis. Other mystical schools may have had a different name for it, but it meant the same thing. It is that knowledge that is never gained from reading books, or even from a spiritual teacher. Books and teachers can only teach you how to gain access to that knowledge, but the knowledge comes only from direct experience.

This knowledge is the truth of reality, the knowing of what is real and permanent, and the knowing of what is an illusion and temporary. It is simple enough to tell someone that matter is illusion and spirit is real and permanent, but that doesn’t mean they truly understand what that means. When that knowledge is gained by connected directly with the spiritual dimensions and the beings that dwell there, then you truly understand. When you are one with the All, you understand. Continue reading “Skill and Knowledge from Divine Wisdom”

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Great Things from Prophets, Angels, and God

“Whereas many and great things have been delivered unto us by the law and the prophets, and by others that have followed their steps, for the which things Israel ought to be commended for learning and wisdom; and whereof not only the readers must needs become skillful themselves, but also they that desire to learn be able to profit them which are without, both by speaking and writing: my grandfather Jesus, when he had much given himself to the reading of the law, and the prophets, and other books of our fathers, and had gotten therein good judgment, was drawn on also himself to write something pertaining to learning and wisdom; to the intent that those which are desirous to learn, and are addicted to these things, might profit much more in living according to the law. Wherefore let me entreat you to read it with favor and attention, and to pardon us, wherein we may seem to come short of some words, which we have labored to interpret. For the same things uttered in Hebrew, and translated into another tongue, have not the same force in them: and not only these things, but the law itself, and the prophets, and the rest of the books, have no small difference, when they are spoken in their own language. … All wisdom cometh from the Lord, and is with him for ever.  Who can number the sand of the sea, and the drops of rain, and the days of eternity?  Who can find out the height of heaven, and the breadth of the earth, and the deep, and wisdom?  Wisdom hath been created before all things, and the understanding of prudence from everlasting. The word of God most high is the fountain of wisdom.” ~Ecclesiasticus

Great Things Delivered

Many great things have been delivered to us by the law and the prophets, as well as angels and God Himself. Many ordinary men and women have done so as well when inspired from above. Unfortunately, we don’t always recognize the greatness of the things God has given to us, directly or indirectly, and turn instead to the material goods that we get from Satan and his minions instead. We are like the person who stops to pick up a few pennies at his feet not knowing that there was a bag of gold up ahead. Because he stopped to gather pennies, his chance to get the gold was lost.

We do have to function in the material world, but we do not need to get caught up in the frenzy of material consumption. We need to learn that the permanent is always more valuable than the temporary. Everything in the physical realm is temporary. Everything that is spirit is permanent. Therefore, the spiritual gifts brought to us by the prophets, angels, and others, are worth more than material wealth. Continue reading “Great Things from Prophets, Angels, and God”

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Mighty Wisdom and the Golden Age

“Wisdom reacheth from one end to another mightily: and sweetly doth she order all things. I loved her, and sought her out from my youth, I desired to make her my spouse, and I was a lover of her beauty. In that she is conversant with God, she magnifieth her nobility: yea, the Lord of all things himself loved her. For she is privy to the mysteries of the knowledge of God, and a lover of his works. If riches be a possession to be desired in this life; what is richer than wisdom, that worketh all things? … If a man desire much experience, she knoweth things of old, and conjectureth aright what is to come: she knoweth the subtleties of speeches, and can expound dark sentences: she foreseeth signs and wonders, and the events of seasons and times. … For her sake I shall have estimation among the multitude, and honour with the elders, though I be young. … I shall set the people in order, and the nations shall be subject unto me. Horrible tyrants shall be afraid, when they do but hear of me; I shall be found good among the multitude, and valiant in war. After I am come into mine house, I will repose myself with her: for her conversation hath no bitterness; and to live with her hath no sorrow, but mirth and joy. Now when I considered these things in myself, and pondered them in my heart,” ~The Wisdom of Solomon

Mighty Wisdom

Wisdom is mighty because with wisdom, we can conquer all adversaries and adversities. Wisdom does give order to all things. In other words, things that seem strange, unpredictable, or unreasonable, make perfect sense when one has wisdom. Mighty wisdom turns apparent chaos into order that cannot be seen when looking only at the material side of life. Wisdom looks at the whole picture on the levels of matter, psychic, and spiritual laws and rules. By seeing the whole picture, order becomes obvious.

Knowledge of God

Wisdom has knowledge of God, the things of God, and the power of God. That is mighty wisdom indeed. There can be no greater wisdom or knowledge than that. You might not think that knowledge of God matters, but it does nonetheless. Even when you are trapped on the material plane of existence, so close to Hell you can smell it, Godly knowledge and wisdom can benefit you. When you have that mighty wisdom, you need not fear making a decision about anything because your decision will be the right one. You need not fear the consequences of making a decision that others won’t like, because wisdom will reveal to you how that problem can be avoided or dealt with. And you need not feel trapped in your little corner of the Earth, because Mighty Wisdom reveals the entire universe to you in a way that makes it seem as if you have been everywhere, done everything because, in a way, you have. Continue reading “Mighty Wisdom and the Golden Age”