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September 22, 2010

We Need Both Wisdom and Revelation


About ten years ago, the Lord gave a dream to one of my spiritual sons. In the dream, he was in a large, long convention center. There were booths and merchants set up in the large, open space. There were people scattered here and there looking at the displays. He could see me sitting at the far end doing a book signing. He couldn’t see a lot of detail of me doing that, because he was 200 or 300 yards away at the other end of the area. What he could see was the word “WAR” over me.


He walked the length of the hall in order to come and greet me. As he got closer, he could see that there were smaller words under each letter of “WAR”. Under the W was “Wisdom”. Under the A was “and”. Under the R was “Revelation”. The sign actually said, “War with Wisdom and Revelation.”

He then got a good look at me. Half of me was old with gray hair. That half of me was toward the word “Wisdom” on the sign above. The other half of me was young, and that side was under the word “Revelation”. The “Revelation” side of me had a pen, and I was writing.


About the same time as this man had this dream, one of my daughters also had a dream about me that included wisdom and revelation. That launched me into a study in the Bible on that subject. Ephesians 1 tells us that the Apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesians that they would have a spirit of wisdom and revelation. In the Old Testament, there is a Hebrew word that embodies both concepts. Wisdom would be that which we have learned that has become more than knowledge. It is understanding that has become our ability to apply that knowledge properly to situations. Revelation, on the other hand, is that which is given to you spontaneously by the Holy Spirit. Revelation is the “now” Word of the Lord.


Putting all of this together, God showed me that we can win a spiritual war if we walk in both. It is not enough to have revelation alone. Revelation without wisdom can create a big mess. You can have dreams and see visions. If you don’t know what to do with them, you can create confusion. On the other hand, you can be very, very wise, but miss what God is doing. Many people don’t realize that. Being wise in the scriptures and the ways of the Lord does not guarantee success. This is because you may not know how to apply that wisdom unless you have revelation also.


Through the blood of his Son, we are set free from our sins. God forgives our failures because of his overflowing kindness. He poured out his kindness by giving us every kind of wisdom and insight when he revealed the mystery of his plan to us. He had decided to do this through Christ." (Ephesians 1:7-9; GWT)


Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord for the promises He has given to America.

  • Declare that He is coming and healing our land in every regard.

  • Declare, “Satan and his demonic hordes will fail! God will prove Himself strong over America. He will heal the wounds of our past. Our unity will facilitate a great harvest of souls!”

  • Intercede for the Body of Christ to walk in the dual power of the spirit of wisdom and revelation.

  • Ask the Lord to send angels to help us in our warfare to finish the battle for America well!

A prayer you can pray:


Father, we thank You for raising up this nation as a beacon, a light, a city on a hill. Thank You for the revelation of the truth that the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin and unrighteousness. Thank You that You are coming to heal this nation. Heal our culture. Heal gender confusion. Heal relationships between generations. And, Lord, heal the conflict between races. Pour out the balm of Gilead where there has been gross injustice. You are coming to heal this land.


The work of Satan is to further divide us. He is the one that steals, kills, and destroys. He is called, “The accuser.” We say, “Those spirits will fail! God, You will prove Yourself strong over America. You will heal the wounds of our past. You will bring us together to become the greatest harvesting machine the earth has ever seen.”


Activate those that You have raised up and filled with wisdom and revelation. Activate those that have knowledge and understanding. Activate those that know how to interpret dreams and visions, and know why they were given and what to do with them. They will know what to declare and decree. They will know what faith actions to take, and they will know the proper timing and order. We call for the finishing angels to join them. Lord, send the angels to act on Your assignments. Let them finish the prophetic promises. Send them to carry out the prophetic Words. Direct them to complete the purposes the prophetic dreams and visions were given for. Let Your Glory fall on America in Jesus’ Name. Amen.


Today’s decree:


Those with the spirit of wisdom and revelation will turn America to God!