Summary: These Men Saw Through the Problem and Saw The Cure
“SPIRITUAL WISDOM IN AN UNGODLY AGE”
1 Chr 12:32
32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.
After reading through all of these verses it is Obvious that there is a definite GEM in verse 32.
The Bible describes the men of the tribe of Issachar as having the Gift of Understanding the Times.
How prophetic these Men were. It is as though GOD gave them some Special Insight.
I want you to understand tonight that it takes no Special Insight. It Takes no Prophet to tell men what they “Want to Do.”
But it takes Courage to tell men what they
“Ought to do.”
Behind every "YOU OUGHT TO" there must be Knowledge of what God Wants.
The problem is that Today
1. We have a great deal of Men with a Commercial type
2. We have a Few with a Political type of Insight
The One Knows of the Road to Financial Success.
The Other Knows of the Road to Social Success.
But So Very, Very Few today have any Moral or Spiritual Insight.
Can I say that various men in whom we hold up tonight with high esteem are found throughout the Word of God as being men with the gift of understanding the Things of God.
Abraham, Joseph, Daniel to name but a few
What a Blessed thing to be blessed with
"Spiritual Wisdom in an UNGODLY AGE"
I. The Most Desperate Need Of Our Day Is For
Men With Prophetic Wisdom
Daniel was able to understand the Writing on the Wall
Can I say that what man needs to Know today is What God requires of Him?
1. He needs to know that there is a Judgment Day
Coming for every man.
How awful, that when God sends a wake up call in the way of Tragedy.
There is often no one there to interpret the Spiritual Writing Upon the Wall.
Oh how we need once more For Men Who can hear from Heaven
To tell of God’s Call to Repentance and Instruct in the way to God’s Righteousness.
That is No More today!!!!!!!!!
What men strive for Concerns only Wealth and Status?
Jesus spoke of this Church age When He spoke to the Church at Sardis
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
1. We Need Men Tried in the Fire to Enrich our Pulpits
2. We Need the White Raiment of a Holy Lifestyle to
invoke our every effort.
(This is caused By Holy Habits, which is related with our Clothing or Our Appearance.)
3. We have Churches filled with People
a. Who don’t even understand what God’s Word says
about our wretchedness,
b. They don’t know why they’re Miserable,
c. They are Spiritually POOR and
d. How Obvious is it that People Today have
absolutely no clue as to what God’s Word
Defines as Nakedness.
What we need are
4. Men Whose Eyes are Anointed with a Holy Ghost
5. Men who are able to discern the Spiritual
Temperature of those things that Surround
the Work of GOD.
Notice the Last Phrase in Vs 18. Don’t you know that it’s always been God’s Will
"THAT THOU MAYEST SEE."
Every Generation needs
I. Men with Prophetic Wisdom
II. Next We Know That Every Generation Has
Had Prophetic Signs
The Sadness is that in Our Generation we have a Lack of Men with The Insight to Interpret such Signs
Even in those who were the spiritual Leaders of Jesus’ day we hear...
As in Matt 12:38 the Bible says:
38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, We would see a sign from thee.
Notice What Jesus Said
39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign;
This was the Persistent Cry From Those who were too Blind to Interpret the Most Obvious Sign of Their Day.
That is, That Jesus Was and Is God’s Answer to Man’s every Need.
He’s the Answer to Every Man’s Prayer.
He’s the Reason behind Every Sign That GOD ever Gave.
We Praise Men, who can Accurately Read the Weather, But can Not Accurately Read the Bible.