Summary: Unless believers get this, no one will never experience God and He will continue to withdraw Himself, and those who rebel against Him will only bring calamity on them.
The Spirit of Stupid
Prepared by Derrick Whitt, D.Min.
Spirit of Wisdom Fellowship, Syracuse, NY
New Life Testament Fellowship, Tulsa, OK
Copyright © 2005 for Derrick Whitt and New Life Ministries. All Scriptural quotations are from the New Living Translation.
Introduction: The term was coined by my youngest daughter, Chyan,
who was fed up with Kathleen and Christianna disrupting her from
watching her favorite TV Bible kids show; she stood up on the couch,
raised her hand and declared: "In the name of Jesus, I take
authority over the spirit of stupid on these two fools…"
I must say this: There is enough material to do mad teachings just
by living in the Whitt family and household. If you went to my
family home in Angola, New York and talked to my mom, she would tell
you that Derrick Lovelle would have met Jesus early by my Dad, Paul
Whitt Jr., for the stunt I had pulled off.
The Pork Chops are a lot different: Chyan and Benjamin are not Pops’
reasons for gray hairs; they are the quiet ones. It is Kathleen and
Christianna that I like to send to boarding school.
All jokes aside, I feel the same way as Chyan when it comes to
Christians with homiletical, pneumological, philosophical and
theological thought processes which are not on the border of genus
but under the spirit of stupid….like these birth defects, the
Pharisees; and these fools had the nerve to place restrictions on
receiving a blessing or miracle from Jesus.
I. Wisdom Key: You Cannot Have What You Speak Against
a. Mark 6:1-6: Unbelief had made it possible for the people in
Nazareth not to receive; only a few were healed.
b. Jehovah will never act in that atmosphere of the spirit of
stupid, when people challenge God’s abilities.
c. Religion holds people back; Jesus’ condemnation in Matthew 23
II. People have the spirit of stupid even in the wake of the
recent tragedy on the United States…
a. Pastors should not use Romans 8:28 as a sorry answer why
America is facing so much calamity
b. That text applies to true Christ-based believers, not church
folks, religious fool and carnal Christians.
c. We are seeing two things happening
i. Christ-based people: it is the year of overflow and fullness
ii. The Godless: Adverse Judgment and Condemnation: Man sins,
and it is catching up on America
iii. It is going to get worse between now and Armageddon, the
final war and execution of the wicked by Jesus Christ
1. He is no longer the Lamb of God, but the Lion
2. Great Tribulation: seven years of hell is moving forward and
it is very much unavoidable
III. More Wisdom Keys
a. When You Ignore God, You Schedule A Tragedy.
i. Proverbs 1:20-33
ii. Matthew 7:24-27
1. Conclusion: Each tragedy can be traced by ignored
b. You Can Complain About What You Permit
i. Over 360 places in the Bible we see the word "if": means
that you make a choice, whether you accept God’s counsel or reject it.
ii. Proverbs 19:3
c. How You Respond To God Is God’s Response To You
Conclusion: Don’t let this time close with your hand close. Delayed
obedience to Jehovah’s counsel is disobedience.