Meditations by John Dean

Monday, June 25, 2012

Treasure Hunt

(1 Corinthians 2:7 KJV) But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 

In order for us to “speak the wisdom of God”, we must first have a supernatural revelation of something from God.  This of course is the interpretation for a ‘word of knowledge’.
There is nothing more fulfilling than to actually be used by the Lord as a result of getting a ‘word of knowledge’.

Jesus ministered continually by supernatural revelation because He only did what He saw His Father doing. Jesus also commissioned each of us to do the same thing by receiving supernatural revelation from the Father as well. Perhaps this is “the hidden wisdom” that our text is talking about.

Even though I have been privileged to see many miracles throughout my fifty-two years of ministry, I am still amazed as to how it works.  I teach on the subject of the miraculous everywhere I go and I expect it to happen as I minister but it is still beyond my human understanding.

A few months ago I was to meet a pastor and his family for dinner in East Texas. This pastor has three young children, and he had been teaching them how to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. He taught them then that each time they went somewhere, they were to ask the Lord if they were supposed to meet and pray for someone special. This particular night was no different.

Before leaving home that night to come and meet me, he asked each of his three young children (all under ten years of age). “Has the Lord shown you who we are to pray for?” The little boy thought for a minute and said, “Yeah, he is a black man.”  The pastor then asked his youngest daughter if the Lord had showed her anything and she responded by saying, “The black man is wearing a red jacket.” He then turned and asked his oldest daughter if the Lord had shown her something and she said, “The black man is also wearing an orange cap.”

With all of that information the pastor and his three children drove to the restaurant to meet me. Upon arriving they gathered around my table and told me the whole story.

I must admit my faith level was not nearly as high as theirs. The likelihood of finding a black man wearing a red jacket and an orange cap had to be about ten billion to one.  However, not wanting to throw cold water on their faith I told them I would keep my eyes open for this man.

I had no more than said that when the front door of the restaurant opened and in walked a black man wearing a red jacket and an orange cap. I shockingly looked at the pastor and said, “There is your man, go get him.” The pastor headed for the door and asked the man to step outside because he wanted to talk to him.

A few minutes later the pastor came back in the restaurant and sat down at the table. I immediately asked, “Well…did you get him?” To which he replied, “Oh yeah, I got him real good.” He said I not only won him to the Lord but I had a “word of knowledge” that he had a physical problem. I prayed and he was instantly healed.

The point is…the wisdom of God is a mystery that was ordained before the foundation of the world and He has given us the right to operate in it whether we understand it or not. Perhaps our lives should be one of a continual “Treasure Hunt.”

Thank You for using us in the miraculous even though it remains a mystery to us. Thank You also that one does not have to be someone special or elite to be used like this. You give Your gifts freely to those who choose to yield. I choose to yield and be used.

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