BEGINNINGS – Spirits Understanding, Wisdom (Lesson 10)

By Kathy L McFarland

Spirit of Understanding

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship. And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee; The tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle, And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense, And the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot, And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office, And the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do. (Exodus 31:1-11 AV)

458. The LORD God filled Bezaleel with the Spirit of Understanding in order to build the Tabernacle of the Congregation, the Ark of the Testimony, the Mercy Seat and the furniture.

To understand this significance, you must first know a little bit of history. One of our future books in the “Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians” series will go into great detail and reveal the typology concerning this. Until then, a brief overview will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the Tabernacle and Temple.

The Tabernacle of the Congregation was the first of three Holy sanctuaries where the LORD God could fill with His Presence. The Tabernacle was built to contain the Ark of the Covenant. This Ark could be filled with the actual presence of the LORD God, and was holy. A place was established where divine service and sacrifice for sins could be accomplished by the LORD God’s people. This Tabernacle looked like a very large canvas tent, and it consisted of two holy rooms inside; the outer room was where the head priest only could enter after a detailed ritual cleansing; the inner room was the holiest of the holies, and contained the Ark of the Covenant, where the LORD God could go. There were basins, altars and wooden restraints in the courtyard and the entire complex was surrounded by a fabric fence.

Once a year, all of the LORD God’s people would gather together at the Tabernacle. That is why it is called the Tabernacle of the Congregation. Each family would have a tent, and all of the families of each tribe of Israel would set up their tents in designated areas, with the Tabernacle of the Congregation in the middle of their camps.

They came to the Tabernacle of the Congregation to be forgiven of their sins by the LORD God, so they might be allowed to live with and be considered one of His People for the coming year. The procedures to do this were laid out precisely to all of His people, and enforced by priests who played an integral part in the process of sacrificing blood for the redemption of the LORD God’s people.

The Jews gathered around the tabernacle and set up their individual tents for their families to partake in the ceremony and receive the forgiveness of the LORD God for past sins.

This is the way it worked:

The head of each tent (Husband, Father, Brother) would gather their individual families together, and speak about the LORD God’s laws to them. They would go over the details in depth of their life during the past year. Each family member would confess to the head man their sins against the LORD God’s law. The head man would have brought a lamb, pure and young, with him for this journey, and at the appropriate time, he would lead the lamb to the opening of the fence to enter the Tabernacle complex.

The man would be greeted by a priest outside of the Tabernacle, and directed to a sacrifice altar where his lamb would be placed. The man would be required to struggle with the lamb as he secured the lamb to planks in preparation for it’s execution. The priests stood as a witness that each of the LORD God’s edicts concerning this process were carried out completely. They did not participate in the struggles between the lamb and the man.

When the lamb was secured, the man remembered each of the sins that were given to him by his family. He carefully recounted each as he laid his hand upon the lamb, and transferred all of the violations of God’s law his family had done in that past year. When all of the sins were transferred to the lamb, the priest handed the man a knife, and the man took the knife and slit the throat of the once innocent, but now, convicted lamb who bore his and his families sins.

Once the sacrifice was completed, the priest would take the lamb and prepare it according to the LORD God’s law. The meat of the lamb would be burnt upon the altar, so that the smoke of the lamb could be seen by the LORD God and all men that a sacrifice had taken place. If the LORD God accepted the sacrifice, his presence would fill the Ark that set inside the Holiest of Holy parts of the Tabernacle. This presence would emit a brilliant light that would come from the heavens and lead to the Ark. When the families and tribes saw this light, they would know with faith and confidence that their sins were forgiven for another year and they could remain as one of the LORD God’s people another year. Joy came to them and an air of celebration began amongst the families and tribes.

But, NOT all celebrated. A deep and agonizing woe came to those who had their sacrifice rejected! If they had not placed all of their sins on that lamb, if they had not done the sacrifice in accordance with the LORD God’s Will, or if He chose not to forgive them of a sin, His presence would leave the Ark. The resulting darkness revealed the remaining sin that clung to the man and his family. Immediately, the man would be expelled from the tabernacle courtyard. His tribe would evict him and his family from their presence as quickly, as they would not want to risk causing the wrath of the LORD God to come upon them.

Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah was to prepare, organize and build the Tabernacle of the Congregation, the Ark of the Testimony, the Mercy Seat and the furniture was chosen by the LORD God to complete this work. The LORD God filled him with the Spirits of Knowledge, Understanding and Wisdom to complete this job to perfection. It was critical that all areas of the Tabernacle be in accordance with the LORD God’s Will.

If the work was not done according to the specifications of the LORD God, then many tragic events could have taken place These events included the inability of the LORD God to forgive the Jews of their sins to men dying because the presence of the LORD God was close to them without the protection of Ark of the Covenant in the inner room, in the outer room in the Tabernacle, in the courtyard; all separated to protect them from His Glorious Presence.

459. The Spirit of Understanding gave Bezaleel a keen awareness of the importance of each of the specifications given to him for the construction of the Tabernacle. As a result of his deep understanding of his work through the LORD God’s Spirit, the Tabernacle was constructed according to the LORD God’s direction.

And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship; And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning work. And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work. (Exodus 35:30-35 AV)

460. Those filled with the Spirits of Understanding, Wisdom, and Knowledge may also teach others what is revealed to them through these Spirits. When this is the case, the LORD God is the one who places the teaching desire inside their heart.

461. Not all who do the LORD God’s Works have the Spirit of Understanding directly; but all Christians who do works that prepare for the presence of the LORD God are being led by a person of the LORD God that has the Spirit of Understanding.

Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded. And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it: And they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it withal. And they brought yet unto him free offerings every morning. And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they made; And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make. And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing. For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much. (Exodus 36:1-7 AV)

462. The Spirit of Understanding is given to individual people for specific purposes. Not one man carries the whole project, but many men are given understanding to use with their special talents to accomplish the LORD God’s Works.

463. Many people of the LORD God, who do not have the Spirit of Understanding, will nevertheless witness the Works being done, and want to freely offer their contributions to the project. They become so impassioned for giving to complete a great work for the LORD God, that it can become too much and sometimes must be restrained.

Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:1-14 AV)

464. The Spirit of Understanding prepares the way for the presence of the LORD God. The Spirit of Understanding allowed Bezellial to prepare the Tabernacle for the actual glorious presence of the LORD God.

465. The first Tabernacle was a shadow of the most perfect Tabernacle to come, which was Jesus Christ in the flesh. Jesus Christ was a tabernacle not made with hands, and a tabernacle that had no need for the sacrifice of animals. By his own blood, He was given entrance into the holy place in the midst of the presence of the LORD God, to obtain eternal redemption for Christians.

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. (Isaiah 11:1-6 AV)

466. Jesus Christ was given the Spirit of Understanding, which prepared the way and gave him the ability to receive the presence of the LORD God. It was through this Spirit that he was given the keen awareness and ability to prepare his tabernacle perfectly.

What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. (1 Corinthians 14:15 AV)

467. When a Christian has the Spirit of Understanding, he is able to both pray and sing with Him. As a result, both the prayers and songs of a Christian are able to be in the presence of the LORD God.

And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. (Job 28:28 AV)

468. When a Christian departs from evil, he is able to do so as a result of receiving the Spirit of Understanding. Once again, the Spirit of Understanding prepares a place to receive the LORD God. Part of this preparation requires the absence of evil. The Spirit of Understanding gives the Christian the ability to discern and remove any evil in his body and within his surroundings to prepare for the receiving of the LORD God.

Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. (Psalms 119:34 AV)

469. When a Christian receives the Spirit of Understanding, he is able to keep the law and commandments of the LORD God.

Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. (Psalms 119:73 AV)

470. When a Christian receives the Spirit of Understanding, he is able to learn the LORD God’s commandments.

Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. (Psalms 119:104 AV)

471. Through the keeping of the LORD God’s law, a Christian can receive the Spirit of Understanding.

472. When a Christian receives the Spirit of Understanding, he hates evil and every false way.

The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. (Prov 3:19 AV)

473. The Spirit of Understanding established the heavens. Notice how the Spirit of Wisdom founded the earth, while the Spirit of Understanding established the heavens? Remember…the Spirit of Understanding’s primary duty is to prepare a place for the presence of the LORD God. Because the LORD God dwells in the heavens, it was the Spirit of Understanding’s duty to prepare and establish it accordingly.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. (Prov 9:10 AV)

474. Just as a Christian must fear the LORD God to receive the Spirit of Wisdom, the Christian must also possess knowledge of the holy to receive the Spirit of Understanding.

The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness. (Prov 15:14 AV)

475. A Christian that has received the Spirit of Understanding seeks knowledge.

Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: (Prov 24:3 AV)

476. The Spirit of Wisdom and the Spirit of Understanding work together. Though their works are similar, each plays a distinct role in the accomplishment of the LORD God’s Will. When the Spirit of Wisdom builds a Christian’s house (his ordered, knowledgeable, unwavering and undeniable beliefs built on the foundation of Christ), then the Spirit of Understanding establishes these truths so the presence of the LORD God can come to the Christian’s house.

And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, (Luke 24:44-45 AV)

477. When a Christian receives the Spirit of Understanding, they receive the ability to understand the Scriptures in the LORD God’s Word.

Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. (1 Cor 14:19 AV)

478. When a Christian speaks words given to him by the Spirit of Understanding, he is able to teach others.

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, (Ephesians 1:18-20 AV)

479. When a Christian’s receives the Spirit of Understanding, his eyes become enlightened.

480. When a Christian receives enlightenment through the Spirit of Understanding, he is able to know:

(1) The hope of his calling from the LORD God (confidence that the LORD God has called the Christian closer to Him)

(2) The riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints (The abundant and valuable inheritance bestowed on a Christian)

(3) The exceeding greatness of His power to Christians who believe (The tremendous power of the LORD God that is given to Christians who believe)

(4) The unfaltering knowledge that Christ was raised from the dead and set at the right hand in the heavenly places. (Faith unwavering in the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ)

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. (Ephesians 4:17-19 AV)

481. When a person is a Gentile, he is a “heathen person of the world”. He does not receive the Spirit of Understanding. Because he is alienated so far from the life of God, his understanding is completely darkened. This condition is often referred to in the LORD God’s Word as being “blind”.

The nature of a blind person as reflected in Scripture:

Blind (Man) – A blind man is inflated with self-conceit, high minded and proud. His eyes are enveloped with smoke causing them to be opaque and impenetrable to light. He is unable to perceive and has no intuitive recognition. He has an exaggerated estimate of his own ability and importance. He displays an offensive assumption of superior importance and rights. He is overbearingly assuming and insolently proud. His spiritual awareness is obscured and hazy. Spiritual matters are vague, ambiguous, and unknown to him. He is in the worldly dark and has no concept of the spiritual light.

Thus, the above description of a blind man is the same description of a person without the Spirit of Understanding.

The Spirit of Understanding gives a Christian the ability to understand the LORD God’s Scriptures, Will, Laws, Works and Wonders, as well as the ability to prepare a place inside ourselves that the LORD God can fill with His presence. Without the Spirit of Understanding, a Christian could not do the LORD God’s Will nor receive His glorious presence.

The Spirit of Understanding, however, is not given directly by the LORD God to the Christian. He is given in entirety to our Lord Jesus Christ, who sends the Spirit of Understanding to the Christians to bring them closer to Him and the LORD God. This shared relationship between Christians and Jesus Christ with the Spirit of Understanding, ensures that the LORD God’s Will is accomplished, and guarantees a sanctified place to receive the actual presence of the LORD God.

Spirit of Wisdom

And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty. And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. (Exodus 28:2-3 AV)

482. The Spirit of Wisdom is given to prepare garments for consecration.

Garments are clothing that is the outer covering of a body. It was revealed previously that the body is the container of the soul. Therefore, it is easily understood that the typological meaning of garments (or for that matter, all types of clothing) are the “outward appearance of a man” whose soul is covered by both body and cloth.

The LORD God wanted the garment to be consecrated, which means “to be made holy.” He also specified that “glory” and “beauty” be present in the garments, thus:

The Spirit of Wisdom allows a person of the LORD God to be made holy, and filled with glory and beauty in his outward appearance.

483. When a person of the LORD God is made holy and filled with glory and beauty in his outward appearance, he is able to minister to the LORD God from the priest’s office.

It is important to note that a person of the LORD God is NOT made holy to minister to the world! He is made holy to minister to the LORD God. A person that has been blessed by the Spirit of Wisdom through the preparation of His outward appearance to one of holiness, beauty and glory, he is then able to assume the office of Priest. To be a Priest means he is able to be a mediator in religious service to the LORD God.

A mediator to the LORD God is a holy man that is able to share with the LORD God concerns of man, while having the ability to also deliver the LORD God’s Will to the people. Aaron was made a priest and set in the priest’s office by the LORD God for this very purpose.

Now, to our Catholic friends and our Protestant brothers and sisters, an important distinction must be made.

Any man of the LORD God who has been made holy, and filled with glory and beauty, through the touch of the Spirit of Wisdom, and placed in the office of priest to mediate between man and the LORD God should be honored accordingly. However, care must be taken to ensure that the priest is truly consecrated, and not merely wearing the garments to cover his sins.

Furthermore, a Christian must also know that the office of priest is not confined to the Catholic Church, but a true priest will be connected with the “office” of priesthood, and associated with believers who are able to monitor, defend, and uphold his position. The LORD God through His Spirit of Wisdom, will make a man holy and a mediator to whom He Will. The LORD God is not restricted by religious practice or superior race. He chooses the Mediators to further His Will and according to their ability to maintain their consecration in the midst of worldly sin.

Catholics – It is vital that you expose the men who hide behind the garments of priesthood. Holiness, glory and beauty cannot be faked, and imposters must be exposed, convicted and removed from your congregation.

Protestants – It is vital that you expose the pretenders among your ranks who suggest they speak for and to the LORD God on your behalf. Holiness, glory and beauty cannot be faked, and imposters must be exposed, convicted and removed from your congregation.

Catholics and Protestants – When you are blessed by the LORD God with the presence of a man of God who has been made Holy, and covered with glory and beauty, and you are confident he is a true Priest for the LORD God:

UPHOLD HIM…..PRAY FOR HIM….CHERISH HIM…..and PROTECT HIM! What a wonderful and rare opportunity Christians have to receive wise guidance from a man made Holy by the LORD God!

IMPORTANT It is NOT necessary for a Christian to go through the Priest to speak to or know the LORD God’s Will. A Christian has the blessings of the True Mediator, Jesus Christ, to speak on their behalf, and reveal the Will of the LORD God. The Priest’s Office is representative of this mediation, and is vital for the administering of religious ceremonies on behalf of the ministry to the LORD God, BUT A PRIEST IS NOT JESUS CHRIST!

All Christians are able to freely come to the LORD God through Jesus Christ, and the LORD God reveals His Will, Word and Mysteries through Jesus Christ to the Christian! Jesus Christ is a True and Holy Priest of the LORD God, and mediates between Him and His People.

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. (Isaiah 11:1-5 AV)

484. Jesus Christ was given the Spirit of Wisdom from the LORD God. This allowed him to obtain holiness, glory and beauty, and become the True Mediator between the LORD God and man!

Once Jesus Christ became the True Mediator and Priest of the LORD God, the Office of Priest became changed. The holy Christian priest would not receive the Spirit of Wisdom directly from the LORD God, but through the Spirit of Wisdom that dwelled in Jesus Christ.

Therefore, if a Christian man of the LORD God receives the Spirit of Wisdom today, and is made holy, glorified and beautiful for the ministering to the LORD God, then that priest receives the Spirit of Wisdom from Jesus Christ. It is the same Spirit that was given previously to Aaron, but the function of the office of Priest is changed.

The true Christian Priest today receives the ability from Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to wisely mediate the issues, conflicts, and offerings in the congregation of believers. Through this ministry, a priest is attached to the Priestly Office of Jesus Christ, and serving him, while at the same time ministering to the LORD God through the Mediation of Jesus Christ.

And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses. (Deuteronomy 34:9 AV)

485. The Spirit of Wisdom, as is with all Spirits of the LORD God, can be transferred to others through the “laying on of hands”. The possessor of a Spirit of the LORD God will lay his hands upon the recipient designated by the LORD God to receive, and a portion of that Spirit will transfer.

486. When the Spirit of Wisdom is received by a person of the LORD God, the young in faith are able to recognize His presence, and intelligently discern the messages and give attention to his words.

For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit. (Ecclesiastes 2:26 AV)

487. The Spirit of Wisdom is given to those who are “good” in the sight of the LORD God.

488. When a person is good and given the Spirit of Wisdom, he also receives the Spirit of Knowledge.

489. A person that has been given the Spirit of Wisdom and the Spirit of Knowledge receives joy.

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. (Luke 2:40 AV)

490. Jesus Christ was filled with the Spirit of Wisdom as a small child. This allowed him to grow and become strong in his Spirit, and receive the grace of the LORD God.

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. (Luke 2:52AV)

491. The Spirit of Wisdom increased in Jesus as he grew. As a result, he had a great maturity and was given favor and accepted by the LORD God and men.

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. (1 Corinthians 12:1-11 AV)

492. There are three ways a Christian can receive the Spirits of the LORD God…

(1) Those given as gifts through the Holy Spirit

(2) Those administered through our Lord Jesus Christ

(3) Those works present through the LORD God

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: (Ephesians 1:17 AV)

493. The Spirit of Wisdom can be received by all Christians for the purpose of obtaining revelation and knowledge of the LORD God and Jesus Christ.

Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding. (Job 39:17 AV)

494. If the LORD God deprives a person of the Spirit of Wisdom, He will not give that person the Spirit of Understanding.

My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. (Psalms 49:3 AV)

495. The mouth speaks the things of the Spirit of Wisdom. The heart contemplates the things of the Spirit of Understanding.

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. (Psalms 51:6 AV)

496. The Spirit of Wisdom also is given to Christians so they can wisely know the True Things of the LORD God and Jesus Christ.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. (Psalms 111:10 AV)

497. A Christian must have a fear of the LORD before he can receive the Spirit of Wisdom.

The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. (Proverbs 3:19 AV)

498. The LORD God founded the earth through the Spirit of Wisdom, which allowed the natural order of His Creation to progress. The Spirit of Understanding established the heavens as the dwelling place of the LORD God.

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! (Romans 11:33 AV)

499. The Spirit of Wisdom and the Spirit of Knowledge or deeply rich and unsearchable in their greatness. They are so great in their abilities, that their ways can never be known completely by man.

Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:6-16 AV)

500. The Spirit of Wisdom speaks the wisdom of the LORD God in a mystery. This wisdom is hidden from the world, and revealed only to those of the LORD God according to His Will.

501. The Spirit of Wisdom and His Mysteries were ordained before Jesus Christ came to this world.

502. The world did not have the wisdom to recognize Jesus Christ, or they would not have crucified him.

503. The Spirit of Wisdom and His Mysteries concerning Jesus Christ were deeper than eye, ear or heart had ever considered.

504. The Spirit of Wisdom freely gives Christians the wisdom necessary to understand the LORD God’s Word and Mysteries. He teaches the wise things through the Holy Ghost. He does not use wise men of the world to teach the mysteries of the LORD God.

505. The Spirit of Wisdom teaches a Christian by comparing spiritual things with spiritual. This means that a basic learned concept is expounded on further as the student is able to fully comprehend the lesson.

The structure of Becker Bible Studies attempts to structure our Workbooks in the same manner, scripture upon scripture, lesson upon lesson, idea upon idea and all built on the Foundation of Jesus Christ.

506. The Spirit of Wisdom allows a Christian to be spiritually discerned. “Spiritually discerned” means to have the ability to scrutinize, question, search, examine, and judge the deep things of the LORD God. A worldly man cannot know the mysteries because he is incapable of searching Scriptures and examining them in the way that reveals the deep things of the LORD God.

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; (Colossians 1:9-11)

507. When a Christian is filled with the Spirit of Wisdom and the Spirit of Understanding, he is able to know the Will of the LORD God.

508. When a Christian knows the Will of the LORD God, he is able to please him and be fruitful in every good work.

509. When a Christian pleases the LORD God and is fruitful in every good work, his knowledge in the LORD God increases.

510. When a Christian’s knowledge of the LORD God increases, he is strengthened with the power of Jesus Christ, and is able to be patient and longsuffering with joy in his heart.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. (Colossians 3:16 AV)

511. The Spirit of Wisdom enables the Word of Jesus Christ to richly dwell inside a Christian. This Wisdom allows a Christian to teach, admonish, and give back to Jesus Christ.

512. The Spirit of Wisdom teaches and admonishes through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. When spiritual music is made, it allows a person’s spirit to reach the Lord Jesus Christ through the grace placed in their hearts.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5 AV)

513. If a Christian is lacking in wisdom, he should ask the LORD God to give him the Spirit of Wisdom. The LORD God gives of this Spirit liberally to Christians, and does not reproach and taunt him for not understanding. The LORD God will give a Christian the Spirit of Wisdom if he asks for it.

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. (James 3:13-18 AV)

514. A Christian that has received the Spirit of Wisdom has knowledge which is revealed in his conversation with meekness.

515. If a person has bitter envying, and strife in his heart, without glory and speaking things against the truth, then his wisdom descends from the sensual, evil world. This type of wisdom will result in confusion and the accomplishment of every evil work.

516. The wisdom that comes from the Spirit of Wisdom is peaceable, gentle, easily persuadable and understood, full of mercy, full of good completed good works, without partiality and without hypocrisy. The Spirit of Wisdom causes a Christian to sow the fruit of righteousness in peace to those that make peace.

The Spirit of Understanding allows a Christian to prepare a place to receive the LORD God. The Spirit of Wisdom gives the Christian the ability to hear the LORD God and discern His Will.

The two Spirits work hand in hand together, and where The Spirit of Understanding is, so is the Spirit of Wisdom. These two Spirits equip a Christian with the ability to receive the Mysteries of the LORD God. These two Spirits are within you today, if you are receiving knowledge from this study.

You would not be able to understand the deep things of the LORD God revealed in this study if you did not have these two Spirits. Praise the LORD God for blessing you with these Spirits, and pray for more of the Spirits of Understanding and Wisdom to be infused into your soul so you might get even more understanding of the deep things of the LORD God.

Lesson 10 – Spirits Understanding, Wisdom Worksheet

771. Why did the LORD God fill Bezaleel with the Spirit of Understanding? Ex 31:1-11 (458)

(May be more than one answer)

A. To build the Tabernacle of the Congregation, Ark of the Testimony, Mercy Seat and furniture

B. To prepare a place for the LORD God’s presence

C. To make him King of Israel

D. To make him the head priest among all priests of the LORD God

772. Why was the Tabernacle of the Congregation built? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

(May be more than one answer)

A. To contain the Ark of the Covenant

B. To provide a place for the Israelites to attend church services

C. To establish the Kingdom of Israel

D. To prepare a place for Bar Mitzvah ceremonies.

773. What could be inside the Ark of the Covenant? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

A. Noah’s decrees

B. The promise of the rainbow

C. The presence of the LORD God

D. The agreement between Palestine and Israel for the occupation of the land

774. What occurred at the Tabernacle of the Congregation? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

A. The actual presence of the LORD God could come unto the children of Israel

B. Sacrifices could be done for sin

C. Divine service could be held to glorify the LORD God

D. All of the above

775. What did the Tabernacle of the Congregation look like? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

A. A two room giant tent, open to the people camped around

B. A two room giant tent, separated from the people by a fabric fence

C. A two room, glorious building, with gold and silver inlayed gates

D. A two room church, with the cross at the front of the altar

776. What was the inner room of the Tabernacle of the Congregation used for? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

A. Confessors of sin consulted their priests

B. Sacrifice of animals for the forgiveness of sin

C. A place for the Ark of the Covenant to accept the presence of the LORD God

D. All of the above

777. Why did the LORD God’s people gather together once a year around the Tabernacle of the Congregation? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

A. To offer sacrifice of an innocent life for their sins

B. To be forgiven of their sins over the past year

C. To receive permission to retain their position as a Chosen person of the LORD God

D. To be allowed to remain with the Tribes of Israel for another year

E. A & B

F. C &D

G. All of the above

778. Who was allowed to offer sacrifice for the sins? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

A. Each sinner

B. Each adult sinner

C. Each male sinner

D. The male head of each family

779. What sins were deemed appropriate for repentance through sacrifice of life? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

A. Only the grave sins

B. Grave and venial sin

C. All sin that violated the LORD God’s law

D. Sin that had not been conquered to that point

780. What type of animal was best chosen for the sacrificed life? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

A. Lamb

B. Goat

C. Bird

D. Heifer

781. What characteristics did the sacrificed life possess? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

A. Pure

B. Young

C. Without Blemish

D. Loved

E. All of the above

782. Who would be responsible for securing the animal to the sacrifice altar? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

A. The Holy Priest

B. The lesser Priest

C. The sinner

D. All of the above

783. What exactly was the priest’s role in the courtyard of the Tabernacle? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

A. Offering forgiveness of sin for appropriate repentance

B. Counseling and admonishing sinners to change their ways

C. Performing absolution upon repenting sinners

D. Standing as witness and insuring that each of the LORD God’s edicts concerning sacrifice was carried out completely.

784. What one important act was done before the animal was sacrificed? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

A. A prayer

B. A token and tithe given to the priest’s to support their Works for the LORD God

C. A recounting and transferring of each sin to the animal

D. All of the above

785. What was the characteristic of the sacrificed animal? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

A. Innocent

B. Sinful

C. Pure

D. Righteous

786. Why was the meat of the sacrificed animal burned upon the altar? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

(May be more than one answer)

A. So the LORD God could see that a sacrifice had taken place

B. So men of the Tribes could see that a sacrifice had taken place

C. So the priests could eat

D. So all of the members of the tribes could eat

E. So the sweet aromas of the cooking animal could lure the LORD God to them

787. What would result if the LORD God accepted the sacrifice for the redemption of sin? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

A. The sinner would feel an immediate uplifting and joy

B. The angels in heaven would be heard singing

C. The Presence of the LORD God would fill the ark with a brilliant light

D. All of the above

788. What would result if the LORD God refused to accept the sacrifice for the redemption of sin? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

A. The LORD God’s Presence would leave the Ark

B. Darkness in the Tabernacle would reveal the remaining sin

C. The family would be immediately expelled from the Tabernacle Courtyard

D. The family would be immediately expelled form the congregation of the Tribes

E. All of the above

789. (Essay) Why was it critical that Bezaleel accomplish the Works completely and specifically as given to him by the LORD God? Ex 31:1-11 (notes)

790. How did the Spirit of Understanding help Bezaleel? Ex 31:1-11 (459)

A. He gave him the helpers necessary to finish the job

B. He gave him a keen awareness of the importance of each of the specifications

C. He gave him the finances that were critical to carry the project on

D. All of the above

791. Who may receive the understanding, wisdom and knowledge received from the Spirits of the LORD God? Ex 35:30-35 (460)

A. The recipients only

B. The recipients and those they teach

C. All believers

D. Only the most holy

792. When the LORD God wants the understanding, wisdom and knowledge of His Spirits shared with others, how does he let the recipient know? Ex 35:30-35 (460)

A. Through his dreams

B. By stirring his intuitions

C. By directly communicating to him

D. By stirring him to teach

793. What do all people who do the LORD God’s Works have? Ex 35:30-35 (461)

A. The Spirit of Understanding

B. The knowledge of the specific purpose of the Works

C. The leading of the Spirit of Understanding

D. All of the above

794. How does the Spirit of Understanding arrange Works for the LORD God? Ex 36:1-7(462)

(May be more than one answer)

A. Given to individual people for specific purposes

B. The entire project is given to one man, who assigns responsibilities to others

C. Many men are given understanding and special talents to accomplish the Works

D. The Church leadership arranges for the Works to be accomplished

795. What can result when people of the LORD God do not have the Spirit of Understanding, but witness the Works of the LORD God being accomplished? Ex 36:1-7(463)

A. Jealousy

B. The establishment of new Works

C. The establishment of a new Church

D. Freely offer their contributions to the project

796. What is the first and most important specific duty of the Spirit of Understanding? Heb 9:1-14 (464)

A. Making Christians understand the Ways of the LORD God

B. Preparing a way for the presence of the LORD God

C. Causing men of God to change their ways

D. Creating ways in which the LORD God can accomplish His Works

797. What was the first Tabernacle a shadow of? Ex 36:1-7(465)

(May be more than one answer)

A. The perfect Tabernacle to come

B. The Mormon Religion

C. Jesus Christ in the flesh

D. The Catholic Church

E. The Jewish Faith

F. A tabernacle not made with hands

G. A tabernacle that replaced sacrifice of animals with the one time sacrifice of the Son of the LORD God.

798. (Essay) How does Jesus Christ perform the duties as a most perfect Tabernacle of the Congregation? Ex 36:1-7(465)

799. Why did the LORD God give Jesus Christ the Spirit of Understanding? Is 11:1-6 (466)

A. Prepare the way for the Presence of the LORD God

B. Gave him the ability to receive the Presence of the LORD God

C. Gave him the keen awareness to prepare his Tabernacle perfectly

D. All of the above

800. What is a Christian able to do in worship when he has the Spirit of Understanding? 1Cor 14:15 (467)

A. Pray with the Spirit of Understanding

B. Sing with the Spirit of Understanding

C. Brings his prayers and songs into the Presence of the LORD God

D. Prophesy with the Spirit of Understanding

E. Both A, B, and C

F. All of the above

801. How does the Spirit of Understanding help a Christian when evil is present in his life? Job 28:28 (468)

A. Helps him depart from evil

B. Helps him defeat evil

C. Helps him destroy evil

D. Helps him to minister to evil

802. (Essay) What is the specific way that the Spirit of Understanding helps a believer when evil is present in his life? Job 28:28 (468)

803. What benefit of the LORD God’s law does a Christian receive with the Spirit of Understanding? Ps 119:34, Ps 119:73(469, 470)

(May be more than one answer)

A. The ability to keep the Law of the LORD God

B. The ability to learn the Law of the LORD God

C. The ability to ignore the Law of the LORD God

D. The ability to be unaccountable to the Law of the LORD God

804. How does a Christian receive the Spirit of Understanding? Ps 119:104 (471)

A. Through the study of the Word of God

B. Through the keeping of the LORD God’s law

C. Through the reward of good Works

D. All of the above

805. What does a Christian hate when he receives the Spirit of Understanding? Ps 119:104 (472)

(May be more than one answer)

A. Muslims

B. Every false way

C. Organized religion

D. United Nations

806. What did the Spirit of Understanding establish? Prov 3:19 (473)

A. Heavens

B. Earth

C. Religion

D. Both A & B

807. What did the Spirit of Wisdom establish? Prov 3:19 (473)

A. Heavens

B. Earth

C. Religion

D. Both A & B

808. (Bonus) What determined which thing would be specifically established by the Spirit of Understanding? Prov 3:19 (473)

809. What must a Christian have to receive the Spirit of Wisdom? Prov 9:10 (474)

A. Fear of the LORD God

B. Knowledge of the Holy

C. Faith of a mustard seed

D. Full armor of the LORD God

810. What must a Christian have to receive the Spirit of Understanding? Prov 9:10 (474)

A. Fear of the LORD God

B. Knowledge of the Holy

C. Faith of a mustard seed

D. Full armor of the LORD God

811. What does a Christian seek when he has received the Spirit of Understanding? Prov 15:14 (475)

A. Works

B. Knowledge

C. Recognition

D. Faith

812. (Essay) What is the relationship between the Spirit of Wisdom and the Spirit of Understanding? Prov 24:3 (476)

813. What ability does a Christian receive with the Spirit of Understanding? Luke 24:44 (477)

A. Ability to prophesy

B. Ability to make doctrine

C. Ability to worship effectively

D. Ability to understand Scripture

814. What is a Christian able to do when he speaks words given to him by the Spirit of Understanding? 1Cor 14:19 (478)

A. Control people

B. Organize committees

C. Teach others

D. Prepare worship services

815. What happens to the eyes of a Christian when the Spirit of Understanding is received? Eph 1:18-20 (479)

A. They become enlightened

B. They become wise

C. They become closed

D. They become compassionate

816. What does the Spirit of Understanding give a Christian through enlightenment? Eph 1:18-20 (480)

(May be more than one answer)

A. The ability to prophesy

B. The knowledge to establish doctrine

C. The choice of Works

D. The increase of wealth

E. The hope of his calling from the LORD God

F. The riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints

G. The greatness of His power to Christians who believe

H. The unfaltering knowledge that Christ was raised from the dead and set at the right hand in heaven

817. What is a “Gentile”? Eph 4:17-19 (481)

A. A heathen person of the world

B. A calm and peace loving person

C. A Christian

D. A Palestinian

818. Why is a Gentile unable to receive the Spirit of Understanding? Eph 4:17-19 (481)

A. Because he is alienated so far from the life of the LORD God

B. His understanding is completely darkened

C. He is blind

D. All of the above

819. (Bonus) What is the condition of “blindness” as used typologically in the Word of God? Eph 4:17-19 (481)

820. Why is the Spirit of Wisdom given by the LORD God? Ex 28:2-3 (482)

A. To prepare garments for consecration

B. To prepare the outward appearance of a person

C. To make a person holy, glorified and beautiful

D. All of the above

821. What is a person of the LORD God able to do specifically when he is made holy, glorified and beautiful in outward appearance? Ex 28:2-3 (482)

A. Able to minister to the LORD God from the priest’s office

B. Chosen to become the head of great nations

C. Chosen to win souls for the LORD through evangelism and fame

D. Able to minister to the World

D. All of the above

822. What does it mean to be a “priest”? Ex 28:2-3 (482 notes)

A. To uphold and administer the Roman Catholic Church

B. To be a mediator in religious service to the LORD God

C. To be holier and obtain a higher ranking in the LORD God’s Kingdom

D. All of the above

823. How should Christians react to a man of the LORD God who has been made holy, filled with glory and beauty through the touch of the Spirit of Wisdom, and placed in the office of priest to meditate between man and the LORD God?

Ex 28:2-3 (482 notes)

A. Honor him

B. Protect him

C. Uphold him

D. Pray for him

E. All of the above

824. What evaluation should be made by a Christian when considering the true and valid nature of a Priest for the LORD God? Ex 28:2-3 (482 notes)

(May be more than one answer)

A. No evaluation is necessary. A man cannot make himself appear holy.

B. Careful evaluation should be done. A false priest can wear garments (false appearance) to cover his sins.

C. Ensure that the Priest is a religious order supported by the Roman Catholic Church.

D. Ensure that the Priest is connected with an “office” of priesthood, and associated with believers who are able to monitor, defend, and uphold his position.

E. Examine the outward appearance of a priest to ensure that he is free of defects, disabilities, and ugliness that would mar the glory, beauty and holiness of consecration.

F. Ensure that the Priest comes from a superior race of people.

825. What should Catholic and Protestant faithful do when a “Priest” is found to be faking holiness, glory, and beauty? Ex 28:2-3 (482 notes)

A. Expose him

B. Convict him

C. Remove him from congregation

D. All of the above

826. What is a Priest’s primary responsibility to a congregation? Ex 28:2-3 (482 notes)

A. A Priest is vital to a worshipper for the confession and forgiveness of sin.

B. A worshipper cannot communicate with Jesus Christ without a Priest’s mediation

C. A person cannot know the LORD God’s Will without the mediation of a Priest

D. A Priest administers religious ceremonies on behalf of the ministry to the LORD God

827. Who is the True and Holy Priest of the LORD God? Ex 28:2-3 (482 notes)

A. Those men designated by the Roman Catholic Church

B. Those designated by the Protestant congregations

C. Jesus Christ

D. All of the above

828. Why was Jesus Christ given the Spirit of Wisdom from the LORD God? Is 11:1-5 (484)

A. So he could wisely establish the true church

B. So he could become the True Mediator between the LORD God and man

C. So he could establish the Will of the LORD God

D. All of the above

829. How does the true Christian Priest function today? Is 11:1-5 (484)

A. He wisely mediates the issues, conflicts and offerings in the congregation of believers

B. His duties are attached to the Priestly Office of Jesus Christ, and serve him

C. He ministers to the LORD God through the mediation of Jesus Christ

D. All of the above

830. How is the Spirit of Wisdom shared among selected believers? Deu 34:9 (485)

A. Through their baptism

B. Through the “laying on of hands”

C. Through ordination

D. Through fellowship

831. When a person of the LORD God receives the Spirit of Wisdom, how do the young in faith respond in the congregation? Deu 34:9 (486)

A. They become fearful and untrusting

B. They recognize His Presence, and are able to intelligently discern His Words

C. They become jealous and guarded

D. They become holy and sanctified themselves

832. Who is the Spirit of Wisdom given to? Eccl 2:25 (487)

A. All believers

B. All believers that are part of a true congregation of the LORD God

C. To those who are good in the sight of the LORD God

D. To only those men chosen to be priest

833. What other Spirit does a believer receive when he receives the Spirit of Wisdom? Eccl 2:26 (488)

A. Spirit of Prophesy

B. Spirit of Judgment

C. Spirit of Knowledge

D. Spirit of Love

834. What results when a good believer is given the Spirits of the LORD God? Eccl 2:26 (489)

A. Glory

B. Joy

C. Prestige

D. Recognition

835. When was Jesus Christ filled with the Spirit of Wisdom? Luke 2:40 (490)

A. As a small child

B. At the assumption of manhood and ministry

C. At his Transfiguration

D. At his Resurrection

836. What attributes did Jesus acquire as a result of growing with the presence of the Spirit of Wisdom? Luke 2:52 (491)

(May be more than one answer)

A. Great maturity

B. Favor and acceptance by the LORD God

C. Favor and acceptance by men

D. Soft spoken and meek presence

837. (Essay) What are the three sources that a Christian can receive the Spirits of the LORD God? 1Cor 12:1-11 (492)

838. What reason can all Christians receive the Spirit of Wisdom? Eph 1:17 (493)

A. To become priests

B. To become wise

C. To obtain knowledge and revelation of Jesus Christ and the LORD God

D. All of the above

839. What Spirit is not given to a believer, when the LORD God has deprived the Spirit of Wisdom from him? Job 39:17 (494)

A. Spirit of Understanding

B. Spirit of Adoption

C. Spirit of Faith

D. All of the above

840. Where does the Spirit of Wisdom put the knowledge of the deep things of God? Ps 51:6 (496)

A. In a Christian’s mind

B. In a Christian’s heart

C. In a Christian’s spiritual life

D. In the depths of the Christian’s inward soul

841. What must a Christian have before he can receive the Spirit of Wisdom? Ps 111:10 (497)

A. Fear of the LORD

B. Love for the LORD

C. Faith in the LORD

D. All of the above

842. What was founded by the Spirit of Wisdom? Pro 3:19 (498)

A. The earth

B. The heavens

C. Mankind

D. All Creation

843. How can a Christian know the richness of the Spirit of Wisdom? Rom 11:33 (499)

A. Through study, study, study of the LORD God’s Word

B. Lead a holy and spiritual life

C. A Christian cannot know all things of the Spirit of Wisdom until he receives the Spirit of Understanding

D. No man can no the deep, rich and unsearchable things of the Spirit of Wisdom and the Spirit of Knowledge

844. Who does the Spirit of Wisdom speak the Mysteries of the LORD God to? 1Cor 2:6-16 (500)

A. A world who seeks Him

B. A Christian who the LORD God Wills

C. A good person who seeks knowledge of the LORD God

D. All of the above

845. When were the Spirit of Wisdom and His Mysteries ordained? 1Cor 2:6-16 (501)

A. Before Jesus Christ came to this world

B. After the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

C. Following the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

D. At the time of Revelations by John

846. How do we know for certain that the world did not have the wisdom to recognize Jesus Christ? 1Cor 2:6-16 (502)

A. Because they did not convert to Christianity

B. Because they would not have crucified Jesus Christ if they had known

C. Because they are infidels

D. The world did recognize Jesus Christ….that is why they crucified him.

847. How deep are the Spirit of Wisdom and His Mysteries concerning Jesus Christ? 1Cor 2:6-16 (503)

A. Deeper than the eye ever considered

B. Deeper than the ear ever considered

C. Deeper than the heart ever considered

D. All of the above

848. How does the Spirit of Wisdom teach Christians the wisdom necessary to understand the LORD God’s Word and Mysteries? 1Cor 2:6-16 (504)

A. Through the Holy Ghost

B. Through wise men of the world

C. Through the collection of wisdom through the ages

D. All of the above

849. How does the Spirit of Wisdom teach a Christian? 1Cor 2:6-16 (505)

A. By comparing spiritual things with spiritual things

B. By requiring rote memory of the LORD God’s Word

C. Through preaching and lectures of holy men

D. Through doctrine and studies geared to challenge the learner

850. What does it mean when the Spirit of Wisdom allows a Christian to be “spiritually discerned”? 1Cor 2:6-16 (506)

A. Able to scrutinize, question, search, examine the deep things of the LORD God

B. Able to believe, accept in faith, and ingest the deep things of the LORD God

C. Able to scrutinize, question, search, examine the deep things of evil

D. Able to believe, accept in faith, and ingest the wise things of the world

851. Why is a worldly man unable to know the Mysteries of the LORD God? 1Co 2:6-16 (506)

A. He is unable to receive anything in faith

B. He is unable to bow his knee to the LORD God

C. He is incapable of searching Scripture that reveals the deep things of the LORD God

D. He has a worldly wisdom which hides a spiritual wisdom.

852. What is the Christian able to know when he is filled with the Spirit of Wisdom and the Spirit of Understanding? Col 1:9-11 (507)

A. The Will of the LORD God

B. The time when Jesus Christ will return

C. The arrival of End Times

D. The Day of Rapture

853. How does a Christian please the LORD God? Col 1:9-11 (508)

A. By knowing His Will

B. By being holy

C. By evangelizing his Word

D. By spreading the Good News among Third World Nations

854. What happens when a Christian pleases the LORD God? Col 1:9-11 (509)

(May be more than one answer)

A. He is fruitful in every good work

B. His knowledge in the LORD God increases

C. He is saved

D. He receives great reward on earth

855. What happens when a Christian’s knowledge of the LORD God increases and he is strengthened with the power of Jesus Christ? Col 1:9-11 (510)

A. He is able to be patient

B. He is able to be longsuffering

C. He is able to have joy in his heart

D. All of the above

856. What does the Spirit of Wisdom enable a Christian to do? Col 3:16 (511)

A. Teach other Christians

B. Admonish other Christians

C. Give back to Jesus Christ

D. All of the above

857. How does the Spirit of Wisdom teach and admonish? Col 1:9-11 (512)

(May be more than one answer)

A. Through preaching

B. Through psalms

C. Through hymns

D. Through spiritual songs

E. Through counseling

F. Through confrontation

858. What should a Christian do if he is lacking in wisdom? James 1:5 (513)

A. Ask God to give him the Spirit of Wisdom liberally

B. Study, Study, Study

C. Do good works and the Spirit of Wisdom will be given

D. All of the above

859. How can you tell if a Christian has received the Spirit of Wisdom? James 3:13-18(514)

A. It is revealed in his conversation with meekness

B. It is revealed in his works with conviction

C. It is revealed in his worship with exuberance

D. It is revealed in his prayer with the speaking of tongues

860. Where does the wisdom come from a person that has bitter envying, and strife in his heart, without glory, and speaking things against the Truth? James 3:13-18(515)

A. That type of person cannot have wisdom

B. It comes from the sensual, evil world

C. It comes from formal study

D. It comes from the Spirit of Wisdom, but is mishandled by the recipient

861. What results from the type of wisdom described above in question #860? James 3:13-18(515)

(May be more than one answer)

A. Confusion

B. The accomplishment of every evil work

C. Growth of the individual

D. A new desire for a religious experience

862. What is the character of the wisdom that comes from the Spirit of Wisdom? James 3:13-18(516)

(May be more than one answer)

A. Peaceable

B. Gentle

C. Easily persuadable

D. Easily understood

E. Full of mercy

F. Full of good completed good works

G. Without partiality

H. Without hypocrisy

863. What type of works does the Spirit of Wisdom cause a Christian to sow? James 3:13-18(516)

A. The fruit of righteousness in peace to those that make peace

B. The wrath of the LORD God to those who make war

C. The worship of the faithful servant to show the heathen how it’s done

D. The elevating of holiness of a preferred and honored religious person