BY: VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
The Bible according to Proverb 4:7 says “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding”.
This probably informed the choice of the theme for Friday’s Service tagged “The Wonders of Wisdom” by the General Overseer of Goals Arena of Liberty outreach, Prophet Sunday Obi.
“If you must get wisdom, you must back it up with understanding for God is not a man that should repent. When all hope is lost, He is there for you, says the Servant of God “.
Throwing more light on the theme, Obi said, “not until you are tired of one particular problem and hand it over to God, it will always remain with you. When you have wisdom and you know your God, you can throw up a challenge to Him to take your life. Of course, He will not, but certainly He will intervene”.
Furthermore, “once you are tired of any kind of situation in your life, challenge your God of wisdom and He will set you free
Praising and worshipping God through songs, “I am a voice am not a noise oh”, Obi gave thanks to God for raising the dead alive through the spoken word during the service.
“God used wisdom in creating the world through spoken word. He is Omnipotent, Omnipresence and Omniscience. He is a wise God. He is always here with us. When God in His Infinite mercy steps into your life, you are set free”.
He buttressed his teachings according to the Bible in “Mat 7:24 and Gen. 1:6-8”.
Obi who is a lover of praise and worship, joined the Arena Echo international in singing “Oga Jesus Winner oh, winner oh, oh” and Jesus you love me too much oo, too much oo excess love as the Holy Spirit directed him during deliverance”.
The Servant of God, who applauded Pastor Mrs. Rita Kelvin, for ably handling of the “Word”, went straight to few prayer points and total deliverance, prophetic declarations, casting out of demon and healing”.
Pastor (Mrs) Kelvin said “wisdom can cause one to understand what others can’t see. With wisdom you can rightly judge what others cannot figure out”.
Explaining further, she said “wisdom is a force that propels, compels, moves and motivates you spiritually to do the Will of God. Wisdom is all encompassing. It is the Divine insight into the plans and purpose of God in our lives”.
She Referenced the Holy Bible as recorded in the Old Testament in Dan 5:14 saying, “I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee”.
“Daniel was celebrated as one who had an excellent spirit and he was blessed with excellent wisdom too. King Solomon was highly esteemed as the wisest man that ever lived until Jesus came. Jesus Christ is the embodiment of wisdom and knowledge. These revelations can be confirmed in 1king 3:16-28, 2Chro 9:22-23, Exo 2:1-10, Col 2:3 and 1Cor 1:30 respectively”.
Also in Ge 39:3 “And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand”. That was Joseph, the Hebrew prisoner for you. Wisdom propelled him to do the right thing at the right time as he became the Prime Minister of the most powerful empire over night in Eygpt”
In Prv 4:8 “Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her”. Today, she said, wisdom will promote and move us to the path of honour and greatness in Jesus Name Amen”.
“We are victorious everyday by taking advantage of the wisdom of God available to us in Christ Jesus. It is through wisdom that we can manage our families, businesses, finances and everything about our lives”.
“Speak wisdom, walk in wisdom and Jesus Christ shall manifest His wisdom in all situations in your life”.
The Servant of God offered several corporate prayers before giving the final blessings s to end the service.
The service was awesome as the Holy Spirit was in control from the beginning to the end of the programmes as many that attended the programme received healing and deliverance.
The highlight of the programme was the wonders of wisdom of God as the dead was raised back to life through the spoken word of God.
The ever ready Arena Echo international choir was alive all through the duration of the service.