Encounter with Destiny through Divine Wisdom! By David O. Oyedepo

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And the vision of all is become unto you as
the words of a book that is sealed, which men
deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read
this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it
is sealed: And the book is delivered to him
that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray
thee: and he saith, I am not learned (Isaiah
29:11-12.

According to scriptures, the destiny of the
redeemed is like a book made up of chapters,
which opens up one chapter after another by
applied revelation. As it is written: But we all,
with open face beholding as in a glass the
glory of the Lord, are changed into the same
image from glory to glory, even as by the
Spirit of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:18; see also
Proverbs 4:18).

We also discover from scriptures that every
encounter with the Word is an encounter with
destiny. God’s agenda is according to God’s
capacity and God has no match among men.
No one has the capacity to deliver a divine
plan except God. Therefore, the chapters in
the race of our destiny are only accessible by
encounters with the Word.
We understand from the Word that every child
of God has a glorious destiny in Christ
because redemption is a call to glory and
virtue. Therefore, we are not permitted to be
victims of shame and reproach. Jesus was
reproached for our sakes, consequently, we
don’t have to bear reproach anymore (Romans
8:29-30; 2 Peter 1:3).
We also have an enviable destiny in
redemption. Concerning Isaac, the Bible
records: And the man waxed great, and went
forward, and grew until he became very great:
For he had possession of flocks, and
possessions of herds, and great store of
servants: and the Philistines envied him
(Genesis 26:13-14).
The Bible further says: Now we, brethren, as
Isaac was, are the children of promise
(Galatians 4:28).
Thus, just like Isaac, we are ordained to be
envied and not to be pitied.
Furthermore, we understand that every child
of God carries greater potentials than all the
Old Testament saints. Jesus said concerning
John: Verily I say unto you, Among them that
are born of women there hath not risen a
greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding
he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is
greater than he (Matthew 11:11).
That means, every child of God carries greater
potentials in Christ than all the Old Testament
giants such as Abraham, Moses, Nehemiah,
Daniel, Joseph, Solomon, etc. In fact, Jesus
said: “The queen of the south shall rise up in
the judgment with this generation, and shall
condemn it: for she came from the uttermost
parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of
Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon
is here” (Matthew 12:42).
Inside every believer is a greater than Solomon
potential. That is a pointer to the amazing
potentials that redemption has deposited into
our lives. All we need is insight to know our
worth in redemption and take responsibility to
see these potentials translate to realities in
our lives.
Moreover, every child of God is ordained as a
pacesetter and a trail blazer. This means we
are ordained as record breakers and new
record setters. According to scriptures, we are
the salt of the earth, the light of the world
and cities set on hills that cannot be
hidden.  Salt is said to be a major base of all
pharmaceutical products and salt deficiency
affects the body’s health dangerously. Thus,
we are preservatives of the dying world; so,
the world will always need us. That means, we
are not burdens but blessings to our
generation. All we need is to keep loving God
and we won’t stop being wonders to our
world. The Bible says: …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 (1 Corinthians
2:9; see also Matthew 5:13-14).
We are also ordained kings and priests to
reign on the earth. . “…And hast made us unto
our God kings and priests: and we shall reign
on the earth” (Revelation 5:9-10).
That means, we belong to a royal family and
we are not permitted to be peasants on the
earth.
But to have Encounter with Destiny, One must:
❖ Be Spiritual: It takes a spiritual mind to
move from one level of glory to another. In
other words, we must be spiritual to have an
encounter with destiny or we will be stagnated
in life. It is impossible to access God’s plan
with carnality because His plans are spiritual
and only the spiritually minded can access
them (Romans 8:6; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Isaiah
55:8).
❖ Be Prayerful: More often than not,
encounters with destiny emanates from the
prayer altar. That means, the altar of prayer is
the altar of new chapters to God’s people.
Thus, the more prayerful we are, the greater
our access to the things of the Spirit of God
(Genesis 32:24-28; Jeremiah 33:3; 1
Corinthians 4:9-10).
❖ Be Spiritually Sensitive: Every word from
above opens a new chapter to a man’s life.
This is why it is important to be spiritually
sensitive so that we can hear from heaven
from time to time, as God can speak to us at
anytime and anywhere (Galatians 5:25;
Revelation 1:10).
❖ Be God loving and Kingdom Advancement
Passionate: Every lover of God changes levels
without sweat. It is impossible to seek first
God’s Kingdom and not end up as a first class
citizen of the earth. Every time we carry the
affairs of the Kingdom in our hearts, we keep
doing well in life and everything that others
are ‘dying’ to get will be added to us in the
process. Moreover, when it is in our hearts to
keep promoting God’s Kingdom, He will keep
changing our story (1 Kings 8:17-18; 1
Chronicles 29:3-6; Matthew 6:33; Romans
8:28; Philippians 1:21).
However, to see destiny fulfilled, one must
remain steadfast in the faith because no ‘off
and on’ believer has a future. We must,
therefore, keep obeying God, as consistency is
the rule of the game and every new chapter in
our lives must meet us on duty (Matthew
24:13, 45-46; Romans 4:17-21; Hebrews 6:12,
10:38).
On the other hand, it is important to
understand that we also require divine wisdom
to encounter destiny. We understand from
scriptures that divine wisdom, which is from
above, is superior to all other kinds of
wisdom. As it is written: “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@ (James 3:17; see also Proverbs
3:17).
Let’s recognise that divine wisdom engenders
mighty works, which makes men exclaim. For
instance, concerning Daniel, the Bible says:
“There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is
the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of
thy father light and understanding and wisdom,
like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him;
whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the
king, I say, thy father, made master of the
magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and
soothsayers” (Daniel 5:11; see also Mark 6:2;
Matthew 13:54).
By reason of divine wisdom at work in Daniel,
King Nebuchadnezzar made him the master
over the magicians and all others, because he
excelled far above them. Also, the four
Hebrew boys were said to be ten times better
than their colleagues.  The Bible records: “In
all matters of wisdom and understanding, that
the king inquired of them, he found them ten
times better than all the magicians and
astrologers that were in all his realm” (Daniel
1:20).
Furthermore, Solomon was said to be wiser
than all men, including the ‘biggest brains’ of
his days. As it is written: “…there came of all
people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from
all kings of the earth, which had heard of his
wisdom” (1 Kings 4:34).
The above biblical examples unveil men who
engaged divine wisdom towards every
situation that confronted them and in return,
they encountered destiny. Thus, divine
wisdom, which is superior to all other kinds of
wisdom, has the capacity to make us stars on
the earth, if only we commit to meeting the
demands of operating therein.
But, what does access to the wisdom from
above demand?
❖ Tireless commitment to the study of the
Word: God’s Word is the conveyor of the
wisdom of God; it is God’s wisdom in print.
Jesus referred to the Word as the wisdom of
God. As it is written: “Therefore also said the
wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and
apostles, and some of them they shall slay
and persecute” (Luke 11:49).
When we hold the content of the Bible dear to
our hearts, we will be as smart as the angels
of God. Hence, our commitment to the study
of the Word empowers us to operate in the
realm of divine wisdom (2 Peter 3:15, 16; 2
Timothy 4:13).
❖ Joy and Rejoicing: It takes joy and rejoicing
to access God’s presence. That’s why the
devil continues to depress believers in order to
block our access to the wisdom of God which
will pave the way out of any predicament. The
Bible says: “Thou wilt shew me the path of
life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy
right hand there are pleasures for
evermore” (Psalms 16:11; see also Psalms
100:4; Philippians 4:4).
Joseph was among the most excited slaves in
captivity. In fact, Potiphar’s wife preferred him
to her depressed husband. Also, while in
prison, he was the joy of the prisoners; he
cheered up other inmates, even as a prisoner
sentenced unjustly. Joseph was never
depressed and as a result, he had unusual
access to the wisdom from above (Genesis
39:7-8, 40:6 & 8).
Those who are always joyful are not without
challenges; they are only smarter than their
challenges. The devil will rob us of the best in
life if he can succeed in keeping us
depressed. The fact is, we cannot be
oppressed until we are depressed; because
depression is the bait that facilitates
oppression. It is, therefore, important to
remain joyful so as to maintain our access to
divine wisdom (Isaiah 12:3; 2 Corinthians 12:7;
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
❖ Impartation of the Spirit of wisdom: Joshua
was filled with the Spirit of wisdom because
Moses laid his hand on him.  However,
impartation does not only come by laying on
of hands, it also comes through prophetic
declarations (Deuteronomy 34:9; Ezekiel 2:2; 1
Timothy 4:14).
But, to keep the flow of divine wisdom, one
must continue to acknowledge God as the
source. Every time we don’t give glory to God
for His great acts in our lives, He turns the
blessings into a curse. This is why we must
keep acknowledging God as the source of the
wisdom and understanding that is at work in
our lives in order to sustain the flow. When we
stop acknowledging God as the source, the
fountain dries up. Thus, God must be given all
the glory for every winning insight that comes
our way. God will always resist the proud and
give more grace to the humble. Our pride
should therefore be in God, Who did it and not
in our skill or strength (Jeremiah 9:23-24;
Malachi 2:2-3; James 9:23-24).
In conclusion, the Bible which is the Word of
God, is God’s wisdom bank and remember,
every encounter with the Word is an encounter
with destiny. Thus, it is impossible to flow in
divine wisdom and encounter new chapters in
destiny without a genuine commitment to the
words of Scripture. Therefore, as we commit
to the study of God’s Word and apply
ourselves to our findings, I pray that we will
begin to walk in divine wisdom, culminating in
encounters with destiny in Jesus’ name!
Remain ever blessed!
Jesus is Lord!
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