The Wise Will Understand

The Wise Will Understand
Daniel 12:6-10 KJV “And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? [7] And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. [8] And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? [9] And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. [10] Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.”

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The passage above refers to great events and mysteries Daniel was shown would take place during the time of the end. He wanted to know what it all meant but was told this special knowledge was not for him. It is reserved only for those who serve God during the time of the end; “The wise.” Daniel was told these servants of God would understand the prophecy. But none of the wicked would understand.

WHO ARE “THE WISE?”🤔

Daniel 11:32-35 KJV “And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but THE PEOPLE THAT DO KNOW THEIR GOD shall be strong, and DO EXPLOITS. [33] And they that understand among the people shall INSTRUCT MANY: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. [34] Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. [35] And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.”

Daniel 12:3 KJV “And THEY THAT BE WISE shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and THEY THAT TURN MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS as the stars for ever and ever.”

“The wise,” “Them of understanding,” are the persecuted church of God. “The wise,” are those who do exploits for the kingdom of God. They collectively and individually instruct many in the ways of the Lord and turn many to righteousness. These are busy in God’s work. (1 Corinthians 15:58) No wonder they understand, they take God seriously. And God enjoys revealing Himself and His will to them. They know why they are here:

Ephesians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.”


God reveals himself and His plans to those who are serious about serving Him and keep His words.

If you are one of these you understand what is going on in the world today as God foretold you would. On the contrary if we are not actively engaged in the work God ordained for us long ago you cannot understand what is truly happening or is about to occur. It is written. You might think you know but you don’t. This is why it is so dangerous to be lukewarm. Lukewarm Christians know things about God but cannot understand all that God wants them to unless they repent:

John‬ ‭14:22-24‬ ‭CSB‬‬ “Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it you’re going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus answered, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. The one who doesn’t love me will not keep my words. The word that you hear is not mine but is from the Father who sent me.”

Amos‬ ‭3:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “Indeed, the Sovereign Lord never does anything until he reveals his plans to his servants the prophets.”

God reveals himself and His plans to those who are serious about serving Him and keep His words. God reveals His plans to prophets who in turn reveal them to the church. Lukewarm Christians pick and choose which words of God they deem important. This is not taking God seriously. They are rejecting the gift of the Holy Spirit, the one who leads into all truth:

John 16:13 HCSB “When the Spirit of truth comes, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL THE TRUTH. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak whatever He hears. HE WILL ALSO DECLARE TO YOU WHAT IS TO COME.”

Again, knowing the truth, what’s really going on, and, “What is to come,” is given by the Spirit only to those who seek God diligently. Please do not be nonchalant when it comes to God.

A FEW FINAL WORDS

1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:58‬ ‭CSB‬‬ “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Now is not the time to be falling away. It’s now time to be excelling in the work of the Lord. A good runner doesn’t intend to slow down when he/she gets close to the finished line.🏃

1 Corinthians 9:24 HCSB “Don’t you know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way to win the prize.”

One might ask, “How can I know if what I’m doing pleases the Lord?” The next passage says:

Romans 12:1 KJV “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE, HOLY, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

“Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God.”🤔 Whoever does this will be empowered to do what the next verse says also and will know what God’s will is for him or her:😊

Romans 12:2 KJV “And BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD: but BE YE TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Whoever presents themselves as a living, holy, sacrifice unto God, doesn’t conform or bring themselves into harmony with this world, but instead is being transformed into the image of Jesus, will know and be able to prove to themselves what God’s will is for them. God guarantees it. They will also understand the critical time we are in. Hence they will be able to choose what is best and make the most of every opportunity to serve the Lord.😊

As we observe this world it’s sometimes amazing that so many haven’t a clue as to what’s really going on. And they cannot understand as Daniel the prophet was told by God. (Daniel 12:10) But you true servants of the Lord have ears to hear and eyes to see. God is increasing your understanding as He said He would. Why? God loves you and doesn’t want any to perish. People perish for a lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6) Be thankful that God has counted you among those He calls, “The Wise.”😊 And if we feel a nudge from the Spirit saying we need to get more involved in our Father’s business that’s a good thing. Obey the Holy Spirit. Let us also humbly remember what our Master says whenever we do the will of God:

Luke‬ ‭17:10‬ ‭HCSB‬‬ “In the same way, when you have done all that you were commanded, you should say, ‘We are good-for-nothing slaves; we’ve only done our duty.’ ””

Philippians 1:9‭-‬11 HCSB “And I pray this: that your LOVE will keep on growing in knowledge and every kind of discernment, so that you can approve the things that are superior and can be pure and blameless in the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.”

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