What is the spirit of wisdom and revelation?
"The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him."
Christians must understand and experience this prayer of Paul. It means life or death to our Christian life! There is no way of knowing God and His eternal will except through revelation. Neither is there any means of knowing Christ other than by the revelation of the Holy Spirit. Revelation alone imparts to us spiritual realities.
"For many people, their faith in the Lord Jesus is dependent continually upon their having to walk carefully; they are always afraid of hearing anything different which might overturn their knowledge of God. But one day God gives them revelation. They begin to know Him inwardly because they have truly seen Him; and all problems are solved."
Watchman Nee, The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation
In The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation, Watchman Nee opens the subject of the spirit of wisdom and revelation by explaining this famous prayer that Paul offered up on behalf of the Ephesian believers. How necessary it is, the author points out, for us to have the spirit of wisdom and revelation if we are to know God at all. Nee highlights some of the spiritual realities which must indeed come through revelation, such as Christ the Rock of the church, Christ the great "I AM," the Christ in glory – together with the four ministers of the New Testament.
If you're hungry for a deeper, stronger encounter with God, The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation shines a light on that path!