From “Feast of Tabernacles,” Chapter 12- Tabernacles – The Feast of Glory- The Events of the Seventh Month Blend Into One, continued
The Church and the world are both going to be literally dumbfounded and amazed when the Wisdom of God is restored to the Church in great power. Nothing shall be able to withstand the Wisdom of the Almighty. And that is exactly how Solomon’s Kingdom became so prosperous and mighty, because of the wisdom which he received from God. Now if this be so concerning the natural kingdom of Solomon, how much more shall it be so concerning the spiritual Kingdom of Christ? For the wisdom that God hath in store for the Sons of God shall far outshine and surpass the wisdom of Solomon. Let us not stumble at the commonly accepted, but false interpretation of 1 Kgs. 3:12, “I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.” From 2 Chron. 1:12, it is clear that God was referring to the kings of Israel, his predecessors and his successors–and it is true that Solomon’s wisdom far exceeded that of any king who reigned in Israel before or after. “Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honor, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.” But Jesus said, “A greater than Solomon is here.” And this “greater than Solomon” is going to reveal Himself in His people; so that the display of wisdom in God’s people shall far exceed anything we have ever imagined to be possible. “To the intent,” says Paul, “That now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,” (Eph. 3:10). “The manifold,” or literally, “The many-sided wisdom of God.” Solomon’s wisdom was displayed before all the great kings of the earth; so that they came from all parts to hear and to behold the wisdom which he had. But this Wisdom, this very manifold, many-sided Wisdom of God is going to be displayed–not only before earthly rulers, but before the principalities and the powers of the Heavenlies!
No wonder Solomon tells us: “Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established.” (Prov. 24:3). So shall it be with the House of God. It shall be built, it shall be established, by Wisdom, even the manifold Wisdom of God. There was no more spirit left in the Queen of Sheba as she beheld the glory of Solomon’s kingdom; and though she had heard of his fame she confessed. “Behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me…” (2 Chron. 9:6). But lo! A Greater than Solomon dwelleth in the midst of God’s people. And shall not His Glory exceed the fame of anything we have heard or read, even from the Scriptures? And shall not His Kingdom be established, even unto the uttermost parts of the earth? GHW
Just as the spirit of pride and superiority left the Queen of Sheba as she beheld Solomon’s kingdom, the worldly kingdoms of this world will collapse as more of the manifold wisdom of God is exhibited in and through His people.
A fuller reading from Ephesians 3 seems worthy of consideration here. In Ephesians 3:1-12, the apostle Paul says:
“For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles– 2 if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; 3 that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. 4 By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit; 6 to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel, 7 of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace which was given to me according to the working of His power. 8 To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, 9 and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; 10so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. 11This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him.”