“Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that has it: but the instruction of fools is folly.” Proverbs 16:22
Understanding of the Word of God is a wellspring of life. Every answer we seek for this life and living is found between Genesis 1:1 and Revelation 22:21. Sadly, there are many high school graduates who have attended 12 years of school, attended a religious institution every Sunday, yet they have no understanding of the Word of God. What little they do know of the Word of God, will be easily undermined by the instruction of foolish teachers and professors.
While it is certainly true that Christians pursue secular education for particular fields, unless the person’s heart and mind is rooted in the understanding of the Word of God, they will be easily deceived by the folly of fools which present another way to life. Even professing Bible Colleges have resorted to humanistic psychology cloaked in Scripture and teach as Biblical doctrine the philosophies of man (Matthew 15:8-9).
“For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.” 1 Corinthians 7:14
According to the Word of God, the children of the lost, those who belong to parents where neither parent is a Believer, will not be taken in the Rapture and will not escape the Great Tribulation period. To be clear, I did not just say these children were condemned to hell but that they would have to go through the Great Tribulation. I speak here of young children who the Lord has not yet dealt with their hearts regarding their Salvation.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:” Acts 2:17
It is my personal belief that the Lord my God is going to pour out His Spirit on these young children, the children of this lost generation of whom the Church has failed (and failed greatly I might add); those children who would otherwise be left behind to suffer the Great Tribulation, and that they, while their hearts are tender, will hear, believe and understand the message of the Christ of Christ for Salvation AND the message of the Cross of Christ for daily living for God. These children will understand how to deny their personal abilities, intellect and talents in order receive the victory of which Jesus afforded us on Calvary’s Cross and they will not only follow but RUN after Jesus. As they follow Jesus, others will follow them. As the Spirit of God is poured out on them through simple faith in the Cross of Christ, they will prophesy. I believe what the Bible says!
“Be patient therefore, Brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the Husbandman waits for the precious fruit of the earth, and has long patience for it, until He receive the early and latter rain.” James 5:7
I hear the sound of an abundance of rain. I see a people rising up with a wellspring of life. Their faith will not be undermined by the folly of fools but they will stand flat footed, shoulders squared and declare “Thus saith the Lord of Hosts…..”
Lord send the rain! The harvest is great.
-Donna Clark Warren