What is your favorite daily beverage? Is it coffee, tea, soda, water, mineral water, milk, chocolate milk, or something else? Oh, so many choices! We’re experiencing an unusual, prolonged drought in our area, so I’m trying to drink as much water as I can to stay hydrated. During my time of seeking the Lord and praying, the Spirit realm opened, and I saw an antique, gold-colored goblet with 7 ruby-red colored diamonds on the front of it. Engraved on the base in the matching red tone was the word Wisdom. Immediately upon receiving this vision, I heard, “Drink from Wisdom’s cup.” The Holy Spirit impressed upon me that this is to be a daily drink or intaking as we strive to be wise.
Several scriptures were quickened unto me:
#1. Proverbs 4:7 (NIV)
“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”
We’re living in the days of increased physical hyper-inflation which parallels the spiritual realm as well. It’s as if the physical price of everything is rising but so is the noise decibel level on all fronts. False and worldly wisdom is hyperinflated, too.
Wisdom has her own voice which can be heard above all others, but we have to shut the white noise of the world out so that we can hear her.
“She (wisdom) cries out from the highest places of the city,
‘Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!’
As for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,
‘Come, eat of my bread
And drink of the wine I have mixed.
Forsake foolishness and live,
And go in the way of understanding.’” (Proverbs 9:3b-6)
The inference and logical progression are that first wisdom needs to be attained, and then we proceed to gain an understanding of the wisdom that has been given to us. An analogy would be that of building a house. The wisdom portion of it is the blueprint or basic draft design even if it’s something like a simple, one-room log cabin in a forest. Once that is completed, the building of the structure begins which is the equivalent of going in the way of understanding.
What example could you supply to illustrate this point?
Stated another way, there’s usually a wise way and/or a foolish way to proceed in every matter or decision. If we proceed without any wisdom, the results could be disastrous or at least less than favorable. As disciples of Christ, we must consider the long game in every matter.
#2. Proverbs 9:10 –
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
Thankfully, the Lord did not leave us in a lurch concerning how to start attaining wisdom in the first place. There is a positive and a negative fear of the Lord which speaks for itself. The positive aspect is a holy, reverential one wherein we place Him first in our lives and adhere to and study His holy word through which we learn about His attributes and kingdom. When we read and study the Bible, it’s crystal clear how we’re to live out each day. We’re unable to do it on our own through the flesh. God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit offer their supernatural help 24/7.
#3. Proverbs 14:33(a)
“Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding.”
This verse illustrates the beautiful partnership between wisdom and understanding. It also shows us that wisdom desires to take up residence within us.
If someone parked in the book of Proverbs and read only that book alone for a few days, a follow-up conversation would be most enlightening as to how much wisdom and understanding had been gained that was not necessarily present beforehand.
The 7 Diamonds
The 7 diamonds which appeared on the front of the antique goblet are quite fascinating.
The number 7 is symbolic of maturity, satiated, the swearing of an oath, sufficiency, promise (the 7 colors of the rainbow), wisdom, revelation, divine perfection, completion, blessings, or a specific number of something such as 7 days, months, years, decades, people, etc.
A cup speaks of our portion, blessings, covenant, salvation or redemption, God’s will in our lives, resurrection and eternal life, our responsibility connected with the call of God on our lives, and God’s wrath or fury being poured out. There are additional meanings, but these are some of the main ones.
I deem the one which marries up the closest with this prophetic vision is ascertaining God’s will in our lives and discerning the call of God upon our lives and our responsibility to respond accordingly.
A couple of days after receiving this vision, the Holy Spirit directed me to the third chapter of the book of James in the New Testament. As my spiritual eyes were opened, I gleaned there are 7 spiritual attributes to heavenly wisdom which are:
Willing to yield
Full of mercy and good fruits
These 7 diamonds stand in stark contrast to the earthly and demonic wisdom listed in James 3:13-16,
“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.” (Emphasis mine to reinforce the partnership of wisdom and understanding once again.)
The Breastplate Of The High Priest
During Old Testament days, whoever had been appointed the High Priest in Israel at that time wore the breastplate bearing the precious stones representing the 12 tribes of Israel. (Exodus 28:15-21)
The tribe of Gad was represented by the diamond. The Gadites were supreme warriors who would cross the Jordan River during the flood stage to go after their enemies to subdue them. Two stellar examples of this tribe are Elijah and Jephthah both of whom were instrumental in helping to execute the justice of the Lord.
The sardius or red stone on the high priest’s breastplate was indicative of the tribe of Judah which means praise. Jesus descended from this lineage. (Genesis 49:10, Isaiah 11:1, Matthew 1:1-16 and Luke 3:23-38)
After we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we become kings and priests in His kingdom. (1 Peter 2:9 and Revelation 5:10) Obviously, we are not required to wear a breastplate such as Moses’s brother Aaron did in the Old Testament, but we can continue to be “Gadites” or warriors for Christ and praise King Jesus all the time!
An excellent read on the garments worn by the high priest during Old Testament times was written by C. W. Slemming and titled These Are The Garments.
As the calendar turned to 2021, I wrote a helpful blog post regarding attaining a heart of wisdom: https://sheilaeismann.com/heart-of-wisdom/
Prophetic Insights For Daily Living
- There are going to be practical and spiritual things the Lord is going to require us to do as it pertains to wisdom and understanding. Make a list of these as they are revealed to you, the date and time they appear, and act upon each one.
- During your quiet time, pray and ask the Lord to increase your wisdom and understanding if needed as no one person possesses all of the wisdom and understanding they will ever need throughout his or her lifetime. There is much assurance which can be found in James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
- Do you have any major or minor decisions to make? You can plug in the “7 diamonds” as you drink daily from Wisdom’s cup. This will help you make the correct decision which will bear good fruit in the immediate or distant future.
- Have you been drinking from a different cup, so to speak, such as a “worldly cup?” It’s never too late to discard the latter, and order one from heaven. While I realize this is a supernatural act, it positively does work!
- Study your favorite Biblical character whether Old or New Testament other than Jesus, of course. Note the wise and unwise decisions he or she made and the end results as the Bible tells us that all scripture was written for our example. (Romans 15:4) In doing this, we aren’t judging the former life of anyone, but definitely learning from their choices which were recorded for a divine purpose.
- Choose to do a topical study on the subject of wisdom. The Bible has a lot to say about this subject.
If you or your loved ones have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, it’s never too late to make this decision. Eternity is a very long time. Romans 10:9-10 is the road map, “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Jesus’s instructions to His disciples in His Sermon on the Mount included,
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:31-33)
In Christendom, this is one of the most challenging places to live where we don’t worry about a single, solitary thing and trust God for everything as we seek first His Kingdom and righteousness.
If we drink from Wisdom’s cup daily, surely this will help our trust factor as we reap the spiritual and physical benefits. Drink up!
Sheila Eismann, Prophetic Seer, Blogger, Author & Teacher, publishes her weekly blog posts endeavoring to encourage others through God’s word. Her writings include teaching and instructions on how to apply prophetic insights for daily living.
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