Wisdom Is A Tapestry
Received by Gary Carpenter on October l8, l993
I heard the Holy Spirit say to me: "Wisdom is a tapestry. You can't follow a single thread and get it, or a single color. Those individual paths bring knowledge, but wisdom is the weaving together of all those things. My teachings are like the Proverbs. They must be woven together.
Wisdom is like a woven blanket. You can wrap yourself in it and it will provide warmth, protection, and comfort. You cannot cover yourself with individual threads and expect any protection from the elements. Threads must be woven together.
A tapestry is more than a blanket. A tapestry is a blanket that bears an image. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to weave together all of the threads of knowledge and understanding from the Word. This weaving becomes a tapestry in your spirit as you give yourself to the meditation of the Word and to praying in the spirit.
When the tapestry is complete, it bears the image of Jesus. This is Christ in you, the hope of glory. This is the process Paul described as travailing in birth until Christ be formed in you.
Many have gone to the Word and pulled out all of the blue threads on prosperity, and braided them into a rope, not a tapestry. There is strength in a rope, and I have used them in the area of their strength. Others have pulled out the red threads of healing, braided a rope, and I have used them in the area of their strength. Others have done the same thing in such areas as faith, salvation, holiness, prophecy, etc.
But a rope bears no image, and it is hard for the world to see Jesus in these ministries. Jesus is more than prosperity, more than healing. He is all of these things. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the fullness that fills all in all.
A few have taken several of these ropes and braided them together to make one very strong rope. Remember, a three-fold cord is not quickly broken. These have been mighty men and women of God, and the world could see more of Jesus in them, but still, the image was not complete. When they were attacked in areas other than their strength, most have fallen and brought discredit on the Name of Christ.
Do not follow the colors of individual threads. Do not seek prosperity - seek Jesus, He is prosperity. Do not seek healing - seek Jesus, He is health. He is your all in all. Yield yourself to the Spirit. He is the Weaver. He will guide you into all truth. He will weave the complete image of Jesus into your spirit.
Jesus is the Logos. The Logos is Jesus. In the beginning was the Logos, the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God. Trust the Spirit to weave all of the threads of the Logos into the image of Jesus on the tapestry of your spirit. It is His ministry alone to form Christ in you, the hope of glory."
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