Petition for Wisdom to receive Witty Ideas and Inventions Father, in accordance with Hebrews 4:16, I come boldly unto the Throne of Grace with the presence of 2 other witnesses to offer my petition before You. In accordance with Luke 11:9, I understand that the three predominate phases of the completion of this petition are as follows: I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. opened. Luke 11:9
Secondly, I have thoroughly examined the Scriptures concerning this petition and found that it is indeed Your perfect will for me to be given witty ideas and inventions in accordance with the following Scriptures: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. II Peter 3:9
The Petition Father, this day I come before You in and through the mighty name of Jesus. I have perfect confidence in this request in accordance with the following Scripture: This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him. 1 John 5:14-15 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the nations for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Psalms 2:8 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. Isaiah 45:11
Witty Ideas and Inventions as an Inheritance Father, I thank You this day that I can have wisdom for witty ideas and inventions because it is part of my inheritance. I thank you for the following Scriptures that prove that witty ideas and inventions are part of my inheritance: Jesus, I thank you that through this verse I understand that You give wisdom and prudence so people can discover witty inventions because of You. The definition for prudent according to the Webster's New World Dictionary is: 1.) capable of exercising sound judgment in practical matters, esp. as concerns one's own interests 2.) cautious or discreet in conduct; circumspect; not rash 3.) managing manag ing carefully and with economy.
Jesus, I thank you that as I study the Bible my mind bec becomes omes enlightened so that the Lord can give me those new ideas. Jesus, I thank You that You will unto me many great inventions and discoveries as I pray and have a relationship with You. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. inventions. Proverbs 8:11-12
Scriptural References of Wisdom Jesus I thank you that it is my right to have wisdom for witty ideas and inventions as according to the following Scriptures. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon us, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit spirit of knowledge and of the the fear of the Lord. Isaiah 11:2 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, King of Israel; To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment and equity; To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. Proverbs 1:1-4 The Lord giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: He is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee. Proverbs 2:6-11 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her. Proverbs 3:13-18 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. Proverbs 4:7-12 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Counsel is Mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. By Me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By Me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall shall find Me. Riches and hon honor or are with Me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. righteousness. My fruit is bett better er than gold, yea, than fine gold; gold; and My revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love Me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures. Proverbs 8:11-21 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. Proverbs 9:1-5
Famous Christian Inventors from the Bible Noah
Lord, I thank You that You gave Noah the dimensions of the ark (Genesis 6) that he was supposed to build in order to save His family. I thank You that You gave him this invention because Noah found grace in your eyes LORD and that my family also finds grace in your eyes. I thank You that due to this grace and the love You have for us You shall give each of us witty ideas and inventions to save us from the destruction and death that threatens to cover the earth. I thank You that You will protect us from harm and give us ideas that will be to the saving of ourselves as well as our household goods. I thank You that You show us how to find grace in Your eyes and our names upon Your lips daily. I thank You that the invention that You gave to Noah for the ark is a type and shadow of ideas You have reserved for Your chosen people during the last days so that they will be amply provided for by ideas You will give us directly from Your Throne of Grace. Jesus I thank You that You gave Noah knowledge of the future so he could be protected just as You gave Joseph knowledge to know about the severe famine that would strike the world. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he. Genesis 6:13-22
Moses Jesus, I thank You that just as You set the dimensions of Noah’s ark and told them specifically to Noah, You also specifically told Moses exactly how You wanted the tabernacle to be created in Genesis 25. Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you. The Ark "Have them make a chest of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.  11 Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it. 12 Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other. 13 Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 14 Insert the poles into the rings on 10
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3] to be moved. sidesput of in thethe chest it. Thewhich polesIare togive y remain rings an of atonement this ark; they are [not Then ark to thecarry Testimony, will give you ouin . 17the "Make cover of pure goldtwo and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide.  18 And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. 19 Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends. 20 The cherubim are to have their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the cover. 21 Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the Testimony, which I will give you. 22 There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the Testimony, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites.
The Table "Make a table of acacia wood-two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high.  24 Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding around it. 25 Also make around it a rim a handbreadth  wide and put a gold molding molding on the rim. 26 Make four gold rings for the table and fasten them to the four corners, where the four legs are. 27 The rings are to be close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table. 28 Make the poles of acacia wood, overlay them with gold and carry the table with them. 29 And make its plates and dishes dishes of pure gold, as well as its its pitchers and bowls for the pour pouring ing out of offerings. offerings. 30 Put the bread of the Presence Presence on this table table to be before me at all times. times. 23
The Lampstand "Make a lampstand of pure gold and hammer it out, base and shaft; its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms shall be of one piece w with ith it. 32 Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand-three on one side and three on the other. 33 Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three three on the next branch, and the ssame ame for all six branches extending from the lam lampstand. pstand. 34 And on the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms. 35 One bud shall be under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair-six branches in all. 36 The buds and branches shall all be of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold. 37 "Then make its seven lamps and set them up on it so so that they light the space in front of it. 38 Its wick trimmers and trays are to be of pure gold. 39 A talent  of pure gold is to be used for the lampstand and all these accessories. 40 See that you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain. 31
The Tabernacle 1 "Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim worked into them by a skilled craftsman. 2 All the curtains are to be the same size-twenty-eight size-twenty-eight  3 cubits long and four cubits wide. Join five of the curtains together, and do the same with the other five. 4 Make loops of blue material along the edge of the end curtain in one set, and do the same with the end curtain in the other set. 5 Make fifty loops on one curtain and fifty loops on the end curtain of the other set, with the loops opposite each other. 6 Then make fifty gold clasps and use them to fasten the curtains together so that the tabernacle is a unit. 7 "Make curtains of goat hair for the tent over the taberna tabernacle-eleven altogether. 8 All eleven curtains are to be the same size-thirty cubits long and four cubits wide.  9 Join five of the curtains together into one set and the other six into another set. Fold the sixth curtain double at the front of the tent. 10 Make fifty loops along the edge of the end curtain in one set and also along the edge of the end curtain in the other set. 11 Then make fifty bronze clasps and put them in the loops to fasten the tent 12 together as a unit. As for the additional length of the tent curtains, the half curtain that is left over is to
hang down at the rear of the tabernacle. 13 The tent curtains will be a cubit  longer on both sides; what is left will hang over the sides of the tabernacle so as to cover it. 14 Make for the tent a covering of ram skins dyed red, and over that a covering of hides of sea cows.  15 "Make upright fr ames of acacia wood for the tabernacle. 16 Each frame is to be ten cubits long and a cubit and a half wide,  17 with two projections set parallel to each other. Make all the frames of the tabernacle iin n this way. 18 Make twenty frames for the 19 south side of the tabernacle and make forty silver bases to go under them-two bases for each frame, one under each projection. 20 For the other side, the north side of the tabernacle, make twenty frames 21 and forty silver bases-two under each frame. 22 Make six frames for the far end, that is, the west end of the tabernacle, 23 and make two frames for the corners at the far end. 24 At these two corners they must be double from the bottom all the way to the top, and fitted into a single ring; both shall be like that. 25 So there will be eight frames and sixteen silver bases-two under each frame. 26 "Also make crossbars of acacia 27 wood: five for the frames on one side of the tabernacle, five for those on the other side, and five for the frames on the west, at the far end of the tabernacle. 28 The center crossbar is to extend from end to end at the middle of the frames. 29 Overlay the frames with gold and make gold rings to hold the crossbars. Also overlay the crossbars with gold. 30 "Set up the tabernacle according to the plan shown you on the mountain. 31
"Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim worked into it by a skilled craftsman. 32 Hang it with gold hooks on four posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold and standing on four silver bases. 33 Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the Testimony behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. 34 Put the atonement cover on the ark of the Testimony in the Most Holy Place. 35 Place the table outside the curtain on the north side of the tabernacle and put the lampstand opposite it on the south side. 36 "For the entrance to the tent make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen-the work of an embroiderer. 37 Make gold hooks for this curtain and five posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold. And cast five bronze bases for them. Exodus 27 The Altar of Burnt Offering "Build "Buil d an an altar of acacia wood, three cubits  high; it is to be square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.  2 Make a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar are of one piece, and overlay the altar with bronze. 3 Make all its utensils of bronze-its pots to remove the ashes, and its shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks and firepans. 4 Make a grating for it, a bronze network, and make a bronze ring at each of the four corners of the network. 5 Put it under the ledge of the altar so that it is halfway up the altar. 6 Make poles of acacia wood for the altar and overlay them with bronze. 7 The poles are to be inserted into the rings so they will be on two sides of the altar when it is carried. 8 Make the altar hollow, out of boards. It is to be made just as you were shown on the mountain. 6 1
The Courtyard 9 "Make a courtyard for the tabernacle. The south side shall be a hundred cubits  long and is to have curtains of finely twisted linen, 10 with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases and with silver hooks and bands on the posts. posts. 11 The north side shall also be a hundred cubits long and is to have curtains, with twenty posts and twenty twenty bronze bases a bases and nd with silver hooks and bands on the posts. 12 "The west end of the  courtyard shall be fifty cubits wide and have curtains, with ten posts and ten bases. 13 O On n the east end, toward the sunrise, the courtyard shall also be fifty cubits wide. 14 Curtains fifteen cubits  long are to be on one side of the entrance, with three posts and three bases, 15 and curtains fifteen cubits long are to be on the other side, with three posts and three bases. 16 "For the entrance to the courtyard, provide a curtain twenty cubits  long, of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen-the work of an embroidererwith four posts and four bases. 17 All the posts around the courtyard are to have silv silveer bands and hooks, and 18 bronze bases. The courtyard shall be a hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide,  with curtains of finely twisted linen five cubits  high, and with bronze bases. 19 All the other articles used in the service of the tabernacle, whatever their function, including all the tent pegs for it and those for the courtyard, are to be of bronze. Oil for the Lampstand "Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning. 21 In the Tent of Meeting, outside the curtain that is in front of the Testimony, Aaron and his sons are to keep the lamps burning before the LORD from evening till morning. This is to be a lasting ordinance among the Israelites for the generations to come. 20
Solomon’s Petition for Wisdom at Gibeon And Solomon went up thither to the brasen altar before the Lord, which was at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt offerings upon it. In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my Father and hast made me to reign in his stead. Now, O Lord God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great? And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: 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. 2 Chron 1:6-12
Solomon’s Wisdom And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore. Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt. For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about. He spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five. He spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes. And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, earth, which had heard of his wi wisdom. sdom. 1 Kings 4:29-34 King Solomon Solomon passed al alll the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. All the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart. 2 Chron 9:22-23 Solomon Wisely Discovers the True Mother
Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him. And the one woman said, O my Lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house. And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house. And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it. And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear. And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son.
Thus they spake before the king. Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living. And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other. Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my Lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof. And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment. 1 Kings 3:16-28 Solomon Answers Every Question of Sheba
And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to prove him with hard questions. And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart. And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not any thing hid from the king, which he told her not. And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the Lord; there was no more spirit in her. And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. Howbeit I believed not the Words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard. Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wi wisdom. sdom. 1 Kings 10:1-8 Solomon Builds God’s Temple 2
1 Kings 5 And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying, Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet. 4 But now the LORD my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent. 5 And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto my name. 1 Kings 62 And the house which king Solomon built for the LORD, the length thereof was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits. 3 And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; and ten cubits was the breadth thereof before the house. 4 And for the house he made windows of narrow lights. 5 And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and of the oracle: and he made chambers round about: 6 The nethermost chamber was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad: for without in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests round about, that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house. 7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building. 8 The door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third. 9 So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar. 10 And then he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar. 11 And the Word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying, 12 Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my Word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father: 13 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel. 14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it.
Apostle Paul’s Petition of Wisdom for the Church For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving Giving thanks unto the Father which hat hath h made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance inheritance of the saints in light. Colossians 1: 1:9-12 9-12
I Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his his inheritance in the saints. saints. Ephesians 1:15-18
Jesus, I thank You that You gave Gideon widsom and showed him exactly how to conquer his enemies in a witty way. I thank You that You will give unto me and my family witty ways to overcome our adversaries such as the method You revealed to Gideon. 17
And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, camp, it shall be that, 18 as I do, so shall ye do. When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon. 19 So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands. 20 And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.21 And they stood every man in his place round about the camp; and all the host ran, and cried, and fled. 22 And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath. 23 And the men of Israel gathered themselves together out of Naphtali, and out of Asher, and out of all Manasseh, and pursued after the Midianites. 24 And Gideon sent messengers throughout all mount Ephraim, saying, come down against the Midianites, and take before them the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan. Then all the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and took the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan.25 And they took two princes of the Midianites, Oreb and Zeeb; and they slew Oreb upon the rock Oreb, and Zeeb they slew at the winepress of Zeeb, and pursued Midian, and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the other side Jordan.
Famous Christian Inventors Through the Ages Jesus, I thank that most of theofworld’s greatest were Christians creationists whoyou believed the book Genesis. I thankscientists You that famous men and like Newton, Faraday, Kepler, and many others believed God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation. I thank You that from just these few examples of great men, we can see that they gained their insight and guidance from You and the Holy Bible. I thank You that I understand that the reason they were successful was due to the commitment and dedication to God each of them had. I thank You that I realize that that witty inventions come from God's wisdom and His prudence. I thank You that as the men I have listed here were given inventions that changed the very scope of the human world that You will also give unto my family witty ideas and inventions that will allow Your name to be glorified and magnified upon the earth.
TABLE I SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES ESTABLISHED BY CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS
DISCIPLINE PHYSICAL ASTRONOMY, EPHEMERIS TABLES ANTISEPTIC SURGERY
BACTERIOLOGY, BIOGENESIS LAW, FERMENTATION CONTROL, PASTEURIZATION, VACCINATION & IMMUNIZATION CALCULUS, DYNAMICS, LAW OF GRAVITY, REFLECTING TELESCOPE
CHEMISTRY GAS DYNAMICS
SCIENTIST JOHANN KEPLER (1571-1630) Kepler wrote "Since we astronomers are priests of the highest God in regard to the book of nature, it befits us to be thoughtful, not of the glory of our minds, but rather, above all all else, of the glory of Go God.” d.” JOSEPH LISTER (1827-1912) A man of true Christian character, no one ever heard him raise his voice in anger. If ever he did anything to give g ive offense, he was quick to apologize. He said of himself, "I am a believer in the fundamental doctrines of Christianity." He told a graduating class: "It is our proud office to tend the fleshly tabernacle of the immortal spirit, and our p path, ath, if rightly followed, will be guided by unfettered truth and love unfeigned. In pursuit of this noble and holy calling I wish you all God-speed."
LOUIS PASTEUR (1822-1895) Pasteur saw no conflict between science and Christianity. In fact, he believed that ‘science brings men nearer to God’. 6 In his work wo rk as a scientist, he perceived evidence of wisdom and design, not randomness and chaos. Pasteur stated that: ‘The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator’.7 He firmly believed in creation, and strongly opposed Darwin’s theory of evolution because it did not fit well with scientific evidence.
ISAAC NEWTON (1642-1727) He discovered the law of gravitation, formulated the basic laws of motion, developed calculus, and analyzed the nature of white light. Behind all his science was the conviction that God made the universe with a mathematical structure and He gifted human beings' minds to understand u nderstand that structure. Gravity itself was an active principle God used to impose order on the world. Seeking to und understand erstand God's methods, Newton developed formulas for specific phenomena such as ocean tides, paths of comets, and the succession of the equinoxes.
JOHANN KEPLER (1571-1630) Kepler's Christian faith had led him to a pattern of thinking which had eventually enabled him to solve the riddle of planetary motion where so many other scientists had given up trying. Kepler had sought and found a simple logical pattern for planetary motion which reflected God's wisdom. As Kepler said: 'We see how God, like a human architect, approached the founding of the world according to order and rule and measured everything in such a manner.' 7
ROBERT BOYLE (1627-1691) He was a strong supporter of missions to Ireland, the Orient, and the young y oung colonies in America. But Robert Boyle is most often remembered for his scientific work. Boyle considered his scientific experiments, like all his other endeavors, part of his Christian service, for it was man's duty to seek for God's purposes in nature. Boyle believed the orderliness of the universe reflected God's purposeful design. God established the universe according to certain natural laws, so that it worked like a mechanical clock, once the Designer had set it in motion. The scientist's duty was to discover what laws God had established. Boyle himself formulated what became known as "Boyle's Law:" the pressure of a gas is inversely proportional to the volume it occupies. His work replaced the idea of occult influences in nature with a belief in natural laws established by God in creation.
CHEMIST WHO JOSEPH HENRY GILBERT (1817-1901) DEVELOPED THE USE He thus laid the foundations for the advances in agricultural science which OF NITROGEN AND have provided the means for farmers to feed the large populations in the world SUPERPHOSPHATE today. Gilbert is yet another scientist with a strong faith and demonstrated this FERTILIZERS FOR by signing the Scientist's Scientist's Declara Declaration, tion, in which he affirmed his faith in the FARM CROPS Bible as the Word of God and expressed his disbelief in and opposition to Darwin's theories. ELECTRONICS JOHN AMBROSE FLEMING (1849-1945) He was a devout Christian and preached p reached on one occasion at St Martin-in-the- Fields in London. Having no children, he bequeathed much of his estate to Christian charities, especially those that helped the poor. But of his many achievements his enduring fame rests on turning a light bulb into the first electronic valve.
JAMES CLERK MAXWELL (1831-1879) Maxwell had an extensive knowledge of the Bible, and was an elder of the church which he helped establish near his home at Glenlair. His Christian commitment was also very practical. He gave generously of both his h is time and money. He frequently visited the sick and those confined to their homes, and he read to them and prayed with them. He was also modest and displayed absolute integrity.
ELECTROMAGNETICS FIELD THEORY ELECTRIC GENERATOR
ENERGETICS ABSOLUTE TEMPERATURE SCALE TRANS-ATLANTIC CABLE
MICHAEL FARADAY (1791-1867) Everyone recognized Faraday as a man of unusual un usual character; his simplicity, modesty, and humility were deeply rooted in his Christian faith. Faraday's favorite book in the Bible was Job. Though in his scientific studies Faraday was consciously seeking to understand the beauty, symmetry, and organization of God's creation, he also realized with Job that a man cannot find God by his own reasoning. The Scriptures alone clearly reveal Him. Faraday wrote that a Christian finds his guide in the Word of God, and commits the keeping of his soul into the hands of God. He looks for no assurance beyond what the Word can give him, and if his mind is troubled by the cares and fears which assail him, he can go nowhere but in prayer tto o the Throne of Grace and to Scripture.
LORD KELVIN (1824-1907) He maintained a strong and simple Christian faith throughout his life. He faithfully studied the Bible, and his Christian faith pervaded all of his work. He always began his college classes with prayer and looked upon his scientific work as a kind of worship. He believed science must must be treated wit with h reverence, for a close observation of the phenomena of nature brought one closer to to understanding God's works: If you think strongly enough, you will be forced by Science to a belief in God, which is the foundation of all religion. He believed study of the scientific laws was the noblest privilege God granted to man's man's intelligence. He strenuously opposed Darwin's evolutionary theories of natural selection and thought them unscientific. An admirer of Paley's Natural Theology, he believed Darwin ignored clear evidences of God's design in creation, and helife. refused to believe b elieve that atoms of dead matter could ever come together to make
GEORGE STOKES (1819-1903) He also wrote a book on Natural Theology Theology (1891) and frequently testified of faith, even when speaking before learned scientific societies. He specifically wrote emphasizing his belief in the deity and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.
GALACTIC ASTRONOMY, DOUBLE STARS, GLOBAL STAR CATALOG HYDROGRAPHY FOUNDER OF OCEANOGRAPHY
WILLIAM HERSCHEL (1738-1822) Herschel strongly believed that God’s universe was characterized by order and planning. His discovery discovery of that or order der led him to conclude that ‘the undevout 5 astronomer must be mad’. MATTHEW MAURY (1806-1873) was the founder of oceanography. He believed that when Psalm 8:8 in the Bible talked about "paths in the seas," that there must therefore be paths in the seas. He dedicated his life to charting the winds and currents of the Atlantic and was able to confirm that the sea did indeed have paths, just as spoken of in
DISCOVERED CHLOROFORM, LAID THE FOUNDATION
the Bible. BLAISE PASCAL (1623-1662) To him is attributed the famous Wager of Pascal, paraphrased as follows: "How can anyone lose who chooses to be a Christian? If, when he dies, there turns out to be no God and his faith was in vain, he has lost nothing--in fact, has been happier in life than his non believing friends. If, however, there is a God and a heaven and hell, then he has gained heaven and his skeptical friends will have lost everything in hell!" LOUIS AGASSIZ (1807-1873) He believed in God and in His special creation of every kind of organism. When Darwin's Origin began to gain favor, Agassiz spoke out strongly against it. JAMES SIMPSON (1811-1879) He said his motivation to perform the research leading to this discovery was a fascination in the book of Genesis with Adam's deep sleep during the time in
which Eve was fashioned from his side. He said his biggest discovery was finding Jesus Christ as Savior.
HYDROSTATICS, HYDRODYNAMICS, DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS, THEORY OF PROBABILITY, BAROMETER ICHTHYOLOGY
NON-EUCLIDEAN NON-EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY
SYSTEMATIC BIOLOGY, CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
BERNHARD RIEMANN (1826- 1866) Riemann was also a Christian and had hoped to go into the ministry until he got sidetracked by his interest in mathematics. He apparently made several efforts to prove the validity of the book of Genesis using mathematic mathematical al principles. CAROLUS LINNAEUS (1707-1778) One of his main goals go als in systematizing the varieties of living creatures was an attempt to delineate the original Genesis "kinds." He firmly believed in the Genesis account as literal history.
TABLE II NOTABLE INVENTIO INVENTIONS, NS, DISCOVERIES DISCOVER IES OR DEVELOPMENTS BY CHRISTIAN INVENTORS CONTRIBUTION SCIENTIST Discovered the CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS New World As a young boy Columbus trusted Christ as his Savior and discovered the ways of God. This little known fact, was the reason for his adventurous life. He felt that God wanted him to explore the world and find new land and people so that Christ could be proclaimed. Kings and Queens promised and fail failed ed him, before he finally got the ships and backing he needed to set sail. He became an excellent sailor and businessman. He overcame al alll the problems he ffaced aced with God's help, even mutiny mutiny and being bound in chains.
Made more than 300 peanut products, 75 pecan products, and 118 sweet potato products.
Flying the first heavier-than-air machine
Here are his remarks from his writings: "At this time I both read and studied all kinds of literature: cosmography, histories, chronicles, and philosophy and other arts , to which our Lord opened my mind unmistakably to the fact that it was possible to navigate from here to the Indies, and He evoked in me the will for the execution of it; and with this fire I came to Your Highnesses. All those who heard of my plan disregarded it mockingly and with laughter. All the sciences of which I spoke were of no profit to me nor the authorities in them; only in Your Highnesses my faith, and my stay. Who would doubt that this light did not come from the Holy Spirit, anyway as far as I am concerned, which comforted with rays of marvelous clarity and with its Holy and Sacred Scriptures." GEORGE CARVER A tremendously talented black man born of slave parents whose chemical discoveries made millions millions for the south. God had answered his humble humble prayer, found in his writings: "The secret of my success? It is simple. It is found in the Bible. I prayed that my life and work had helped in a small way to make the world peaceful and make Him happy." He was referred to as man's slave who became God's scientist. WILBUR AND ORVILLE WRIGHT These great inventors were devout, Bible-believing Christians. Drew inspiration from God’s world (e.g. the Wright brothers carefully studied bird flight when they designed their plane) and God’s Word while making their great discoveries
Jesus ~ our Substitute The Foundation of Wisdom
Jesus substituted Himself by withholding the wisdom of God, opening not His mouth so that we can have the wisdom of God; this substitution cost His life. Through this, the mind of Christ has been freely given to us. He was brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before Her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth, in order for me to have the the wisdom of God in every circumstance and situation. Isaiah 53:7 Paraphrased But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence. Ephesians 1:7-8 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16
The Petition for Wisdom Father, we come before You this day in the name of Jesus. I ask for wisdom that rightly divides the Word of God, wisdom in leading and guiding our family, wisdom in leading and guiding the church, wisdom to come in and go out before Your people, wisdom in all our decision making, wisdom that produces witty inventions, wisdom in counseling, wisdom that gives strength, wisdom in all our financial and business decisions, wisdom in properly handling authority and promotion, wisdom in conflict resolution, wisdom in discerning the perfect timing of God in all that we set our hands to do, wisdom in discerning the hearts and motives of people, wisdom to know and understand the future and wisdom to abide continually within Your presence. Proverbs 2:6-11, Proverbs 3:13-18, , Proverbs 4:7-12, Proverbs 8:11-21, Proverbs 9:1-5, Isaiah 11:2 Father, I ask for a full revelation of Your wisdom that was given to Solomon within the Book of Proverbs; we ask to drink deeply from the same well that caused him to understand and write write 3000 proverbs. Proverbs 1:1-4 Father, we ask for a full revelation of the Mind of Christ for we are fully persuaded that Jesus has been made unto us wisdom and that all wisdom and prudence is abounding toward us. I Corinthians 1:30, Ephesians 1:7-8, I Corinthians 2:16 I stand in total agreement with the original prayers that the Apostle Paul prayed over the early church. Father, we ask to be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; in order to walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work and constantly increasing in the knowledge of God and strengthened with all might. Colossians 1:9-12 Father, we ask that You give unto us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ and that the eyes of our understanding to be fully enlightened. Ephesians 1:15-18
In accordance with James 1:5-8, I ask in faith, nothing wavering. From this day forth, we ask that this petition stay continually before Your throne. In accordance with the following Scriptures, we covenant to keep this petition within our hearts, upon our lips, before our eyes, and within the palms of our hands. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. These Words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: Thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. Deuteronomy 6:5-12
Agreement of Witnesses In accordance with the following Scriptures, we as witnesses stand in full agreement in this petition. Furthermore, we understand the process of asking, seeking and knocking and vow with our faith to hold our agreement until witty ideas and inventions are released to my family and myself.
The Holy Spirit ~ Our Legal Representative Holy Spirit, I recognize and honor You as my advocate and legal representative within this process of believing in accordance with Luke 11:13. I am thankful for Your representation in this petition of witty ideas and inventions. I consecrate myself as an intercessor to pray daily for witty ideas and inventions being released to my family. Holy Spirit, I ask for your wisdom, counsel, leadership and guidance as I pray for witty ideas and inventions. I understand that it is through faith and the power of God that my family will be given these ideas.
Prayer of Thanksgiving Father, I thank You that You inhabit this petition, standing as the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I understand that faith is the substance of things hoped for in accordance with Hebrews 11:1. From this day forward, I submit myself to the process of developing the hope that is built from the foundations of Your promises, in order for faith to add substance to it. Father, I thank You again for witty ideas and inventions.