HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
VI. The Consecration of the Intellect. “Take my intellect and use it.”
This means all our intellectual powers are placed upon the altar so that our thinking and reading and study and theology and philosophy will all be along lines well-pleasing to the Lord. Paul, Luther, Wesley and William Branham placed their intellects upon the altar of consecration, hence they became mighty leaders of God’s people. Where there is consecrated intellect there will be no scepticism, no modernism, no higher criticism. Today our Protestantism is menaced by an intellectuality that is not consecrated, hence we are flooded with unbelief. A consecrated believer with intellect laid upon God’s altar never wanders into the by-paths of speculative philosophy; he believes in his Bible, he believes in the things divinely revealed, and he enjoys the “inner light” which comes from the illumination of the Holy Spirit.
Consecration of the thinking and reasoning powers will produce wisdom in life and character.
“How can it be otherwise? If the Holy Spirit comes to abide in our heart, fulfilling His own promise in teaching us all things, revealing Christ in our consciousness as our Wisdom (and to me that means more than the Church now conceives), we shall make wonderful progress in wisdom. Not that a holy person will not blunder, but God will help you to perceive His truth. His character, modelled after the Divine pattern, will be impelled by the Divine impulse. When Jesus sent out His ambassadors, He said, “Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. “That, I think, means the blending of purity and prudence. The Holy Ghost does not come to teach any new doctrine or to testify of Himself, but of Christ. The very best minds are likely to be tempted in this direction for the sake of holiness.