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On June 30, 2006, Ron went into the shed that housed the batteries and trimetric to get tools for the day, we were planning to work on a fire break for the property (not even remotely thinking about the situation with the trimetric).  As soon as he walked inside the Holy Spirit gave him a word of knowledge and a word of wisdom.  He said, “the wires are installed on the wrong terminals” [word of knowledge], “move them here” (referring to a different set of terminals) [a word of wisdom].  Upon hearing those words from the Holy Spirit, Ron came into the house and declared “I believe the Holy Spirit showed me the solution to the problem with the trimetric meter.”  He put a temporary wire where the Holy Spirit told him to and instantly, the trimetric meter began to show input from the solar panels!  For the next 11 years, the trimetric accurately registered input from both the solar panels and the generator.

We can truly trust in “Jehoiada” for every situation we face, both natural and supernatural.  Jehovah Knows what we are facing as well as the solution to it, and by His Spirit He will give us knowledge and wisdom.  So we can, with confidence, know that God will teach us to live in these last days.

 

 

Bible Names that Capture the Character of God:

Many times, Biblical names were given to describe the character of the person or to indicate current events.  For each story, we've chosen a Bible Name we believe corresponds to the event that occurred in our lives.  In this case:

Jehoiada – “Jehovah Known" (properly, to ascertain by seeing)

From 3068 and 3045; Jehovah-known; Jehojada --Jehoiada.

3045. יָדַע yādaʼ, yaw-dah'; A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).

:--acknowledge, acquaintance (-ted with), advise, answer, appoint, assuredly, be aware, [un-] awares, can [-not], certainly, for a certainty, comprehend, consider, X could they, cunning, declare, be diligent, (can, cause to) discern, discover, endued with, familiar friend, famous, feel, can have, be [ig-] norant, instruct, kinsfolk, kinsman, (cause to, let, make) know, (come to give, have, take) knowledge, have [knowledge], (be, make, make to be, make self) known, + be learned, + lie by man, mark, perceive, privy to, X prognosticator, regard, have respect, skilful, shew, can (man of) skill, be sure, of a surety, teach, (can) tell, understand, have [understanding], X will be, wist, wit, wot.

3068.  יהוה;  יְהוָׄה ; יַהְוֶה  yehhōwāh, yeh-ho-vaw'; 

 

Got A Problem to Solve?

We are living in a day and age like we’ve never encountered before.  When the Pandemic hit in March of 2020 and world events began to unfold, Ron prayed “Lord, teach us how to live in these last days.”  If there was ever a time that we need supernatural knowledge and wisdom, it’s today.  I Corinthians 12:7-8 shows very clearly that we as the Body of Jesus Christ are given supernatural knowledge and wisdom for every situation, both natural and spiritual.  Following is a personal story of how the Holy Spirit gave us supernatural knowledge and wisdom for a natural problem.  How much more will He do this for the spiritual situations we face, regardless of the world climate?  In 2003, we moved to a rural area outside of Oroville, California where we utilized a well to supply water and generated our own electricity.  Initially, we used a propane generator and batteries to supply electricity to the house.  To maintain the battery charge, we had to run the generator around 4 hours a day which became quite expensive.  So, in August of 2005 we decided to install solar panels to supply power to the batteries, hoping to reduce our costs.  Though Ron has been an electrician since his early twenties, he knew nothing about the type of electricity (DC) used for solar panels.  God sovereignly brought into our lives a solar contractor (that lived out of our area) who blessed us by providing the panels at cost and installing them without charge.  

A trimetric meter is a piece of equipment required when generating your own electricity.  It measures the voltage going into the batteriesas well as the batteries percentage full.  About a month after installing the solar panels, we realized that the trimetric meter wasn’t giving accurate information with the panels.  We knew this because we had been (and still were) getting good data when charging with the generator.  For 10 months we tried everything we knew to correct the situation, including hiring a local solar panel electrical contractor.  He wasn’t able to solve the problem and neither were we.  Consequently, for nearly a year we didn’t know if we were overcharging the batteries or not getting much input from the solar panels.  Throughout this time, we continually talked about the problem and sought God for a solution.  

 

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