Author: Hope Girl
Where does the inspiration for a world changing invention come from? If we seek and ask of God for revelation of a new idea or product, the bible says “Ask of me and I shall give thee nations for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.” (Psalms 2:8)
With the recent American election results showing a possible change in foreign energy dependence, one Pastor Lance Wallnau prophesied that new technologies and inventions would now start to come forth from the Kingdom of God.
“There is energy resources, oil and energy, that Donald Trump is going to tap into. There will be discoveries in technology, new discoveries, that under his anointing as a Cyrus, entrepreneurs, inventors and creators will discover new technology, new industries and new applications to create the necessary job infrastructure for America.”- Lance Wallnau
The bible tells us in Proverbs 8:1 “I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.” Over the centuries many scientists, inventors, and discoverers have petitioned God to find knowledge of witty inventions. God has revealed the wonders of his kingdom through his children in many ways. Here are just a few examples of some of the witty inventions that have changed our world for the better.
George Washington Carver and the Peanut
George Washington Carver was a black man born to slave parents in 1864. Carver went on to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. He is best known for his work creating more than 300 peanut products, 75 pecan products, and 118 sweet potato products. Carver said that he would go into his laboratory, which he called “God’s little workshop”. He would shut the door, and then God would lift the veil and show him everything he needed to see. When asked later on how he knew what to do, he said the bible told him. When asked, “The bible told you about the peanut?” He replied, “The bible told me about the one who made the peanut”. His chemical discoveries earned millions for the south and he was referred to as “a man’s slave who became God’s scientist”.
The Wrights Brothers
Wilbur and Orville Wright were devout, bible-believing Christians who drew inspiration from God’s world by carefully studying bird flight when they designed their plane. They also studied God’s Word while making their great discoveries. They are known for flying the first heavier than air machine, which defies the “laws of aerodynamics”. It is because of their witty invention that millions of people fly all around the world today. However, it is worth noting that the Wrights brothers were flying in their planes for 4 full years while skeptics stood on the ground watching with their own eyes while insisting that it was a hoax.
Isaac Newton (1642-1727) 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 that structure. Gravity itself was an active principle God used to impose order on the world. Seeking to understand God’s methods, Newton developed formulas for specific phenomena such as ocean tides, paths of comets, and the succession of the equinoxes.
James Simpson and Anesthesiology
James Simpson (1811-1879) discovered chloroform and laid the foundation for anesthesiology. It is hard to imagine what the medical world of surgery today would be like if it were not for his discovery.
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.
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