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Revelation Knowledge

“For You will light my lamp, the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop, and by My God I can leap over a wall.” (Ps. 18:28-29)

The Hebrew word for light, “owr” means to be or become light, to shine, to be illuminated. It carries the meaning of spiritual revelation. When God shines His glorious light into our spiritual journey, we experience the sensation of a real awakening. Something is being turned on and destroys the dominion of darkness that surrounds our understanding.

Revelation is an Unfolding of Reality:

This “aha” moment causes us to see things for what they really are. Being enlightened simply opens our eyes to what is already there, but hidden from our understanding. God often hides things for our discovery! He wants us to come into Truth with a commitment to obey and abide in it. When you and I become aware of spiritual things and possess a fresh understanding about life in relationship with God, we are walking in the spirit of revelation. You receive revelation knowledge by drawing near to Him, not simply by getting information about Him (Jms. 4:8-10).

Another place in Scripture we see this little word (owr) used is in Psalms 119:130. The Amplified Bible says, “The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light (owr); their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple”.

Revelation Transforms:

We must realize the impact of revelation knowledge. At its entrance and unfolding; discernment and comprehension come to even the most simple minded man. We can and need to walk in revelation knowledge everyday, because our enemy, Satan is like a prowling lion looking for the moments of blindness in our lives, so that he can pounce and drag us into deception (1 Pe. 5:8). With spiritual revelation comes wisdom from God and intuition about spiritual things. Our greatest thoughts, visions or strategies for life are yet to be revealed in us, yet they give us the advantage God offers His Children.

We must train our spirit to receive revelation knowledge or we will find ourselves walking after the patterns of this world. Its not wrong to have natural knowledge (the world’s wisdom), but it is a more limited form of discernment. When we walk in spiritual revelation our understanding is not limited by our five senses; sight, hearing, feelings, smelling or tasting. Living under the influence of what God is revealing is the definition of the renewed mind (Rom. 12:1-2).

Tapping into Deeper Revelation:

It is by the Holy Spirit that the deeper things of God become available to our perception. Therefore, we need to be taught how to open ourselves to the ministry of the Holy Spirit and how to recognize what He is imparting to us on the inside. Our spiritual growth and effectiveness in ministry depend upon the ability to hear a current word from God (Rom. 10:17). The more the Word of God renews our mind and the Holy Spirit positions our heart toward obedience, the more clarity we receive in the spirit realm. Its no different than if we turn the dial on a radio and hear the variety of music styles in the air… tuning in offers clarity.

What Revelation Knowledge will do for you.

  • 1)  Change your perception…
    a. of God – (1 Cor. 2:10) says “For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.”
    b. of yourself – (2 Cor. 3:18) says “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.”
    c. of your purpose – Moses before the revelation of God saw himself as a shepherd to Jethro; and nothing more, but when the Lord spoke to him, he understood that his purpose was to set the children of Israel free. (Exod. 2-3)
    d. of your destiny – After meeting with Christ on the way to Damascus Paul’s perception about his destiny was totally changed (Acts 26:15-18).
  • 2)  Activate Faith – In 2 Kings 4:9 that woman had to take action to make sure that they prepared a room for the man of God. The knowledge that she had was coming from inside so she could not rest until she had fulfilled what the Spirit had told her.
  • 3)  Deeper Discernment – The Apostle Paul would not know of his future until he got a revelation of what was about to happen. After that he knew they were going to survive and was able to deliver such a message (Acts 27:22-25).
  • 4)  Clarity of Focus – There was great focus in Paul’s ministry because he had a revelation of God.
  • 5)  Increased Passion – The Apostles Peter and John ministered with passion and had little distractions from the vision for ministry. Paul further says to live is Christ and to die is gain (Phil. 1:21). That kind of life can only be lived by people with a revelation of Christ.
  • 6)  Release A Pioneering Heart – With a word in your spirit from God nothing can stop you from doing what the Lord would have you accomplish (Lk. 1:37).

Lamp of Revelation Knowledge

“For You will light my lamp, the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop, and by My God I can leap over a wall.” (Ps. 18:28-29)

God has made a promise to “light my lamp”… my spirit is alive with His revelation knowledge! The Hebrew word for light, “owr” means to be or become light, to shine, to be illuminated. It carries the meaning of spiritual revelation. When God shines His glorious light into our spiritual journey, we experience the sensation of a real awakening. Something is being turned on and its this “lamp of revelation knowledge” that destroys the dominion of darkness that surrounds our understanding.

Revelation is an Unfolding of Reality:

This “aha” moment causes us to see things for what they really are. Being enlightened simply opens our eyes to what is already there, but hidden from our understanding. God often hides things for our discovery! He wants us to come into Truth with a commitment to obey and abide in it. When you and I become aware of spiritual things and possess a fresh understanding about life in relationship with God, we are walking in the spirit of revelation. You receive revelation knowledge by drawing near to Him, not simply by getting information about Him (Jms. 4:8-10).

Another place in Scripture we see this little word (owr) used is in Psalms 119:130. The Amplified Bible says, “The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light (owr); their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple”.

Revelation Transforms:

We must realize the impact of revelation knowledge. At its entrance and unfolding; discernment and comprehension come to even the most simple minded man. We can and need to walk in revelation knowledge everyday, because our enemy, Satan is like a prowling lion looking for the moments of blindness in our lives, so that he can pounce and drag us into deception (1 Pe. 5:8). With spiritual revelation comes wisdom from God and intuition about spiritual things. Our greatest thoughts, visions or strategies for life are yet to be revealed in us, yet they give us the advantage God offers His Children.

We must train our spirit to receive revelation knowledge or we will find ourselves walking after the patterns of this world. Its not wrong to have natural knowledge (the world’s wisdom), but it is a more limited form of discernment. When we walk in spiritual revelation our understanding is not limited by our five senses; sight, hearing, feelings, smelling or tasting. Living under the influence of what God is revealing is the definition of the renewed mind (Rom. 12:1-2).

Tapping into Deeper Revelation:

It is by the Holy Spirit that the deeper things of God become available to our perception. Therefore, we need to be taught how to open ourselves to the ministry of the Holy Spirit and how to recognize what He is imparting to us on the inside. Our spiritual growth and effectiveness in ministry depend upon the ability to hear a current word from God (Rom. 10:17). The more the Word of God renews our mind and the Holy Spirit positions our heart toward obedience, the more clarity we receive in the spirit realm. Its no different than if we turn the dial on a radio and hear the variety of music styles in the air… tuning in offers clarity.

What Revelation Knowledge will do for you:

1) Change Your Perceptions:
a. of God – (1 Cor. 2:10) “For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.”
b. of yourself – (2 Cor. 3:18) “…beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, (we) are being transformed… from glory to glory…”
c. of your purpose – When the Lord spoke to Moses, he understood that his purpose was to set the children of Israel free. (Exod. 2-3)
d. of your destiny – A meeting with Christ on the way to Damascus Paul’s destiny was totally changed (Acts 26:15-18).
2) Activate Faith: In 2 Kings 4:9 that woman had to take action to make sure that they prepared a room for the man of God. The knowledge that she had was coming from inside so she could not rest until she had fulfilled what the Spirit had told her.
3) Deepen Your Discernment: The Apostle Paul would not know of his future until he got a revelation of what was about to happen. After that he knew they were going to survive and was able to deliver such a message (Acts 27:22-25).
4) Clarify Your Focus: There was great focus in Paul’s ministry because he had a revelation of God.
5) Increase Your Passion: The Apostles Peter and John ministered with passion and with fresh vision for ministry. Paul said, “to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Phil. 1:21). That kind of life can only be lived by people with a revelation of Christ.
6) Release A Spiritual Boldness – Its the Pioneering Heart! With a word in your spirit from God nothing can stop you from fulfilling your destiny (Lk. 1:37).

Remnant Reality

The Spirit of God is gathering people from all parts of the global landscape as part of His remnant. Those that have eyes to see and ears to hear are paying attention to what He has to say.

  • God told the Prophet Elijah there were 7,000 just like him that had not kissed the face of Baal and Jezebel (1 Kings 19:18).
  • He gave Gideon 300 faithful, courageous and alert warriors that brought deliverance to a nation (Judges 7:7).
  • David fought with mighty men that helped transition the kingdom out of Saul’s religious control (2 Samuel 3:1).
  • Jesus baptized 120 with Holy Spirit power in the Upper Room and they turned the world upside down (Acts 2:1-4).

The Spirit of God is gathering His remnant, hungry warriors just like you that want to make a difference with their lives. What you feel in your spirit is the awakening of “Sonship” (Rom 8:18-19). Father is calling His Sons and His Daughters to arise with a glistening reflection of His countenance upon their faces (Isa 60:1-2).

The Deeper Mandate: 

Its a significant reality that pulls from deep places of the heart, more impacting than most passing spiritual hungers. Those hungers you feed with common Bible Studies and fellowship groups, but this is more of a  mandate. A demand is being made upon our sense of passion and purpose. Its as if God is asking for more from us today than in times past and the anointing upon our lives must increase as well.

A New Fabric:

This remnant is a “new fabric” formed through intercession (Heb 7:25) and ripped from the cloth of a priestly garment. God seems to be calling for His five-fold ministers to align and engage for strategic assignments. The good news is that you are not alone, if you feel the tugging upon your heart. There are thousands just like you that God has preserved in wilderness places. They are spiritual reformers and revolutionaries of righteousness. They are the revivalists that have been waiting in the trenches of institutional structures holding on to the power of God, in the face of opposition.

Shaking Reveals a Governing Strength! 

In a world where everything that can be shaken is now shaking, the One True Government of God is beginning to arise. Its the government of the heart, that is awakened by the Voice of our True Shepherd. Its that anointed government found only on the shoulders of the One called “Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace” (Isa 9:6-7), yet it is advanced among a Kingdom People filled with the Knowledge of the Glory of His Presence (Hab 2:14). Scripture declares that the gates of hell shall not prevail against this Church (Mt 16:18), for its the habitation of God by His Spirit (Eph 2:22). It’s exciting to know that you were born for such a time as this, a time when the enemy’s entrance has raised the standard of Zion’s determination (Isa 59:19).

The Zeal of Zion, God’s Remnant:

The Holy Spirit is saying “Only the Sons of God, walking in the Holy Spirit can manifest the Kingdom” (Isa 52:6). As the shaking continues, the Remnant Church will arise out of obscurity and again walk in His Spirit manifesting signs, wonders and miracles, confirming once again that Jesus is the Christ, raised from the dead and Lord of all the Earth.

Signs of Revival

Revival literally means: to live again!

We can define revival as a period or season of unusual blessing from the Holy Spirit, where a believer or group of believers are enjoying the experience of coming to life again. Revival means awakening, stimulating the life, bringing it to the surface and making God’s love tangible once again. Revival is a Holy Spirit visitation to the Church that deepens the relationship between the believer and God; but it also overflows to touch a world in need.

Revival is the fire of the Holy Spirit… re-ignited!

 Believers, who once carried a passion and love for God can allow that love to grow cold and ineffective for many reasons. When religious oppression, testing or trials come and bring stress into the Church, our passions can get drained. Through distractions, deceptions and weaknesses, the enemy tries to draw us away from our goal of fellowship with Christ. Yet when God’s people turn and humble themselves through heart rending repentance (2 Chron 7:14), a new power gets released. That power is tranforming and changes everything that holds the believer back (Acts 4:31). They are drawn to the love of God like never before and a new energy caused by the anointing of the Holy Spirit, washes over that believing heart to bring refreshing (Ps 51:12)(Ps 43:3-5)(Ps 63:1-5). What breaks forth is a restoration of what David called the joy of salvation. Notice that God responds to the searching heart and satisfies the hungry soul. These are signs of revival.

Great are Your tender mercies, O Lord; Revive me according to Your judgements.(Ps 119:156)

 The Psalmist declares a pathway to revival, ”Revive me according to Your judgements.” Revival is shaped by God’s judgements. What are the Lord’s judgements and how do they bring revival to the heart? God’s judgements are His prescribed remedy to the problems He must address among His people and humanity as a whole.

 Its God’s verdict – His Word!

 An example: God’s judgement toward sin is death; yet He remedies the problem with what we call redemption. The gift of His Son dying upon the Cross was the prescribed remedy to our sin problem that brought forth shame, fear and brokenness. The remedy released forgiveness, healing and wholeness. He moved this way, because He so loved humanity and had the appropriate answer to our problem (Jn 3:16-17). So, His answer to our emptiness, is that we be filled with the Spirit of Life (Lk 24:49)(Eph 5:18).  

I think of my daughter, who this week said her bike was broken. Her brothers were out biking, but her tires were flat. She wasn’t going anywhere. Her tires simply needed more air. Revival has to do with bringing new life into our flat existence.

 Somewhere, there was a leak.

  Instead of being strong and firm, believers can become like a tire that needs air or a plant that needs water. Did you ever walk by a wilted plant? If it could cry out, it would shout, “Water me or I will die!” The cells are not properly functioning and the whole plant is limp. Once we give water to the plant, it is revived. It straightens back up and shows signs of strength and potential fruitfulness.

Revival is God’s remedy! 

 So then, what is it that happens in revival? The best way of answering that question is to look again at the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4). The Holy Spirit literally descended and began to preside over the fellowship; baptising the believers gathered in that upper room. The result was supernatural fire and passion from above. God was taking charge of His Church and manifesting His power to guide and lead them by His purposes or judgements, if you will.

  • The signs of revival become visible as God’s people experience the influence of His judgements.

 ”And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God: That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and My maidservants, I will pour out of My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy.” (Acts 2:17-18)

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