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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).

Manifestations

“But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” (1 Cor. 2:10-12)

When you and I release the Holy Spirit to brood over our lives… something is bound to happen! The Bible calls these spiritual activities… miracles or signs & wonders. They are “manifestations of God by the Spirit”. God wants to offer His Children revelation knowledge… Truth that will release freedom in the unseen realms. This insight and foresight gives the ability to discern the heart of God and make effective decisions and advance the Kingdom of God into Earthly circumstances.

Defining Manifestations:

A “manifestation” is not the creation of anything, it is simply the moving of spiritual substance – “grace”/divine favor – from one dimension to another (vision, healing, salvation… etc.). When we are given a spiritual revelation from the Holy Spirit, it is not the creation of something new, but the awareness of something unseen with natural perception. It is the light bulb in the room from the Holy Spirit, and when turned on; it reveals everything that was in the room… that in “darkness” we could not see or understand.

Effective Fervent Prayer: (James 5:16-18)

We need to be confident in living by spiritual revelation and manifestations, because they are the foundation to an effective prayer life. Prayer is not twisting God’s arm to our agenda, it is the twisting of our mind to His (1 Cor. 2:16). Thinking as God and seeing what He sees, means we need to change the way we see and hear natural realities. Jesus said that nothing would be impossible to those who believe… that they would experience His Glory and shift reality to conform to His purpose and “will”. When we properly understand and operate in prayer, God brings revelation to us of everything He has finished in the spiritual dimension. A manifestation translates or moves spiritual things into the “earth realm”… as it is in the “heavenly realm” (Mt. 6:10). God didn’t call you the day of your salvation, for He had already chosen you from before the foundation of creation. You realized your purpose and calling as revelation came into your heart and mind… Holy Spirit just turned on the light! His work was complete… but He simply lifted the veil for you to see what was already there from before the foundation of the world… hidden for you to find. All you need to do is – love Him!

But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Cor. 2:9)

Fellowship With God

Scripture clearly invites all people to have fellowship with God and no matter where we have come from, there are no limits to God’s loving embrace.

* The only criteria that must be met in order to establish access into fellowship is that we come to God through Jesus… His only begotten Son (Jn 3:16-17).

There is a wonderful Old Testament process laid out in the Bible called the tabernacle experience. The one who wanted to enjoy fellowship with God would enter into the Holy of Holies and would learn to live this tabernacle experience. It reflects our relational life with Jesus perfectly and is a journey into the heart of our Heavenly Father. Enjoy the imagery as I walk you through it now and allow the Holy Spirit to walk along as your Guide.

Our journey begins at the “gate of salvation”, whereby we enter with thanksgiving, clothing ourselves with a white garment,called the Robe of Righteousness (Ps. 100:4; Isa 61:10). Christ Jesus has provided this for all  who have placed their faith and trust in His atoning Blood from Calvary’s Cross. We then come immediately upon a brazen altar where atonement for sin was made by the offering of an unblemished Lamb. Here we offer our  own lives as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God (Rom. 12:1-2). We do this not only at the point of salvation, but also as a daily experience, as we awaken each morning.

Next, we come before the golden laver (a table with a basin of water), where we are washed with the washing of the water of the Word (Eph. 5:26). As we look intently upon the Word, we allow it to cleanse our lives, purifying our actions. Therefore, the pattern of regular Bible meditation becomes a part of our daily approach to God.

Then we enter the Holy Place, the realm of our souls, and God deals with our mind, will and emotions. First we go to the table of showbread, a place where the priests ate together around a table. This represents the fellowship we enjoy in the family of God as we partake together of God’s provision. As the grain is ground fine to make the bread, so our wills are ground fine as we fellowship with other believers. As we allow this process to happen, we are prepared to go even further into the depths of God’s heart.

Next, we stop at the golden lampstand, made of beaten gold which represents the crushing of our sinful desires, and lit by oil, representing the illumination of the Holy Spirit. As we examine the Word under the illumination of the Holy Spirit, we find revelation knowledge pouring into our souls, transforming our lives and taking us even deeper into the presence of God (2 Cor. 3:18).

We then move to the altar of incense, where we learn to offer continuous praise and worship unto the Most High God, the Maker of Heaven and Earth. As a fragrant aroma ascended perpetually from this altar, so our praise and worship ascends perpetually before the nostrils of the Lord (Ps. 141:2). We have learned to be worshipers. Through revelation knowledge, we have seen that the Most High rules in the affairs of man, and we have learned to worship Him everywhere, in everything (Dan. 4:17). We have learned to worship in spirit and in truth (Jn. 4:24).

I invite you to come daily to have fellowship with God through the Lord Jesus. God’s love has been revealed to us so that we might enjoy the abundance of His counsel and the goodness of His grace. He will listen if you will come.

A Walk of Faith

I love to watch the wheels turn when people of faith gather for fellowship. There are those that find faith easy and those that have to really stretch. Some will search for it with great expectation, others will wait for it and hope it drops out of the sky. Perhaps the most important thing is that the heart must become open to it. My sense is that at times we try way to hard.

 When a person places their hope in Christ and begins hearing the Truth for themselves, faith arises and that is when we finally “get it”. Baa-bing! Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Rom 10:17). It really is that simple. Like one of those “ah-ha” moments that we have all experienced at one time or another.

 This is the basis of revelation knowledge… its God revealing Himself to us as we look into the very face of Jesus Christ (2 Cor 4:6).

The Apostle Paul prays in Scripture (Eph. 1:17-18) about a release of the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Just look into His eyes. The eyes of your understanding will be enlightened. Every vision of Christ offers another facet of Glory and grace.

  These words make all the difference, “by faith we understand…” (Heb. 11:3).

 We will know and understand when our hearts can willingly say ”Lord Your face will I seek” (Ps 27:8).  The Prophet Jeremiah said God can be found by those who seek for Him with “all of their heart” (Jer 29:13). Everyday in God must become a quest from the heart, because it is a walk of faith.

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