Revelation is very important, in fact, it’s vital to the Christian life. Revelation is what steer the Christian, the driving force and the very engine that propels us to move beyond the storms of this life. Without revelation you might just not be able to connect all the dots in your life to give you a picture of the plans God has for you. Revelation brings about vision, and where there’s no vision, God’s people perish [Prov.29:18].
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Listen to this: The extent of your vision is the boundary of your blessings. Hear this carefully today: The extent of your vision is the boundary of your blessings! If you can’t see it, how are you going to take a hold of it? We see in Ephesians 1:3 that; ‘God had blessed us with all spiritual blessings.’ He is not going to do it, He already done it. You might look at your life and see lack, looking on the left you might see failure, looking on the right you might see defeat or lost; you might see chaos all around you today; but let me tell you this: It doesn’t matter where you at today, but where you see yourself tomorrow! The problem with most of us is, we look at the current circumstance in our lives and fail to see the victories beyond. It is this very thing that holds us back in life; and we just can’t seem to reach our potentials in much.
No man or thing is responsible for blocking you. Understand that what happens in your life is by your acceptance of matters. If you have any blockage or walls in your life; it’s not because anything or anyone has caused it, you have erected those blockages and walls in your own life. You might say, ‘but if so and so didn’t do this and that, then it wouldn’t have happened.’ No, that’s not completely true. It is your reaction that brought the outcome you have today. If you are facing flu for example; it starts by symptoms. Now if you accept those symptoms, you will have the product of flu. Accepting the symptoms is by choice, it was not forced on you. This is true in almost all things we encounter; we look at the now and we miss the victories of tomorrow, simply because we didn’t see the victories. It is only by revelation that we learn to look beyond, that we extent our vision.
Standing where you are today, how far can you see? Now I’m not talking about looking with your physical eyes, but you need to look with your spiritual eyes. Your spiritual eyes can only see through the Word of God, that’s why we teach you to get a hold of the Word. You must study and meditate on the Word of God; the more you do this, the better and clearer you will see all things, for God’s Word is light unto you.
Think of it; how can we fail if we have the Holy Spirit leading us into victory daily? You must develop a personal relationship with the Word of God, for the Word of God is God’s Spirit expressed to us in words; and these words, the very Spirit of God has been wrapped up and given to us in the Bible; and furthermore, when we became born again, God deposited His Holy Spirit into us. ‘Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God’ [Rom.10:17]; therefore we must study and meditate on the Word always. Hebrews 11:1 explains ‘faith as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.’ The Amplified Version explains it even better, by saying that Faith is our title deed. If you purchase a property, you will receive a title deed which is the legal documentation proving that you are the legal owner of the property stipulated thereon. No one can put you out of the property or take it way, as long as you have the proof. Now, if you need to proof ownership of such a property to anyone, you don’t need to show them the property; but simply provide the title deed. Some folks inherited property; and in such case the title deed will be transferred unto their name, making them the legal owner. Now imagine someone has inherited a property and does not know about it. The property is still legally theirs, but they would have the privilege of enjoying it. Some Christians is like this; we all have an inheritance in Christ, but some are unaware of what they have.
Christians still pray that God may bless them, but God has already supplied us all with the title deed, stating that He has blessed us with all spiritual blessings [Eph.1:3]; so in essence, these folks lack revelation, because they don’t have a intimate and personal relationship with the Word; Who is the Holy Spirit. When you discover the blessings that belong to you in God’s Word, you ought to believe it and confess it. These are the core principle of faith. Let me show you – ‘With the heart man believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation’ [Rom.10:10]. It is by faith that we believed in God John 6:69/Heb.11:3], and by faith that we became born again. Notice, there’s two benefits here; you are made righteous by believing, and you obtain salvation by confession. If you had believed and made no confession, or made confession but did not believe; then neither will you be righteous in God’s eyes, not have salvation. When you meditate on the Word of God, you ought to vocalize it, because without vocalizing the Word, you wouldn’t be able to hear it, and your faith will not be increased. The core principle of faith is believing and confessing; this is what brings revelation unto us – revelation is a product of faith mixed with the Word of God; and moreso, the spoken Word of God. Faith is a verb, and without the action following it, it will not work. James 2:14[-26] says that faith without works is dead; so we ought to work faith by the Word of God.
I thrive on revelation, it is the very engine that powers what I do; without it, I don’t have a ministry. This is the mentality all Christians ought to have. Be fueled by the Holy Spirit; look beyond your current position in life; because if you are focused on your current position, it will place you in a disposition for what lies ahead – VICTORY!
I find so many Christians running to hear from prophets and they fill the church during prophetic services; those are lazy Christians. They don’t spend enough time in studying the Word of God for themselves; they want others to do it for them while they just go and listen to prepared messages. Throughout the Bible, we see that God send prophets unto folks who had turned away from God. Every time Israel [the Jews] disobeyed the Lord, the Lord sends prophets with messages to the nation to bring them back unto Himself. Other times, like in the case of Jonah, God send him to prophesy unto a wicked nation, to turn from their wicked way unto God. Every time prophets were send unto people, it was for profitable for rebuke, correction, and teaching them to follow in the right way. Prophets minister unto those who do not hear God for themselves, because these are the folks who did not learn to study the Word of God for themselves; they have no true relationship with the Word. There’s a difference between prophets and a prophetic word, for a prophetic word guidance from the Spirit, whereby a prophet’s message is to bring people back unto the right path.
Revelation on the Word of God brings you to a position in life, that whatever you do is honoring God. The line of work or business you in, your studies at school or college, your general conduct and relationship with people, the very person you are; in all areas, your life and person must honor God. If you are a Christian, it is not something you do, it is who you are. In everything in your life, be a Christian first; then be an employee or business owner. Be a Christian first before being a student at school or college. Be a Christian first before being a husband or wife. Be a Christian first before being a friend. Revelation on the Word of God through an intimate relationship with the Spirit of God will make you a Christian who honors God in everything.