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In this message, Pastor John Lindell helps us discover how we can cultivate a spirit of wisdom and revelation. We believe that this sermon will build your understanding of how God speaks and reveals specific knowledge to us as we walk through life!
SeriesThe Prayer Meeting
Scripture ReferenceSelected Scriptures
I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
Ephesians 1:17 (ESV)
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
What is revelation?
Revelation is when God speaks to our hearts concerning the situations and circumstances we face in life.
Proverbs 29:18 (HCS)
Without revelation people run wild,
John 14:26 (NLT)
The Holy Spirit— he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me
John 16:15 (NIV)
All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.
Revelation does the following things for us:
1. Personally transforms us through our encounters with God
2. Releases our faith to believe for things God wants to do
3. Results in a greater anointing of the Spirit on our life
How do we cultivate revelation from God?
1. Obey what you know
2. Learn to meditate on God’s Word
Joshua 1:8 (NIV)
Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Psalm 77:6 (NKJV)
I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, And my spirit makes diligent search.
3. Live by faith not by sight
2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)
We live by faith, not by sight.
Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
John 5:19 (NIV)
Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing,
4. Give God your nights
Song of Solomon 5:2 (NKJV)
I sleep, but my heart is awake; It is the voice of my beloved! He knocks, saying...
Job 33:14 (NLT)
For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it. He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds. He whispers in their ears...
5. Become a friend of God
John 15:15 (NLT)
I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn't confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.
Psalm 25:14 (MSG)
God-friendship is for God-worshipers; They are the ones he confides in.
6. Come into the altar!