Monday, October 23, 2023

Revelation Knowledge

Though there is a place for human reasoning, it can become a stronghold in the lives of believers. This happens when believers accept, as facts, human explanations for why we are sick, impoverished, experiencing mental or emotional anguish or when it causes us to justify or make excuses for holding on to addictions, unforgiveness, bitterness, or other sins. This is why it is of the utmost importance that all believers continuously experience a rising of their faith to a greater dimension. Faith gives believers the ability to see beyond the natural realm.

The Apostle Paul tells us, "For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith." (Romans 1:17) It is continuous revelation of God from the Holy Spirit that will take us to a higher dimension of faith, that is, faith to faith. When we go from one level of faith to another, our faith moves forward from the place to which we have already advanced into a greater level of faith. For instance, say you were suffering from constant headaches. One day your level of faith had advanced to where headache symptoms that try to come upon you are gone before they take hold because you have received in your spirit a revelation of healing and have acted upon it. But now the day has come by your continuously standing on and speaking God's Word to sickness, that your faith has advanced to a higher level and any symptoms of sickness that try to come upon you can no longer attach themselves to you. Because you have advanced in faith, from faith to faith, you give no thought to headaches; therefore the symptoms of a headache will never affect you again. 

Again, an essential key to advancement in faith is continuous revelation, or revealed knowledge of God by the Holy Spirit. Faith advances through revealed knowledge. One cannot exercise faith in something that they do not know. When a person lacks revealed knowledge, it is impossible for that person to move to the next leve1 of faith. But when revelation is present, faith can catapult the individual into a new place. The advancement of faith occurs when we receive revelation knowledge of God, believe it, and then act on the knowledge we have received. Therefore, to walk by faith, we must have a revelation of God, or put another way, we must have God's knowledge. Faith and knowledge from God always go together. 

If revealed knowledge ceases, faith also ceases. Without continuous revelation of God, human reasoning will eventually take hold and we will believe only what our five senses can understand, the natural realm. This leaves believers in a vulnerable place. The Prophet Hosea says it this way, "My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me..." (Hosea 4:6 NLT) Remember, we cannot have faith in something we do not know or do not believe. This means that we cannot allow our faith to become stagnant. This is why we must advance from faith to faith. The Christian life was never designed to stay at one level of faith. In fact, the Apostle Paul had to confront the church at Corinth with their lack of spiritual advancement, (1 Corinthians 3:1-4) and the writer of Hebrews dealt with the same. (Hebrews 5:12-14) 

Finally, we see that "the just shall live by faith," that is, the just person, or the righteous person, shall live by his confidence in God. A believers faith is to advance to where their confidence in God should sustain them, and preserve them from the satanically corrupted world system, or as the Apostle Peter said, "from this perverse generation." (Acts 2:40) It is not by reliance on our own works, abilities or merit, it is by confidence in God, that is by faith, that we are to live. God wants us to advance to a greater level of faith, but for that to happen, we need revelation to pave the way. If we want to walk from faith to faith, we cannot ignore God's revelation for each day. We cannot walk in greater faith today with yesterday's revelation because faith is now, always in the present. "Now faith is..." (Hebrews 11:1)

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