The Revelation of Jesus Drives Action
Every time we encounter God’s Word, we must listen with the intent to take action. The Bible declares we should be doers of the word and not hearers only (James 1:22). Revelation requires action after it has been received.
God wants us to live as the Bible says. It is when you act on the revelation you have received that physical manifestation of the Word takes place.
However, without revelation, it is hard to release into manifestation what the Word says into our lives.
Remember these things about revelation…
1. Revelation is first personal, then corporate.
This means that many can hear of a certain truth that is a revelation to another. But you can’t rely on another person’s revelation, unless it becomes your own, in your heart, established by the Spirit in your heart.
There’s a difference between personal revelation and corporate revelation. Personal revelation is what is revealed to you personally in your heart, from the Word of God. Corporate revelation is revelation that people believe on a massive scale, for example, salvation.
Many Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross for their sins. That becomes corporate revelation, where we all believe in our hearts a certain truth about the Word of God – think unity of the faith (Ephesians 4:13).
Things like healing, faith, or giving honor due to God must first involve personal revelation. When we come to God, we must first believe that He exists and that He rewards them that (personally) seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).
Eventually, God grows us from personal revelation to corporate revelation. He starts with individual believers who are in different seasons of their walk with Christ. Some develop fast, some slow – depending on cooperation, willingness, and other factors.
The gifts Jesus gave to the body of Christ in Ephesians 4:11 lead us to corporate unity and equip us for ministry in the faith.
2. Revelation is our guide.
When you receive a revelation of something, you don’t wait to be told to do it or to be led to give. For example, a child growing up needs to be guided to do homework, bathe, play, and eat.
But, as an adult with understanding, we don’t need to be guided and told repeatedly to do what we know is right. Understanding guides us.
When you understand the revelation of what God has for you and what you are to do, you apply it no matter where you are. This does not mean that the Holy Spirit stops being your guide. In fact, the Holy Spirit is the One giving or revealing to you the revelation that you walk in.
Revelation is the Holy Spirit breathing life to the Word in your heart.
The Word alone is not enough. We need the Holy Spirit to give life to it.
“..the letter Killeth but the Spirit gives life.” 2 Corinthians 3:6
The Spirit came to reveal all of Jesus, who is the Word (John 1:1).
3. Revelation is not our interpretation.
Since revelation is a product of the Holy Spirit, we can rest assured that revelation is always truth. Where there is an absence of truth, if what has been “revealed” does not align with the Word of God, we are to throw it completely away.
Let’s lay our personal interpretations and perceptions on the altar before the Lord as a sacrifice, and submit our hearing totally to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This way, we can accurately hear what the Spirit is saying to us personally and to the church corporately (Revelation 2:29).
So, what’s the play call?
Team, let us seek out the Word and trust the Holy Spirit to breath life into the Word in our hearts and make it a reality. Let us seek out the revelation of Jesus in the Word and allow God to bring His will into manifestation in our lives. Amen!