By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of December 6, 2020
"God is pure light" (1 Jn 1:5).
The Spirit of Revelation, which is The Holy Spirit (Ep 1:17).
This Spirit of Revelation lives in us and is “the illuminator of men” (Vine’s).
The revealing of Himself and His will to us as “The Light of Truth,” which sets us free (Jn 1:9).
John 1:4 TPT tells us that “His light is life for all humanity.”
Luke 2:32 TPT tells us He is “the Revelation Light for all people everywhere!"
Psalm 119:130 CSB tells us that "The revelation of your words brings light and gives understanding to the inexperienced."
Revelation is "the illuminating power of the Scriptures; and of the judgments and commandments of God" to guide us (Vine’s; Ps 119:105, Is 51:4).
God’s heart and mind, even His face is revealed to us when He releases revelation to us as His "children of light." (1 Jn 1:2, Lk 16:8).
So, revelation comes through divine intervention, an encounter with God.
Revelation "designates God’s own self-disclosure or manifesting of himself, or things concerning himself and the world; the word itself, oral or written…by inner, immediate illumination of…hearts and minds by God…God is always the initiator and author of revelation" (Tyndale Bible Dictionary).
In Galatians 1:12 TPT Paul says, “No one taught me this revelation, for it was given to me directly by the unveiling of Jesus the Anointed One."
Revelation is the great communication mode by which “something is presented to the mind directly” (Vine’s). It by-passes human reason, thinking and ability to position us as a receiver and a doer, according to God’s will for victorious living.
Revelation guides us into God’s best as “the will of God for the conduct of His children” (Vine’s).
God’s treasure of revelation enables us to have a closer walk with Jesus, applying wisdom to where we’ve been and where He’s bringing us. He gifts us with new knowledge and insight—removing past burdens with divine understanding, as well as the burden to try to figure the present out on our own—while strengthening us for the journey ahead. In this way, God frees us so we can continue on, guided by His heart of love as revealed truth.
Revelation light is also God’s strategic weapon against forces of darkness. The Spirit of Revelation uncovers darkness, brings truth to light and knowledge to wisdom as He wills.
Luke 12:2 AMPC tells us that "Nothing is [so closely] covered up that it will not be revealed, or hidden that it will not be known."
We need only to see as God sees.
In this supernatural way of seeing and understanding, revelation can be a secret weapon to help keep us on top of the enemy and advance us (Da 2:22, Ps 139:12).
Especially as He makes us trusted gatekeepers (Ps 24:7), drenched in His mercy and doing relationship like 1 John 1:7 TPT, which offers us a strategy that says, "…if we keep living in the pure light that surrounds him, we share unbroken fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, continually cleanses us from all sin."
Revelation brings peace, even in the midst of chaos, because His Presence is powerful light that extinguishes darkness. Even in our minds, God can settle our wonderings about issues that try to loom through releasing revelation-understanding to us. In this way, He helps us walk in His clarity and powerful peace (Ps 55:22, 1 Pe 5:7).
Paul tells us in Philippians 3:14-15 TPT that he ran "straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus. So, let all who are fully mature have this same passion, and if anyone is not yet gripped by these desires, God will reveal it to them."
Paul knew that revelation, as a spark of light, ignites us for victory and sets us in motion, aligned with God’s will and faithfully headed forward with Him and toward Him simultaneously.
God’s gracious gift of revelation also encourages us with clues along His timeline for us.
At will, God can reveal glimpses of our future to us: moments of experience and divine assignments in advance to set our minds on a right course and ready us (Ep 3:20).
At "the cross, Jesus supremely revealed God’s self-giving love" (Hayford Bible Handbook).
"God’s disclosure of Himself to mankind, including His nature, His moral standards, and His plan of salvation" is divine revelation (Hayford Bible Handbook).
Jesus as the mystery hidden and the secret kept can be received and experienced (Ro 16:25). He desires to share Himself and His mysteries with you for your own welfare and that of your family, your work and your nation.
Do you know Him like this?
In Proverbs 1:23 TPT God asks us, "Don’t you know that I’m ready to pour out my spirit of wisdom upon you and bring to you the revelation of my words that will make your heart wise?"
1 John 1:9 TPT says that "...if we freely admit our sins when his light uncovers them, he will be faithful to forgive us every time..."
So, are you ready to come into more of His light and receive divine insight?
If so, pray this prayer with me:
I praise Your Holy Name. I desire to receive Your revelations. I repent of my sins and invite You into my heart as Lord and Savior. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and release Your revelations to me. Bring me into Your marvelous light and drench me in your mercy (1 Pe 2:9-10). Enable me to receive revelations of Your secrets for Your glory.
And now, "I pray that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would impart to you the riches of the Spirit of wisdom and the Spirit of revelation to know him through your deepening intimacy with him" (Ep 1:17 TPT).
In Jesus’ Mighty Name.
To God be the glory.
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.