REVELATION OF JESUS

Jesus told Peter that the revelation of Who He was did not come from human intellect or speculation. Jesus was defined for Peter by the Father: “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because My Father in Heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being.” – Matthew 16:17

This kind of revelation is available to every Christ-follower, because our Father has done everything in His power to ensure that we hear His heart for our lives (our DESTINY). The revelation of Jesus is waiting in Heaven to be downloaded upon the earth and it is available for each of us in this unique time in human history. We will not receive this truth from the false gods and political agendas that surround us, rather, we will receive it from God, our Father.

To live by faith is to live in the Kingdom of God; while to believe only that which reason can verify is to live as a heathen under the power of the kingdom of darkness.

Is there not deep inside you a longing for His continuous presence?

Do you not crave an increase of God’s love, God’s joy, God’s peace, God’s power?

 

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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 314

Philippians 3:20 – “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;”

Colossians 2:13-15 – “When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.”

OBSERVATION:

I need to daily raise my consciousness to a heavenly consciousness. Since I am in Christ my heavenly perspective is higher than the world. It is also higher than the principalities and powers that influence the circumstances around me.

 

 
Psalm 22:3 – “Yet You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.”

Psalm 100 – “Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; Come  before Him with joyful singing. Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and £not we
ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is
everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.”

Praising God will connect us with heaven.

AFFIRMATIONS:

I treasure the promises of God up in my heart and ponder them.

I allow Him to kill everything in me that would inhibit me from becoming a mature manifestation of Christ.

I will not be satisfied with only a partial transformation.

 

 
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1

If we will only live in the Spirit and the unction of the Spirit, there will be no lack. If we will obey the Lord there is nothing He will not give us since He has given us Jesus — because He has given us Jesus He has given us all things.

Our hearts ought to always burn. There is a place where we can live in the unction and the clothing of the Spirit, where our words will be clothed with power.
“…..be not drunk with wine…but be filled with the Spirit.” – Ephesians 5:18
We have power to loose, and power to bind in the Spirit. If we breathe His thoughts into our thoughts, and live in the unction of the Holy Spirit as He lived, then there will be evidences that we are in Him; and His works we will do — but only in the Spirit.

There is no limit as to what we may become if we dwell and live in the Spirit. God’s PURPOSEfor our life is sure to come to pass when we walk with Him.

God is bringing us to a place where we know the Spirit of the Lord is upon us.
AFFIRMATION:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. – (Luke 4:18)

 

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ONENESS WITH CHRIST

“And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke.” – Acts 6:10

Bid the brooding Spirit of God to apply your prayer to the specifics of your day. Wait quietly. Listen carefully, Obey immediately.

There is a union between Christ and the Christian that is so deep, so pure, so sweet, so real, that the very conditions of the human spirit are transmitted to His, and the conditions of Christ’s spirit are transmitted to ours.

Pursuit to achieve a continuous God-consciousness, to experience this oneness with God is the most normal condition one can have.

“I will bless the LORD who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me.” – Psalm 16:7

Where are you with Him this night? Are you in the fold of His arms? Are you where His hand can rest upon your head, and give you right thinking and right understanding? Are you so close that He needs only to whisper, and you feel His breath, and know exactly what He is sending you to do, and the message He will send you to carry?

 
Learn to run into His arms. Learn to acknowledge His presence in every hour of the day, until you become so aware that you too cannot escape His presence, just like David. Because if you too were locked in the pits of Hell, He would come and get you, for you are His property.

 

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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 313

John 6:55,56,60 — “For my flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.’ Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, ‘this is a hard saying; who can understand it?'”

John 6:63 — “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit and they are life.”
OBSERVATION:

If I don’t feed myself on stuff that is Holy Spirit food — if I only feed myself on stuff that I understand then I have stunted my own spiritual growth.

When I only say amen to things that I comprehend then I have just decided to live a very dwarfed spiritual life. What I have done is fashioned a god that looks much like me because he is the one that I can comprehend.

 

 

Galatians 5:25 — “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”

John 16:13 — “However when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth.”
Jesus ignored what His natural eyes told Him, and He declared what His spiritual eyes saw. He saw the heart of God and the mind of God which was far more of a reality than what His physical senses told Him.

Faith is the bridge between the eternal (the unseen) and the temporal (the seen). In prayer, we can cross that bridge and see as God sees. Real prayer is not just words, but intently waiting on God until we (by the Spirit) see what He is seeing.

AFFIRMATIONS:

The Word says I can hear God’s voice and I believe it – I do hear the voice of God!

Nothing’s wrong with God, nothing’s wrong with the Word and nothing’s wrong with me! I am going to receive my miracle!

Extravagant worship is my lifestyle.

 

 

2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
As the glory of God comes, there’s also power. In Acts 1:8 it says, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you;….”

 
As you TURN UP YOUR EXPECTANCY that this will be one of the most powerful times of increase that will come from the glory and the power of the Lord in your life. This increase will come as a result of God’s Glory and God’s Power that you encounter fresh every day. Go into this season with a HIGHER LEVEL OF EXPECTATION than your previous season — the Lord is going to strengthen you, anoint you, empower you, and favor you to see even greater increase in this new season of time.

 
There are things that He has purposed for you; there are things the Lord wants to strengthen you to believe for again. In His glory and power there is no limitation. Because of His unlimited supply, we can see limits lifted off. We can see great and mighty things take place because of the unlimited realm of God. Lift your vision higher. Set your expectation on the Lord WORKING THROUGH YOU.

 
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 312

Matthew 16:6 — “Watch out! Jesus warned them. ‘Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.'”

Ephesians 1:17 — “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.”
The Pharisees emphasized knowledge over revelation and their blatant disregard for God’s voice. Of all the people who Jesus encountered, His harshest statements were toward the Pharisees and Sadducees. He called them “dead tombs” and a “brood of vipers”? They were more interested in asking provocative questions and they tried to justify themselves with their own so-called “knowledge” of the Old Testament. And because of their spiritual ignorance, they missed out on the most important move of God in history — the Messiah. They proved out the Scripture that says, “Where there is no vision (no redemptive revelation of God), the people perish.” (Proverbs 28:18).

God wants to move us from living a life full of head knowledge into His understanding and His revelation. That takes us moving into a different spiritual posture. We have to start listening to what the Holy Spirit is saying, waiting on Him and His revelation, and start walking that out instead of being satisfied with just knowing about it.

We need the reality of scripture working in our lives by the power of the Holy Spirit. That’s the difference between knowledge and revelation. One HAS the other DOES.

AFFIRMATIONS:

I ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to me the mysteries that are locked in scripture.

I hunger for and receive revelation as part of my everyday life.

I seek on-going, life-changing revelation from God.

On-going revelation and encounters with the power of God launch me into understanding of things I’ve never understood before.

I must have my own revelation from the Father of who Jesus is. I refuse to settle for a shallow mental understanding of Him.

 

 
“Everyone will be salted with fire.” – Mark 9:49

As God delights in igniting joy in the morning–He may allow sorrow for a night.

As God desires for us to grow in grace–we may first experience a baptism of disfavor.

As God longs to entrust us with Kingdom wealth, according to His riches in Glory–He may allow a season of walking through the fire of poverty.

As God intends to exalt He servants–He may humble us in the flames.

As God begets us to be love–we may first experience the fiery darts of hatred.

 

 

In Psalm 27:8 David said, “When You said, ‘Seek My face’ my heart said, ‘Thy face, Lord, I will seek.'”

God is saying to you, “Seek My face.” What is your response? Is it like David’s? Are you saying, “Thy face God, I will seek.” Or are you saying, “When I get caught up at work, or when things slow down a bit…”? The time is NOW and by next month “this time” may have passed. Seek Him now, while He can be found, as the Scripture says (Isaiah 55:6).

Acting in the spirit of sacrifice He will come to you and His reward will be with Him:
Wherever His presence is, healing is.
Wherever His presence is, restoration is.
Wherever His presence is, peace is.
Wherever His presence is, prosperity is.
We WILL See the Goodness of God — Psalm 27 ends with “I would have lost heart if I had not believed I would see the goodness of God in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13

Can you sense His desire for time with you?

 

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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 311

1 John 3:2 — “Beloved, now are we the sons of God……”

We will not become the sons of God when we get to heaven. We are sons of God now. If we aren’t sons of God here, we won’t make it to heaven.

We must have within us the image that God has of us: then we will be enlightened and see that God’s fullness will dwell in us as we keep His Word.

Job 3:25 — “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.”

The words we speak create: (1) images either of faith-based on the authority of God’s Word or (2) fear based on our failure to believe and act on God’s Word. Just as faith in God’s word gives substance to things hoped for (desired), on the other hand, fear gives substance to things not desired.

The point is that every circumstance or situation life is subject to change if we are consistent to do what Jesus said in Mark 11:23,24; Luke 17:6; and John 15:7. But on the other hand, if we speak words of doubt, fear, and unbelief, we may establish bad situations and circumstances in our life forever.

Ephesians 4:29 — “…Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”
AFFIRMATIONS:

I minister others into Christ, disciple them, and equip them to disciple others.
As I sit at the feet of Jesus I labor for the meat that He gives me which endures unto everlasting life.
I am becoming a passenger in the vehicle of His will, a vehicle in which He Himself is both captain and navigator.

 

 

Ephesians 3:20 – “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”

Out of the box thinking realizes there is no box. You are the limitless PURPOSE and MANIFESTATION of God’s glory, released into the earth with the same anointing, mission, and message Jesus had over 2,000 years ago.

You now live beyond the dimension of needing your needs met, and you live in that kingdom dimension of being the conduit of blessing for others.

Out of the box thinking and living eliminates both the box and the notions of religious confinement that the box created. You now understand that the glory that was on Jesus is now on you…so you are God’s glory walking throughout the earth called on assignment to be the answer to someone else’s question and the breakthrough for someone else’s bondage.

 

 
“Behold, you are fair, my love! behold, you are fair! You have dove’s eyes.” – Song of Solomon 1:15
“But seek you first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33

If we will respond and seek the Lord above all of the other pressures and demands on our time, and tell Him that we desire Him with “a single eye,” He will then respond and say to us, “Behold, you are fair, you have dove’s eyes.”
Now, we are ready to be led into a further experience of union with Jesus in the outworking of His Kingdom purposes upon the earth.
Today, the Lord is seeking those who are willing to be reduced to having this singleness of vision.
Are you one of these?

 
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 310

Psalm 17:15 — “As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.”

Many read the Scriptures simply to reinforce their current beliefs. Although they read the entire Bible, their mind only sees certain doctrines. Instead of believing what they read, they merely read what they already believe. Rarely do they find new truths in the Word.

Baptists see from their perspective, Pentecostals and charismatics each have theirs, while Catholics and other denominations often have a completely different emphasis.

The same way the Jews were “baptized into Moses” (1 Corinthians 10:2), so Christians are often baptized into their denomination. When they are fully indoctrinated, their minds have been immersed into a pool of teaching that leaves them more conformed to the image of their sect than to the likeness of Christ.

John 8:31,32 –“So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, ‘ If you abide in My word, you are truly My disciples. And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.'”

AFFIRMATIONS:

As I study the scriptures I submit my spirit to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

I am open to different truths in the Word of God that may conflict with my present understanding.

 

 
John 1:46 – “Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
It may not seem that anything good can come out of your Nazareth, but God is not looking at our past; God isn’t looking at our resources, our money, our talents; He is looking for a Bethlehem, a holy place to deliver His will, a humble place to cover His dreams in swaddling clothes and lay them in a protective manger until they grow and eventually enter the temple on their own.

 

 

“And said, Verily I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.” – Matthew 18:3

It is very important that the foundation upon which we stand is “The Rock,” our Lord Jesus Christ, and that our life is hidden “in Christ.” If our spiritual experience is resting on sand, that is, if we are trusting our own abilities, we will fail when the pressures of life increase.

When difficulties affect us and we begin to lose our spiritual direction, if we will become quiet and look to the Lord, we will recognize that beneath our vacillations is a layer of spiritual strength and hope that had been deposited within us through our identification with Jesus in His death and resurrection — which was CONFIRMED IN THE PEACE that came when He took up His abode within us.

We need only to realize that WE ARE A NEW CREATION — that old things have passed away and our life is hid in Jesus, and that our strength comes from Him. With David, we should be able to say, “The Lord is my light and my salvation…” (Psalm 27:1). If we will meditate on the past victories that we gained by placing our lives in His hands, this will become personally real to us.

Paul said, “I press toward the mark…” (Philippians 3:14). This “mark” is our CALLING in Christ. We look past our vacillations to see there is within us a deep inner determination to press through to the place where our responses no longer emerge from our Adamic nature, but from the new creation that we have become.

 
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