22 Jun 2013 Service – Kong Hee
16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, Eph 1:16-17
Epignosis : knowledge
True accurate full knowledge of God
Every revelation involves an experience, but not every experience you have translates to a revelation.
21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:21
Ginosko : knowledge by experience
Experiential knowledge is not enough, if it doesn’t become a revelation there is no effective lasting change.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[a] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, Romans 1:28-29
They had experiences of God but wasn’t translated to revelations.
Revelation is the key to every spiritual blessing that God wants to give us.
2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 2 Peter 1:2
Every member has a measure of grace and peace flowing within you. But we will always want more! We need to go beyond theology, human philosophies, experiences etc, but go to a place of revelation.
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 cor 12:7,9
It doesn’t matter how weak you are, the more revelation you get, the stronger you become under fire.
3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:3, 4
When you’re having an encounter, don’t leave without getting a word from Him! Wait in His presence! He will give you special promise! You become a partaker.
Partakers: koinonos gk : intimate fellowship, communion and union.
We can commune with God in many different ways, but revelation is at the most intimate and highest level.
Revelation opens the door for us to enter into an intimate communion with God.
34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” 35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.” Lk 1:34,35, 37
Nothing gk : Ou pas rhema
Ou – pas – rhema
No – any – spoken word
With God, no any spoken word from him is impossible. Whatever he had promised you, or will come to past!
13 For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe. 1 Thess 2:13
When we receive the word of God, it effectively works in us, when we believe.
Effectively works:Gk energeo, energeo
AMP version: superhuman power.
Mary’s faith activated the superhuman power, or energeo, to become pregnant with the saviour of the world. When you have a revelation, everything may seem impossible, but all you need is that measure of faith and belief to activate God’s superhuman power and effective works!
Revelation knowledge is spirit and life.
5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, 7 in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.
8 But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,
The way you see God, the way you meet him, is how you will transform into his in image.
V10 renewed, reconstructed! In revelation, according to the issue of him who created him.
18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. Gen 14:18
Melchizedek was not a human. It was was an old testament appearance of Jesus. Salem means peace, he was the Prince of peace
19 And he blessed him and said:
“Blessed be Abram of God Most High,
Possessor of heaven and earth;
20 And blessed be God Most High,
Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.”
And he gave him a tithe of all.
19-20 : 5 nations came against him
Blessed him 3 ways
Blessing of elevation. God of most high
Blessing of possession
Blessing of deliverance
Expect to be lifted up. Expect to possess. Expect to be delivered!
The key to this grace, power and blessing is the revelation knowledge of God!