Have you ever felt that your Christian life and walk with God was just a routine and nothing more than that? Have you ever wondered if you would be able to go beyond defining going to church, listening to sermons, singing songs of worship, as just rituals which don’t seem make any impact on your life?
Sometimes, we can be truly lost in our pursuit of spirituality if we forget who and what we are after. All that we do and are in our relationship with God is completely meaningless if there is the absence of not just one, but a series of continual revelation of who God is!
Without revelation, we are like the crowds who followed Jesus aimlessly, applauding the miracles and healing as mere spectators. However, with a revelation, we are like Peter, who knew exactly who Jesus was, and followed Him for that reason, and not just for what He did.
Practically speaking, a revelation involves many aspects, like hearing from God, receiving visions, prophecies or divine communication in or through direct or indirect medium. Here are a few keys to receiving your personal and direct revelation of Jesus Christ into your own life!
1. Pray Specifically Seeking a Revelation
Most times, our prayers are only supplications or are need based.
Here’s what Jesus said in John 16:12-15 (NLT): “There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me. All that belongs to the Father is mine; this is why I said, ‘The Spirit will tell you whatever he receives from me.'”
We need to pray asking the Holy Spirit to give us more of Heaven’s downloads everyday. Do you believe this promise of the Holy Spirit speaking to you in detail regarding all matters concerning the truth? If yes, claim for the same in prayer everyday!
2. Soak Continually in the Word of God
In a pursuit of a revelation from God, we need a standard to adhere to, lest we believe anything and everything that comes your way, and end up getting deceived. It is essential that we soak our mind in the word of God, so that the Holy Spirit can use the scriptures to reveal God’s heart to us.
Psalm 119:105 (NLT)
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
May this be on your mind continually. Do not stray from the path of God’s word to pursue vain fantasies or ridiculous theories in the name of revelations.
3. Meditate on Godly Things Continually
Here’s a word of advice from Apostle Paul, Philippians 4:8 (NLT) “…Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
When we do so, we’ll see how our meditation on things that are good yield results and revelations that last for a lifetime. It should be a principle our minds should get trained to follow-to continually meditate and ponder on things from above.
4. Submit Yourself to Leaders Who Have a Greater Revelation of God
We see in the Old Testament how Joshua submitted under the authority of Moses all through the years in the wilderness. And when it was time, God spoke to Joshua directly! His humility to remain under Moses’ leadership qualified him for a revelation from God, as opposed to Miriam and Aaron who had failed to yield to Moses’ authority.
There is a blessing and honor that flows into your life through submission, and inheritance of a part of every thing that your leader has experienced.
5. Obey and Abide in the Revelation You Have Already Received
The one reason God often stops revealing Himself more to a person is because he/she hasn’t submitted and lived in the revelation that he/she has previously received. That was the reason why the Holy Spirit departed from Saul, as also the reason why Samuel refused to see Saul ever again after he disobeyed God.
Is there anything that God expects you to do through His prior revelations to you, which you have been procrastinating? Inspect the history of your walk with God. Oftentimes, the cause for his silence is our disobedience!
Did this post speak to you? Have you been hindered in your communion with God or in receiving a personal revelation from him? If yes, what helped you? Please share with us in the comments below.