Monday, November 26, 2012

I'm listening, are you??

My mentor and sister in Christ, told me that when I'm looking for confirmation on something in my life or my place in ministry, read the book of revelation.  It's funny because when she said that a light when off in my head; "That makes sense, you want a fresh revelation from God, then look at the book of Revelation".  Funny how simple that sounds, but I never thought of that.  Want a revelation, start with the book of Revelation.  Below are some definations I found for the word "revelation" on Dictionary.com:

1.
the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure.
2.
something revealed or disclosed, especially a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized.
3.
Theology .
a.
God's disclosure of Himself and His will to His creatures.
b.
an instance of such communication or disclosure.
c.
something thus communicated or disclosed.
d.
something that contains such disclosure, as the Bible.
4.
( initial capital letter ) Also called Revelations, The Revelation of St. John the Divine. the last book in the new testament; the Apocalypse. Abbreviation: Rev.
 
In one of my posts I spoke about having a fresh revelation of God everyday and how much we need that.  I pray in Jesus name for a fresh revelation of God today. 
 
I don't really like reading Revelation because it places urgency on your spirit.  What many don't know about me, is that I put some things on the shelf a long time ago in my Christian walk.  When I got saved I was on fire for the Lord, and I had an urgency and a fire in my belly everyday to do what God called me to do.  It was all God, all day and all night for me.  Then some things happened, some fiery trials, some rejection, heartbreak and diappointment.  At that point I determined that what I had once laid hold of was too messy, too dangerous, too out there, and I started to question whether I was really operating in the Spirit.  What I did was put everything on the shelf that would cause any urgency in me.  I put everything on the shelf that would stir up any emotion or passion in me because I just couldn't handle being consumed by it again.  See,  I am a passionate person with a tendency towards extremes and when this type of personality is submitted to God it is all consuming.  But I am not going to operate in fear, because I cannot fulfill my destiny or my purpose operating in fear.  Fear and faith cannot co-exist and the bible says without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God. 
 
I visited Revelation, chapter 1 and 2 today and this is what I saw.  I saw that John was addressing the 7 churches.  There were 7 Spirits before the throne of God.  The 7 churches had 7 angels.  In the book of Revelation God is not only speaking to those 7 churches mentioned, the prophecy is not just for them because the bible says "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."  "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.  This last statement really resonates with me.

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