Living by Revelation

Pastor Samuel Tyler

The Lord Jesus came into the world as a man to redeem us from sin and show the world how God intented man to live and function in the earth. Rom 6:4 states,"Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." To walk in the newness of life that the Holy Spirit imparted in our inward man must be the guiding force of our lives. 2 Corinthians 5:14 states that the love of Christ constrains us. The word constrained means to be held by, closely occupied with business. This word constrained was use to describe a cattle squeeze pushing in on each side, forcing the animal into a position where it cannot move so the farmer can administer medication. As a veterinarian I see this on my job when I work with cattle. The tight squeezing causes the animals to walk in an unnatural gait. The love of Christ is to cause us to walk the narrow tight way in a supernatural gait pleasing the Lord. Living life the “straight and narrow” is living in the spirit of wisdom and revelation. Ephesians 1:17-18 shows how the apostle Paul is praying for the born again, spirit filled Ephesians that God would grant them the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. He then describes how the Holy Spirit opens the eyes of your heart with floods of light. The Lord wants to be so much apart of our lives that it totally changes what we think, feel, and believe. In Ephesians 3:17-20 Paul goes on to say how this revelation causes us to know by experience God’s love resulting in prayer power. Not having the spirit of revelation in our lives puts us at a gross disadvantage to living a life pleasing the Lord. Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law (Proverbs 29:18 ESV). Without the spirit of revelation active in our lives we become like the cattle I mentioned earlier that refuse the restraint to go into that shute where the way is narrow and pressured. The book of Hosea 4:1,6;6:1-6 details how the nation of Israel suffered from a lack of the knowledge of God. This knowledge is not knowledge derived from intense study. Their knowledge of the Bible even today far exceeds our’s in the Christian church. This is a knowledge received by being in contact with someone(God). The Bible calls it “the knowledge of God.” The apostle speaks of it in the above scripture in Ephesians. The knowledge of God gives us the advantage in our daily lives. This knowledge gives us the insight and confidence to face the daily challenges of life. Knowing that the life that you are living is in His will gives you the full assurace of faith. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God (Hebrews 11:5 NASB). This text states that Enoch had a witness from God that his life was pleasing to God. The word witness means to testify to the truth of what one has seen, heard, or knows. It was communicated to Enoch that his life was pleasing to God. Our Lord is not a respecter of persons. If Enoch could obtain this witness so can any believer in the body of Christ. The spirit of revelation giving us the knowledge of God helps us in our walk constraining us to stay out of sin and darkness. 1 Corinthians 15:34. The warfare of life in Christ Jesus is a life of victory. But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ’s victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere, (2 Corinthians 2:14 AMP). 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 states that the warfare is against the knowledge of God that He imparts to us by the Holy Spirit. The spirit of revelation wants to establish our lives in the truth of His will for us. 1 Peter1:12 calls it present truth. Jesus in His warfare in the wilderness said to the adversary, Not upon the basis of bread only shall the individual live, but upon the basis of every word proceeding out of God’s mouth. Matthew 4:4 Wuest Jesus is telling us here that we are to live daily by what presently is proceeding from God’s mouth to us. The Lord desires that we come to Him daily to receive fresh bread to live by like the Israelites in the wilderness. In the book of acts there are many examples of the early church living in present truth as the Holy Spirit imparted the spirit of wisdom and revelation. The apostle Paul’s entire life was lived this way. Acts13:1-4 states how church leadership at Antioch entered into the Spirit and the Holy Spirit directed them to seperated Paul and Barnabas to their life’s work. In Acts 16:6-9 there are several examples of how the Spirit directed Paul and Barabas on where He desired them to go or not go. These words from Him imparts power to live in revelation and kingdom authority. No word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment. (Luke 1:37 AMP) Living in the will of God by the the spirit of wisdom gives us faith to face the challenges of life. Confronting those challenges by faith allows us to experince the power of God as we overcome the spirit of the world arrayed against the church. The knowledge of God that is being experienced, living in his will overcoming the challenges of life, is the life that our Father desires that all christians live. The angels of the Lord came to the shepherds in the field at His birth. The men responded saying lets go and see what has happened because of the Lord’s word to us. The great lesson here is let’s live life going to see the thing that the Lord has said to us. My wife and I have lived this way for over thirty years. We have learned that living by revelation is the most fulfilling exciting life that can be lived on earth. Make no major decisions without seeking the knowledge and the wisdom of God. When His will is revealed and lived, your life will take on new depths and heights in God. You will receive the witness like Enoch that your life is pleasing to God. You don’t have to wait to the final judgement to receive a well done good and faithful servant. Seek Him now and live pleasing to Him in the fullness of life.

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