Heavenly Father, in Jesus name, by Your Holy Spirit, may You, the Triune God, increase through this transformational, that I may decrease, in Jesus name. May Your Holy Spirit pour out revelation to all who take precious time to read this, in Jesus name. Fill us Spirit of Truth by the Word of Truth, through the Word of God, in Jesus name. May all that is of God be imparted, in Jesus name, and all that is of flesh, may it fall useless to the ground in Jesus name. May we hunger and thirst for more of You, not from our head knowledge, but from the depths of our hearts God..that You would transform us and make us new, in Jesus name, Amen.
The more God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit reveals Himself to me, the more I come to realize my lack of the revelation of God. There may be a “head” knowledge, but what is desperately needed is a radical “train wreck in my heart, if you will, where all that is of self is completely derailed by heaven’s surge. Like a divine tidal wave of Holy Spirit revelation that bursts forth and re-calibrates every part of my life, how I see God, see the world, see others, and see myself. That all things are made new ; my heart’s desires are changed, purposes are made new, divine directions are clear, there is an awakening to God’s vision, and interaction with others becomes filtered through Jesus and what He has done for me, not by what others have done or can do for me. (2 Cor 5:16-21)That I would declare.. “But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ.” (Phil 3:7-8)
Because of a precious friend, I was challenged to look up what “vision” means in the bible dictionary. It says; “to be awake, recognized revelation of the divine will of God”. We were on the subject of Hos 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”One commentary says about this verse, “people go into captivity for lack of vision” (Barnes) Another commentary said,” because there was no vision, or none to any purpose, the people perished, (Prov 29:18.) (Matthew Henry)’
We,.. I, have to be cautious not to try to “box” up the Holy Spirit, and say divine vision means, what a “ministry calling” or categorize what divine vision according to God looks like. However, for this communication, God has set a purpose by His Spirit. One is that we might be moved to cry out to Him for deep intercession, that He would grant awakening and divine revelation to men, women and children across this Nation and all nations, of the love of God through Christ Jesus! That knowledge and vision, divine revelation would come from the Lord by the Holy Spirit, which would cause people to be set free from their captivity! In Jesus Name! Isa 49:8-9 “This is what the Lord says:”In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances, to say to the captives, `Come out,’ and to those in darkness, `Be free!” People perish for lack of knowledge…let us pray God grants them knowledge of the Holy One, in Jesus name!
Another purpose I sense from the Holy Spirit came from “Rev 2:1-5 “”To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this: “I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false; and you have perseverance and have endured for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary. “But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. “Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; “
Before I lose some you to thinking I am finger pointing, I humbly repeat my opening statement of my own personal struggle; “There may be a “head” knowledge, but what is desperately needed is a radical “train wreck in my heart”. An awakening from God, to where we are individually, will transform the landscape corporately. Families, communities, cities, states and Nations through and by the power of the Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ will be so impacted by our personal revival. May God grant us the revelation of the Divine love that raises the dead, wakes those in a spiritual slumber, the Love that reaches into the darkest places to rescue those the world sees as refuse, the Love that never turns away, though we turn away from Him, the Love that never lies, though we lie to Him, the Love that never fails, though we falter and give up, the Love that never points an accusing finger, never reminds us of our past, but encourages us of our redemptive future in Jesus. May God grant us a deeper, higher, longer, wider revelation of the love through Jesus Christ ..that we would be rooted and established in love, having power together to grasp how wide and long and high and deep the love of Christ is, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Eph 3:17-19)
Here are some scriptures to mediate on, should the Holy Spirit lead you to read them. Jesus Himself forewarns us that in times to come the love of many will “wax” cold (Matt 24:9-13) To wax would mean, like boiling water in a tea pot..eventually all the water has evaporated away. Oh..may we be continually filled to the overflow with the Love of Christ only because we recognize how bankrupt we are otherwise….
May you begin in me Abba Father…in Jesus name, by Your Holy Spirit. Forgive me for all the hate I have felt for others. Forgive me for judgment, criticism, jealousy, insecurities and all things that have become like a veil, keeping me from seeing others from Your perspective, through Your pure Love, through the Redeeming work of Jesus Christ. Forgive all grumbling, complaining, fault finding, finger pointing. In Jesus name. Manifest Yourself in me Lord Jesus, Father God, Holy Spirit…bring me and Your Bride back to Jesus, Our First Love..and move us to repentance now..that Your Love in us would not wax cold.. .. and move us to those things we did at first..from hearts on fire with zeal for Your Kingdom purposes…lives healed, delivered, touched by Your Love, grace, mercy and truth, in Jesus name. Amen. “ Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.” (Ps 19:14)
Matthew 5: 1-12 “ When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (Amazing isn’t it? Blessed are those who recognize they are spiritually bankrupt without the grace of God through Jesus Christ! Those who are not spiritually arrogant…. this true attribute opens the way for all the rest of the treasures of the Beatitudes to become a manifest need in our lives, causing us to be open and responsive to God and His divine purposes..not reactive to the world or the flesh.)
“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” (1 Cor 8:1)
Phil 2:14-16 “ Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.”
1 Peter 4:9-10 “Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.
Matt 24:9-13 “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. “At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. “Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. “Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. “But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.”
Heb 10:32-36 “But remember the former days, when, after being enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings, partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming sharers with those who were so treated. For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one. Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.”
1 Cor 10:6-13 “ Now these things happened as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil things as they also craved. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written, “THE PEOPLE SAT DOWN TO EAT AND DRINK, AND STOOD UP TO PLAY.” Nor let us act immorally, as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day. Nor let us try the Lord, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents. Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall. No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.”
Transformed by God’s grace;