Living By Faith

UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES

That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection…(Philippians 3:10)

 

“The spirit of wisdom and revelation opens our eyes to the unlimited possibilities of God.” – Mark Hankins

 

Dr. Lester Sumrall once said that most Christians never progress beyond their initial revelation of God. Every breakthrough in faith comes from a breakthrough in revelation knowledge, not necessarily new information. You cannot go forward in faith without going forward in revelation.

Revelation changes our perspective. It is not something you see with your natural eyes or learn by head knowledge. Revelation enables us to see what God sees. The view is very different when we see things from God’s perspective.

We live in this world, but we are not of this world. We are tempted to walk by sight, but we must walk by faith– by revelation knowledge. Holy Spirit is the revealer of revelation. Our natural eyes can’t see it, but our hearts can see it. We are in a revolutionary revelation given by Jesus from the Father by the Holy Spirit.

 

Confession: The eyes of my heart, my spiritual eyes, are open to receive revelation. The eyes of my understanding are being enlightened still more and more! (Ephesians 1:18 | Doddridge Translation)

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WILLING TO RECEIVE

And the special gift of ministry you received when I laid hands on you and prayed — keep that ablaze! God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible. (2 Timothy 1:6-7 | The Message Bible)

 

“You cannot dishonor people that God has put into your life and expect to receive from them.” – Mark Hankins

 

You must honor the people that God brings into your life, because they carry something that is vital to you; they carry revelation. You will have to humble yourself to learn and receive these important things. The Apostle Paul knew first hand the value of supernatural relationships. Paul never would have fulfilled the call of God on his life without the assembly in Antioch. All of Paul’s letters were written after he was launched from a corporate assembly. Paul was launched into his apostolic ministry because of a corporate seeking of the Lord.

Jesus is faithful to send the Word to you in a way that you can understand and receive it to help you fulfill the will of God for your life. God will talk to you through supernatural relationships. How you manage those relationships will determine how much revelation will come to you.

 

Confession: I understand the value of supernatural relationships. I am willing to humble myself and receive from the people God has brought into my life.

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HONORING SUPERNATURAL RELATIONSHIPS

Now Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses laid his hands upon him. (Deuteronomy 34:9 NKJV)

 

“The spirit of wisdom and revelation is accessed by the Word of God, the Holy Spirit, and supernatural relationships.” – Mark Hankins

 

In Deuteronomy 34:10, God said, “I have talked to Moses face-to-face.” Moses knew God. Joshua the son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. Joshua wasn’t looking for an increase in intellectual knowledge about God. He was looking for a more intimate personal experience with God through the spirit of wisdom and revelation.

The Bible says in Ephesians 4:11 that when Jesus ascended upon high, He gave gifts unto men. This refers to people through whom God’s anointing and revelation flow to the Body of Christ to reveal Jesus. These gifts may not always be the kinds of gifts we want to receive from; but whenever Jesus is in revelation, the devil is on the run. We need to embrace the supernatural relationships God gives us so that we can receive all of the revelation He desires to impart to us in our lives!

 

Confession:  I honor Jesus as head of the church. I value His body and receive from the supernatural relationships He has brought into my life.

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NATURAL VS. SPIRIT

I pray that your inner vision may be flooded with light, to enable you to see… (Ephesians 1:18 | Barclay Translation)

 

“God has already done everything He is ever going to do about your redemption, your healing, your victory, and your prosperity!” – Mark Hankins

 

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” (1Corinthians 2:12-13)

In these verses, Paul describes one of the primary roles of the Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, in our lives. Verse 14 tells us that the biggest job we have as believers is to take the step from the natural realm into the realm of the Spirit. Remember, the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit.  Paul makes it very clear that the things of God cannot be discovered intellectually.  We must have the spirit of wisdom and revelation to understand the things of God.

 

Confession:  Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. (1 Corinthians 2:9)

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THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you. (I John 2:27)

 

“As new creations in Christ, through the person of the Holy Spirit, God now dwells in us, walks in us, and lives in us.” – Mark Hankins

 

The disciples carried the same anointing that was on their Master. They healed the sick and cast out devils just like Jesus did. That’s why Jesus told his disciples, “You know the Holy Spirit. He is with you, but let me prepare you. You are going to have a different kind of relationship with the Holy Spirit. Something is going to happen after my death and resurrection. He isn’t going to just come on you any longer — He is going to move in you!”

The anointing of the Holy Spirit carries everything that Jesus has done for us.  Jesus said, “The Spirit of truth isn’t going to only come on you, He is going to move in you.  In that day, you will know by the spirit of wisdom and revelation what it means that I am in the Father, that you are in Me, and that I am in you!”

 

Confession: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. (Luke 4:18)

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