Living By Faith

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS IN “SHOW” BUSINESS

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for he will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. (John 16:13 NKJV)

The Holy Spirit is a genius. If we listen to Him, He will make us look smart.
Mark Hankins

Revelation is a very personal thing. The Holy Spirit’s job is to show us what God has already done for us in Christ. Understanding who we are in Christ is very supernatural.

The Holy Spirit is in show business! He reveals truth, not to our minds or intellect, but to our spirits. You have certain spiritual capacities that the Holy Spirit will show you because you have been born again.

Revelation does not necessarily come easily or conveniently. You have to be determined and say, “God, I’m asking You for the spirit of wisdom and revelation.”

I don’t know what areas you may be a struggle for you today, but I do know that God has already done in Christ whatever you need spirit, soul, body, finances, healing…whatever you need!

Confession: The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth. “He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth).” (John 16:13 AMP)

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THE HOLY SPIRIT AND REVELATION

And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever. (John 14:16)

The Holy Spirit is a genius. If we listen to Him, He will make us look smart!
Mark Hankins

The Holy Spirit knows everything! If we would listen and respond to the Holy Spirit, we could avoid trouble in every area of our lives. We must learn to yield to and not resist the Holy Spirit.

In Greek, the word yield means “when a soldier presents himself to his commanding officer for orders.” This word yield shows us how important it is for each of us to daily acknowledge, recognize, and respond to the Holy Spirit.

Jesus emphasized a relationship with the Holy Spirit–our Helper and Strengthener. If we did not need a vital relationship with the Holy Spirit, Jesus would not have sent Him to live in us. Holy Spirit is the One who puts us over in life. The Spirit of God lives in us, and He is there to help us in every area of our lives. In this relationship, the Holy Spirit will show us truth, teach us truth, and guide us into all truth.

Confession: The Holy Spirit, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, dwells in me. He is a genius. I will listen and respond to Him, and He will guide me into all truth.

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CRY OUT FOR WISDOM

Yea if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding…Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. (Proverbs 2:3,5)

Let the Holy Spirit paint a picture in your heart of you and Jesus seated together at the right hand of God in heavenly places. – Mark Hankins

Let your spirit cry out for the spirit of wisdom and revelation. Stick with it until you truly see what God has done for you in Christ and you understand who you are and what you have in Him. Set your mind on the reality of your redemption.

Let the Holy Spirit paint a picture in your heart of you and Jesus seated together at the right hand of God in heavenly places. Then look down and say, “Devil, you are way down there, and I’m seated far above you with Jesus! God gave me the very life of Christ Himself — the God- kind of life and victory. He gave me Heaven’s joy, Heaven’s love, and Heaven’s life. I’m blessed right now with every spiritual blessing, and you are under my feet!”

Confession: Holy Spirit I cry out for the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ. The Spirit of God is in me and on me right now. I have been born of God and I am seated with Christ in heavenly places!
(Ephesians 2:6)

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PURSUING YOUR POSITION IN CHRIST

For He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

A breakthrough in revelation enables us to see what God sees.
Mark Hankins

Once you have seen the scenery from your seat next to Jesus at the right hand of God, you won’t ever want to go back to life as it used to be. Other people may listen to a sermon on their identity in Christ and say, “Praise the Lord. That was a good point,” but you will be thinking, “That wasn’t just a good point, that’s the way I live! I am who Jesus says I am! I have what He says I have! He lives in me, and I ALWAYS triumph in Him!”

Believers must have a deep revelation of their position in Christ. Even in the worst situations in life, you can laugh at the devil. Your mind may be going crazy with stress and pressure as you try to think about what you are going to do. You need to stop and begin to meditate on what God’s Word says about who you are in Christ. You need to see things from God’s perspective. God sees you seated with Christ in heavenly places.

Confession: I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus! By the blood of Jesus, I overcome all the works of the devil! (2 Corinthians 5:21, Revelation 12:11)

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SEATED FAR ABOVE WITH THE MOST HIGH

The eyes of your understanding enlightened still more and more…
(Ephesians 1:18 Doddridge Translation)

When you see things from God’s perspective, life will be different for you! Mark Hankins

I prayed the Ephesians 1 prayer without fail day after day. For a long time, it seemed like I didn’t get anything for my efforts but a dry mouth! I never smoked marijuana and I never took LSD, but the night revelation hit me I got higher than a kite! I saw myself sitting together with Jesus in the presence of God the Father far above all principality, power, might, dominion, and every name that is named. The fact that God had put everything under Jesus’ feet, and then raised me up together with Him became so real to me!

I had been a slow learner, but revelation finally came. When revelation came, my perspective changed. I wasn’t trying to be victorious; I was victorious because of what God did for me in Christ. The spirit of wisdom and revelation changed my perspective. Instead of trying to get the victory, I realized I already had the victory in Christ!

Confession: I am victorious because of what God did for me in Christ! “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(1 Corinthians 15:57 NKJV)

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