REVELATION OF THE FATHER - PART 2
THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER 2021
Revealing the glorious realities of our heavenly Father establishes the depth of Divinity in human vessels and ensures that we bear the correctness of divine truths as an inside information. When we develop an insatiable desire to know more about the Godhead, it helps us to explore manifold dimensions of God for effective Christian living and experiences, and our success in going deeper in God depends on the level of our attention or focus on heavenly realities.
Reference: Matthew 11:27 New Living Translation (NLT) "My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."
Revelation knowledge of the Father is not the general sense of the knowledge of God. It is the deep knowledge carefully searched, unveiled and delivered by the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2:10 says, "The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God." He captures God's thoughts and depth, and when He reveals any truth about God to your spirit, it is very powerful because it is an inward experience that can hold your interest for your lifelong transformation. Revelation of the Father surpasses or transcends human wisdom and secular research because it is of divine origin. This revelation, when unveiled, serves as the basis upon which God's plan and purposes are worked out in our lives.
Remarkably, revelation knowledge is undiscoverable by natural reason or observation. In other words, a natural person, or put it this way, people who aren't spiritual can't receive these revelations from God's Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can't understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means (see 1 Corinthians 2:14 NASB). So who are those eligible for divine knowledge disclosure? Born again Christians! This is because they have received a new nature in Christ and their spirit is alive to God. They are partakers of divine nature and they live the Spirit-led life.
The Holy Spirit is the revealing agent of the Supreme God. Therefore, any Christian who has been deeply impacted by the life of Christ in him will always desire to engage in constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit, in order to know more about God. In fact, the presence of the Holy Spirit in a born again Christian is the most significant driving force behind perceiving spiritual truths or the revelation of the Father, because He is the leading source of divine knowledge in the world. The Bible calls Him the Spirit of truth. His job is to guide us into all revelation or truth about God the Father and God the Son.
John 16:13-15 (NIV) says, "But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you." All the truth includes the revelation of God the Father.
Paul says, "I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better" (Ephesians 1:17 NIV). This prayer is exactly in line with Jesus' words in our referenced Scripture, "No one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him." This implies that even though we are Christians, the deep or hidden knowledge of God is not automatically or cheaply revealed to us. If not, Paul would not "keep" praying for it to be granted the Ephesian Christians. I "keep" praying, means that Paul persisted in asking for such on their behalf.
As for apostle Paul, Christ Himself specifically chose to reveal and entrust the mysteries (the secret and hidden wisdom of God) to him. In 1 Corinthians 4:1, Paul says, "So then, let us [who minister] be regarded as servants of Christ and stewards (trustees, administrators) of the mysteries of God [that He chooses to reveal]." So the revelation of the Father are valuable truths and disclosures which Christ reveals to those to whom He chooses to reveal him." Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Proverbs 2:4-6; Jeremiah 9:24; Proverbs 9:10; Proverbs 18:15.
Guided Prayer: Dear Father in heaven, I thank you for your infinite perfection and knowledge which increase your glory in my life as I receive them in my spirit. By desiring to know you better and seeing you through a greater light, I gain new awareness and perspective about my Christian life and I function accordingly, thereby living the transcendent level of life in Christ. Thus, my life is constantly transformed and lived on the strength of remarkable, divine truths and I'm forever grateful in Jesus' Name, Amen.