Most people have eyes but can’t see into the realm of the spirit. This is the reason some people go to prophets, diviners, fortune-tellers and psychics; because they are looking for answers. They want to understand what is happening to them. God’s children are desperate, dispirited and discouraged.
When you consider it seriously, nothing is wrong with wanting to know. In fact, it is not bad if you go to a prophet when you can’t handle the things afflicting you.
What is Revelation?
Revelation means to uncover. It is the disclosure or unveiling of a thing. Many secret things are kept away from a person because the eyes of their understanding are not enlightened. Revelation removes the cover and allows us to discover.
To be endowed with revelational power is the right of the children of God. This is what we should be praying for.
The Apostle Paul prayed for the Church at Ephesus to have this power. He prayed that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ
“…give unto you [the church] the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.” – Ephesians 1:17
The endowment of the revelation power is our weapon to attack the enemy of our souls. The Church is supposed to be a place where revelation is imparted. That is why we should not forsake the assembly of ourselves (Hebrew 10:25). Come to church to receive the power. Consider that people in the world go to great lengths to acquire this kind of power that God gives to his children freely. Yes freely. Yet we don’t avail ourselves of what is freely given.
The place of Prophets today
In the Old Testament, the Kings consulted the prophets for revelation and direction. The good news is that the answer has always been in the hands of the prophets. For example, Jehoshaphat received direction from the prophet Isaiah (II Chronicles 20:3); David inquired of the Lord at Ziklag whether he should pursue after the troops and overtake them (I Samuel 30:6, 8). In fact, the Scripture records that seven (7) times, David inquired after the Lord.
In II Samuel 12, we learn that the Lord sent Nathan the prophet to David the King. Nathan exposed David’s sin of killing Uriah and taking his wife Bathsheba. David feared Nathan the Prophet.
Likewise, you can be and must be the prophet of your family to discern what is hidden. If you are able to hear directly from God when you sleep, it is better than a year’s worth of Pastoral counselling. You do not have to hold the Office of a Prophet to receive a personal revelation from God. It is a gift through the Holy Spirit.
Our duty is to pray for this gift with faith. We must stir up this gift within us if it is languishing. Focus on God and his Word. Live a righteous life. Only God can show us the way and provide the answers we need. God can be the light to our path and the lamp to our feet
How to Activate the Spirit of Divine Revelation
- Focus on the things of God (Luke 11:28, Psalm 100:4, Romans 12:2)
- Study and ponder the Word of God (Revelation 1:1-2, Joel 2:28)
- Cultivate the spirit of humility (Matthew 11:25, 1 Corinthians 2:14)
- Ask for the Spirit (Matthew 7: 7,8, Ephesians 1:17, James 1:5-8)
- Pray with Faith – without wavering (Hebrews 11:1, John 20:27)
- Ask God to minister to you during the night (Job 33:15-16)
- Attend Church, do not forsake the assembly of the brethren (I Thessalonians 5:20, Matthew 18:20, I Timothy 4:13)