Ephesians 1;17-20(TPT, NKJ) – “I pray that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would impart to you the riches of the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation….”
Acts 1:4-8 – Wait to receive.
To KNOW: – to see – perceive – to be conscious of
To have Knowledge of: – a recognition by Full Disclosure
To “Know” – (GRK) – “To gaze at something remarkable,” especially that of supernatural origin.
Paul prayed for the church to gain the ability to “gaze at the supernatural dimensions of God” with full discernment and discover for ourselves:
- Hope for our lives – present and future.
- Our inheritance as children of God.
- The exceedingly great power of God that raised Christ from the dead.
Given to those who:
- Hear the call.
- Obey the call.
- Wait for its fulfillment.
John 1 – Holy Spirit hovered the earth, imprinting God’s order over the chaos, and the natural laws of gravity, physics, chemistry, and energy came into being.
This energy caused the land, seas, animals, plants, and people to be formed, each creation in the place it belonged. There was PEACE, BALANCE, and Harmony on earth.
God gave man dominion over the earth. Sin entered as man imposed his will over the creation.
God’s remedy for restoration: HIMSELF in the form of man – JESUS.
The Holy Spirit sent once again to hover but not to form mater out of chaos but to imprint the potential for ORDER directly onto the souls of man through Jesus Christ.
Romans 8:14 – The Spirit leads mature children.
John 3:5-6 – Baptized in Water and Spirit to enter the supernatural realm of God – HEAVEN.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 – “We ain’t seen nuttin’ yet.” – PR
Spirit of Revelation – Gives the ability to See, Hear, and Discover the Unseen Realm.
Spirit of Wisdom – Gives us the insight so we’ll KNOW what to do with what we’ve seen.
Proverbs 4:5-13 – Revelatory Wisdom is the principal thing, so SEEK it!
Proverb 8:26 – “I love those who love Me and those that seek me DILIGENTLY will find Me.”
Romans 8:26 – How to seek if you’re unsure. – PR
The Spirit of Revelation – releases SPECIFIC Knowledge to address specific issues at critical moments.
The Spirit of Wisdom – Guides us in the application of that knowledge.
Proverbs 29:18(NKJ) – “Where there is no revelation the people cast off restraint.”
“Casting off restraint” – Casting off balance and perfect order; reverting to chaos.
Proverbs 29:18(P.R.T) “Without an intimate knowledge of God gained through experiencing His presence; the people will cast off order, balance, and harmony and devolve back into chaos.”