Rest and Receive

Blessed day every one! Thank you for following us in this series. To anyone who missed to read the first and second blog sessions, I encourage you to read them. The Days of David Series, Invitation to Great and Scandal in the Palace were messages to reveal what God has gifted us and what the enemy is targeting in his hell breaking distractions day by day. We are now on our third blog session. Let’s start!


Rest and ReceiveAs a spiritual people, we don’t just live by the physical world. Growing up, we learn to understand the physical realm. But we also have to understand the spirit realm. And many of us live on a split world view or mentality. We forget to deal with the spirit realm. But how do we deal with it anyway?

It is through a revelation; a divine revelation from our Heavenly Father. I discussed deeper about the side of the Father as the Great Revelator in our ebook, Explosion of Glory (you can download it for free).

Today, we will discuss about the release of God’s revelation to us and how we receive it. We know that God is diversified in nature. We can’t just put Him and His processes in just one box. His beauty comes out much with wonder in the setup of diversity. However, in this discussion, let us look at this one in a macro view.

The first thing we have to do as we desire to receive a revelation from God is to just rest. We begin to quiet ourselves away from the noise of this world. We find a secret place in His presence where strength and endurance is being restored. It is where peace and joy is imparted. We have to find rest in Him.

Rest becomes the nest of God’s divine revelation to us.

Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth! – Psalm 46:10

As we see in this verse, the knowledge of God comes after being still. Still is substantiated as a state of worry-free, calmness and serenity. We empty ourselves from the cares of this world. We move into the position of faith. As we begin to detox ourselves, we give space for God to fill us with His revelation.

We don’t labor hard to get a revelation from God. Why? It is part of the loving relationship we have with Him as Jesus calls us His friends in the beloved. What Jesus received from the Father, He reveals it to us. He makes it known to us.

No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.                     – John 15:15

Quietness is the incubation of God’s revelation.

What do we do now in the process of resting?

  • Ready in a comfortable place and position.
  • Relax the body and mind.
  • Release all the tensions and worries about all things.
  • Respond to God’s presence in prayer and praise.
  • Receive from God as He puts His thoughts into our empty vessels being the partaker of the mind of Christ.

For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. – 1 Corinthians 2:16

What does God reveal as we lean in to rest and receive from Him?

  • Personhood – God reveals the mysteries on who He is in a more intimate and personal way.
  • Plans  – God reveals the mysteries on what He will do ahead of us.
  • Purpose – God reveals the mysteries on why He does things the way He does them.
  • Process – God reveals the mysteries on how He does things to meet His plans and purposes for our lives.

Remember!

The enemy can also give a revelation. Of course, it is not divine in nature. When Eve was tempted by the serpent in the Garden of Eden, the serpent gave a revelation.

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” – Genesis 3:4 – 5

It was confirmed by God Himself in verse 22 of the same chapter.

Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”                         – Genesis 3:22

What the enemy meant for bad, God turned it around to make beauty out of ashes. It fulfilled what He prophesied during creation.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” – Genesis 1:26

This is why we have to test the revelation we receive to prevent any damage at all.

How do we test if the revelation comes from God?

  • God’s revelation will not create fear. But it will feed us with hope.
  • God’s revelation will not bring us condemnation. But it will bring us into the place of repentance.
  • God’s revelation will not pull anyone down. It will edify and comfort us even in the manner of rebuke.
  • God’s revelation will not sow hatred. But it will cater and channel His love.
  • God’s revelation will not result to confusion. But it will produce peace and sound mind.

We can draw a whole lot more, but what was mentioned above are the basic guidelines in testing any revelation we receive. We must train ourselves to receive from God. Tap into His Spirit.

Looking back in Psalm 46:10, exalting God among the nations all over the earth comes after the state of stillness and the knowledge of Him. As we begin to rest and receive from God, we are being empowered to witness and declare the Lordship of our God among the nation! We begin to have an authentic declaration where both the spirit and physical realm align to accommodate what is being declared!

Let us begin to rest much and receive more! ARISE!


Thank you for joining us in the second blog session for ARISE! I pray we all had a bunch of divine revelation as we rest and receive from God . Join us again next week’s blog session!

blessings - Nile

 

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