Revelation of Christ is the foundation and life of the Church. Until you know who Jesus is, revelation of Christ is not in you. If you are not, you not Christ’s church. In Mathew 16v15, Jesus was with them but He asked them “Who do you say I am?” Peter didn’t speak his experience. Many of us know Christ according to our experience. But it is the time to know Christ according to the revelation of Christ. No one can give it to you but the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit unlocks it. We are discussing this because revelation determines your performance and the extent to which you can use your understanding. Many people know the Bible but they don’t have the revelation.
How will you know a man has revelation? He will not be in general plane with others. Those people are different. They put life to knowledge. They bring understanding. This revelation that was revealed in the above scripture, the Lord gave it to Peter. Then He gave the keys of the kingdom of heaven. It is the authority accessed by revelation. Manifesting the kingdom of heaven on earth accessed by revelation.
The word ‘revelation’ has its root from a latin ecclesiastical word called ‘Apocalypsis’ which means uncovered. The Lord put it in Peter’s mouth and it changed his life, yet there is another part of revelation that Peter hasn’t got it there which is ‘understanding’. When you get a revelation, you get understanding. When you get understanding, you are responsible for what you understood. You put action to what you understand. That is life of revelation. Life of revelation is not teaching BTS topics etc.
Many years ago, I heard and I knew but I did not have the revelation. Many are like that. In Luke 24v45, we see the men who had revelation, but after the resurrection He opened their understanding. So, after Christ’s resurrection, the Church understanding is supposed to be opened. It says they understood the scripture. Another level of revelation and that is ‘understanding’. The most anointed human being and prophet of God is Jesus Christ. The disciples were with Jesus yet their understanding wasn’t opened. If Christ’s disciples were in that shape, I wonder how we are. John 3v16, one of the most popular verse in the Church but do you have the revelation? If you do, people will say that you are different!
Many Christians are reading the Bible like reading the news. Jesus healed a military man who came to arrest Him and that’s revelation. He is the Father of revelation. We know we have the understanding; we are responsible for the truth. Revelation will give you strength of strength, authority of authorities. In the world those who study, only those have the revelation of science, technology and modus operandi of certain things and they access it. Revelation gives you a command that is not common. Evil spirits and Christians don’t have company. So, true Christian command the evil spirits and they have to obey. This is general benefit in the body of Christ. When I saw Luke 9v1-2, it opened to me. I got an understanding that when we pray for the sick, we don’t talk to God. Watch the way every one of the Apostles prayed. They either demanded in Christ name or they commanded. Revelation props you and announces a new life in a new level.
Revelation of Christ makes us His legal representatives, His family members, part of the kingdom of God and makes us the very active arm of the government of God on earth. In 1 John 4v17, He said “As He is, so are we are in this world”. After you get the knowledge, you need to get understanding. If you don’t come to understanding realm though you have revelation, you will be like other people. We are not ordinary man. We are co-heirs with Christ. Revelation of Christ makes us like Him.
(Message by Apostle Edmonds Owhorode, extracted from Resurrection Sunday Service dt. 21.04.19 by PR)
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