Understanding Jesus finished work is only part of your victory because knowledge is not enough on its own. Otherwise, if it was this straight forward then everyone would already have their breakthrough!
For some there is a process where what they know needs time to grow so that it can start producing fruit. Making a decision and being determined to overcome is only a natural first step. God’s healing power is not released through human decision or by will power. His power flows through revelation, through relationship and through resting in His ability and not our own.
To keep this simple yet powerful, it is important to understand the following:
1. Knowledge or Information
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Pet 1:3-4 (NIV)
It is through knowledge of God and His precious promises (His word) where we partake of God’s nature, kingdom and everything else that He has freely provided for us. Therefore dig into God’s Word to discover what Jesus did on the Cross and how to walk it out in your daily life.
Knowledge means “Knowing”
In Hosea 4:6a God says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”.
The word knowledge in Hebrew in short means “to know personally by experience!” So this is not talking about mental assent or something you know about. Biblical “Knowing” is a living and active revelation. It is where you are experiencing that which you have knowledge of! It can take time for the information to become revelation! For some it takes time to learn how to overcome past experience and also the present natural circumstances. It also takes time to renew the mind to be transformed in your thinking (Romans 12:2). For some it can be more about unlearning all the traditions and doctrines of men so that the simple truth on Jesus Christ’s finished work can make you free. Finally, remember that it is also an on-going journey to learn how to walk by the Spirit by resting in Jesus’ finished work and not walk by our own natural understanding, self-efforts and performance.
Unfortunately I see many simply grab the information then start with the application but revelation is important because it is the truth we know that MAKES us free.
The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding, discernment and comprehension to the simple. Ps 119:130 (Amp)
If we are not transformed in our thinking and don’t have a personal revelation in that area then there may be no life or power flowing in that area of our lives.
Revelation Knowledge is Important
The truth in God’s Word needs to come alive and become real to you personally. Presumption is not faith and is not a strong foundation to stand on if you are challenged in that area. So don’t take me at my word or read about someone else’s testimony and follow it without any revelation for yourself. You need to mediate on God’s truth until the information can become your personal revelation.
Please note that having revelation doesn’t mean that you wont be challenged. If you are challenged with adverse circumstances let the Holy Spirit continue to reveal Jesus finished work to you for your situation and lead you into what to do.
It is the truth that we KNOW that makes us free. Once you have revelation then the application can be quite simple.
Having a personal revelation will help you to apply this truth to your life, and that can be by acting on what you believe and exercising authority over the natural circumstances. If symptoms return or persist, then simply continue to mediate upon the truth in God’s Word and continue to be led by the Holy Spirit and soon you will grow and mature in the Word and will be experiencing lasting victory. Take one day at a time and learn how to walk in victory over one symptom at a time and soon the rest will be history.
When revelation and understanding comes and you believe God’s Word above all else, it positions you into a place of rest. You will find that any striving, hoping, begging or pleading and desperation will fade and disappear, because you will have come to a place where you know that God’s Word is His will for you personally.
Always remember that it is not by your might or power but by God’s Spirit that you experience victory!
Therefore, make every effort to cease from your own striving and labour to enter into resting in who Jesus is and in what He has already freely purchased for you through His finished work.
Enjoy the Journey!
Finally, know that God wants you to enjoy the journey! This can be a wonderful journey where you can personally learn how to hear His voice and how to receive revelation knowledge by learning how partake in the 7-fold blessing of the ministry of the Holy Spirit! He wants to be your wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge (knowing by experience) and fear (reverential worship and awe of His goodness).
So don’t despise the time it takes to grow in this area. Ultimately God doesn’t want you to walk from healing to healing, from miracle to miracle or from emergency to emergency! He would rather you live in the abundant life that Jesus Christ purchased for you so that you can be blessed, healthy, prosperous and fruitful in every area of life!
Copyright Nerida Walker 2014. Some of the information in this post has been taken from God’s Plan for Pregnancy and It is Finished by Nerida Walker. All rights reserved.
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