December 5, 2019
Having the growth in the knowledge of God has a very near connection by receiving the revelation of God’s existence who reveals Himself in various situation of daily lives that the believers are facing with.
Usually, when believers experience a crucial, impossible or dangerous situation or condition and they keep crying out to God, that’s the time God reveals His existence, demonstrates His sovereignty and ensures His chosen people are saved from the unfortunate situation or condition.
Psalms 22:5 (NKJV) They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.
Psalms 34:17 (NKJV) The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles.
Psalms 107:6 (NKJV) Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He delivered them out of their distresses.
We are not supposed to experience various frightening events before having the revelation about God’s existence!
Paul personally cried out to the Father and said: “that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death” (Philippians 3:10)
In the Old Testament, there are many Bible characters who experienced the revelation of God’s existence in their everyday lives when they were facing various life challenges in their era; so, they faced something in their lives first and then God revealed Himself to make sure His chosen people enable to continue their destiny journey in this Earth. But since the death, resurrection and glorification of Jesus in the right side of the Father – especially after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to be with us, in fact we can continue to experience the revelation of God’s existence without ‘firstly experiencing something dangerous’ like the bible characters in the Old Testament!
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
Everytime Holy Spirit represents the revelation of the Father’s existence into our lives, there is a spiritual dimension that ‘enriches’ and conditions our lives to be more like Christ so that when we are facing a challenge, we are already able to face it just like Jesus Himself does. There is a victorious spirit, authority and kingdom power with us – merges in our lives – so automatically our responses and reactions will be different in facing the challenges!
Pay attention the response that Jesus and his disciples showed when there was a storm blocking the boat they were taking:
Matthew 8:23-27 (NKJV) Now when He got into a boat, His disciple followed Him. And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”
When the storm enraged, Jesus was actually sleeping while his disciples became very panicked! When Jesus was awakened by His disciples who were frightened by the storm. He rebuked them first and then rebuked the existing storm.
Father will give the same authority and kingdom power as Jesus had to every believer whom continue to grow in the knowledge of Him!
This is the time for every believer to guard the heart that is hunger and thirst for God in their lives and keep pursuing the knowledge of God so that there will be various dimension, spiritual riches that Father imparts through His Word and Spirit that are working in our lives! #IloveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus