“Occupy the Revelation God Has Given You!” Faith Marie Baczko

“Occupy the Revelation God Has Given You!” Faith Marie Baczko, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

 

In my last word, I shared about a new season I believe we were entering into on 11/11/18, where many would be leaving the wilderness warfare behind with the strength and fortitude to possess their promised lands. I would like to share some keys God has provided to enter into this new season and hold this position. The first is regarding the new wineskin.

The New Wineskin

The Lord showed me that the mind of the Body of Christ is the wineskin that must now become new to contain His new wine. We sometimes associate the new wineskin with a new Church structure or new model, however new models and structures having the capacity to contain God’s new dynamic, comes first with the renewing of the mind. This is a supernatural reformation infusing us with the ability to receive and process the new wine. Transformation can then take place as a natural progression of the outpouring of new wine—an outpouring carrying the vision and DNA for the new season, containing fresh revelations of the majesty of the exalted Christ.

The mind must be renewed and refashioned to withstand the challenges of the new season we have entered in order to rightly comprehend and process the purposes of God in it. The mind must be rewired to receive and accept a fresh spiritual dynamic intended to take us into a new dimension of God’s glory.

“It is imperative that we overcome the darkness and the flesh, and begin to occupy the revelations God has given us, and occupy and live in His Word by camping out on it until we fully believe it and it become woven into our DNA!”

Transformation into the new wineskin requires that the old has to go. The old is characterized by small mindedness, religious mindsets bound to control, un-Christlike attitudes devoid of God’s love and compassion, and irrelevant traditions no longer serving the Lord that are actually working to hinder His purposes in the new work.

“Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in His eyes.” (Rom. 12:2 The Passion Translation)

The new wineskin is a mind that possesses the capacity to change, to be transformed, to perceive and to track with the movements of God, to hold fresh revelation, released in appointed times for appointed times. “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (Is. 43:19). We are greatly restricted in the perceiving of God’s new thing by limited thinking. Our vision must be enlarged to see the depth, the height and the width of the fullness of the God’s majestic picture in order to comprehend His strategies and partner with Him for bringing it into reality.

Vision for God’s new thing can be received by the mind that has been transformed and made pliable through brokenness, humility, love and compassion, and the deep desire to bow to the will of God. New levels and new dimensions of glory await those willing to make necessary changes. Let’s stretch our vision in this hour to see something more marvelous than we have seen previously.

Occupy The Revelation

The old wineskin cannot occupy new territory. The Lord has given much revelation—whether for my life or ministry—that has given me great joy, hope and expectation. However, with the trials of life, I sometimes find myself returning to an old place of uncertainty, once again seeking Him for direction. I was in such a place when I heard Him say, “Occupy the revelation!” With this statement came an understanding that we must not lose the anointed, supernatural seed and the divine impact to our spirit, which comes from heavenly, Holy Spirit revelation. The revelation (rather than moving us on to take spiritual ground) can become lost because of the mind’s inability or lack of capacity to hold on to it! (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Our soul is comprised of mind, will and emotion and is easily impacted by the trials and circumstances of life if not fiercely guarded and protected by faith in Christ—the Divine Shield that protects from all the elements of life. If the mind is not guarded it will easily be infiltrated by fear, doubt and unbelief. These are the fruits of an orphan spirit. The thief will always attempt to steal the revelation and push us off the ground God intends for us to occupy.

The Orphan Spirit Breeds:

• Insecurity that convinces you that you are not worthy and therefore don’t belong.

• Doubt and unbelief that convinces you things will never change and that you are not capable of holding it if they do!

• Fear of taking the risk to believe and therefore act, and if you do, you will be making a mistake.

• Intimidation and fear of man that says “you are not good enough” and convinces you to stay hidden.

Let’s present ourselves before the Lord and be willing to receive understanding of old negative mindsets which can hinder our perspective and our ability to hold revelation. This includes any mindsets that are limited, rigid and restricted, and unable to embrace the glorious destiny God has prepared for the lives of His people. The old wineskin is one of fear, lack and limitation. God’s intention for His people is that we receive the spirit of sonship which convinces us that we are sons and daughters of God—fully accepted in the beloved, prepared and equipped for the greatest move on Earth!

“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.'” (Rom. 8:15 NIV)

Let’s begin to occupy the revelations God has given to us and live in His Word by camping out on it until we fully believe it and it becomes woven into our DNA! It’s time to forcefully resist the lies of the enemy, know that we are fully accepted in the Beloved and move out in the power of His might.

Decide and Declare It

How do we occupy the revelation of His Word for us? God spoke to my heart and said, “You decide!” There were times when I sought the Lord for details of His intentions for my life or the ministry He had given me, then I would get frustrated when I did not hear or could not understand His direction. I began to understand that as we grow in maturity in the stature of Christ, having our minds continually renewed, we become mothers and fathers of the faith, and God trusts us to make certain decisions. God trusts us to move in sync with Him, within His will, within the parameters of His Word and the revelations and visions He has given us for our lives. He said in His Word: “You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways” (Job 22:28).

“The mind must be renewed and refashioned to withstand the challenges of the new season we have entered, in order to rightly comprehend and process the purposes of God in it.”

The Greek word for ways is Derek, and it means: “a road, a course of life or mode of action.” God has supplied us with authority in His Word to decide on the course of our lives and the actions we will take based on our agreement with His will. He has given us the power to frame our lives within His Word, just as He framed the worlds with His Word at creation and created the visible with the invisible substance of faith (Heb. 11:3). God has left room for us to decide in the paths of our destiny, in order to fulfill the Scripture, “Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart” (Ps. 37:4).

Our decision to agree with the heavenly vision moves us onto new spiritual ground that releases God’s favor and opens new doors of opportunity. Then as we make the decision to step out on to new paths, standing on the Word of God and decreeing and declaring His truth, the vision is given the potential to become reality.

Faith That Sees

In applying this to faith, when a revelation is received from God and is observed by faith and seen in vision, if it is believed and called forth into reality—the invisible becomes visible. By faith we call forth the things that are not as though they are. Faith sees with spiritual eyes and nurtures the vision with God-given imagination; the vision takes hold of the person and because of faith they will not let go until it has come forth.

The vision is conceived on the inside by observing it in spirit and becomes established by declaration of faith words. Our internal capacity to conceive must increase, and the wineskin of the mind refashioned to contain the largeness of God’s revelation. We hold on to it by faith and occupy the revelation by giving it a place of prominence in our hearts. The battle to give birth is a decision to fight for what we believe. Begin to SEE the door to opening to your opportunity, visualize it, embrace it and declare it!

“By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.” (Heb. 11:11)

After recently reading this passage, my spirit became very stirred as I saw all these principles come together powerfully in Sarah—I saw something marvelous that I had not seen before. Firstly, the miracle came forth by faith—Sarah believed! Secondly, where did her faith come from? She counted Him faithful who had promised. Sarah had experienced the faithfulness of God in her life on many occasions. The word for faith used in this Scripture is pistis and means: conviction of the truthfulness of God. Sarah received strength to conceive. The Greek word for strength is Dunamis which means: miraculous, supernatural power. (Photo via Unsplash)

Sarah’s mind was renewed by faith in God—she saw, she believed, she trusted, thereby establishing a foundation of faith for all future generations. Sarah decided, she made the decision to act on the promise that marked out the course of her life. She occupied the revelation and nurtured it and brought forth a child in old age! Sarah’s faith released the explosive, miraculous, Dunamis power of God to break forth in her body and in her life.

I encourage you to begin to see and observe God’s vision for your life. Occupy the revelations He has given you—hold on to them. Decide in agreement with God, then frame the future within those parameters with His Word. God has given us partnership and sonship.

He’s saying: “Decide! Tell Me what is your heart’s desire! Move out within the parameters of your life based on what I have given you in vision. You have the mind of Christ. Decide, declare it and it will be established, and light will shine on the course you have taken!” (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Faith Marie Baczko, Executive Director
Headstone Ministries International | Schools of The Last Wine
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Convergence

CONVERGENCE
This is a time frame in which we need to take stock of where we are and where we are going in the Lord’s time-table – getting an eagle’s eye view of what God has been doing in our lives throughout the past year and where we stand in His plans and purposes for our lives. 
The Year 5777

We have entered the Hebraic New Year 5777, denoting extraordinary grace (Number 5) to bring the fulness (Number 7) and completeness of the 7-fold Spirit in expression.

CONVERGENCE – 

The Word “Convergence” has been ringing in my ear for a while now and I see that those who have been earnestly seeking the Lord are now going to step into a convergence where everything that has been deposited in them through the Holy Spirit is coming together in great fruitfulness and effectiveness in this season to fulfill their ultimate purpose.  

Many have felt frustrated because they have been longing for fulfillment, not knowing exactly how to to implement their gifts, talents and expertise in perfect sync with God’s plans for their lives.   But for those who have been seeking His face, walking in dependence on His leading, allowing the Holy Spirit to bring transformation in their lives (2 Cor.3:18) there is a convergence to step into their ultimate purpose.  Everything is coming together now in a convergence with heaven’s plans and our readiness, having been molded in the Potter’s hand and having been forged in the fire of affliction to be made ready for use in His hands.  The mature sons and daughters of God are arising to step into their predestined role, clothed in love and and the armor of light, wearing the apron of humilty.

All that God has deposited in us by the Spirit in the form of gifts, talents, skills, impartation, endowments, wisdom, understanding and revelation are at a convergence point, coming together in fulness of expression of His glory for such a time as this for His glory demonstration and at the same time fitly joined together with others in the body who have been prepared likewise. It is like different streams coming together forming one great river of glory in the unity of faith.  Great exploits will be done in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 4:15King James Version (KJV)

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

FRESH ALIGNMENTS
I sense that the LIGHT WILL COME ON in a suddenly for many who have been in the “Pushing” stage of birthing their vision and there will be CLARITY of PURPOSE and fresh ALIGNMENT with others in the body who are like-minded to break through into fulness of our promises.New ministry teams are going to be divinely “put together” by the Holy Spirit in unexpected suddenlies.

Many have been in pressing in for greater depths and heights in the spirit and I sense that we have come to a pivotal point with the Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. 

We as Christians are celebrating the glorious victory of Calvary today, knowing we have a High Priest according to the order of Melchizedeck who lives to intercede for us (Heb.7:17,25) having paid for our sins once and for all.

We are worshiping the Lord anew for His immense love for us in His sacrifice.  In this past year the Lord has very intensely schooled me in His love walk (still learning) and I know that it is the ONE thing we will be tested on, namely, “Did you learn to love?” (Bob Jones).

Agape love is the principal empowerment for the extrordinary miracles that we are going to walk in.

1 Thess. 3:12-13  “And may the Lord cause you to increase and excel and overflow in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you; so that He may strengthen and establish your hearts without blame in holiness in the sight of our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints (God’s people).”

BREAKTHROUGH IS IN THE AIR

As I am writing this I suddenly had a quickening in my spirit, sensing Breakthrough into new avenues, new line-ups and new connections coming forth.  It is happening NOW and as we can see it and align with it in the spirit realm, it will manifest in the natural.

This “convergence” is bringing new line-ups by the Spirit with the like-minded being merged together for God’s specific purposes to be accomplished – being fitly connected to our “tribe” to accomplish God’s purposes in the earth, having no agenda of our own, walking in humility and love, shining His glory light into the world.

Although we are not under the law anymore, God does speak very prominently during His appointed feast times and we should incline our ears for wisdom and understanding during this important time frame – making adjustments and coming into a repositioning for this new year – especially listening for His instructions and watching where He is aligning us with others in the body who have the same vision and similar giftings.

NEW MEASURES OF THE  ANOINTING

New measures of the anointing are about to be demonstrated by the Holy Spirit through those who have been faithfully pursueing the Lord,  resulting in wondrous miracles.

PARADIGM SHIFTS

In order to flow with these “out of the box” demonstrations of God’s power we need to step out of our old limited mindset. It is a walk in the wisdom of total yieldedness (James 3:17) to the Holy Spirit, not questioning His ways, wanting to rely on the old way of doing things but ready to follow His leading in absolute obedience.

THE YEAR OF THE SWORD

Much has already been written on this, but I understand that, as we get saturated with the Word, abiding in the living power of it (John 15:7), as we abide in Christ, the power to release the “impossible” by the unction of the Holy Ghost will come into effect for everyone who believes. 

In 2 Sam.23:9-10 we read of one of David’s mighty men, Eleazar:

“He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the Lord wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.”

When the Word of God is absorbed into our spirt, and we become one with that Word by faith (the sword clinging to our hand), abiding in Him and abiding in His Word, we can ask anything and it shall be given to us. (John 15:7).  As we speak out that Word, it becomes the Sword of the Spirit in our mouth (Eph.6:17), angels are put in action to perform God’s Word (Ps. 103:20) and the victory is secured, even with the spoils taken.  That is how powerful God’s Word is!  All we need to do is to incline our ear to hear what the Spirit is saying, come into agreement with it and release it into the airways!  Hallelujah!


I am praying that each of us (those reading this) be fine-tuned and connected to the Power Source to walk in the works which He has preordained for us.

Blessings
Elsabe

Enlarge the Place of Your Tent

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I woke up with the Word, “Enlarge the place of your tent” and then the awareness that HIGH PRAISES should accompany my vision.

IS.54 “Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord.
2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;
3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.”

I sense in my spirit that this is a Word for Continue reading “Enlarge the Place of Your Tent”

Blessed 2016 : Increase in Higher Way

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To all our Readers, Family, Friends, Prayer warriors and Ministry partners,

Wishing you all a glorious, blessed 2016, seeing the fulfillment of God’s promises and His desires in your lives as you walk out your destiny in Christ for His glory.

We sincerely thank you for your love and support, prayers, encouragement and financial contributions, impacting the nations with His glory and we pray the blessing of His manifest Presence in your lives as you pursue Him.

“INCREASE IN THE HIGHER WAY”

As I was waiting on the Lord this morning, I kept hearing the words, Continue reading “Blessed 2016 : Increase in Higher Way”

New Realms of Enlightenment

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We have just entered the Feast of Hanukkah (an 8-day Jewish Festival of Lights) and while I was pondering on the miracle of the oil that lasted 8 days when the Maccabees rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem and lighted the Menorah, the Holy Spirit quickened this Word to me:
For those who press in, asking the Father of glory for an increase in the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation (Eph.1:17), there will be a supernatural release of Continue reading “New Realms of Enlightenment”

Day 8: Clothed in Light

DAY 8 – GARMENTS OF LIGHT

Yesterday we did a house cleaning, so let us clothe ourselves with the Light today.  Jesus Christ is the True Light and He lights up our way.

“The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. “ Rom 13:12

When we entertain darkness (dark thoughts of negative thinking) we lose some of the radiance of God’s glory, for Light doesn’t commune with darkness.  Remember, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” (Prov.23:7).

The Armor of light is also to protect us against the attacks of the enemy on our mind, by simply choosing to reject every negative thought while clothing ourselves with the graces of the Spirit.

“But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. ” Rom 13:14
So let us not look at our problems, getting drawn into it emotionally, but let us look to Jesus and bathe that problem in the light of His countenance.  As we worship Him, let us ascend into His presence in the glory and ask Him to give us light on the subject in the form of  divine Wisdom,  heavenly perspective (seeing it from the Lord’s perspective), divine strategy.  God might speak to us in visions, dreams, through the Word, through someone else and in many other ways.

Now we can declare what we see and hear by faith. (Make a separate list of what God shows you in this time).

We receive what we ask by faith according to Your will, oh Lord, so we DECLARE IN JESUS’ NAME: (Eph 5:14)

“Wake up, sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”  (Declare this Scripture over those who are in bondage of sin and addictions, also those who are backslidden and luke-warm).

  • That as the eyes of our hearts (and those we pray for and with) are enlightened, our minds are bathed in light, receiving fresh revelation from the Presence of God
  • We are clothed with the armour of light –
    with bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering (Col.3:12)
  • We see ourselves and our loved ones breaking through into new dimensions of the knowledge of Christ
  • Light dispels darkness. Therefore we receive the light of God’s glory, shining into our problem areas and we declare salvation, healing, deliverance and breakthrough into freedom in Christ for all!
  • We are clothed with Christ, clothed in love and humility, shining His light everywhere we go, radiating His glory.

 

Impartation of the Glory Light

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This is the month of Iyar, meaning “blossom” according to the Hebraic calendar, also called the month of Ziv, meaning “radiance” or “glow”. 

On May 10th I had a supernatural experience of being filled with light, which you can read on the link below.  My spiritual eyes have been awakened in a way that I can now see what I couldn’t see before and my life is forever changed as a result.  You can receive an impartation of this experience by simply reading it and receiving it for yourself. Continue reading “Impartation of the Glory Light”

“Awakened” Eyes

The “Seer” Anointing – 4The “Awakened” Eye.Photo: The "Seer" Anointing - 4</p> <p>The "Awakened" Eye.</p> <p>As I was waking up out of a very deep sleep, while worshiping the Lord, I was musing over the awakened eye, when suddenly it seemed like my eyes were expanding as big as saucers, and my comprehension alike. I was flooded with light and it seemed like I could see into eternity and as though I could discern everything in the spiritual realm.  I could "see" with my inner vision how light kept on flooding my whole being and my spirit was like a still pool of water, where different revelations were dropping in, one after the other with great clarity. Wisdom was reality to me as I was just soaking it in, being enlarged in understanding.</p> <p>I now understood by experience what "enlightened eyes of your understanding" (Eph.1:18) means and that my eyes were "awakened" by the Spirit of wisdom and understanding that I might know : the riches of the glorious things He has in store for us (Eph.1:18-19).</p> <p>Beloved, I believe this is what God wants to give everyone of us in increasing measure as we pray, believing that we receive.  So, simply tap into this experience like a child. Believe that you receive an "awakened" eye as you pray.  I am going to do it daily now.

As I was waking up out of a very deep sleep, while worshiping the Lord, I was musing over the awakened eye, when suddenly it seemed like my eyes were expanding as big as saucers, and my comprehension alike. I was flooded with light and it seemed like I could see into eternity and as though I could discern everything in the spiritual realm. I could “see” with my inner vision how light kept on flooding my whole being and my spirit was like a still pool of water, where different revelations were dropping in, one after the other with great clarity. Wisdom was reality to me as I was just soaking it in, being enlarged in understanding.I now understood by experience what “enlightened eyes of your understanding” (Eph.1:18) means and that my eyes were “awakened” by the Spirit of wisdom and understanding that I might know : the riches of the glorious things He has in store for us (Eph.1:18-19).

Beloved, I believe this is what God wants to give everyone of us in increasing measure as we pray, believing that we receive. So, simply tap into this experience like a child. Believe that you receive an “awakened” eye as you pray. I am going to do it daily now.

Blessings
Elsabe

“Seer” Anointing – 2

THE “SEER” ANOINTING – 2HEARING AND SEEING GO TOGETHER.
Photo: THE “SEER” ANOINTING – 2</p><br />
<p>HEARING AND SEEING GO TOGETHER.</p><br />
<p>I cannot over emphasize the importance of being saturated with the Word of God, worship and prayer so that our whole being be filled and saturated with the Spirit.</p><br />
<p>As our consciousness is absorbed IN HIM in the LIGHT, our heart is made ready to receive impressions from the Holy Spirit and is impressed upon with His “now” revelation, being an open receptive “tablet” for the Holy Spirit to write on.</p><br />
<p>More on the “apokalupsis” (Strong’s Greek 602), meaning “uncovering”:</p><br />
<p>It is that moment when “the light comes on”, revelation floods your understanding and suddenly you “see” that which was hidden or “covered”.  Your eyes are “enlightened” by the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him and the Word becomes reality to you.  This is an apokalupsis-type experience. </p><br />
<p>The problem is that many of us “lose” much of the impact of what God wants to reveal to us, simply because we do not take time to let it make an imprint on our hearts through meditation and study.  I recommend using a concordance. Also look up the meaning of words in Strong’s on Google.</p><br />
<p>In the Hebraic language, words are coupled with pictures and become visually descriptive images.   This is very significant in our endeavor to see more clearly what the Lord is saying.   In simple terms we need to learn to envison (or put a picture to) the Word that we receive from the Lord.</p><br />
<p>It is amazing to see how our spiritual understanding is opening up and being expanded daily as we keep on praying for the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation…to give us “enlightened eyes of our understanding’” according to Ephesians 1: 17-20.<br /><br />
Strong's Greek: 5461.- to shine<br /><br />
Cognate: 5461 phōtízō (from 5457 /phṓs, "light") – properly,enlighten; (figuratively) God sharing His life, exposing and overcoming darkness – like the ignorance (prejudice) caused by sin.</p><br />
<p>This is interesting that the word “enlightening” is derived from phōtízō<br /><br />
which signifies a photograph or picture.   Therefore we could pray that our heart’s eyes would receive the “picture” of what God is saying.  Also exercise your sanctified imagination to “see” what He is saying (Hab.2:1-2).  </p><br />
<p>On top of Wisdom and Revelation and “eyes to see” we need the light of understanding for the illumination of the things unveiled to us.  Thus:  we need to understand the “picture” and know how to apply it by asking for Wisdom.</p><br />
<p>One such “enlightening” comes on the understanding of the “rhema” word.  The written Word (“logos”) becomes “rhema’ (revelation) to us when the Holy Spirit gives life to a specific scripture and it resounds in the depth our spirit with understanding, “for the letter killeth, but the Spirit gives life’ (II Cor. 3: 6).  This is one way in which the Lord “speaks” to us.</p><br />
<p>23 “If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend.<br /><br />
24 And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure  [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.<br /><br />
25 For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away [by force]”  (Mark 4:23-25 Amplified Bible)</p><br />
<p>MEDITATING ON WORDS, VISIONS, DREAMS OR REVELATIONS IS A GREAT KEY FOR INCREASE. </p><br />
<p>The more we meditate on that Word, or “picture” (in whatever form it comes, e.g. a vision or dream, etc.) feeding on it, agreeing with it and speaking it forth, the more we can start seeing the picture according to God’s Word until it becomes substance on the inside of us. Faith rises up in us and it brings strength and encouragement to our spirit man.  Seeing by the eyes of faith (having the picture of God’s promise before us) displaces fear images and enables us to see and expect the fulfillment of God’s promises (Heb. 11:1).  This is a vital key for victory in every situation of our lives.</p><br />
<p>God showed Abram the stars to get the picture of what He was saying when he said that his seed would be like the stars (Gen 15:5).  In Gen 22: 17 God adds the picture of the sand of the sea to make Abraham understand what He was saying. </p><br />
<p>“And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” – Gen 15:6</p><br />
<p>Blessings<br /><br />
Elsabe
I cannot over emphasize the importance of being saturated with the Word of God, worship and prayer so that our whole being be filled and saturated with the Spirit.

As our consciousness is absorbed IN HIM in the LIGHT, our heart is made ready to receive impressions from the Holy Spirit and is impressed upon with His “now” revelation, being an open receptive “tablet” for the Holy Spirit to write on.
More on the “apokalupsis” (Strong’s Greek 602), meaning “uncovering”:

It is that moment when “the light comes on”, revelation floods your understanding and suddenly you “see” that which was hidden or “covered”. Your eyes are “enlightened” by the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him and the Word becomes reality to you. This is an apokalupsis-type experience.

The problem is that many of us “lose” much of the impact of what God wants to reveal to us, simply because we do not take time to let it make an imprint on our hearts through meditation and study. I recommend using a concordance. Also look up the meaning of words in Strong’s on Google.

In the Hebraic language, words are coupled with pictures and become visually descriptive images. This is very significant in our endeavor to see more clearly what the Lord is saying. In simple terms we need to learn to envison (or put a picture to) the Word that we receive from the Lord.

It is amazing to see how our spiritual understanding is opening up and being expanded daily as we keep on praying for the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation…to give us “enlightened eyes of our understanding’” according to Ephesians 1: 17-20.
Strong’s Greek: 5461.- to shine
Cognate: 5461 phōtízō (from 5457 /phṓs, “light”) – properly,enlighten; (figuratively) God sharing His life, exposing and overcoming darkness – like the ignorance (prejudice) caused by sin.

This is interesting that the word “enlightening” is derived from phōtízō
which signifies a photograph or picture. Therefore we could pray that our heart’s eyes would receive the “picture” of what God is saying. Also exercise your sanctified imagination to “see” what He is saying (Hab.2:1-2).

On top of Wisdom and Revelation and “eyes to see” we need the light of understanding for the illumination of the things unveiled to us. Thus: we need to understand the “picture” and know how to apply it by asking for Wisdom.

One such “enlightening” comes on the understanding of the “rhema” word. The written Word (“logos”) becomes “rhema’ (revelation) to us when the Holy Spirit gives life to a specific scripture and it resounds in the depth our spirit with understanding, “for the letter killeth, but the Spirit gives life’ (II Cor. 3: 6). This is one way in which the Lord “speaks” to us.

23 “If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend.
24 And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.
25 For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away [by force]” (Mark 4:23-25 Amplified Bible)

MEDITATING ON WORDS, VISIONS, DREAMS OR REVELATIONS IS A GREAT KEY FOR INCREASE.

The more we meditate on that Word, or “picture” (in whatever form it comes, e.g. a vision or dream, etc.) feeding on it, agreeing with it and speaking it forth, the more we can start seeing the picture according to God’s Word until it becomes substance on the inside of us. Faith rises up in us and it brings strength and encouragement to our spirit man. Seeing by the eyes of faith (having the picture of God’s promise before us) displaces fear images and enables us to see and expect the fulfillment of God’s promises (Heb. 11:1). This is a vital key for victory in every situation of our lives.

God showed Abram the stars to get the picture of what He was saying when he said that his seed would be like the stars (Gen 15:5). In Gen 22: 17 God adds the picture of the sand of the sea to make Abraham understand what He was saying.

“And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” – Gen 15:6

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