As many of you know, I have many “heroes” of our faith. These are believers who have moved me in some way because of their testimony. They may have inspired me to a deeper walk with the Lord; or maybe to a stronger time of study of the Scriptures. The writings from A.W. Tozer has been a tremendous inspiration to my faith.
I will say one thing about each of those “spiritual giants,” I have admitted, they were in close communion with the Lord; they became lost in the glorious vastness of Christ; and some of them died lamenting they still knew so little of him. That’s the way it was with Paul, many of the early church fathers; with Luther, Zwingli, and the Puritans; with the pious English preachers; and many godly leaders today.
Every one of these “giants,” if you will, shared the same passion: an ever-increasing revelation of Jesus Christ. They never looked for the spectacular, the earthly, the things of this world. Contrary to many of the “modern-day” preachers, they are not focused on success, ambition or worldly fame. No. These men prayed—oh, not for things, not for physical blessings. They didn’t waste their energy praying to be used, or for anything of self. Their desire was for a fuller revelation of the glory and vastness of their Lord!
Satan is displaying greater power, and hell is unleashing all its fury on this generation. The enemy strongholds are much more fortified, powerful, and entrenched than in any past generations. Without a doubt, the enemy of our soul is revealing himself to the world as never before and he is becoming better known, less feared, and even accepted!
Yes, that is quite unsettling. Yes, it is time for the Church to awaken from its stupor. A basic Bible school knowledge of Christ will not be enough in this final war! Simply knowing about him is not enough. We need to be on our face seeking a greater revelation of the Holy Spirit. This will require a lot of time on your knees; in your prayer closet. You get to know him only by being much in his presence, only by sitting with him, hearing his voice, waiting on him for divine wisdom. Busy, preoccupied believers will rarely get to know him.
Paul was committed to an ever-increasing revelation of Jesus Christ. All he had of Christ came by revelation. He said, “This mystery was made known to me by revelation” (Ephesians 3:3). The Holy Spirit knew the deep and hidden secrets of God, and Paul continually prayed for the gift of grace to understand and preach “the unsearchable riches of Christ” (Ephesians 3:8). Paul said we have access to these glorious riches in Christ. When he was talking about our Lord’s eternal purposes, he said, “Because of our faith in Him, we can have the boldness and confidence of free access to God with freedom and without fear!” (Ephesians 3:12)
Your Father is looking for those who will seek a revelation of him that is all their own—a very deep personal intimacy that unlocks “the unsearchable riches of Christ.” Not someone who reads books about it, but receives their own revelation.
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