Powerful Prayer Devotional – Revelation Knowledge
Friday we looked closely at Powerful Prayer Devotional – The Lord’s Prayer in our Devotional. Today, we look closer at Powerful Prayer Devotional – Revelation Knowledge. This includes defining it and learning how we can use it in our prayer life. What is and how do we use Revelation-based Knowledge? :
An example of revelation knowledge is when you are reading the Bible and a verse leaps off the page, hits you between the eyes, and God says, “This is for you right now.” These are precious experiences for the believer. However, for many, they do not happen often enough.
The article cited above gives seven steps for revelation knowledge, but simplified is 1. Sin confessed, 2. Meditate on the Word, 3. Be teachable, 4. Ask God to show you.
16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding[a] being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
Appreciation of the Mystery
14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,[a] 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
God’s Word on Prayer
Praying for revelation knowledge is to help us be able to discern right from wrong, good from bad. We ask for revelation knowledge so that our spiritual eyes are open to God’s will. Paul in Ephesians 1: 17-23 shows his prayer for revelation knowledge for the Ephesians (see above). Lory Ramsey, who wrote our Devotional translated the verses I have listed above into a first person prayer, but I believe you are able to do that yourself.
What I would rather share with you here is a revelation knowledge sample prayer from:
Listening To The Whispers Of Jesus: A 30 Day Devotional by Adam Houge
Let Your Love for Me Compel You Forward
Like fountains of water to a thirsty soul is My will for you. Seek it always, that you may be filled by Me. I know what you need, more than you can understand. Like an infant, you understand you needs; but like a loving parent, I fill them.
Trust in Me and let Me lead you down the most perfect path. Let your love for Me compel you forward! Be obedient to My voice, for My Holy Spirit shall communicate My will to you on a Moment-by-moment basis. If you are not attentive to His voice, then you’ll never understand what I desire of you.
Though He is “the deposit,” He is more than a monetary compensation for your sin. He is your way of life, and if you do not follow Him, you have missed the mark. My child, do you love Me? Then walk in My Spirit.
Growing in Prayer
1. Spend some time converting the above Scripture verses from Ephesians Chapters 1 and 3 to a first person prayer for yourself.
2. Continue your prayer time daily praying for 30-60 minutes depending on your prayer needs. You may want to pray twice a day. Use Holy Spirit Baptism and pray in tongues part of the time. Spend time talking to the Holy Spirit during prayer using your own voice and praying in tongues. Then just listen for a period of time to see if you can hear the Holy Spirit speaking back to you.
3. Include others in intercession in your prayers for part of your prayer time.
4. Anyone joining this devotional late, I suggest that you start with the beginning post given on 7/5/16 and continue chronologically since each post builds on the next post.
Thank You for Your teaching about Your revelation knowledge in prayer. Thank you for the wisdom and knowledge that You reveal to us in prayer through Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for the Holy Spirit and His friendship and advocacy to us. Thank You for Your Word that teaches us Biblically the basis for the Holy Spirit, Baptism of the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues, and having a revelation knowledge. You are so Holy and Righteous. Let the Holy Spirit remind us to read, study, and meditate on Your Word daily. May we all continue to pray for world revival and peace. We bless You as You bless us, Lord.
In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen.
Powerful Scripture-Based Prayer by Lory Ramsey is available at Amazon.com.