Total Transformation with Glenn Bleakney
Today is Day 12 of 12!
Well, can you believe it? This is the final session!
Today I want to talk with you about hearing and seeing God!
Jesus died on the Cross not just to forgive our sins, but ultimately to grant us eternal life (See John 3:16; 10:10). Eternal life is found in a relationship with a Person: Jesus our Lord. He Himself cried out, “I am the way, the truth and the life…” (John14:6). It is impossible to have eternal life without apart from a personal relationship with the Son. “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3).
Just as everlasting life is eternal communion with God, the antithesis, everlasting death, is eternal estrangement or separation from the Lord. What makes hell terribly dreadful is that one is shut out from the presence of the Lord forever. “…In flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power” (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).
In a relationship, communication is essential. Some believers have a problem believing that God wants to talk to each of His children. In the Garden of Eden the Lord walked with Adam and Eve and spoke with them (Genesis 3:8-11). Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:10). Intimacy with God was the most valuable treasure that was forfeited as a result of the sin and disobedience of the man and his wife.
Now that we have been saved, we are reconciled to God so that we can experience intimate communion with Him. This naturally includes hearing Christ’s voice. Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice…” (John 10:27). It also involves as seeing God with our spiritual eyes. “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me” (John 14:19).” The prophetic in its simplest form is repeating what one has heard and seen from the Holy Spirit.
God wants each one of His children to hear from Him and to prophesy. Paul said it this way, “For you can all prophesy one by one…” (1 Cor. 14:31). Moses said, “Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, that the Lord would put His Spirit upon them!” (Num. 11:29).
Sometimes the reason is simply so we can personally know what to do in a situation. David inquired of the Lord for counsel and the Lord answered him in clear unmistakable terms. “So David inquired of the LORD, saying, ‘Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?’ And He answered him, ‘Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all’ (1 Samuel 30:8).
Sometimes it is for the sake of others that we need to hear God’s counsel. Such was the case of Joseph in Egypt. He heard from God and implemented a plan to preserve the nation of Egypt and even his father’s house during a time of severe drought and famine (Cf. Genesis 41:25-36; 45:7).
As important as speaking in tongues is for the believer’s edification, let us not stop there. The Lord has so much more for us! He has promised an open heaven experience for us that permits us to receive revelation from Him through dreams, visions and more! “‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy’” (Acts 2:17 – 18).
Day Twelve Challenge: Please read the Gospel of John Chapters 4 and 5. Note what Jesus said about hearing and seeing His Father. What elicited a response from Jesus? What was it that governed and guided the decisions Christ made when He was on the earth?
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