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The Life of Faith

Finding God’s Divine Revelation in the Bible for Your Life

Many Christians are hoping for God’s divine revelation right now for the seasons of life they’re walking through, seeking a supernatural revelation for the way they should walk, the choices they should make, how to face a difficult situation, or for moving forward amid trials and tribulations. But hoping for God’s special revelation will only keep you waiting, when instead you must seek the Lord and then you will find Him.

The revelation of God in your life will come through a primary source: God’s own Word. A divine word from the Lord will revive your heart, invigorate your spirit, give you strength to fight, and provide your feet a firm foundation upon which you can stand in faith, but those great things don’t come upon you by chance. You must seek them in the Word of God – before you seek them anywhere else.

Psalm 138:2 says, “…for You have exalted Your word above all Your name…” (MEV). 

Many other people may give you “revelation” and prophecies, but if there is conflict with God’s Word, you have to walk away and leave it behind you. When you need a word from God, start with God’s Word and the One true God will meet you there. 

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Seek Divine Revelation in the Bible and With Spiritual Eyes

Flawed human reason and the natural human mind will always exist in conflict with God’s divine revelation because God’s works are supernatural movements that cannot be understood except by your spirit. That is why the written Word of God must be your primary source when you are seeking divine revelation about the issues in your life.

The Bible, through the Holy Spirit, is “alive, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12, MEV)

“Flawed human reason and the natural human mind will always exist in conflict with God’s divine revelation because God’s works are supernatural movements that cannot be understood except by your spirit.”

~Alicia Purdy

Even the Lord Jesus Christ stood upon God’s Word when He was in the wilderness. (See Matthew 4) Each time the enemy tempted Him in various ways, Jesus responded with an “IT IS WRITTEN” from God’s written Word in the Old Testament upon which He not only stood, but with which He fought (and prevailed) against the Adversary.

All human beings struggle to comprehend spiritual things, but you walk with the Holy Spirit who brings dead things to life:

  1. He will counsel you (John 14:16).
  2. He will teach you and remind you of things God has spoken. (John 14:25)
  3. He will show you what the truth is about your situation. (John 16:13)
  4. He will draw you toward a deeper knowledge of God as you seek Him in the Bible.

Many people don’t understand the true power of the Holy Spirit who brings divine revelation alive from the words of the Bible as you seek the Lord in His Word. A “quickened” word from the Lord will take you further and sustain you longer than anything else could ever do for you!

Remember, God’s eternal power has no boundaries of time, matter, space, or circumstance – not even death! 

How Does Divine Revelation Change Your Situation?

God’s work in you will last as long as you’re alive, but remember that “…He will be faithful to complete it…” (Philippians 1:6) God knows what you need even before you seek Him.

He has your answer and He will send it to you as you seek Him, but having a divine revelation about your situation isn’t going to immediately change your situation – it’s going to change you.

As your heart and flesh walk through a lifelong journey of sanctification and transformation in Christ, the eternal human spirit inside of you will grow stronger in faith and will grow in intimacy with God. That’s the whole point! Your spiritual life will mature and that, in turn, will change you and how you see what you’re walking through in life.

“…even if your situation doesn’t change in the natural, you will develop the ability to see it through spiritual eyes as you learn to see as He does.”

~Alicia Purdy

The glory of God is the primary desire of all who know Him, so even if your situation doesn’t change in the natural, you will develop the ability to see it through spiritual eyes as you learn to see as He does.

You’ll need God’s vision if you’re going to effectively address anything you encounter. Remember, if God can get His Word into you, He can get it through you – and that is how divine revelation ignites transformation. It will always start with you.

When things grow difficult, and as you wait on the Lord for help, you’ll need a divine perspective on what you’re walking through otherwise you risk getting lost in the dark without a divine revelation from God’s Word to light your way. (Psalm 119:105)

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Walking By Faith in the Waiting for a Word from God

You cannot trust your feelings nor your eyes to tell you there is or isn’t evidence of God working in your life or situation, because, as the Apostle Paul wrote, “…we walk by faith and not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7), but you can always trust His Word.

Some people grow discouraged when they are waiting on the Lord for divine revelation or for some kind of movement in the spirit that they aren’t seeing and when things get even harder or more desperate, some throw their hands up and walk away. That’s exactly what your enemy wants!

If Satan can get you to focus on what is happening in the natural, he knows you’ll look with spiritual eyes less and less and then he can blind you completely.

“If Satan can get you to focus on what is happening in the natural, he knows you’ll look with spiritual eyes less and less and then he can blind you completely.”

~Alicia Purdy

Divine revelation can change a situation in an instant, but many times, life unfolds as God works miracles through people and that is why you must continue to stand in faith that God hears and sees and knows and that He has a word for you, too. He didn’t forget about you. If you’re seeking the Lord for a word, keep seeking, keep asking, keep knocking. 

The Lord is working “all things” together for not only your good, but also for His glory and also for the good of all those who love Him and walk according to His purposes. (Romans 8)

​Jesus Christ is the Rock of Salvation that cannot be moved. He is your firm foundation and His Words are always true. Anchor yourself to Him and let Him show you, change you, reform you and refine you in the Refiner’s Fire. Then, you will look back and see that you were walking in His divine revelation all along. What a faithful God!

God Brings Divine Revelation to You, and Through You

The Christian life is filled with trials and battles – Jesus said it would be! That is why you must discipline yourself to live a life that is set apart for the Lord, disciplined and committed to Him. Living in a daily discipline of praise, a daily devotion to God’s Word, and a daily communion with Him in prayer will awaken your spiritual sense to divine revelation and tune your ears to God’s voice.

God shares divine revelation to those who can hear Him. God shows wonders to those who have eyes to see. The Lord speaks mysteries to those who have a heart set to understand. Your spiritual life is the one that really matters and it’s in the secret place where true divine revelation and divine inspiration you’re seeking will come.

  1. Walk in the Spirit so you don’t fulfill the lusts of the flesh.” (Galatians 5:16 NIV)
  2. “…walk in the Light as He is in the Light…” (1 John 1:7)
  3. “…walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you were called.” (Ephesians 4:1, MEV)

So many believers chase after prophecy for their divine revelation, “but they will cease” (1 Corinthians 13:8), and are often too vague or way too loosely rooted in the Word to be the firm foundation you need and when the shaking comes (and it will) the whole house comes down because it was built on shifting sand. 

Others seek divine revelation from books and teachings and sermons and inspirational song lyrics, but spend little time with the Holy Spirit seeking divine revelation in the Bible. Others pray and pray and pray and do all the talking without allowing God’s Word to speak to them.

God’s Word is alive through His Holy Spirit! It is sufficient for all your needs and the answers to your important questions are in God’s Word and the deep, private revelations that God wants you to have will be found by you – in His Word. Hallelujah!

As you begin to learn to speak the language of God’s Word, as the Lord Jesus Christ did, the Holy Spirit will bring the Word to your spirit and into your mind as you pray and as you worship and you’ll have a spiritual witness that a particular verse or passage is your “IT IS WRITTEN” for your situation.

That is how God’s divine revelation works! Ask yourself – do you speak the language of His Word better than you speak your own words?

Finding Private Revelations from God in the Secret Place

Where do you go to find revelation? The first place to seek divine revelation from the Lord is to look into His Word, but the best place to go when you are seeking a word from God is into the secret place. If you’re serious about seeking God for a divine revelation or a divine inspiration about something happening in you or around you right now, it’s time to get alone with God.

Where is the “secret place” that the Lord dwells?

It is inside of you through God’s son Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit, but there’s more to it than that. If you want ears to hear, you need to tune everything else out. If you want eyes to see, you must fix your eyes on Jesus Christ through praise and worship. If you want a heart that understands, you must speak God’s language, His Word.

During times of testing, your faith in the Lord is strongest when it is “a cord of three strands” (Ecclesiastes 4:12) intertwined with:

  1. The Word of God
  2. The Weapon of Worship
  3. The Power of Prayer

Throughout the Bible, men and women of God sought the Lord for divine revelation, but it wasn’t within throngs of people or with loud music playing, and it wasn’t standing up on a podium. The private revelations you seek are going to be found in a private place- a secret place- where only you and the Lord dwell together. Do you know how to enter into His gates?

Examples of Finding Divine Revelation in the Bible

There are many examples of divine revelation in the Bible throughout all of the books of the Old Testament and in the New Testament, and there are various ways God revealed Himself to His people. Sometimes it was through a prophet. Other times God’s divine revelation came through an angel, or a great fish, or even a donkey! (Numbers 22:21-39) 

As the authors of Scripture penned God’s story in the Bible many who followed after Him needed vital, life-or-death revelations and sought Him earnestly in prayer, stopping their lives to seek Him until the answer came. How many believers do that today? 

Ask yourself: How desperate am I really for divine revelation from the Lord about my situation? 

In Daniel 2, Daniel, a young captive of the kingdom of Babylon, had grown into a position of prominence and authority, but he still lived under the constant threat of death within a pagan nation. 

Remember, King Nebuchadnezzar was going to kill everyone in his court unless someone could tell him 

  1. What he had dreamed about
  2. What the dream meant 

Daniel’s life was in a very, very desperate situation! Daniel went to his friends and shared his need, and his friends prayed with him seeking for “compassion from the God of heaven”, and for God’s divine revelation. Daniel 2:19 says, “During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision…”  

But before Daniel went to share his divine revelation with the king, he first bowed his knee and praise the Great King for sending the answer. If you’ve ever wondered why the Lord sends His people divine revelation, here is the answer: God’s glory

Daniel had a testimony about God’s faithful mercy and goodness and he made it a priority to praise the Lord and acknowledge the supernatural gift of divine revelation. That is the right response for you too!

Daniel 2:19-20 says, “During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven and said: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;  wisdom and power are His….”  (MEV)

Daniel did not make one move until he had stopped to bless and worship God, thanking Him, first, for His help in a desperate situation. Remember, when God sends you revelation, the point is to praise Him!

When Queen Esther learned that Haman was plotting to exterminate the entire Jewish population living in Babylon, she didn’t run to her husband Ahasuerus, the king of the Medes and the Persians and ask for his help. No! Esther knew she had to have a word from the Lord, first, a divine revelation for how to proceed in the desperate situation she was in. 

Esther 3:16 says, “…fast for me. Stop eating and drinking for three days, night or day. I and my young women will fast likewise. Only then would I dare go to the king since it is not allowed by law, and if I perish, I perish.” (MEV)

Esther urgently needed divine inspiration and she closed herself in for three days with no food or water and sought the Lord in prayer.

“On the third day, Esther put on her royal apparel and positioned herself in the king’s palace courtyard so that she would be directly in line with the part of the king’s throne room where the king sat facing the entrance of the room on his royal throne in the royal hall. When the king saw Queen Esther standing quietly out in the courtyard, she gained favor in his sight…” (Esther 5:1-2 MEV)

Esther saved an entire nation of people – and her own life – because she sought a word from the Lord before she took action and it was God’s divine revelation of His plan that saved His people.

In Acts 27, when the Apostle Paul was being taken to Rome to stand trial, a hurricane hit his ship and for weeks the shipmen, centurions, and prisoners alike went without food and fought to survive. Paul was in either going to die in the shipwreck or be killed by the Roman guards, so he sought the Lord for help and God sent Paul a divine revelation that saved them all.

“…there will be no loss of life among you… For there stood by me this night the angel of God to whom I belong and whom I serve, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand before Caesar. And, look! God has given you all those who sail with you.’ Therefore, men, take courage, for I believe God that it will be exactly as it was told to me.” (Acts 27:22-25, MEV)

Paul sought the Lord for divine revelation because he was in a hopeless situation and he knew where to turn. Paul didn’t attempt to take action nor did he try to convince anyone nor did he beg or succumb to everyone else’s fear and negativity. Paul sought the Lord – and the Lord answered Him!

It is human nature to experience fear, but spiritual people in God’s kingdom put faith over fear – it’s a discipline, spiritual training, a lifestyle. Anyone who says they speak truth will always speak God’s Word first, will always seek God’s Word, first, before seeking opinions of others, and will always stand upon God’s Word so they don’t stumble.

As much as the Bible is filled with accounts of men and women seeking the Lord for a word, or for divine revelation or a healing touch, or strength or vision or anything else, the Bible is also just as filled with people who praised the Lord for the revelations He sent. The point of divine revelation isn’t just to make your life better or easier, it’s all for God’s glory.

Revelation 19:10 says “…the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy…”

That means that when you testify of what Jesus Christ has done in you, through you and for you, you are prophetically speaking to others that He will do the same for them!

That is how your own praise becomes prophetic too, and God will use your testimony as divine revelation and encouragement for another believer who is also seeking the Lord.

The Hebrew word “Tehillah” is what the Bible calls “a new song” that “many will see and hear and put their trust in the Lord.” (Psalm 40:1-3, NKJV). Tehillah is your testimony and the Lord dwells there. (Psalm 22:3)

Learn more about the 7 Hebrew Words for Praise and how each one helps create strength, intimacy, and fresh revelation as you understand more about God’s plan for praise in your life!

A divinely-inspired word from the Lord can change everything and the Lord provides and is faithful and is found by those who seek Him with their whole hearts. (Jeremiah 29:13)  Gratitude is the natural outflow of recognizing the work of His hands and praise is the natural response to that gratitude. 

True worship, in “spirit and truth” as Jesus spoke about in John 4:23-24 is not one action in a singular moment of time. Worship is a lifestyle. As you develop a worship mindset, and discipline yourself to worship a good God even when life is hard, you will find yourself naturally turning to the Lord in worship even in your darkest hours, as your first response in all things. 

That’s when you’ll see victory!

Read more: “4 Crucial Things to Hold Onto if You’re Seeking the Lord”