Psalm 145:4b, "and shall declare Your mighty acts."
The word "declare" there means "to speak of plainly; to promise; to report, say, or to manifest; to be a messenger of a report of something that's taking place." So what is one generation going to declare to another? - "Your mighty acts." - Would you like for the Lord to use your life to be a messenger or declarer of the mighty acts of God?
God is looking for those for whom He can show Himself strong and on whose behalf He can begin to do mighty acts. What is a mighty act? A mighty act is something that is bigger than what we can do in and of ourselves. The Lord's looking for people through whose lives He can declare what only HE can do.
SHOWING HIMSELF STRONG ON OUR BEHALF
Don't you want to be a candidate for God's mighty acts; that your life isn't talk only, but also a demonstration of the power of God through your life? It says in 2 Chronicles 16:9 that He looks to and fro to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are loyal towards Him. What would it look like for God to show Himself strong on your behalf? Wouldn't you like to find out?
In Isaiah 52:10 it says, "The Lord has made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God." The word there for "holy arm" in the Hebrew symbolizes strength or power. Wouldn't you like to see the Lord show Himself in strong power through your life, not just through His finger or hand, but through His holy arm?
God wants us to do mighty things through our lives. We need to break off this negative thinking through which we disqualify ourselves from being used by God based upon what we can or can't do. God doesn't want us to do what we can do by ourselves. He wants to begin to do things through our lives that only HE can do, where only He gets the glory.
GOD WORKING THROUGH US
1 Corinthians 2:4-5, "And my speech and preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God."
The word "demonstration" there means "to confirm, make public, make known." The Lord wants to do something through our life that confirms who He is to the world; He wants to make known through your life His mighty acts. We need to quit asking for just a little. We need to ask for "MIGHTY" things.
Psalm 145:13 "Your Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations."
From generation to generation He's going to show Himself strong. Right now God is looking for a people who will say, "Okay, Lord. Show Your deeds now in our generation." He wants to demonstrate who He is THROUGH our life. We don't disqualify ourselves because of our present position.
The Lord called you to rule and reign in this life wherever He has you positioned, and He wants to begin to anoint you for mighty acts wherever He has you. Wherever He has you, they need to see a demonstration of the reality of who Jesus Christ is. You have your position in the Lord right now, and whatever He has you doing, He wants to anoint you so that people begin to take notice of not just your words, but of the glory of His Kingdom, wherever you are.
SEEING GOD AS HE IS IN US
Daniel 11:32 - It says, "But those who know their God will be strong and do great exploits." The word "know" there means to "to perceive and see." The Lord wants a people who will perceive, see and understand Him, and they will be strong and do exploits. He wants His people to be strong in His might and power. As you begin to see God as a mighty God, it does something in you, and you won't be so easily tossed to and fro. You won't easily give the devil so much credit.
Are you ready to know God as Mighty God through your life?
As we speak the Name of Jesus, things have to fall, things have to come down, sickness has got to go, disease has got to go, depression has got to go, and oppression has got to go because everything that's not of the Kingdom of God must bow it's knee to the mighty name of Jesus. But this authority comes through the vastness of understanding and of KNOWING God.
Ephesians 1:17-19 - "[I pray] 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, the eyes of your understanding 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, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power"
Before we can receive this realm, we must have a hunger to know Him like we have not yet known Him. We must shake off complacency.
Jesus never just taught; He taught and did. He always had a message, but the message was carried with weight by demonstration of the Kingdom, and God wants to increase demonstration of His power in His people, His Body, now as well as then.
In verse 17, Paul begins by saying that he prays that God would "give to you" This is therefore a gift that one cannot work for or earn. God just wants to give it to us.
WISDOM AND REVELATION -- A GIFT
Paul goes on to pray, "that He may give to you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him." It is for the purpose of knowing Him. Remember that it says, "Those who know their God will do great exploits." (Daniel 11:32)
Every encounter should be life-changing because it's not just an encounter, but it's an encounter with the living God, and if it's an encounter with God, something will be changed in us. And also, as we behold Him, we can understand and believe for the manifestation of who He is in that particular dimension.
Let us pray that the Spirit of wisdom and revelation to grants us understanding into a deeper realm of knowing Him?
Are you are tired of shallow-water Christianity. Are you ready for the deep, deep things of God? That's what Paul was praying for when he said that the Spirit of wisdom and revelation would come upon people to KNOW Him, and that they would recognize Him.
God wants His people to walk in such a realm of knowing Him that as soon as we walk into a place, we can discern what is God or what is not of God. He wants us to come to the point that we are living according to the promise of 1 John 2:2 and 7, that we have an "anointing within to teach you." He wants to DEMONSTRATE MIGHTY ACTS through our lives. One of the things that the Lord wants to begin to manifest through the church is a people who are living by KNOWING God, who aren't bouncing off every wall but are guided by the Holy Spirit. Unbelievers around us will start saying, "How do you do this? There's something different about you; what is it? You're anchored and not tossed about. There's a confidence about you." And our answer will be, "I KNOW Him."
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