Monday 21 May 2012

C3 Encounters 2012 - Day 2 (Session III) - Pastor Lizby Warren

Pastor Lizby Warren, our senior pastor at C3 Amsterdam started the third session of Day 2 of C3 Encounters 2012 with a message titled, Building your life on revelation.
She said, in life there are circumstances that test how deep our roots are. Using text from Ephesians 1:17-19, she first defined revelation as the unveiling of something and then stressed what the work of revelation by the Holy Spirit in us is.
As highlighted in bold in the excerpt below, the Holy Spirit reveals:
Ephesians 1:17-19 (NKJV) 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
She then shared 5 truths about revelation with us.
Truth 1: You cannot pinch revelation from someone else.
The revelation has to be yours; it has to be in you. However, you can fight to have what you see in others then as Habakkuk was advised, write your revelation down so you can see it, remember it, recite it and meditate on it.
Truth 2: The first revelation: The Jesus revelation.
Without a revelation of Jesus is His being the Son of God who came to save the world, you cannot enter into any other revelation of God, His purpose for your life or a purposeful life.
Matthew 16:16-18 shows that the revelation of Christ comes from God and that God builds His church on revelation and the revealed word.
Truth 3: The second revelation: The hope to which we are called.
We are called, predestined and prepared for a purpose, however, revelation is progressive and in it is both the hope of salvation and the hope of glory.
The seed that God has sown in us through revelation can no more be crushed, it has grown into a tree. The word of God in us must be big and the vision we have has to be supported by the wealth of the word of God in us.
Appreciating this hope requires that we surrender and surrendering does not mean God wants to crush us; rather, He wants to extend us.
We must readily let go – let go of your personal dreams, let go of your financial security, let go of your driving ambitions and let God take us on an incredible journey of life beyond anything we have ever imagined.
Let go and by doing so, unlock your future. We are most powerful when we surrender to God, if we fight God we end up sabotaging God plan and purpose for our lives.
Truth 4: The third revelation: What you now have as a child of God.
We are filled with the fullness of God Colossians 2:9 and we can have an “I can” attitude. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me.
Truth 5: The fourth revelation: His incredible power available to you.
Don´t forget the power of your own story – our seemingly ordinary lives have seeds of the extraordinary ready to be revealed.
Revelation, she said, was not just for us to hold on to personally but also for us to help build others with. We are essentially designed to live out of our spirits and spiritual beings.
That is where the revelation comes into and where it begins to change things as we begin to understand it.

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