TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
God is giving you revelation and knowledge. Stand firm on the Rock and see things from His perspective.
A VIEW FROM ABOVE
You may be aware of the time Jesus asked His disciples what the word on the street was about Him. Read it very carefully and see if God can show you something new – something you may have overlooked or not understood until now.
When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” – Matthew 16:13-19
Many people have falsely speculated that Jesus is saying Peter is the rock that the church will be built upon. That is not the case. No, Peter had stepped on the rock that the church would be built on. The rock Jesus is talking about is revelation knowledge.
Read it again carefully. Jesus is saying that Peter’s ability to know something straight from the Father – to have a holy revelation – is the bedrock of the church. Jesus Christ is understood by revelation knowledge, and this spiritual download is essential to every human being who calls themselves a Christian.
Revelation knowledge is knowing or seeing something the way God knows or sees something. This is fundamental. It is the rock where the church starts or “the view from above.”
The next time your heart is overwhelmed and our mind is freaked out, the next time you are at the end of your rope, let God show you your situation the way He sees it. Consent to the leading of the Holy Spirit concerning your understanding of whatever is causing your anxiety.
Say, “Lord, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.” In other words, “Show me how to see this the way you see it. Show me how to know my circumstances the way you know them.”
Submit your mind to the mind of Christ. When you get a real download of revelation knowledge and you see your situation the way God sees it, it is like climbing up to a higher place where things come into perspective and make sense.
From that perspective, you can loose yourself and bind the enemy. That’s a rock worth climbing!
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” – Matthew 16:13-19
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO ASK THE FATHER FOR THE VIEW FROM ABOVE. CLIMB THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN YOU AND ASK FOR REVELATION TO LOOSE YOURSELF FROM CIRCUMSTANCES AND BIND THE ENEMY!
From my book: Soul Invasion