The Unveiling

Gods Desire

If there is one thing I love about God its this. He loves to reveal Himself. From Genesis to Revelation God openly demonstrates the fact that its never been His intention to conceal His glory, but rather to reveal His glory. Think about it. He died to reveal Himself to you. The veil is torn and in Christ we can openly behold Him.  Paul said that "the Spirit searches and reveals to us the deep things of God." (1 Cor 2:10). This should excite you, heres why. This lets us know that revelation is not up to us! Revelation is the work of the Spirit, coming before Him is ours. If we were to come before the Lord and He not release the Spirit of revelation, it would be a contradiction of His nature and eternal plan. Gods desire is to reveal Himself to you in a very real, personal, and intimate way. He's not content with you just having mere information about Him. His desire is for you to walk in HIm. After all, its only in Him we "live, move, and have our being." (Acts: 17:28)

What is Revelation?                                                                                                                

Revelation is an "unveiling". Gods desire is for you to continually grow deeper in the knowledge of who He is and what He is like. Know this, He will always meet you with fresh revelation, but only with the depth to which you hunger and thirst for. There are endless depths to the knowledge of God, how else would the four living creatures in Revelation 4:8 eternally cry "Holy Holy Holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come?" You must know today that by the Blood of the Lamb He has sanctified the way to the throne of Glory. God has prepared the way, now we must prepare our hearts.

The pursuit of a prepared heart.                                                                                                                      

I know you may be thinking, if its His desire to reveal Himself to me, then why am I looking for Him? Understand, God isn't hiding from you, He's hiding so that He can encounter you. He doesn't hide things from us, He hides things for us. Why? because God desires  authentic relationship. Perhaps this is why in Jeremiah 29:13 He said, "And you will seek ME and find ME, when you search for ME with all your heart." God has one condition when it comes to finding Him, whole hearted pursuit. He has promised to be found 100% of the time by those who seek HIM with 100% of their heart. What a promise! David said in Psalm 27:8 "When you said "Seek my face" my heart said to you, "Lord your face will I seek." If David responded with His heart, this implies thats what God spoke to. God doesn't speak to what doesn't have His attention. Gods desire is for the heart of man to seek the face of His Son. Why? Thats where His glory is. "the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ" (II Cor 4:6).

What actually happens?                                                                                                                      

As you come before the Lord He releases the Spirit of revelation (Ephesians 1: 17-18) to reveal the truth of who He is and what He is like. It is from this place of revelation that we live our life and anchor our perspective. As we come into agreement with the truth that has been revealed to us, He gives us the "power to become" (John 1:12) the glory that we have beheld. By this we become the walking manifestation of Gods glory. The earth is groaning for a manifestation of the Sons of God and it's only in His presence that we are transformed. God showed Moses His backside, but longs to show us His face. 

He's waiting for you!                                                                                                                              

There is a place God has promised to meet you every single time, a place where He can be found and experienced, the secret place. Jesus would say it like this, "But when you pray go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father WHO IS IN the secret place; and your Father who SEES in secret, will Himself reward you openly" (Matthew 6:6). There are two truths revealed in this verse: God Himself dwells in secret patiently waiting for those whose hearts desire is His Person; He's not interested in the eloquence of our speech because He's fixed on the posture of our heart. It is the posture and pursuit of our heart that attracts His presence. He rewards those openly who seek Him privately. He Himself, is our reward. I pray that even now you are beginning to hear the tender whisper of the Holy Spirit say "Rise up and come away" (Song of Solomon 2:10).  God is eager to reveal Himself to you! All that your soul longs for is found in Him. What are you waiting for? He's waiting on you!