A REVELATION ON REVELATION
A friend passed me a book, a compilation of books really, written by many of the early progenitors of prosperity teaching. After reading a bit I realized that they had nothing to add to my understanding of the matter (besides a good one liner or two) and became more interested in the writers themselves. I was especially interested in a comment written by the compiler of the book who said, referencing one of the writers, “He seldom cited an outside authority because he wrote from revelation.”
Revelation is a powerful thing. Revelation changes your life because revelation changes your perspective. Once you’ve had a revelation you can never go back. Jesus said, “No man, having put his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of Heaven.” A revelation changes your perception and alters your reality. Before you get all religious on me let me give you a broader understanding of revelation.
“There is a spirit in man, and the inspiration of the Almighty, giveth them understanding.” Let me share some insight on this saying from the Book of Job that gives a broader understanding of revelation. You are a spirit being—everyone is. Universally. Saint or sinner. Believer or not. There is a spirit—“in man.” We Christians have “Christianized” the saying, imputing to it what is not there, making it applicable to those who hold a particular spiritual or doctrinal perspective. But the text doesn’t say that. It simply says that there is a spirit in man through which Divine inspiration manifests.
Archimedes had a “Eureka” moment when he had a revelation of the physical law of displacement. “Eureka” means “I have found it.” Where did the revelation come from? The inspiration of the Almighty gives the ability to “separate mentally”— to have understanding. Every artist, musician, writer, inventor, or craftsperson—creators of all kinds— have recognized a moment of inspiration where, seemingly from nowhere, an idea manifested in full fruition. You’ve had a moment like that. You may have missed it. You might have ignored it. But you have had it because there is a spirit in man.
I had a revelation. Actually I’ve had a lot of revelations and most of what I do I do by revelation. But I had a revelation. It changed my life. It messed up my world. It set me up. Because that’s what revelation does. If it doesn’t it’s not revelation.
I had been struggling with what it meant to be a Christian. I knew that I had become a Christian but I couldn’t get a handle on what that meant beyond the general listings of “thou shalt nots” that we were told was Christianity. I wrestled with it until I had a revelation.
I was holding a meeting in a little church in McCalester, Oklahoma, staying at the six dollar a night Aldridge Hotel—a place where you were never lonesome because the cockroaches kept you company. My feet were propped up, warming on the radiator, I was leaning on the back legs of the rickety chair, the back of which rested against the metal foot board of the bed when the revelation came. “For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” Suddenly I saw the life of God in me. That was the beginning of the abundant life that I’ve lived, a life of supernatural blessings, miracle manifestations, and revelations.
I said that the revelation messed up my world and it did. First because that’s all I could preach to two years—“Christ in you, the hope of glory.” And most of the people that I was preaching for weren’t interested in a revelation of Christ—they wanted to hear about how holy and or sinful that they were. Secondarily, I messed up my world because it set me off on what Robert Frost called, “a road less traveled.” The road has been productive, it’s brought prosperity, and I’ve helped a lot of people to achieve the same results along the road, but it has been, none-the-less, a road less traveled.
Having said that, you don’t want to miss your moment of revelation, whether it’s sacred or secular, spiritual or natural. And you don’t have to—“there is a spirit in man.” When you join me “Behind The Door” I’m going to share a revelation of abundance that I had—a message that arrived fully formed as I awakened early one morning during a meeting that I was holding in Huntsville, Alabama. In sharing that revelation I’m going to show you how to tune into revelation, supercharge your creativity and experience abundance in life. It all has to do with listening. Are you listening? I’ll meet you “Behind The Door.”
BTW—Why did Jesus manifest Himself in ways that the disciples didn’t recognize after the resurrection? You would think that if He were trying to prove Himself alive that He would at least look like Himself. There’s a reason why. The answer is really important. The revelation is “Behind The Door.”
If you have the password you can go “Behind The Door” now. If you don’t have the password hit the “Sowing” button and sow a seed of any size into this ministry and you’ll get the password immediately via email. The default setting on the “Sowing” button is twenty dollars but you can raise that amount (many do) or lower it (some do)—that’s fine with me—I want anyone willing to make an investment in themselves to be able meet me “Behind The Door.” I’ll see you there!