By Tiffany Bretana
It is in REST, that you receive REVELATION KNOWLEDGE.
In your mind, you try to figure things out, the who, what, when, where, why, and the how, where your mind is trying to gather information from the circumstances to draw solutions and conclusions by natural sense knowledge. It's a toil of the mind.
You have been redeemed from the curse of sorrow/toil.
Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the Lord brings true riches, And He adds no sorrow to it for it comes as a blessing from God.
A couple of years ago, I was asked to write an article for a publication, it stressed me out to the point that it actually gave me writer's block. The deadline for the article was quickly approaching which didn't help at all. I didn't have a topic picked out. The Holy Spirit put me in remembrance of how while I was taking a prophetic internship, I would pray with my understanding asking for the Holy Spirit to give me a word for the recipient for edification, exhortation, and comfort, with words of knowledge, words of wisdom, and to discern what the person was going through, that the hearer would be blessed, and that it would be ALL of Him, and none of me. God has always been faithful. So, I prayed to God, what do You want me to write? What do You want to say to this selected audience? I said to God, I only want to write what You give me to say and write. I rested. I prayed in tongues expecting that God would give me the subject matter and content. All of a sudden, the Holy Spirit started flowing. The thing I had toiled over for days to write and come up with was written in a matter of an hour.
Isaiah 28:11-13 For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, To whom He said, “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest,” And, “This is the refreshing”; Yet they would not hear. But the word of the Lord was to them, “Precept upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little,” That they might go and fall backward, and be broken And snared and caught.
After that day, I made it my will to only write by Holy Spirit inspiration. There have been plenty of times that I have been asked to write by compulsion and/or to have a deadline placed on me to produce with a turnaround time of a matter of an hour or two. I have had to say many times, I am sorry, I will only write by Holy Spirit inspiration and unction and NOT by compulsion or compunction.
The same applies to revelation knowledge. There will be times when the Holy Spirit will bring something to my attention, and I will sit and start to meditate on that which He brings forth and He just starts expounding in such a way that I know it is not me. It is not something I would know by my own natural mind. There are many, many times the Holy Spirit has given me such a revelation that it astounds me and I have to sit on it for awhile and digest.
Enter REST and RECEIVE.