11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;”
I have discovered that living in the Oneness of John 14:20, no more separation results in an ever increasing revelation of Jesus. The result of an ever increasing revelation of Jesus is an understanding of His grace and divine favour toward us.
This understanding ignites Faith, the God kind of faith, in every area of our lives!
Verse 13 of 1 Peter 1, in the Amplified, tells us to brace up our minds or renew our thinking. Here we are admonished to set our hope (the joyful expectation of good) completely and unchangeably on the grace (divine favour) that is coming to you with the revelation of Jesus.
The light of revelation is shining upon the goodness of God brought to us in Jesus!
Verse 12 tells us that we are the ones preaching the good news of the Gospel and that hearing the reports or results cause angels to want to look into what we know and have.
I have the privilege of preaching Jesus many places around the world. This opportunity puts me in front of people totally unknown to me, many times separated by a language barrier. As I speak through an interpreter, I have learned to have confidence in the Word of God in a new way.
God has always been faithful to His Word. Upon returning to these same places, many will come with testimonies of what happened when I was there before.
I just returned to Peru. The last time I was there was 2010.
What a joy to see the fruit of the previous meetings! A young man drove me to my hotel in his new Motor Taxi. This is a three wheel combination of car and motor bike imported from India.
In what little English he had, he joyfully explained that he was born again in the 2010 meeting. The taxi, which provides a very good income, was the favour of God he had received into his life.
The building that the Host Church held the meeting in was the result of the favour of God.
In the 2010 meeting, a lady came to the Pastor and told him that she had a building available for the Church in the center of the city.
I was preaching on the favour of God. As I was praying with people, this lady came forward for ministry. The Word of the Lord to her was that she was chosen by God as a place that He could lay up the things needed for the ministry. These things would be released as the ministry had need. Again, the favour of God!
In 2010 I ministered to a group of ladies holding meetings in their home in Lima. God spoke and said: “It’s no longer a house meeting. It has become a Church.”
I had the honour of ordaining the Pastor of that Church in the present meeting!
Another Pastor from a previous meeting was healed of an incurable kidney disease. His Church is growing as he walks in Grace and Favour.
Why am I sharing these things with you? It’s because 1 Peter 1:12 is being fulfilled. We are reporting the activity of God’s Grace and Favour upon us that causes angels to wish they could see into it!
Allow the light of God’s revelation to expand Jesus to you. This will ignite the God kind of Faith in your life!
-Pastor Bill Annis