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June 2018 - Revelation Knowledge

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.  Ephesians 1:17-23

 

This prayer for revelation knowledge affects the eyes of your heart. It changes the way you see everything because the Holy Spirit opens the door to understanding the Word of God and the realm of the Spirit. The very moment light or revelation knowledge comes, faith is present. Revelation knowledge will always capture your imagination.

Some of the most prevalent crimes in this day and age involve breaking into computer systems. This is known as “hacking.” However, there is a system which can never be hacked. It is God’s Kingdom system. Once you are born again, you are granted access into the Spirit realm where you can download divine secrets. Regarding kingdom secrets Jesus said in Luke 10:21, “Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.” Man does not discover God. He reveals Himself. We know God through revelation knowledge.

Paul was not at a disadvantage because he never personally met Jesus in His earthly ministry, but Paul understood revelation knowledge and knew the thoughts of Jesus better than the disciples. In the same way, through revelation knowledge you can know Him better today than those who walked with Him on the earth. Revelation knowledge takes you past the regional, historical, geographical, and theological knowledge of God and brings you into the inspirational.  All scripture is God-breathed and inspired by God. It is personal and will reveal your true identity and purpose. 

For example, when Jesus went to the temple, He found the place in Isaiah 61, where it was written about Him and said, “This is me! Today this scripture is talking about me.”  John the Baptist found himself in Isaiah 40 through revelation knowledge. When Jesus asked Peter who He was, Peter had a flash of revelation and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Then Jesus told Peter that flesh and blood had not revealed it unto him, but His Father. At that moment, Peter got his identity and calling from Jesus: “Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it,” (Matthew 16:17-18).

Just as Peter found his identity from Jesus, you can also find yourself in the Word today. He’ll talk to you right there in your house. You used to read the Bible to go to sleep. Now you read it and you can’t go to sleep! “He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned,” (Isaiah 50:4). The Holy Spirit takes you to the “video department” of the Word.  He speaks to you, giving you dreams and visions, affecting your eyes, giving you revelation that captures your imagination. Revelation knowledge is progressive.  It comes alive, just like He wrote it 3,000 years ago for you today.

Living by faith is really living by revelation knowledge. Every advance in faith is an advance in revelation. Revelation knowledge will literally change your identity, like it did for Gideon (Judges 6). God calls you things there’s no evidence that they exist. Yet, when they’re real on the inside—there’s nothing in the world that can stop it from showing up on the outside.  The power of His Word is all you need.

The Word is progressive, continuous, and endless. The Holy Spirit unlocks your understanding and brings great joy. Information alone puffs you up, but revelation from God brings radical change and results.  You will experience brand new revelation as you ask for the three things God wants us to know in the Ephesians 1 prayer:  His calling, His inheritance, and His power

Jesus grew in wisdom and knowledge by studying the scriptures (Luke 2). At age twelve, His parents found Him in the temple, wiser than the doctors of the law. It is said that David was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write the wisdom found in Proverbs for his son, Solomon, to live successfully.  Some scholars say, what was written in the Proverbs was actually wisdom from God, the Father for His Son, Jesus to have while He was on the earth.  Like Christ, we must find ourselves in the scriptures and grow in revelation knowledge.

“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust,” (2 Peter 1:3-4).  This is the way we can know our calling, live victoriously and reach our destiny through the spirit of wisdom and revelation.

If you want to know MORE, possess MORE fire of revelation, and walk in MORE of God’s power, you need these inspired messages from our BRAND NEW cd set, Revelation Knowledge: Breaking Barriers.” For an offering of $25, we will send you the CDs and our book, Revolutionary Revelation. Your partnership in prayer and giving enables this liberating message to transform more lives around the world. We declare to you, our partners that: “My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!”

 

In Christ,
Mark and Trina

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May 2018 - God Loves A Cheerful Giver

GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.  -2 Corinthians 9:7 

 

God loves, (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is not willing to abandon or do without) a cheerful, (joyous, “prompt to do it”) giver [whose heart is in his giving.]  - AMP

 

In over 25 years of pastoring, I found that the quietest part of the service was when it was time to receive the tithes and offerings.  However, all through the scriptures I found people who were extremely happy about giving.  I asked the Lord, “Why don’t my people get happier when it’s time to tithe and give?”  The Lord answered, Most people give just enough to irritate themselves.”  Most people give with a consciousness of their giving rather than a consciousness of God’s generosity.   

You see, some people give and think subtraction.  They feel a sense of loss.  However, God says, “I will multiply your seed sown!”  Therefore, you should give with an expectation of increase and provision in mind.  You should give with the promises of God in mind.  The Lord said to me, “You can give your way into abundance.”  

 

One gives away, and still he grows the richer: another keeps what he should give, and is the poorer. A liberal soul will be enriched, and he who waters will himself be watered.  - Proverbs 11:25 (Moffat New Translation)

 

The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. - Message

 

The Bible promises the generous person will be abundantly provided for.  The key word here is generous.  You see, this scripture doesn’t say they didn’t give.  It says they withheld more than is appropriate, meaning they were not generous. 

I studied this scripture for years and finally said, “Lord, I really don’t understand this.  What are you trying to say?”  This is how He explained it to me: “You would think that if you withhold money, you would have more money.  But if you hold on too tightly, you’ll have less money.” 

2 Corinthians 9:6 says, “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” Lack does not come from money you don’t have.  It comes from money you do have that you shouldn’t have. God’s sowing system will always outperform man’s saving system!  

Your generosity is a way God brings increase to you. You can literally give your way out of debt. Your tithing and giving will open up supernatural resources in your life.  God said it to me like this, “If you’ll get addicted to giving, I’ll support your habit!”  

Some say money is evil, but money itself is not evil.  The Bible says the LOVE of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10). God is not opposed to us being rich; but He is opposed to us being covetous (Dad Hagin).  Covetousness is being stingy and constantly chasing money. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”  When we are generous we demonstrate that God is our source instead of money.  Our trust is in the living God.   

 

MONEY WITH A MISSION 

We have just returned from Mexico City; it was an amazing time of ministry to hundreds of ministers. This month we are ministering to pastors and leaders in Kiev, Ukraine and Nairobi, Kenya. In addition, to these meetings - these leaders are receiving a great supply of teaching materials.

We are currently completing a project that will see the books, The Spirit of Faith, Taking Your Place In Christ, and Divine Approval all translated in Russian for the upcoming meeting in the Ukraine. While in preparation for our Kenya meeting we recently shipped 17 boxes of books. Glory to God!

Generosity in missions giving was a major point of emphasis for the Apostle Paul. His partners participated by giving offerings to be distributed to churches in need. In the same way, Mark Hankins Ministries supports many missions with the help of faithful partners. God’s powerful promise to those who partner financially in missions giving is stated in 2 Corinthians 9:11 (GNTD):He will always make you rich enough to be generous at all times, so that many will thank God for your gifts which they receive from us.”

 

GOD’S EXTRAVAGANT GENEROSITY

This is the season for NEW!  This month’s offer features our BRAND NEW book, “How to Receive God’s Extravagant Generosity” along with the 4 CD set for your offering of $25 or more. We believe these materials will help you get to a NEW LEVEL in your finances in 2018! Thank you for your continued partnership in prayer and missions giving. You are giving yourself out of lack and into abundance!

In Christ,
Mark and Trina

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