Focus on God
Introduction(Col 3:1-3) 1
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.3
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Revival is the phenomenon of a breakthrough of the knowledge of God so that men and women in a region become powerfully aware of God.
Our perception of our circumstances, our ability to overcome and succeed, indeed everything changes
when we are able to see God in our circumstances and view our circumstances from God's perspective.
Focus on God is what is required for us to see an overwhelming breakthrough of His Presence.
Focus on God - the need for purity
Purity is not, as some believe, a requirement for God to 'look at us'. We could never be pure enough for that!
When God looks at us, he sees Jesus!
Purity, on the other hand, is necessary for us to focus on God. The flesh is a distraction. (Heb 12:13-14)
Meditation: "13 Make straight paths for your feet [remove distractions], so that the lame will not be debilitated, but rather healed. 14 Pursue [follow, run hard after, eagerly pursue] peace with all men, as well as
[follow, run hard after, eagerly pursue] holiness,without which no one will see the Lord.
(Mal 3:6) For I am the LORD, I change not...
(Find God in ) The Scriptures , which are a reasonable and obvious extension of who God is
(Rom 15:4) 4 For everything that was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and the encouragement of theScriptures, we might have hope.
God - limited only by his own righteousness(2 Tim 2:13) If we are faithless, He remains faithful [true to His word and His righteous character], for He cannot deny Himself
God is able to be both transcendent and present because He is a Trinity(John 1:1-4,14,18) 1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2
He was with God in the beginning. 3
Through Him all things were made, and without Him nothing was made that has been made.4 In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.
The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is at the Father’s side, has made Him known.