Beyond Intellectual Knowledge
Have you ever experienced a miraculous encounter that ignited a fire within you? For me, it was the moment when the Lord touched my life fifty-five years ago. As I celebrate this milestone, I’ve been reflecting on the miraculous journey that brought me here. It wasn’t just that initial encounter; it was the revelation knowledge that followed, transforming my life and guiding my steps.
My journey began with a life-changing encounter with the Lord on March 23, 1968, but I soon realized that living solely on past experiences wasn’t enough. The turning point for me was when God began to reveal Himself to me through His Word. It wasn’t just intellectual knowledge but a real and intimate experience of God revealing His truth to me.
Relationship with God is heart-to-heart—it goes beyond mere mental understanding.
This is just how important it is to have revelation knowledge of God. When I was drafted in Vietnam, I led a Bible study with a group of guys. One day a skeptic joined us and stumped me with questions I couldn’t answer. He ridiculed me and left, taking my whole group with him. When he returned twenty minutes later and said he wanted what I had, I was shocked.
I learned from that experience that faith is more than debates—it’s a real relationship rooted in personal encounters with God. You can’t tell me there isn’t a God, because I know Him. He lives on the inside of me. This is what drew this guy. And because of it, I was able to pray with him, lead him to the Lord, and he got born again!
There are things that come only by revelation. I’m not saying that the mind isn’t involved, but we’ve got to have our minds be inspired by the Holy Spirit. The problem with the wisdom of this world is that it’s limited to the physical realm. God’s wisdom transcends intellect and enables us to believe in an unseen God who transforms our lives.
Paul received a revelation that even surpassed the intimate experiences of the twelve disciples. His understanding of the New Covenant and God’s grace exceeded that of Peter, who had physically walked the earth with Jesus for three and a half years. There is just nothing that compares to having God reveal His wisdom and truth to you at a heart level.
For example, did you know that when you’re in need and don’t have enough money, natural instinct will tell you to save and hold onto what you have? But because there is a God who says that when you give, it will be given back to you, giving away a portion of what you have will actually bring you closer to your goal.
When you trust in God and follow His guidance, even when you’re lacking, you actually increase rather than decrease. It may not make sense to your natural mind, but in the kingdom of God, the way up is down. These are truths that need to be understood through personal revelation.
The point I’m making is that revelation knowledge is far superior to just intellectual knowledge—it’s a journey into the unseen realm of God’s promises! It defies the limitations of the human mind and pleases God when we trust Him beyond reason. I am not saying Christianity is mindless. But a relationship with God goes beyond explanations; it’s about experiencing His presence.
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
1 Corinthians 2:10
As I celebrate fifty-five years of ministry, I encourage you to seek more than just experiences. As you read God’s Word, I pray you’ll allow Him to light up your heart with the things He wants to help you understand. If you’ll let the Lord shape your life through revelation knowledge, He’ll lead you to heights you never thought possible.
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We love you,
Andrew and Jamie Wommack