I would like to share my personal testimony with you. It is about Growing in the knowledge and Wisdom of Jesus Christ.
I am always reading up on other preachers and listening to them on Youtube because I am always trying to find people who preach the same things we do here at The Shoe Ministries. I was reading a book by Kenneth Hagin and he was telling about how he was pastoring at a small church and had no place to study the bible, so he would go to the Church to be with the Lord. He told how he would lie down on the floor in front of the altar and repeat these three scriptures to himself as often as he could:
We cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
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.
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12:
Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Kenneth Hagin continued to write that after he was praying these three scriptures over himself for several months there suddenly came over him a rush of revelation on the Word of God and the Knowledge of Jesus Christ. He said he told his wife one night: What was I preaching before? I can’t believe I did not have this revelation before.
Kenneth Hagin is known for his faith preaching. He also taught people to say it, hear it, and believe it. It is God’s will for us to have the full understanding of who we are in Christ. It was also the Apostle’s desire for people to gain knowledge and understanding of Jesus Christ. By speaking these words he started gaining.
So guess what I did?
Yes, you guessed right. I wrote these scriptures down and put them up on my wall. I started praying these prayers over myself. Declaring that I have the knowledge and understanding of Jesus Christ. That the eyes of my understanding were enlightened… I am the good pleasure of His goodness and the name of the Lord Jesus Christ is glorified in me….I have the spirit of the wisdom and revelation of Jesus Christ…etc…
It has been about 4 months now since I have been doing it and suddenly I am experiencing a rush of new revelation and knowledge coming into my spirit.
It has been coming through different channels. Not only my own personal study but also by listening to other preachers who emphasized my new understanding.
I want to encourage every reader to take action!
Start speaking the word of God into your own life and over the lives of your loved ones.
Even Jesus had to grow.
Jesus answered his parents after they found him in the temple in Luke 2:49
“Do you not know I must be about my Father’s business?” and verse 52 says: “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”
God desires to reveal Himself to his children.
If you are wondering who to listen to and help you grow in your walk with God then here is a list of people you can listen to. These are links to their Youtube videos. You can also search their names on Youtube.
Chris Blackeby has been such a blessing to be over the past few months. I found him as a guest on the Wow Church’s Platform, which was suggested to me by my aunt. Chris has managed to preach our entire cave in one session.
Here is the link to this specific teaching that really blessed me.
You can also search his name on Youtube or subscribe to his channel called AS HE IS MINISTRIES.
Chris now has his own ministry and website too: www.asheisministries.org
Andrew is a humble Bible teacher who teaches that you can not earn your salvation. He has lots of Good teachings on his website: www.awmi.net
Here is a link to one of his sets of teachings on his website. You can scroll the website for more. Be sure to listen to his teaching entitled A BETTER WAY TO PRAY.
Andrew Wommack is the founder of Charis Bible School and they have a daily live Bible study you can watch and subscribe to for Good solid Bible teaching. Follow this link to one of their daily videos.
Bruce used to be part of Kobus van Rensburg’s Church, Spirit Word in Stilfontein. He ran their Bible School but is now in Kimberley and has his own ministry called The Word Church. He has a real honest heart for God a young and old will enjoy listening to him. He is very radical and I have seen him demonstrate miracles in his videos. Here is a link to one of his videos where he talked about the Holy Spirit healing through you.
His website is http://www.thewordchurch.co.za
In today’s world, we have no excuse to grow in the Lord. We have so many resources available we just have to switch the TV off and listen to it.
Also, visit our Healing page for specific resources on healing.