There is no transformation without Revelation
Have you ever been to a workshop where you had a good time but learned nothing? The preacher preached for an hour, but you don’t remember what the message was about? Can’t remember what scripture was used and don’t remember any of the main points? You left the service without any revelation, and since you did, there was no transformation.
Did you know that without revelation, that is, without your mind reaching new knowledge or understanding existing knowledge at a deeper level, there is no transformation? No change. You will be at the same level you were before. You will fight the same battles and probably get the same results until a transformation occurs that only comes with revelation.
Let’s look at Romans 12:2:
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that what is this good, acceptable, and perfect will of God may be proved in you.
According to this scripture, we are transformed by the renewing of our minds. Therefore, this would mean that if you have an emotional experience without some revelation, without your mind being renewed by a life-changing truth, you will not achieve transformation.
Let us now read John 8:32 and see what it says:
And you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.
According to this scripture, it is the truth that sets you free. True. But not just any truth, a truth you know. To know something requires conscious thought, which requires an active and alert mind to the truth it knows. It must be intentional, not accidental. It must know the truth.
There is a difference between being familiar with something and knowing something. The passage does not say: you must know the truth and the truth will make you free. No, it says you should know it. To truly know it, you must experience it, which brings another element into the equation, and that is this: to truly know something means that we must not only know it cognitively, but also experientially. It has to be real for us.
That is why the Holy Spirit will touch us emotionally because He is preparing to reveal something to us, but it must be real to us when He does. When God’s love and power touch us, if they are truly transformed, then as a result of that experience we will either learn something new or know existing knowledge at a higher level than we have ever known before. As a result, we will gain new freedom and be transformed.