Today I want to share from Andrew Womack's devotional:
Luke 2:26, "And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ."
Simeon didn't receive this knowledge through the normal method of learning. This knowledge was revealed to him directly from the Holy Spirit. This revelation knowledge which comes only from God is distinctly different than knowledge acquired through study. Man's knowledge is based on observation. It cannot give perfect instruction about the future. God's knowledge can. Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit we can know things to come (John 16:13).
When dealing with God, revelation knowledge is essential. The Lord's ways are not always our ways (Isaiah 55:8). A fear of trusting the intuitive knowledge that God gives us will cause us to miss many blessings of God.
If he hadn't received it and anticipated its fulfillment, what a blessing he would have missed! He would not have been led into the temple at exactly the right moment to see the salvation of the Lord.
We need to ask for and expect to receive revelation knowledge from the Lord. God desires to impart it more than we desire to receive it. Great blessings await those who will not depend solely on their own understanding (Proverbs 3:5).
This is very good, as far as it goes, but this is NOT the only type of revelation knowledge that we need! When we study the Word of God (2 Timothy 2:15), and then meditate on it (Joshua 1:8), then Holy Spirit reveals to us supernaturally what that Word is actually saying, and show us how to act on the Word in ways that are unique to our individual lives, personalities, gifts, calling and anointing! Without that, no one could ever really KNOW the Word (1 Corinthians 2:14)! Both are vital to fulfilling our calling and being effective ministers of LIFE! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "Let There Be Light":
Shalom in Him!