Among all the disciples of Jesus, John the beloved had the greatest revelation (he wrote the book of Revelations) because he was always walking in that separation. He leaned on the chest of Jesus and he was the one that Jesus told the name of the one who would betray him, even Peter did not know.
When Jesus said one of His disciples would betray Him, they asked, “Am I the one?” The Bible says Peter told the one that leaned on his breast and said, “Ask Him!”, and Jesus told John directly. He didn’t even tell the others. At the cross, after every other disciple had left, John stood, waiting and Jesus, hanging on the cross, saw John and saw his mother and said, “Son, behold your mother, Mother, behold your son.”
If you want to be elevated, then you must be separated. Too many people just like the crowd; they have a “crowd mentality”. Sometimes God calls you to be separate from the crowd. He says: “Come apart, I want to talk to you, I want to lift you up”. People don’t allow God to separate them, so they remain small and they blame the devil.
When Elisha was going to receive the anointing, he separated himself from the sons of the prophets and began to follow Elijah. He was the one pouring water on the hands of the man of God. They mocked him and laughed at him and all of that but he was in the separation for the anointing. If you want the anointing, then you must be separated. Before John saw the book of Revelations, he was separated from people.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive grace to pay the necessary and ultimate sacrifice of separation for my next level in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Joshua 24:1-33, Luke 21:1-28, Psalm 89:38-52, Proverbs 13:20-23