Revelation – Salvation: His Glory & Grace – Half 2
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Divine revelation is outlined in Revelation 1:1 AMPC as “His unveiling of the divine mysteries.”
In 1 Corinthians 14:6 AMPC it’s outlined because the “disclosure of God’s will to man.”
Divine revelation might be delivered by an angel (messenger) (Re 1:1) or a prophet (Lk 16:16, Pr 31:14).
Or it may be given instantly from God, as He wills, to His beloved listeners, who’ve a coronary heart for Him (Ep three:three, Ga 1:12).
Treasure to treasure (Ps 119:162, De 26:18).
For our profit and past.
For the journey we’re on, to information us in victory as we develop in Him.
However Divine revelation is a lot greater than revealing secrets and techniques we lengthy to know so we are able to higher navigate life on earth.
Receiving Christ as Revelation Gentle
Divine revelation is primarily about God making Himself extra deeply recognized to us:
You see, in Luke 2:32, Christ is definitely referred to as “Revelation Gentle” (TPT model).
He, as Revelation Gentle, brings to gentle our hope in salvation for all nations (Is 42:6, Lk 2:32).
So, God functions to make Himself recognized by revelation, whilst revelation itself.
With Revelation Gentle, we’re made actually righteous, versus self-righteous.
Isaiah 51:4 within the MSG model says, “Concentrate, my folks. Take heed to me, nations. Revelation flows from me. My choices gentle up the world. My deliverance arrives on the run, my salvation proper on time. I’ll convey justice to the peoples. Even faraway islands will look to me and take hope in my saving energy. Lookup on the skies, ponder the earth beneath your ft…my salvation will final endlessly, my setting-things-right won’t ever be out of date.”
In response to the Tyndale Bible Dictionary, revelation is “God’s personal self-disclosure or manifesting of himself, or issues regarding himself and the world. God is all the time the initiator and writer of revelation. The zenith of God’s revelation was the approaching in flesh of his beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Full and full revelation comes when folks encounter the personhood of God. The final word objective of Scripture is to disclose Christ. By particular revelation God functions to share [salvation] with mankind in varied methods. By interior, rapid illumination of their hearts and minds by God, the prophets and apostles spoke his Phrase as he gave them utterance.”
Paul stated in Ephesians 3:3 AMPC – “…that the thriller (secret) was made recognized to me and I used to be allowed to understand it by direct revelation…”
Paul even boasted “about supernatural visions and revelations of the Lord” (2 Co 12:1).
However divine revelation is not only for Bible apostles.
Pure, Religious, Teachable Coronary heart
It’s for all God’s redeemed who’ve a coronary heart for Him.
And it manifests in our lives by Holy Spirit’s in-working of our religion.
“In Scripture, religion is God’s guarantee, certifying that the revelation He inbirthed will come to go (His manner)” (HELPS Phrase-studies).
So, to obtain what God reveals to us, and to see it manifested in our lives, we should maintain to our perception in Him and what he reveals.
Luke 11:34 TPT tells us, “The eyes of your spirit permit revelation-light to enter into your being. When your coronary heart is open the sunshine floods in. When your coronary heart is tough and closed, the sunshine can’t penetrate and darkness takes its place.”
Subsequently, Divine revelation doesn’t come to those that don’t consider.
Unbelievers and people with hardened hearts are restricted to a parable-level data of God.
They have no idea the deeper meanings of God’s Phrase.
Mark 4:11 AMP affirms this by saying, “…’The thriller of the dominion of God has been given to you [who have teachable hearts], however those that are outdoors [the unbelievers, the spiritually blind] get all the things in parables,'”
At finest, our unbelief limits God revealing Himself and His treasury of knowledge to us.
Proverbs 29:18 AMPC goes as far as to say, “The place there isn’t a imaginative and prescient [no redemptive revelation of God], the folks perish…”
Realizing this we are able to see that there’s a direct correlation between revelation and salvation in that we obtain revelation as we stroll out our salvation.
So, we endeavor to say with confidence, like Simeon, who was cautious and pure in coronary heart, “With my very own eyes I’ve seen your Phrase” (Lk 2:30).
Victorious Non secular Warfare
Regarding non secular warfare, Revelation Gentle is essential to reigning victorious within the midst of non secular resistance. Because the rhéma Phrase of reality is revealed, it’s to then be used for protection and offense:
Ephesians 6:17 TPT tells us to “Embrace the facility of salvation’s full deliverance, like a helmet to guard your ideas from lies. And take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit-sword of the spoken Phrase of God.”
Associates, we’re to stay out our salvation, even from our heads, utilizing revelation-knowledge given to us by God to voice His Phrase like a weapon.
Like Joshua, we should know God’s better (and distinctive) methods for victory as we battle with religion ahead. We should perceive God’s intimate directions to win battles.
John 5:20 AMPC tells us that “The Father dearly loves the Son and discloses to (reveals) Him all the things that He Himself does. And He’ll open up to Him (let Him see) better issues but than these, so that you could be marvel and be filled with marvel and astonishment.”
Associates, that is the start of receiving revelation.
For His dedicated, God progressively reveals increased understanding as we’re postured to obtain it—particularly as we’re “consumed with awe” in worship (Pr 9:10).
For believers who’ve misplaced hope after a hardship, God shines a highlight on darkish areas of their hearts, to assist them consider once more (Jo 12:22).
For prodigals, God makes use of Revelation-Gentle to attract them homeward by growing gentle of their darkness as they soften their hearts and step towards Him (Lk 15).
With revelation, God could make our hearts grateful in a break up second.
So, we’re to “…develop in grace (undeserved favor, non secular power) and recognition and data and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Messiah)…” (2 Pe three:18 AMPC)!
Pray with me if you’ll…
Thank You for Your marvelous grace (1 Pe 1:13). I repent of any and all hard-heartedness and unbelief that has brought on me to not expertise You extra deeply. Lord, take me past parables into Revelation-Gentle. Assist my unbelief so I’ll achieve the privilege of figuring out You and your mysteries extra deeply. I select to arrange my coronary heart and thoughts for motion! I select to remain alert and repair my hope firmly on the marvelous grace that’s coming to me. I select to consider that when Jesus Christ is unveiled to me, a better measure of grace shall be launched to me to perform Your will in co-labor with You. I select to consider that “…[the time is coming when] the earth shall be crammed with the data of the glory of the Lord because the waters cowl the ocean…” (Ha 2:14). And I want to be one who’s crammed with Your glory.
In Jesus’ Mighty Identify,
And now, “I pray that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would impart to you the riches of the Spirit of knowledge and the Spirit of revelation to know him by your deepening intimacy with him. I pray that the sunshine of God will illuminate the eyes of your creativeness, flooding you with gentle, till you expertise the total revelation of the hope of his calling—that’s, the wealth of God’s superb inheritances that he finds in us, his holy ones” (Ep 1:17-18 TPT)!
In Jesus’ Mighty Identify,
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founding father of God’s Love at Work, a market outreach purposed to share God’s biggest energy supply – the love of Christ.