The Power Of Revelation – Josh Journal
One of the benefits of the Christian faith is access to divine revelation.
I will define divine revelation as an unveiling of things yet unknown; past, present, or future, by an all-knowing God, for use by His children.
Having a relationship with God does not guarantee divine revelation. The Bible says in James 4:2-3, “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”
Imagine having all of one’s resources stored in a room. The key to the room is safely kept on a table, yet the owner of said goods is fighting everyone, banging their head on the wall, doing everything but picking up the key to get into the room.
That is the situation with many Christians today.
“Ask and it shall be given to you.” There is no instruction that can be easier than that.
With the constantly distracting noises, light, information, and counter-information flying around, receiving divine revelation on your next step is a great difference-maker.
Some of us get said revelation but do not understand it. They know they are getting information, but they can’t decipher it.
Communication as a process is divided into three parts. Encryption or encoding, transmission, and decryption or decoding.
If someone sends you a text in a language you don’t understand, unless you find someone or a program to translate the text, that communication is incomplete.
The person could as well not have bothered sending the text.
If God is speaking to you, and you can’t understand Him, then how can you act on the information He is passing across?
What about those that can’t even hear Him?
Divine revelation comes to us in different ways. God doesn’t have one way of speaking to us. Right from the Biblical times.
From the burning bush to a still small voice, a thunderous rupture, dreams, visions, and on one occasion, face to face.
Learning to hear from God is a major upgrade in our relationship with Him.
If prayer is talking with God, aren’t you supposed to hear Him talk back to you?
Just as you have a lot to tell Him, He also has some things to tell you. But He will only tell you when you can hear Him.
There are some Christians who know how to get divine revelation. They have in fact been getting it, but their lives are not any better for it.
As much as we need to ask for it, the power of revelation is not in our ability to receive or decipher it. It is in our willingness to act as directed.
Praying to move mountains, the power to heal the sick, speaking in unknown tongues, all of that is great. Doing the will of God, as directed, is even greater.
Just as I would say don’t be a waste of the grace of God, I will also say, don’t be a waste of divine revelation.