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Revelation, not just Knowledge

Daniel 12:4 But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.

Knowledge is defined as “facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject”. We are living in the last days and there is an evident surge in knowledge, as revealed to Daniel thousands of years ago. Our children possess a level of knowledge that far surpass previous generations at their age. With the advent of technology, all information is only a Google click away or a ChatGPT click away. I found it most useful and interesting using AI and being blown away by the information presented. By the way, this article is not authored by ChatGPT.

The Apostle Paul was a pharisee which means he was educated in the law of Moses. He had all the education regarding the laws of God. Paul certainly has an impressive list of credentials.

Philippians 3:5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.

Paul was zealous for God and for the laws of God. Where did it lead him? Astonishingly, it led him to oppose God himself! In his zealous pursuit, fuelled by extensive knowledge, he believed that eradicating those who professed Jesus as the Messiah, would earn God’s favour.

Definition of revelation is “supernatural or divine disclosure of something that relate to human existence”. Paul changed from having knowledge to revelation on the road to Damascus when the Lord reveal to Paul that he is persecuting him, Jesus. That revelation changed the course of Paul’s life.

Galatians 1:11 I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.

God's revelations to Paul extended beyond that initial encounter, continuing throughout his lifetime as he dedicated himself to serving Jesus. Even now, two millennia later, humanity is still impacted by the insights Paul received.

All born again believers had a revelation when the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks to our hearts and our spirit responds to the Holy Spirit. This revelation is intended to catalyse a transformation, leading us to turn away from our previous way of life and enter His eternal kingdom here on earth. But we do not stop at that one revelation. Rather, we actively seek ongoing revelations so we can mature and become more Christlike. Or else, we will remain stunted in our growth as spiritual babies.

In our lives, what we require are not just intellectual insights but divine revelations. Knowledge speaks to the intellect (soulish realm), while revelation touches the depths of the heart and spirit. As sons of God, we are led by our spirit and not our soul.

Hebrews 1:In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.

Ask Jesus to reveal himself to you in dreams, in visions, through His rhema word and through His Spirit.

Blessings Xandria


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