Posts Tagged ‘Revelation’

In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Colossae he writes in Col 1:6:

“All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth.”

The gospel is bearing fruit and growing because people are not only hearing the good news but they are understanding the good news of God’s grace in all its truth.  I believe what this verse is saying is fundamentally important in the Christian faith.  Believers must personally not only hear the good news but also come to an understanding (or revelation) in their hearts of the good news and of God’s grace and truth (through Jesus Christ).

John 1:17 says…

“For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”

So God’s grace and truth came through a person – Jesus Christ!

Salvation comes through an understanding (or revelation) of the truth revealed of the grace of God through Jesus Christ.

Just a few verses back, in John 1:14:

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only,  who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Jesus is full of God’s grace and God’s truth.  When we truly know this deep in our hearts; when we come to repentance in awe of the love of the Father and the sacrifice of the Son; when the Spirit brings revelation of this to our hearts; we are truly set free by the man of grace and truth, Jesus!

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” [John 8:32]

Do you “understand” the message of God’s grace and truth?  Does something deep inside you say YES! to the truth of the gospel?  Do you want to accept God’s free gift (grace) of salvation and eternal life (knowing the Father through the Son by His Spirit)?  The Bible tells us that all of us have fallen short of God’s expectations and that we need to repent (turn away) from our sins and accept Jesus as our Lord (master) and Saviour (Jesus took the punishment for our sins on the cross) and receive His Holy Spirit.

Father, thank you for opening my eyes to the good news about your grace and truth coming through Jesus.  I am truly sorry for all of my wrong doings, I turn away from all of them and I turn to you Jesus.  You are my new master.  You are my saviour.  You have saved me from the penalty of my sins.  Thank you Jesus.  I want to follow you Jesus.  Come live in me by your Spirit and take control of my life.  I want to bear much fruith for your Kingdom, Amen.

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Sorry about the title 🙂 but… I had a dream.

I had a dream last night.  It was pretty vivid, so vivid that you will think I am making this up.  Anyway…

There was this saw mill and it was having it’s ups and downs in business.  Some years it was pretty good and some years it was pretty lean.  The owner had left the saw mill a long time ago and it was up to the workers to run the saw mill.  As you can imagine, with the owner gone and the workers running the saw mill there was a whole gamut of issues that got in the way of a successful business.  I followed the ups and down of the saw mill in my dream.  Then, there was one thing I noticed over all of the years.  There was one person who had been with the business all along.  He was a quite, unassuming type of older fellow who just did his job.

Then, just minutes before I woke up, (I believe) the Lord showed me who that fellow was.  The revelation that I had was that the quite, unassuming fellow was the owner of the business!  THE OWNER HAD NEVER LEFT! He was always there, in the background, watching over the highs and the lows of the business, always having a subtle influence over its direction, but also always letting the workers make their mistakes but never allowing the whole business crash.

When I was fully awake the Word came to me: This is MY business.  The business will never fail because it is MINE.

Of course, I realised the Lord was talking about His Church:

This is MY Church, this is MY body. You may get it wrong and you may make mistakes, but I AM in it and I AM overseeing it and it will NEVER fail because it is MINE!

I see the owner that left, as God the Father. I see the quite, unassuming fellow, as Jesus. Sometimes He has influence and sometimes He doesn’t. Sometimes He gives direction and sometimes He doesn’t. That is (mainly) up to the workers. He (mostly) gives as much leading and direction as the workers allow Him BUT most of the time the workers think they know better. So the quite, unassuming fellow allows them to make mistakes and go their own way. He is still always in their midst, watching and waiting because ‘the business’ is ALL His anyway.

Jesus is watching and waiting for a people to listen to Him.

“And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave” (1 Kings 19:12-13)

“For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (2 Chron 16:9)

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