Revelation is a "Learning Process"

  1. Hear The Word
  2. Receive The Word
  3. Abide In The Word
  4. Love The Word
  5. Speak The Word

There is a book which we Christians call the book of life. It is a book with a “strange and wonderful power to lead men of every race and condition into a living relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.” When we read it with an open mind and heart, we discover that God has long been seeking us, to deliver us from our evil world of misery and bondage and to enter into fellowship with us. For centuries he spoke urgent words of invitation through the prophets whom he sent, and that at last he came to us in a Son. We discover that eternal life can begin here and now–when we forsake our foolish ways and commit ourselves and our all to this Jesus who is called Christ. – Harold S. Bender

Toward the end of her life, I was privileged to hear Nona Freeman, the life long missionary to Africa, make a very powerful statement. I have never forgotten it. “Faith cometh by REVELATION” she said, “And REVELATION by the Word of God.” This is an obvious quoting of the scripture verse found in Romans 10:17, inserting the word “revelation” in place of “hearing.” The statement itself opened up a world of understanding in my mind. Not just hearing the Word, but rather having the Word revealed with depth of understanding is most important.

The Bible warns us, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” – (James 1:22). When we receive doctrinal truth, lifestyle instructions and relationship insights directly from the Lord through His word by revelation, our lives are changed.

"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him." – (Ephesians 1:17)

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