The word “revelation” is used when something unknown is revealed and brought to our attention. If you are unaware of something you are ignorant. We cannot do anything about things we cannot see, point at, and label as good or evil, right or wrong. Adam was given naming rights when God made man in His image.
The job of the Holy Spirit is to bring Light and Revelation into our lives that we might see the truth and act accordingly. This is why the scriptures say “He will convict the world of sin”. God says, “I will pour out my Spirit on all people. You will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.”
Walking in the Holy Spirit brings Light to the dark places. In our own hearts, and in this world.
SEEK TO UNDERSTAND
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”- John 16:24
In the “misplaced” Gospel of Thomas we see Jesus saying something so profound that it is worth investigating. He said, “If you do not know yourselves you dwell in poverty, and it is you who are that poverty. Do you not know that you are sons and daughters of the Living God?” This indicates there is something we don’t know. Something we are unaware of. Something we need to seek to understand.
In the previous mission I revealed your nature, and the nature of God. It’s important to embrace that idea as the choice you make to believe you are made in God’s image and likeness (Holy and Good) will change the way you look and feel. It will also protect you from defiling something so sacred as your heart and soul.
In life there are two kinds of people. Those who conform to the norm. They accept what is and choose comfort. And those who DO NOT CONFORM to the norm. These people are seen as rebels because they DO NOT ACCEPT what is. They “intuitively know” that they have a responsibility to act and change things.
They are also the people who get crucified…
These people are the peacemakers, they are the freedom fighters, they are called to be healers. Astonishing human beings who put their own lives on the line and selflessly give as much as they can to save humanity. And even if it looks like their cups are running low; they give more because they drink from the SOURCE.
Where do you get your strength from?
Cliché as it might sound… If you don’t know who you are and what you want from life you will likely settle for anything and conform. Successful entrepreneurs and professional athletes know that in order for them to reach their goals (what they envision) they will need to grow and develop by digging deep to ultimately reveal who they are inside. Knowing yourself then also means knowing what you are capable of. Your gifts.
It’s the metamorphosis analogy. We must all go through this transformative journey (life); and nobody gets out alive. But in essence that’s not the truth. We pass our genes, our wealth, and our beliefs on to our children, and thereby we can leave a legacy that is perpetuated throughout eternity. Jesus Christ did it when He sacrificed His life on the cross to give us new eyes and hope in the afterlife. His Name lives forever.
Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? These are timeless questions. And it’s a mystery, but isn’t that what makes this life so worth living? None of us really know what waits on the other side of death, and it’s humbling. The more we learn through experiences, the more we understand how little they know.
I can’t tell you who you are. But I know who can. The Holy Spirit. He is the revealer of truth and once you invite Him into your heart and soul you will learn more about yourself than any self-help book can. God will reveal Himself to you, and you will look into a mirror and see your true nature – Like Him – Like Jesus Christ.
Jesus did not die in vain; He died to win the game.
Then He called us to do the same, and we will find His Way.
We are called to be healers and builders like Him.
“Those who have seen me have seen the Father.” – Jesus
“If anyone loves God, he is known by God. – 1 Corinthians 8:3
If you want to know who God is, how He thinks, and acts, and says, then you need to study His Words. Jesus chose His disciples knowing they would write the gospels through divine inspiration from the Holy Spirit so we can know exactly what God said, because His not going to repeat Himself again. God has spoken, and so it shall be revealed. That is why Thomas makes it clear that the Words spoken were that of Jesus Christ.
“These are the hidden sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down. And he said, “Whoever discovers the meaning of these sayings won’t taste death.” – The Gospel of Thomas
The reason God magnifies the Words, and why His Words carry weight, is because He knew how the anti-christ (the spirit of the serpent) would twist and turn the truth to remove it’s power. It’s disgusting seeing people walk over the Name of Jesus Christ with their words and deeds. God is storing up wrath for the day of judgement and it will cover the earth like an all consuming fire. Nothing we do can stop God’s decree.
God can sound intense because He is. But He is more than wrathful. Get to know Jesus Christ and you will see a heart of compassion and mercy that’s quick to forgive and pardon sin. The Holy Spirit is known as the Comforter for a good reason. He is like that mother hen who covers us in her wings, drawing us closer to her side were we can stay warm and sheltered from the storms. But if we don’t have that…What do we have?
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. – John 1:1
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