It Can Only Come By Revelation

February 5

“…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of glory,
may give to you the spirit of wisdom
and REVELATION in the knowledge of him…”
Ephesians 1:17

The word “revelation” is perhaps the most important Word in the Bible. Our relationship to God does not come from our intellect. It comes from revelation. The Bible is read in many settings as a work of literature, not at all profiting the reader, and that’s because truth can only be received through revelation. That’s why Paul said that he PRAYS that they may be GIVEN wisdom and revelation.

Paul was speaking to believers, the believers dwelling in Ephesus, and this implies that even believers can read the Word of God without it profiting them. Therefore, when we pick up this Book it is vitally important to treat it as the very Word of God, and to ASK that God give revelation through the Word. Because it’s all about revelation. Listen to what Jesus said to Peter, upon Peter’s confession of faith:

“Jesus said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’
Simon Peter answered and said,
‘You are the Christ, (the Messiah) the Son of the living God.’
Jesus answered and said to him,
‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah,
for flesh and blood has not REVEALED this to you,
but my Father who is in heaven.'”
Matthew 16:15-17

Clearly, Jesus said that to know him, to know any truth, cannot come from “flesh and blood,” it can only come through the Father revealing truth to us. How vitally important then, to approach God daily, asking him to reveal his Word to us.

Who do YOU say he is? Do you KNOW him?

If you don’t really know, then ASK God to reveal this to you. If you truly want to know him, he will.