Is there Revelation of God for our days? The existence of God’s Revelation in our time has been an issue that has polarized the position of many regarding its existence. There are those who do not believe it and renounce the idea that God can Reveal something more than we already know. Others, although they do not deny it, believe that in reality it is an enlightenment that the Spirit provokes from the Scriptures, mainly from the New Testament.
The truth is that God has not ceased to Reveal, His creative nature establishes His Revelatory character and makes even on the Sabbath day man still have the possibility of exposing himself to it. God Reveals and He does it not only through the Scriptures, He does it through all created things, and such truth is manifested in the book of Psalms,
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. 4Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, Psalm 19:1-4
In the introduction to Luke’s Gospel, the first three verses of chapter one, the writer presents the mystery of the process of Revelation of the things that God decides to discover to man for his faith formation.
Luke writes to Theophilus, a man of faith and surely an ordained minister to establish Kingdom purposes among the Gentiles; and he says to him:
Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, 2Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; 3It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, 4That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed. Luke 1:1-4
The writer establishes a link between the events that took place and the Revelation of God; and he further establishes that such Revelation of God is contained within those events, which means that behind each event, generally speaking, is contained a Revelation of God for man. This is the fundamental principle of the mystery of the process of Revelation.
…a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,… That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.…
Of course, not behind any event, but only in those who establish a sign of Grace, of righteousness and of God’s judgment towards man; that’s why the writer emphasizes the certainty of those things that are most surely believed among us.
This fundamental principle is confirmed through the teachings of the apostle Paul, when speaking about the circumstances by which the fathers of the faith had to face as personal events, the apostle points out that such events are constituted in facts of Revelation for us,
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 1st. Corinthians 10:11
So, there is a Revealed truth behind every event; however, and here is the second principle of the mystery of the process of Revelation, to discover it is not the task of man but of God.
Returning to the introduction of Luke’s Gospel, the writer states that there were many who tried to set forth in order a declaration of those things, letting it be seen in his intention to write about those very things, that his motive is because those people, despite their efforts, failed to set forth in order the real declaration of things.
To try to discover the contained Revelation is not man’s task, and it is because Revelation cannot be provoked by man, it reaches man by God’s initiative. But is there anything man must do to obtain it? Yes, there is something. The writer of the Gospel establishes what constitutes the third principle of the mystery of the process of Revelation. What man has to do is to expose himself to facts in order to learn from them, not to classify them. The writer of the gospel writes, and says
… It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order,…
The writer of the gospel first tried to understand them for himself, to base on them his spiritual growth and his development of faith, and then wrote them; not as others did, to gather the facts just to tell them.
Again, this principle is confirmed by the teachings of the apostle Paul, when in his epistles to the Corinthians he describes to them that God has things prepared for those who seek Him.
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1st. Corinthians 2:9
The writer of Luke’s Gospel is aware of this principle, because in his writings he emphasizes God’s initiative in favor of man to Reveal to him about His mysteries,
In the same chapter one, in describing God’s Revelation about Zechariah, John the Baptist’s father, highlights Zechariah’s condition of being dumb for nine months because of his unbelief in the announcement of the angel Gabriel,
And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. 20And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. Luke 1:19, 20
In chapter nine he highlights the condition of spiritual ignorance of the apostles regarding Revelation,
But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying. Luke 9:45
In chapter eighteen he again highlights the inability of the apostles to understand God’s Revelation,
And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken. Luke 18:34
In chapter twenty-four he emphasizes the principle that Revelation is God’s initiative,
And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. Luke 24:31
A little later, in the same chapter, he again emphasizes the principle that Revelation is God’s initiative,
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, Luke 24:45
The principle that Revelation is God’s initiative is clear; man cannot provoke it or do anything to force it to be established. What then makes God Reveal to some? Is it God’s whimsical decision?
No, it is not God’s whimsical decision; as we see in the words of Moses, the intention in God is that all receive Revelation,
And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD’S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them! Numbers 11:29
It is God’s intention, not just Moses’ wish. What should man do then?
Man must expose himself to facts in order to learn from them; that is, to submit to the Lordship of Jesus. Every fact has a purpose. The example is set by the mother of Jesus herself,
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19
And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. Luke 2:51
The second thing man must do is to love God above all things; this is the key that opens the door of Revelation, the apostle Paul established it in his teachings,
…the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1st. Corinthians 2:9
This decision, in the Ethiopian eunuch who descended from Jerusalem from worshiping God, was what even moved God to send Philip to open the eunuch’s understanding,
Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 30And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? 31And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. Acts 8:29-31
So, God wants to Reveal to us His mysteries, and because He has so disposed. Man’s initiatives, his religious rites, his executions scrutinizing other books, etc., only hinder the process and alienate the person from the divine initiative. From all this we have to turn to God. God is not in seminaries, congresses, conventions, retreats… He is so close to you and He wants to Reveal Himself to you even if the place where you are is your own home.
Why does He want to reveal His mysteries to us? Just to keep us informed?
The revelation which the Almighty delivers to man is for the purpose that by it he may be able to establish the Kingdom of Heaven on earth in the regions which he inhabits. Revelation does not have the purpose of distinguishing, exalting, whoever receives it above others.
The book of Deuteronomy emphasizes that secret things belong to Jehovah our God: but those things which are revealed are for us and for our children forever, that we may fulfill all the words of this law.
In the New Testament, in the account of the Sermon on the Mount, when Jesus teaches his disciples how to pray, Jesus sets forth the purpose of the Gospel of the Kingdom: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. All the activity of Jesus in His earthly ministry was distinguished for that purpose, constantly in the accounts of the gospels, we read: And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
However, the same thing does not happen in our time. The kingdom of God has not been established in all our regions, and this is due to the inability of many to walk according to the Revelation that God has given us, to establish through it the Kingdom of Heaven.
Establishing the Kingdom of Heaven does not mean planting new churches, establishing the Kingdom of Heaven is a task that includes the ability of the person to live, act and execute according to the revelation he has received.
We see this clearly in Jesus’ discovery to Peter that it was the Father who revealed to him that Jesus is the Christ. It was the Revelation established through his confession that earned him the authority to bind or loose on earth with the same authority as in heaven.
As we review the pages of the most impressive biblical stories of the men and women who trusted and depended on God, we realize that in all of them their protagonists acted under a Revelation of the Almighty, and it was the establishment of such a Revelation that caused them to impose the Will of God in the region where they acted. The kingdom of God is established by Revelation received.
Abraham, the father of faith, for example, his ability to establish the fear of God in the land of his inheritance consisted in his willingness to act in accordance with the revelation that he who would come out of his own womb would be his heir. It did not take long after this, when people noticed that Abraham established a different environment from their own.
And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest: Genesis 21:22
Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead. Genesis 23:6
and so forth, Jacob, the initiator of the Israelite nation, whose executions caused the terror of God to fall upon the surrounding cities. Moses, Joshua, who took the land for an inheritance and defeated mighty armies; Gideon, who reborn a time of glory for the apostate nation; Esther, who demonstrates that the people of God prevails even over the most sophisticated strategies of death plotted against them; case after case of people establishing the presence of the Almighty in their place of residence by virtue of implanting the revelation which they have received from the Father.
And like them. Many others of whom we do not have their names,
And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: 33Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to fight the armies of the aliens. Hebrews 11:32-34
The Almighty has revealed Himself to you because He has chosen you to be one of His army to establish the Kingdom of Heaven in the region where you live. Are you willing?
All biblical quotations are taken from the King James Version.
Pastor Pedro Montoya
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 Deuteronomy 29:29
 Mathew 6.10
 Mathew 3:2; 4:17; 10:7; 11:12;
 Genesis 15:4
 Genesis 35:5