21.9.11

Revelation

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw--that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. - Revelation 1:1-3

"Give me a revelation, show me what to do, cause I've been trying to find my way and I haven't got a clue...."  (Third Day)

If you could know something about your future, would you want to? What would it be? Many people come to the book of Revelation with questions about the future. But, other than in a large and general sense (SPOILER ALERT: Jesus is Victorious!!!), that is not what Revelation offers. More importantly, that is not what we need.

In Revelation we are given the apocalypse of Jesus Christ. The unveiling of Jesus Christ (not the earth-shattering disaster of Jesus Christ, though that has what the word 'apocalypse' has wrongly come to mean). It is this unveiling that we need. As Darrell Johnson has said the truth unveiled is that there is more going on than meet's the eye, and we need to see that.

What we need is not a glimpse of the future, but a glimpse of the present through the eyes of God. A glimpse of a world filled with glory, love, light, and the presence of God. We need Jesus to unveil himself before our eyes, in the midst of our lives and our world, so that we can see what is really going on. So that we can know the living God in our midst, know His unimaginable love for us, and join Him in His ongoing work.

When next you pray, take a moment to lift up your life, your current situation, your worries and your joys, to God and ask that He unveil them for you. Ask that He reveal Himself. There is more going on than you can see or understand so be open to the apocalypse of Jesus Christ.





3 comments:

Charlotte said...

This is something I really need to be reminded of this morning... just as I am feeling a little irrelevant and depressed. Haha... Thanks!

Andrew said...

Glad to hear it, and your welcome :)

You know this already, but let me say it: You are not irrelevant!

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