Personal revelations?

On a popular evangelical website, with a popular, but unbiblical, notion of revelation: This revelation may be the authoritative revelation that is written down in the Bible and that speaks to everyone who reads it and hears it, or it may be the more personal revelations God gives people in order to guide them through … Read More

Once, he wanted more for himself

Good comments by Gary Hampton on Rev 1.1-3, among them, these: This vision was delivered by heavenly messenger to John, who simply identifies himself as the Lord”s slave. Once, he had wanted more for himself (Mark 10:35-40), but now he had seen the Lord submit and serve others (Philippians 2:5-8; Matthew 20:20-28) and was following … Read More

Read and keep the words

Charles Box on Rev 1.1-3: John said, “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” (Revelation 1:3) He said, “Blessed is he that readeth.” It is a blessing to be permitted to read the Revelation … Read More

False pursuits

Ed M. teaches us to quiet our souls before the universe’s unknowns, starting with Psalm 131.1. Secrets belong to God. The wise learn to be content with what God has revealed. The “secret things” belong to His infinite mind, Deuteronomy 29:29. The psalmist “quieted” his soul, Psalms 131:2. He withdrew from false pursuits. He settled … Read More