A-2 EPIPHANY/REVELATION: Turning on the light bulb of revelation: He saw no corruption (decay)

 

January 28, 2017

 

Epiphany:

I love revelation knowledge: The light bulb turns on and you see something in the light that was once hidden in the darkness, or just something that you believe but remains a bit cloudy. Awesome! This revelation knowledge brings understanding. The Bible tells us “In all your getting, get understanding.” (Prov. 4:7, Prov. 16:16) My first almost 40 years in my Christian faith I asked constantly that God would give me understanding. And guess what? Revelation knowledge became a daily occurrence.  It wasn’t until He sent me out into the fray that I began to ask fervently for His wisdom.

OK…how do we get “revelation” of things we normally just take for granted or are satisfied that if God said it, it must be true? Receive His Holy Spirit. Bottom line. Before we have the Holy Spirit (Who guides us to all truth John 16:13) we read our Bibles and attempt to gain as much knowledge as we can from what we read. BUT when we invite The Holy Spirit to come into our lives and fill us with His amazing power and presence the lights begin to turn on, click, click, click and beyond knowledge, He gives us understanding (Luke 24:49, Acts 8:14-17). Revelation stirs and established our faith.

Now you know how I, and you, receive revelation knowledge….epiphany, insight; so now I can proceed to share with you my most recent revelation.

Each morning just after I awake I read one chapter of my Bible (NKJ version). I generally ask the Holy Spirit to reveal anything to me that I need greater understanding for, and every so often He shows me something that leaves me in awe for days and years. This morning I didn’t ask, but as I was reading my one chapter the light came on and I saw something I had not seen before. I was reading Acts chapter 13 (Acts 13:28-37), and suddenly “saw no corruption” leapt off the page and struck me between the eyes. THE LIGHT WENT ON! My mind suddenly leapt from scripture to scripture that I had read over the years….

Enoch ascended into heaven, not experiencing death at all (Gen 5:23-24) (After 365 years on this earth, Enoch earned a miraculous exit!); Elijah “went up” (2Kings 2:1-12)…thus the mocking of the children to Elisha “go up thou bald head, go up” (2Kings 2:23); Jesus raised many from the dead as He ministered, of course the most famous to us is Lazarus, all of whom eventually returned to the grave and their bodies decayed (they saw corruption). When Jesus rose from the dead 500 saw Him. God raised up Jesus from the dead and He continued fellowship with the disciples for 40 days until He ascended into Heaven (Acts 1:1-3). The many that came up out of their graves at His crucifixion (Matt 27:50-53) eventually died again and “saw corruption”. THE ONLY ONE THAT DIED, CAME BACK TO LIFE AND ASCENED INTO HEAVEN WITHOUT HIS BODY DECAYING OR “SEEING CORRUPITON” WAS JESUS! HE LEFT THIS EARTH IN TACT, WHOLE AND WITHOUT DECAY, EVEN AFTER DYING A MOST HORRIBLE DEATH FOR OUR SINS. ACTS 13 CONTINUES IN VERSE 38

Acts 13:38-39

38 I want you to know, my very dear friends that it is on account of this resurrected Jesus that the forgiveness of your sins can be promised. 39 He accomplishes, in those who believe, everything that the Law of Moses could never make good on. But everyone who believes in this raised-up Jesus is declared good and right and whole before God.

(from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)

Amen.

In order for Jesus to be Lord of the living and the dead it was essential that He must taste death. It is written also that He descended into Hell and took away the keys of death and Hell (Eph 4:9-10, Rev 1:18). Hell, by the way was created by God for Satan and his angels…NOT MAN! There are many accounts of those who have died and visited either Heaven or Hell. Heaven and Hell are destinations. The book 23 Minutes in Hell is quite a reading if you are up for it. Just a note: Jesus came from Heaven. If you are interested in more you might also read my epiphany regarding Rogue One. Amazing….

Read 1Cor Chapter 15.

POST SCRIPT:

And He’s coming back for His people!  Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. Doesn’t that just make your heart leap with joy! Come, Lord Jesus, come! Rev 22:7, 12, 16-17, 20. Amen and amen.

E-3 A final word from thewillowsfreedomhouse.com on substance abuse recovery

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Thank you for your interest. I am wondering why readers seemingly only have access to this one entry. Are you not able to access my more recent articles?

I think you are asking for more on the subject of recovery. My experience over the past 5 years while working with families in varying stages of recovery is that recovery seems to be an ongoing, never-ending process for some. For others, who have truly received a powerful encounter with Jesus and His amazing healing power, freedom indeed is experienced and they move forward into a completely new life with almost unlimited options for what they might do from here on. leaving behind the stigma of once a loser, always a loser. I hate stigmas. It is like stepping in some horrible sticky stuff that you can’t wash off your shoes and follows you everywhere like a dark nasty gunk.

The most challenging aspect of drug and alcohol dependency that I have seen is the lack of education which stunts and limits hopes and dreams for an abundant future. If I could draw a bottom line for this unfortunate category of life it would be: If you haven’t encountered Christ’s power of deliverance in your body and mind then go into long term rehab…my recommendation is one of the Dream Centers (men’s in Calgary, AB and women’s in Edmonton, AB) spend the year (or 2) getting your life clean and sorted out; AND THEN IMMEDIATELY register for some sort of advanced education program. Of course grade 12 equivalent is the first place (I discovered that those I was working with actually did not test above Gr 3. If someone tests at grade 3 then start there. As a former tutor that’s how I handled working with children with reading challenges…always start at THEIR beginning and move forward from there.)

Once the basic education is achieved then move forward into something that truly interests you: whether academics at a higher level, such as college or university or trade school. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with choosing a trade. One thing I still would like to do is sign up for cooking school…always wanted to open a restaurant. For some reason we are conditioned to think that we must have a university education…and this is fine if you are wanting a complete universal education, but if you are wanting to specialize in a trade then there should be no further concern that one must have a university education to enjoy their life or provide for their family. EDUCATION IS ALL GOOD! The Bible says so much about the importance of knowledge in Proverbs. I agree. If I was 20 years younger I would continue to pursue greater knowledge of more of my interests. I have a niece that has just entered her doctorate program in statistics. How I envy her. Go sister, go!

I referred to several different categories of dependency recovery: some ongoing and unresolved, some provided complete freedom after encountering the power of Jesus. But there are many also who have “seen-the-light”, so to speak, and simply made the decision to turn around and head in another direction, leaving the drugs, alcohol and other sticky stuff behind. My absolute congratulations to all who have moved forward. This brings to mind a scripture:

Phil 3:13-14 Phil 3:13-14
13 Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward — to Jesus. 14 I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.
(from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)
Amen!