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Re: God Speaks to Me Through Emails...

Posted by rayww on July 31, 2004, at 10:52:00

In reply to God Speaks to Me Through Emails..., posted by Dena on July 30, 2004, at 9:01:16

That's a really good thought dena.
When God speaks do you consider it revelation or inspiration?

rev·e·la·tion n
1. information that is newly disclosed, especially surprising or valuable information
2. a surprisingly good or valuable experience
3. the revealing of something previously hidden or secret
4. a showing or revealing of divine will or truth

in·spi·ra·tion n
1. something that stimulates the human mind to creative thought or to the making of art
2. somebody or something that inspires somebody
3. the quality of being stimulated to creative thought or activity, or the manifestation of this
4. a sudden brilliant idea
5. divine guidance and influence on human beings
(Encarta® World English Dictionary)

God can inspire us how to live our life according to His will, but when he reveals something we proceed using inspiration to lead us along that revealed path one baby step at a time.

Why doesn't the world as a whole believe in continuing revelation? If God reveals something to an individual it usually (of course) begins with a revelation concerning themself. Most people don't want to admit they need to repent, so they discount it and claim there is no revelation. Check out all the "thus saith the Lord"'s in the scriptures and see if each one clearly states a commandment, some instructions, the reward and the punishment. Many times the prophet was put to death for stating it.

There is revelation today just as anciently. There is inspiration available to all. There is a plan complete with eternal rewards and punishments, which leads one to suspect we cannot be saved without knowledge. We should believe in the whole Bible, and take note of the revelations; not just the book of "The Revelations", but the revelations contained in all Testaments.

Here's 513 examples:
I would like to find one reference that doesn't include instructions and descriptions of eternal consequenses. Have you ever received a revelation? My understanding stretches as I think and write about it.

One Last thought or perhaps question: Is it the writer who writes "thus saith the Lord" or is it part of the revelation itself? The Prophet receives the revelation and to state it clearly as god's will, writes "thus saith the Lord". Maybe I will read all 513 Sunday.




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