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REVELATION: The Way To The Knowledge of God

Updated on February 3, 2008
 

REVELATION : The Way To The Knowledge of God

"My Father has given me authority over everything. No one really knows the Son except the Father, and no one really knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him. "

Luke 11 :22

Not all will be privileged to have a revelation of the Father. His revelation will only be given to whom Jesus Christ choose to reveal His Father.

Even though a certain person has spent his entire savings in buying books about knowing God , he will not know God unless Christ choose to reveal the Father to him. We can only know God, when Christ reveal Him . No one can find God on his own even the most pious person cannot know God on His own.

John Wesley, the evangelist with a burning heart is a very pious seeker of God since his youth. Having raised in a godly home environment, he has intention throughout youth to discipline his life methodically for a holy life. He only found God at the age of thirty-five while a passage from Martin Luther was being read. Wesley reported that his heart was "strangely warmed," and from that day on he became a proclaimer of the glorious witness of the Spirit to salvation.

Young Martin Luther fully dedicated himself to monastic life , the effort to do good works to please God and serve others through prayer for their souls yet peace with God escaped him. He devoted himself to fasts, flagellations, long hours in prayers and pilgrimages and constant confessions. But all these things appeared to be in vain for the more he tried to do for God , it seemed the more aware he became of his sinfulness.

But one day God revealed the Truth to him, while searching through scriptures he encountered the passage which came as a revelation to him, "the righteous shall live by faith." Then he rediscovered the way to salvation as it was known by the Christians of the first few centuries after Christ death. Luther believed now that salvation is wholly a work of God.

I was led to a Christian church at the age of 18. In that church I attended leadership institutes, living discipleship camps, intensive discipleship camps where I received full instructions about Christianity and its major doctrines. And I was also placed under the cell group discipleship program of the church. But throughout all these procedures I never receive revelation of God nor have been intimate with Him and never experienced victory over recurring sins such as lusts and selfish ambitions. Only after seven years God revealed Himself to me through a woman from a different church who invited me to a one-on-one study of the WORD with her. Only then I discovered the "deeper life" of Christianity.

For a closing, let me quote from George Fox,

"My desire after the Lord grew stronger and zeal in the pure knowledge of God and JesusChrist alone without the help of any man , book or writing. For though I read from Scriptures that spoke of Christ and of God, yet I know Him not , but by revelation as He who hath the key did open, and as the Father of Life drew me to His Son by His Spirit."

We should all desire and seek no less than the revelation of God in our life more than seeking for a religion.We should keep on asking Christ to reveal the Father to us.

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    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Doghouse, Sirdent and LDS Nana for dropping by to read this hub. Your comments and additional feedback are all appreciated. Thanks for the additional insights. May you be blessed always.

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      Kathryn Skaggs 

      10 years ago from Southern California

      Hi Christina -

      I believe with all of my heart, that God is no respecter of persons. Anyone who desires to come unto Christ and exercise faith in His revealed truths - will He grant access to not only Him, but also to His Father... who is also our Father.

      I am so happy that you feel His presence in your life. Like you, I too know that He is real, and that He cares deeply for each one of us, whom He gave His life for.

      I know that He literally only waits for us, to be willing to ask Him - which way we should go... and He will be there immediately, to guide those who sincerely desire to follow His Spirit; into His Light.

      Thank you for a beautiful topic, that of personal revelation...

      tDMg

      LdsNana-AskMormon

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      SirDent 

      10 years ago

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      SirDent 

      10 years ago

      Very well written and so true also.

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      In The Doghouse 

      10 years ago from California

      cristina327

      All we need to do is ask, seek, and knock and it "shall be opened unto" us. Revelations are simply answers to questions. Thank you.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Peter and Compu-smart for dropping by to read this hub.

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      Compu-Smart 

      10 years ago from London UK

      Another great hub cristina..

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      Peter M. Lopez 

      10 years ago from Sweetwater, TX

      So true. Great hub.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks MrMarmalade for dropping by to read this hub. May you be blessed always.

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      MrMarmalade 

      10 years ago from Sydney

      This hub is a revelation

      Thank you

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Abhinaya and manoharv2001 fot taking time to read this hub. Remain blessed

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      Abhinaya 

      10 years ago

      Wonderful Christina!Though I am still learning about Christianity from my close friend,I find what I learnt till now is a drop in the ocean."The righteous shall live by faith" .How true! Thumbs up for this one.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Wehzo for taking time to read this hub. Remain blessed always.

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      Wehzo 

      10 years ago

      Great hub Cristina327, and wonderful insights. It is true, no one can find God on his/her own. The Son, Jesus, has to reveal him to us.

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