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Knowledge and Revelation are differing terms…..

Knowledge can puff it; but add the Lord’s revelation to knowledge and you  will say, “Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the road, while He opened to us the Scriptures?”  Do you just know the Word of God or has it been revealed to you?  Remember Saul, the pharisee of all the pharisees?  That meant he had knowledge upon knowledge.  He had memorized at least the first five books of the Bible.  Yet, it took the blinding glory of our Lord to begin His revelation to him.  Of course, I think of Luke 24.  I love this passage!  I was one of those disciples – slow of heart – but He – my resurrected LORD – broke bread, I ate and my eyes were opened to the most wonder- filled promises concerning the whole message and theme of the Word of God.  The disciples on the way to Emmaus were discussing the things that Mary had related to them.  HE is risen!  The Lord Himself drew near to them; they did not recognize the resurrected Lord.  They knew Jesus in the flesh.

The Lord taught them as they walked along, clearly explaining to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.  They still did not know Him until He gave them “the bread of life.”  Then, their eyes were opened.  Sisters, they had known and been taught by the Lord Himself much knowledge – necessary knowledge – but the Resurrected Lord had to open their eyes.  THEN, they went and told the other disciples.

Let me print this precious passage for you in the English Standard Version.  Read to let it sink in.

 (24:14) and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. (24:15) While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.  (24:16) But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. (24:17) And he said to them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. (24:18) Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”(24:19) And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,  (24:20) and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.(24:21) But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened. (24:22) Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning, (24:23) and when they did not find his body, they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. (24:24) Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.”  (24:25) And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!  (24:26) Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?”  (24:27) And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. (24:28) So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He acted as if he were going farther, (24:29) but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them (24:30) When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. (24:31) And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. (24:32) They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?”

Could we say that there are two kinds of knowledge of the Lord?  From His Word.  From opened eyes.

Beware that your knowledge is not only “transmitted” knowledge – from one person to another.   Did you notice that the two disciples knew the Scriptures enough to be discussing them even before the Lord appeared?  His presence is necessary for revelation.  Get alone with Him.  The “mysteries” of His Word are revealed, not studied academically.
 

 

 

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March 4, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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