After Paul lost his eyesight the day he was converted on the road to Damascus, he soon miraculously recovered his physical sight, and then spent 3 years in the desert of “Arabia” (Gal. 1:17).
Paul recognized that he of himself did not hold the power to dispense revelation. Revelation is God’s prerogative, so Paul prayed this in Ephesians in 1:17-18.
We hear this term quite frequently, but what is the “Apocalypse?”
“Apocalypse” is a terribly abused word. Outside of the Holy Bible, it is used to convey the idea of catastrophic destruction or devastation. The Oxford English Dictionary identifies the problem:
If you’ve attended my Bible Studies for very long you will note that the same core message is being offered consistently, but with added content. I often come at the word of truth from a different view, as I, with the Holy Spirit’s help, endeavor to unveil the wonders and riches of the inexhaustible riches of “the gospel of the grace of God.”
Peter wrote: “Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things…” (2 Peter 1:12)
The last book of the Bible opens with the words: “The revelation of Jesus Christ,” and from these words it derives its title: “The Revelation.” In this book John deals largely with the return of Christ in glory to judge and reign on earth at His 2nd coming. 2 Thes. 1:7-8 tells us that one day “the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven… in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that… obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.” This is what the book of the Revelation is basically about.
Ephesians 1:16-18 (I Paul) Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may Give Unto You The Spirit of Wisdom (spiritual wisdom) and Revelation In The Knowledge (Gk. epignosis, the fullest knowledge) of Him (Christ): 18 The Eyes Of Your Understanding Being Enlightened; (so) that ye may Know (Gk.
What actually happened in that moment we received Christ as our personal Savior? Let's now look closer at this new relationship that believers today can enjoy with God via their salvation in Christ and by their union with Christ in their human spirit.
is a two-part study of "faith"
What is faith?
What is the source of faith in God?
How does one acquire effectual faith?
How does one grow in faith toward God?
The Word of God, the Bible, is God breathed or of "the Spirit of God." Proper study in dependence upon the Spirit therefore brings us to spiritual maturity and understanding that is of "the Spirit of God." It does not require superior intellectual powers to understand these “deep things of God.”