Revealed Truth [Part 1]
By Alan Wright — March 19, 2018
Are you ready for some good news?
God is speaking and you can hear Him!
Today’s Text: ““Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision….” (Acts 26:19–20, ESV)
When Saul of Tarsus was blinded by a light from Heaven, led by the hand through Damascus and transformed by the grace of God, he never forgot it. The heavenly vision and the words of Jesus never left Paul’s heart. So, when he appeared before King Agrippa, Paul was fearless because he knew that God had spoken to him. Paul explained the reason for his diligence in preaching the gospel: “I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision….”
When God speaks to you, it changes everything.
It is one thing to believe, theoretically, that God loves you. It is quite another to experience the love of God.
It is one thing to study the Scripture. It is quite another to have those scriptures leap off the very page as God’s word applied directly to you.
It is one thing to seek the counsel of the Word and wise people for direction in your life. It is quite another to have God Himself direct your path.
When God communicates with us, I call it the God moment of Revealed Truth, because He is a God of revelation. He isn’t in hiding. He unveils truth. He opens our eyes. He speaks to us in a thousand different ways.
If you’re ever in a relationship with no communication, there is no health. If someone ever gives you the “silent treatment,” you know they are trying to punish you. When communication breaks down, life breaks down.
Imagine going to a restaurant and your server comes to the table and just stands there saying nothing. Or, worse, imagine you have received surgery and the doctor visits you in the recovery room and says nothing!
If someone refuses to speak to you it is a form of shame and emotional abuse. Another’s deathly silence communicates essentially: “You’re not worth my breath.”
But our Lord is a God who speaks! In fact, He is like a tender shepherd and all His sheep recognize His voice. And every one of His children is led by Him. “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” (Romans 8:14, ESV)
It’s mind bending and stretches all rationality, but the Scripture most assuredly teaches that the immense Creator of the ends of the earth communicates personally with you. So your life is filled with God Moments of Revealed Truth. And that’s the Gospel!