The idea that God speaks to mankind challenges modern sensibilities. As the thinking goes, a distant Go is a safe God. And despite the fact that many religious leaders believe that God spoke to prophets in the past, they often limit this divine revelation to be and remain in the past. This puts the staunch Christians at a unique position. In a broad definition, divine revelation refers to the divine inspiration or guidance from God – it is the communication of knowledge and truth from God to his children here on earth. It simply refers to the uncovering of things that are not yet known.
The bible, illustrates different kinds of revelation that range from dreams, visions to burning bushes. Modern believers generally believe that this divine guidance comes quietly ad peacefully and is usually in the form of thoughts impressions or feelings that are carried by the word of God. It is no secret that religion today depends on divine revelation. However, the purpose of this divine revelation to mankind is not clear to many people. You should understand that the purpose of divine revelation is not to gratify intellectual curiosity but to qualify mankind for obedience that is practical.
Divine revelation is the one and only source of knowledge that can save guilty men. The knowledge of God and his attributes as well as the way He operates can be gotten from investigating man and nature. However, the knowledge of God’s mercy and purpose for mankind, sinners and saints alike, can only be acquired through divine revelation, which He is more than happy to give. If only mankind was open and receptive to the guidance of God, many questions such as what method God will use to bring back rebellious men to Himself? Or is there life after death? would be answered.
Revelation is measured out to mankind to be used practically. Divine revelation is given unto us that we may do all that the law expects us to do.” Since we have the knowledge. For it contains regal authority. In giving us the this law, God finally is able to deal with us as intelligent beings, who are capable of understanding the will of God and who are capable of rendering efficient service to Him. The moment we improve to the level that God wants us to according to his will, more is given out. Honest obedience enhances and increases the capacity of the knowledge that we have, increasing mankind’s appetite for more spiritual acquisition.
Mankind should understand that revelation does not exist in the same realm as with fact and reality. There is a realm that is yet unknown to men that God keeps hidden. Those that fall in the class of Secret things and that are in God’s keeping give us confidence in His benignity and we can therefore anticipate for more revelations from Him. God wisely reveals himself to mankind in portions that e knows humans can handle.
Having read this blog, the purpose of divine revelation should be clear and you should strive and desire to have revelations from God.