All too often we get confused or narrow minded into thinking that a revelation only accounts for a special dream or a celestial vision.
A revelation is simply the discovery of anything that was hidden and brought to light.
Let me take a simple example:
' Genevieve is a beautiful young single girl seeking a good man. One day, she gets an invite from Paul to go on a first date. She says 'yes' and hopes that Paul is the real deal. On the day of the date, Paul takes Genevieve to a nice fancy restaurant for dinner. But during dinner time, Paul keeps starring at the attractive body parts of their waitress...Genevieve notices it..something is definitely wrong with Paul.
Genevieve definitely needs to review her date...because she had discovered something about Paul.
A few weeks ago, I was hunting for a new place to stay. I bumped on an interesting advert describing a beautiful cottaged room with its own toilet and kitchen. After seeing the advert, I decided on paying a visit to the place. As I arrived on the advertised place, I met a gentle lady who was guiding me through...I really felt convinced to take the place and suddenly, out of the blue, her husband came...politely, I greeted him but he replied by shouting:
-Why don't you kneel when greeting me?!
I was bedazzled and feeling lost. I could smell alcohol coming out of his mouth and his eyes were reddish; I understood that he was drunk. His wife attempted to make some damage control and said to me:
-'Don't mind him, he is a 'prophet' and he expects everyone to kneel in front of him...
And I asked:
-Does he often get drunk?
-'Yes', she said
The man kept making noise, so his wife advised me to get out and as we reached the compound gate, the husband ran towards us, threatening to beat his wife who was rushing me to leave...I felt sorry for her...but I also decided not to move in that place.
You see, my dear friend reader, I came to visit a place and I discovered something I did not know; it was a revelation to me. I discovered that I would probably have a hard time dealing with a noisy and drunkard 'prophet'. By not moving into that place, I took the right decision.
God allowed to arrive at a specific time so that I may be able to see what was hidden in that house.
There is a wonderful story in the Bible counting the exploits of a hero named Samson.
Samson was a man gifted with supernatural strength from God, he was kinda similar to Superman in ability. God anointed him to protect Israel against the Philistines and the secret of his strength lied within his hair. An angel told his parents that he should never cut his hair or his strength would leave him.
But one day, he felt in love with a woman named Delilah and who was set up by the Philistines to discover the secret of Samson strength. As agreed with the Philistine, Delilah attempted to find Samson strength by asking him questions, and Samson lies to her the first time by telling her that 'if he gets tied by ropes, he will become weak.
So Delilah went to get fresh bowstrings ties from the Philistines and told them to hide in her house while Samson would be sleeping and tied up.
After successfully tying up Samson, she signals the Philistine to come and kill her husband. But it failed. Samson was too strong and beat his enemies.
Now, here is my question, when Samson noticed that the Philistine attacked him exactly on the night that he was tied up with fresh bowstrings by his wife, why did he not come to the conclusion that his wife was a dangerous red flag? On the contrary, he stayed with with his wife until he revealed the true source of his strength....the story does not end well...he gets arrested and turned into a slave by the Philistines...
You can read the entire story in the book of Judges from chapter 13 to 16.
Samson saw a red flag twice in Delilah's conduct, instead of parting ways, he thinks he can handle it.
It is very similar to many people who notice a red flag somewhere in their lives and they assume that they can handle it.
Have you ever seen the young girl who gets beaten up by the boyfriend while they are dating, and she assumes that he will change when they get married? So she decides to stay in the abusive relationship.
Certain things are simply too much and too hot to handle and the best thing to do is to run.
Samson was the strongest man on Earth but he paid the price by ignoring the revealing signs of Delilah.
We see red flags at work, business, in relationships...and some of them are too dangerous to handle.
Back to my opening question:
'What is a revelation?'
'A revelation is the discovery of anything that was hidden. And there are more than one way to discover a hidden thing. Don't just think that revelations only come in dreams.'
The Book of Proverbs quotes:
'It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out' (Proverbs 25:2)
God gets glory by concealing things but there is glory for you when you discover something.
What does it mean?
It simply means that anything hidden still belongs to God but by the time it is revealed to you, it becomes your responsibility and therefore you must base a decision upon what you have discovered.
Revelations can be either positive or negative. But once it is revealed to you, it becomes your property. And you will be judged for the way you handle your revelations.
What do you do when you discover something?
How do you handle your decisions after receiving a revelation?
Think about it.
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