The Gospel of Revelation
“But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
Paul, the apostle who wrote (by revelation) thirteen of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament, states that he did not receive the gospel from man and was not taught it. Paul states categorically that He received it through the revelation of Jesus Christ. That is say Jesus Christ Himself revealed the good news to Paul.
Moreover, all of the Old and New Testaments were written by those who received revelation. Not one word that is contained in our Bible today was written by man for it is God breathed. Here is a truth,
“The Heavens and Earth were God breathed,
Adam was God breathed,
The scriptures were God breathed,
Our very lives are meant to be God breathed.”
The breath of God is creative: it gives us life, it is the essence of truth, it is raw yet intelligent power, it is part of God Himself. We live in and through the breath of God. Like candle in the wind we are moved by His Spirit. We bend to His will when He speaks.
We should embrace emotions and feelings when they are a by-product of the breath of God. As leaves rustle in the wind so to the body of Christ is moved by His breath flowing through us. God is profound and we should expect to be emotionally impacted by His presence. This is nothing to be ashamed of but rather something we should enjoy and be thankful for.
When people disparage living by revelation they run contrary to the very way the scriptures were received. People who want to trust their minds over direct communion with our Father choose a lower state of being, a life outside the garden, a manor of living God never intended. If the very gospel we hope in was given by revelation it is not surprising that we are to live by revelation too. In fact, one cannot mature into the fulness and stature of Christ without it.