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It’s Not About Doctrine, It’s About Revelation

I have been thinking about how Elysia functions in a Tabernacles environment. As I listen to the Holy Spirit, what comes to mind is how necessary discipleship is for Tabernacles. What the Tabernacle Blessing is, is a further revelation of the good news. Just as the original good news spread through disciples, so too discipleship is the best way to share this beautiful message.

Another facet of the Tabernacle Blessing is that it is a revelation, not a doctrine. We seek to achieve individual communication between believers and God. In this, we become one spirit through listening to “His Spirit“. Our unity flows from a shared spiritual experience with our Father and that informs our agreement.

A time for revelation

Therefore, instead of daily Bible Studies, I envision a once daily revelation session. This is where people gather together, in the evening, to listen to what God is saying. Revelations are shared in the form of a person speaking, or another sharing a dream or vision. Others would be free, in an ordered way, to share what they believe the Holy Spirit is showing them. The goal of the evening revelation is to hear God’s voice and know His current will for that day.

The question then becomes, what position does the Bible take in these type of revelatory meetings? Do such meetings replace the scriptures or do these meeting enhance them?

Understanding where the Bible came from

The answer to this question is found in the understanding of God’s Rhema. The Rhema of God is His whole spoken word, from Genesis to our current day. The Bible is a subset of this revelation. The scripture was literally given to Israel because they were too afraid to hear God’s voice from Mount Horeb. Later, in the New Testament, the Gospels, Epistles, and the book of Revelation are further Rhema.

While these old and new testaments are inspired of God, they do not contain all the Rhema there is.

John says,

“And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.”

John 21:25

Rhema is a much broader term than many people realize. Rhema includes the spoken word, His actions, and even the creation itself.

And David writes,

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.  Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.  There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.”

Psalm 19:1-3

All these expressions of God are valid forms of Rhema, and they all speak of His glory.

Therefore, when we speak, we honor God’s written word, and we also recognize His spoken words. What our Lord speaks today, to the degree it’s His current word, is as valid as any the apostles penned.

The evening revelation

When we have the evening revelation, we listen for His voice. We seek to speak His revelation, just as you would a tongues and interpretation, for the edification of His body.

Moreover, Elysia is a lab of the Holy Spirit. We desire to learn to hear and accurately represent His Rhema in all its forms. Thus, even if we make a mistake, because we have teachable hearts and spirits, Jesus will correct us.

Become explorers of the faith

In Elysia, we are not “defenders” of the faith, we see ourselves as “explorers” of the faith. We seek to understand what God is saying today, right now, this very moment. It’s important for us to understand what YHWH says in the context of everything else He’s said. Like beloved children, we play freely before our Father’s feet, completely secure in His love. We know that if we need correction, He will give it lovingly, for we are the apple of His eye.

Apple of His Eye by Annie herring