Revelation: The Purpose of Reading God’s Word

by Karin Peavy on October 3, 2012

in Walking with God

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The revelation of Jesus Christ

Revelation is why we read the Word of God. We see Jesus more clearly and how He works in our lives and get the personal answers we need.

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

I Peter 1:13, KJV


Definition (Greek Language)

Laying bare, making naked, revealing the truth (making known what was previously unknown), instruction, manifestation, appearance

My Thoughts

When you think of the word “revelation” what immediately comes to mind? You might be reminded of the Book of Revelation which outlines some dramatic events that will take place in the future. One of those events is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ when every eye will see Him. The truth of who He is will be known by everyone at His appearance.

However, you can experience a “manifestation” of Jesus Christ now. This doesn’t mean you will see Him face to face but rather the understanding you receive from the Bible for Jesus is the Word of God (see John’s Gospel, 1:1).

It’s important to know that the whole reason for studying the Word of God is to gain revelation. I’ve already mentioned that reading the Word of God will help you see Jesus and who He is more clearly. It will also help you gain the personal answers you need for your life. The Psalmist said it this way:

The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple–Psalm 119:130.

This verse is a wonderful prayer you can speak before you begin to study the Word.

If you are looking for personal answers in some area of your life, pick up your Bible and begin to read. Make it a daily habit. Start by reading a book from the New Testament or one of the Gospels. Read a chapter each day. Take time to look up words in the dictionary. Use the Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words to discover the Greek meaning–the original language of the New Testament.

At first it might not appear anything is happening. But know the Holy Spirit is working in your heart supernaturally. Then one day, you’ll read something and realize the verse you just read is the answer. Or, you’ll be combing your hair, brushing your teeth, washing dishes (God can move anytime, anywhere) and a thought will come to your mind and you’ll know it’s the insight you are looking for. That’s because the Word of God conditions your spirit to hear from God.

The scriptures are a well of living water but you must draw out
the revelation it contains by giving it your time and attention. Remember, doing so gives you a clearer picture of Jesus Christ, helps you hear His voice and provides the wisdom you need to be victorious.

Digging Deeper

In addition to reading through a book of the Bible, following a plan that helps you read through the entire Bible in a year will also help you establish a daily habit of delving into God’s Word. Visit this page now.

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Teruyo Uematsu-Toikka October 3, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Dear Karin
Thank you

What a coincidence!
The generation when the meaning of my name Teruyo glistens
When is young, dislike the name of Teruyo, and is good for father; “why will name it of a motte pretty girl, and tsukune sleeps by fret, and father” “knows the meaning of the name because is the God – いただいた name from the Shinto priest of the Shinto shrine if dislike it, and endure it, and ゛ comes at its time”

Heartfelt expression of thanks
God loves you



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