Ask God and receive revelation

There are lots of things not recorded in the bible and it is a big mistake that you fill the gap with your limited knowledge. However, we can always ask God to reveal it to us.

Where did Paul learn things about God? He didn’t have the Epistles to read to learn about God. He in fact received all the amazing revelation from God directly (Galatians 1:12 (link)). And we sure can do it too (Romans 2:11 (link)). God is the creator of the world, why should we beat our heads out to figure out all the things while we can simply ask our dear heavenly Father?

Here is an amazing revelation directly from God which isn’t revealed in the scriptures – “Why did God make a redemption plan for man but not for Satan?”

Video (link)

The guy in the video simply asked God a question and he enjoys a close relationship with God. It reminds me of what I have learnt from a lesson by Charis Bible College (link).

Get to know God, have relationships with God, for out of it comes your ministry, your revelation and your destiny.

Unbelief in God’s unconditional love is the first sin in human history

But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.
Romans 14:23 NKJV

Sin doesn’t necessarily mean doing bad things. The definition of sin is very simple—everything not from faith is sin.

So sin takes place when human’s mind not being in line with faith.

And I believe one of the first sin in the history is man’s not believing in God’s unconditional love.

There is nothing that can separate us from the love of God (Romans 5:6-8, Romans 8:38-39). And Adam and Eve didn’t have the faith to believe it and so they hid from God because of their nakedness.

***There were also many other things happened right after man’s eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which will be discussed sooner or later. 🙂 ***

Is God fair?

For there is no respect of persons with God.

Romans 2:11 (NKJV)

Is God fair? Yes He is.

It is true that some people are born poor with no hope and opportunities and others are born wealthy. It is because the fall of mankind.

But you know what!!? The problem is finite, and our God is infinite. And he has given power to all believers. And we have more than what Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had.

For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

Luke 7:28 (KJV)

Too bad we are all born with different fortune. But it is out of God’s control. God doesn’t control everything (Link here).

What God can control is the resource He gives us. And He gave all believers the same power to obliterate all the problems we got.

And what’s more, if worse came to worst, we do still have hope!!!

Anyone who is among the living has hope —even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!

Ecclesiastes 9:4 (NIV)

Yay, praise the Lord!!!

Not to despise the goodness of God

Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

Romans 2:4

What is your primary way of sharing the gospel (aka bringing people to Chirst, letting people to know Jesus)?

You probably came across preachers preaching their version of gospel : “God is just, sin gotta be dealt with and so you need to be a Christian,” without telling people the love of God, Jesus wanting to be their friends and how good God is.

You know what? According to the Romans 2:4, at best they are ignorant and have no or little revelation about the grace and the love of God, at worst they are despising the goodness of God. It is true. They are DESPISING the goodness of God.

What does despise mean in dictionary?

καταφρονέω (kataphroneō 2706)
despise -ed, -est, -ing [KJV]
to think down upon or against any one; hence, to think slightly of. Reference(s)
Mat 6:24, Mat 18:10, Luk 16:13, Rom 2:4, 1Co 11:22, 1Ti 4:12, 1Ti 6:2,Heb 12:2, 2Pe 2:10

At the end of the day, Jesus came so that we can repent to God, not merely repenting from sin. If repenting from sin is enough, John the Baptist is enough, there is no need for Jesus to come.

Communion is a celebration

Bible says when we take the Communion, we are to remember Jesus (1 Corinthians 11:24-25) and examine ourselves (1 Corinthians 11:28). Some people see Communion as a sober and uptight ordinance. ***But I take it as a celebration.***

Bible doesn’t say communion isn’t a celebration, so we can celebrate. Same as Sabbath and Passover, the Jews could take it as a celebration. They were promised 7 day provision for 6 day work. All the first-born Egyptian (enemy) were slaughtered without a fight. I think it is a pretty good reason to celebrate.

People celebrated the law (ministry of death) –> We celebrate the new covenant (ministry of life)

In the time of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 8:8-12 ), when people understood the Law, they were instructed to eat the fat and drink the sweet to celebrate.

And now we are in a better covenant than the Law (2 Corinthians 3:9).

If the people were commanded to eat the fat and drink the sweet when they understood the law (which is meant to kill), how much more shall we celebrate when we are under the New Covenant (which is meant to give life)?  (2 Corinthians 3:6-11)

When you remember what Jesus has done for us and how much He loves us and gave us the New Covenant when you are taking the Communion, joy arises and you can’t help but celebrate. You will have a difficult time to put on a sad face.

Isn’t one of the fruit of the Spirit joy? Maybe we should exercise it and bring it out of our born again spirit.

But should we be sober and examine ourselves to see whether we are eating and drinking in a worthy manner?

You know what? No one can eat and drink the Communion in a worthy enough manner, considering how good and precious the New Covenant is. All worthy manner in the world will become nothing before the New Covenant.

New Covenant is about believing the right things, not about doing the right things. (Doing the right things is good and important though, when you believe the right things and focus on it, you will do the right things).

–> so don’t think too much about if u are doing the right things are not, examine your belief first.

Examine ourselves in here (1 Corinthians 11:28) means examining whether we really believe and have faith on the New Covenant or not

Because some people didn’t believe, they couldn’t get the benefit of the New Covenant and so they were weak and sick and died. (1 Corinthians 11:30)

God is the God of the living

The other day, I was reading

“But even Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the dead are raised, when he called the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.””

‭‭Luke‬ ‭20:37-38‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

I am very amazed every time I read these verses. God is the God of the living!!! And we are the living!!!

If God calls Abraham, Issac and Jacob the living even before the new covenant takes place, how much more alive we are today with the love of God and the Holy Spirit living in us!!!

In Jesus, no matter what situation we are in, we are the living!!!

Faith comes by hearing from God

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”‭‭  Romans‬ ‭10:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

People would think that faith comes simply by reading the bible or listening to someone’s preaching. But it is not the entire case.

  • Abraham is the father of faith but he didn’t even have a bible to read nor had someone preaching to him.
  • Paul wasn’t with Jesus as the 12 disciples, being taught by Jesus in person. But he probably knew Jesus better than all people in his generation

From the examples of Paul and Abraham, we can see that faith doesn’t comes by reading the bible and or even listening to Jesus IN PERSON

So where did Abraham and Paul get their faith?

Their faith comes by **hearing what God speaks to them**, not simply by reading the bible or listen to someone’s preaching. Yet God can speak to you through your reading of the bible and someone’s preaching to you though.

God’s word is spirit (John 6:63) and it has to be discerned by the spirit (1 Corinthians 2:14). If we read the bible without the help of the Holy Spirit, you hear the word of God spoken by you and you receive nothing from God. However, if you read the bible with the help of the Holy Spirit, you hear the word of God spoken to you by God and that’s where the revelation knowledge comes from.


When you read pray the bible: 
→ it is good to pray that God speaks things to you and helps you to hear Him.