Welcome to Word of Life Study Series – The Entrance of His Word Gives Light. It is important to distinguish between revelation, inspiration, and illumination. Revelation, which may be oral or written, may be defined as an operation of God communicating to humanity truth that otherwise people could not know. Since mankind was created in God’s image and endowed with a capacity to know God, it is rational to expect that God would communicate Himself and His mind to humanity. Inspiration has to do with the communication of the truth. A supernatural influence exerted on the sacred writers by the Spirit of God, by virtue of which their writings are given Divine trustworthiness. In other words, Revelation discovers new truth, while Inspiration administers the communication of that truth. The Word of God imparts wisdom, giving light (Spiritual illumination and understanding) to the eyes of our heart. God’s Word makes wise the simple. The Bible is full of light, giving light to the eyes, revealing truth, and bringing forth understanding.
1. The Word of Light and Revelation
The Bible acts as our spiritual eyes into the unseen realm that is more real than this natural world. The Bible is the truth that reveals things as they really are! So revelation knowledge is spiritual understanding revealed to the spirit of a person. This spiritual light of God’s revelation knowledge is a key ingredient to our development, growth and spiritual maturity. It is the creative and life changing power of God that is at work in us who believe.
2. Our Inheritance in God’s Word
The Word of God is our blueprint for everything that pertains to life and godliness through His Precious Promises. Jesus paid an eternal price for our redemption, His own blood. He gave His life to redeem us from the penalty of death- Romans 6:23. His death, burial and resurrection provided for us eternal salvation. Eternal life is more than the regeneration of the human spirit, and having our names written in the Lamb’s Book of life- Praise God for it! Once ZOE (the life of God) is in our hearts, it begins to affect every arena of our existence- spirit, soul and body.
3. The Fullness of our Inheritance
The fullness of our inheritance does not begin until we are absent from the body and present with the Lord. The Scriptures reveal that much is awaiting for us when we pass through this life into the eternal realm of God. Our new glorified bodies, heaven, and all that is in store for us in the endless age; this is our blessed hope. As Paul mentioned in Romans 8:18, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”
4. Our only Source of Truth
The Word of God is our only source for revelation and understanding of God and His kingdom! God’s light shines through His Word and drives the darkness of ignorance, confusion and hopelessness out of our lives. This light produces life (Salvation) and freedom that translates us from the authority of darkness into the kingdom of light of God’s dear Son (Colossians 1:12-14)- “The entrance of your words gives light...” Psalms119:130. Knowledge of God through His Word produces LIGHT! What a wonderful treasure to have; storing up the knowledge of God in our hearts, that we may be conformed into the image of Jesus Christ- Colossians 3:10.Support the show