~ Special Revelation, 2of3 ~
7-Step Progressive Revelation ~ The word revelation essentially means revealing. God has, is, and will, reveal Himself to man in seven distinctive stages. This progression occurs during three distinct major categories: General (or Natural) Revelation, Special Revelation, and Applied Revelation. This series will focus on this unfolding seven step progression.
Special Revelation ~ Special Revelation refers to God intervening in man’s life on earth in ways that provide more specific information about God than can be obtained from just General Revelation.
4—Jesus Christ—The Living Word (The Center Point of History) ~ “And the Word [Jesus Christ] became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
Jesus said, “I and My Father are one” (John 10:30).
“Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, “Show us the Father”? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves’” (John 14:9-11).
Comment ~ Jesus Christ is the center point of history in many ways—the most obvious being our calendars being numbered as Before Christ (b.c.) and Anno Domini (a.d.) which means “in the year of our Lord” in Medieval Latin. An interesting side note is that Jesus Christ is also the center point of the seven steps of divine revelation that we are considering in this blog series.
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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