27 All things are delivered to me by my Father; and no man knows the Son but the Father, neither does any man know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal him. [The Father and the Son are only known through revelation: by the son revealing him for the Son and the Father are one Spirit. You do not know God or Jesus by studying the Bible or attending sect meetings. From the Word of the Lord within: "Christianity has no idea who I am or what I stand for. They are a clueless, fruitless people. They have missed the mark. Do you know him or just pretend to know him; to know him is to have met him and listened to him. Seek the meeting. The way is clear: listen and obey." ]
19 Because what may be known of God is revealed in them; for God has shown it to them.3 [Revelations come not from reading about God, nor from hearing someone talk about God, for God is only known by revelation in your heart, where you hear him and see His teachings about sin, righteousness, and Himself. George Fox wrote: "The Father is in you all, Christ is in you, and the Kingdom of Heaven is in you; there, in your hearts, is where you will find them all. Know him there searching your hearts, and find him there trying your minds and hearts; incline your ears, and give ear to him there, who will render to everyone of you according to your words and works whether they are good or evil,"]
George Fox wrote: "The Father is in you all, Christ is in you, and the Kingdom of Heaven is in you; there, in your hearts, is where you will find them all. Know him there searching your hearts, and find him there trying your minds and hearts; incline your ears, and give ear to him there, who will render to everyone of you according to your words and works whether they are good or evil,"]
17 For in it [the gospel preached by the Holy Spirit] the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith;1 as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith." [The righteousness of God is revealed in you as you increase in your faith. From the Word of the Lord within: "my true friends proceed from faith; it orders them. Little by little the Lord's will, will be progressed. Faith is a series of revelations;" with each revelation there is more faith and more righteous order in your life. You are saved through faith, and by faith your hearts are purified; but obviously in the beginning of faith, you are not purified, neither are you saved. You must contend for the faith, grow in the faith, build up your faith, increase in faith, perfect what is lacking in your faith, fight the good fight of faith, until victory when your faith is finished by the finisher; faith is a process and a journey, the end of which is to see Christ bring your salvation, to bring your eternal life.]
3 How that by revelation he made known to me the mystery; (as I wrote before in few a words,
13 But all things [sins] reproved are made manifest [revealed] by the light. For whatever reveals is light. [Revealed by the light of the word, Jesus, who reproves every man of sin with light that reveals the sins of his heart to him; the light anonymously pleads with us to cease our evil behavior, but men in their darkness do not comprehend the light. While a man may forget the light's reproving him of his sins, when that man dies, he will see every reproof of God in his lifetime played back vividly and they will be his judge, John 12:47-48; he will remember them all and be ashamed that he ignored the gentle pleadings of his creator.]
11 But I testify to you, brothers, that the gospel, which was preached by me, did not come from man.
12 For neither did I receive it from a man, nor was I taught it, but rather through the revelation of Jesus Christ.1
|2 Corinthians 12:1-2,4|
1 It is doubtless not expedient for me to boast; but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
2 I knew a man in Christ more than fourteen years ago, (whether in the body or out of the body I cannot tell, God knows;) who was caught up to the third heaven.
4 How he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which man is not permitted to utter.
|Psalms 90:8,50:21 |
8 You have set our sins before you, what we have hidden, by the light of your face.1
21 These things you have done, and I kept silent; you thought that I was entirely like you.1 But I will reprove you and set my charges [of your sins] against you in order before your eyes.