(Kelly Mcdonald JR) “I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.” Galatians 1:11-12 (NIV) In each of our lives, there are times when we need a special word of encouragement to help us. You may feel like you are going through the motions or going through a valley in your life. You need something out of the ordinary to encourage you to keep going. You need a revelation.
Paul said in Galatians 1:11-12 that the gospel is not something made up by people; instead, it is something received through revelation. In the Greek language, this word for revelation is apokalupsis, and it means an unveiling. In other words, the gospel was not something man could fabricate. The gospel was something that God had to literally reveal or manifest to him.
This apokalupsis or unveiling changed Paul’s life forever. Paul was instantly changed from a man that persecuted the Church into someone who promoted it! This revelation from God was so powerful that Paul was willing to risk his life over and over again. In our lives, we need revelation because it moves us from inaction towards action. It changes our lives forever. This revelation enabled Paul to help other people as well. Paul wrote about one-half of the New Testament. Think about the countless people that have been touched the past two thousand years because of the revelation given to Paul. This revelation was so strong that it outlived Paul reached into the future (and into our time today). READ MORE