This morning as I was preparing to preach from Revelation 1 in my home church I felt the Lord draw me to the word revelation* in the original Greek. The word is 'apokalypsis' and it literally means to unveil or reveal. The cover is removed, the curtain is pulled back and that which was hidden is now visible for all to see.
I sensed the Lord saying that this next few weeks is going to be a time of significant apokalypsis. Things which have been concealed are going to be revealed. The hidden is going to be made plain. Secrets will be uncovered. We will see things as they really are behind the masks and smokescreens. The facade is coming down, deception, lies and hypocrisy will be exposed. It's going to happen on a personal scale but also on a worldwide scale. God is going to show the truth of how things really are. There is more going on than meets the eye. For His people, this will be a time of standing as people of integrity, purity and righteousness. We will be vindicated. We are children of the light. Simply shine!
“The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place.”
“... he king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets..”
Luke 12:3 “What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.”
Matthew 5:14 NIV
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.”
Ephesians 5:13 NIV
“But everything exposed by the light becomes visible - and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.”
1 Thessalonians 5:5 NIV
“You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.”