“The things which are”

Re: Verse reading–Isaiah 6:1-8; Revelation 4:1-11 (day six) 
In the last book of the Bible, Jesus shows John the Apostle “the things which are, and the things which shall take place”Revelation 1:19.  It is a revelation, a God-given insight into invisible and eternal reality.  There are many instances in Scripture of this same grace.  Isaiah’s vision of God in Isaiah 6.  Ezekiel’s visions (many).  Even Paul’s encounter with the Risen Christ on the road to Damascus falls into this category (Acts 9).  When God opens our eyes to “see” hidden realities, it is called a vision.  No wonder that Paul later writes to the Ephesians, “I pray that the eyes of your heart will be enlightened”Ephesians 2:18.  Understandably, visions come to us with compelling power. “I was not disobedient to this heavenly vision”Acts 26:19.  Not imaginary things, God is helping us see invisible realities, things more real and more urgent than any we see or touch with physical senses.  God is revealing “the things which are.”

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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