Tuesday, January 15 2019 ,
Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo,
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome,
CHECK THAT VISION!
(Judge All Revelations With God’s Word)
TO THE BIBLE 1 Corinthians 14:29
“Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge.”
Sometimes, people receive what they claim to be visions or revelations from the Lord without scrutinising such with God’s Word. They don’t take the time to check that they are consistent with the written Word. Every revelation must be consistent with the revealed Word of God.
For example, a certain man had a vision. He had been a Christian for many years, but he became sick. While on his sick bed, he had a vision where someone, wearing sandals and a white robe, covered with a cloud, walked into the room. He started looking from the person’s feet upwards to see who it was. As he did so, the man spoke up and said, “It’s not my will to heal you,” and disappeared.
He believed it was Jesus because he said he felt the presence of God in the room. Hence, he accepted that it wasn’t the will of God to heal him, and began telling others how it wasn’t God’s will for him to be healed. That couldn’t be Jesus! None of that “white robe” or “white cloud” is enough for anyone to assume it was Jesus. If you’re told something that’s inconsistent with the Scripture, then it’s questionable; you have every right to reject it.
This is something many people are ignorant of. God’s will is clearly expressed in the Scriptures: God wants you well (read 3 John 1:2). He’ll never contradict His Word. So, if the voice you’re hearing contradicts the Word of God, that’s a demon talking to you, irrespective of the appearance.
Moreover, we’re warned in scriptures not to be deceived, because even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). Every revelation must be subjected to the Word of God! Don’t accept it just because you saw a vision or because you got it from someone whom you think is spiritual; judge it by the Word!
1 Corinthians 13:9-10; Hebrews 1:1-2
Dear Lord, thank you for granting me wisdom and insight into your perfect will in all things. The eyes of my understanding have been enlightened to know the hope of your calling, and the riches of the glory of your inheritance in the saints, even as your Word finds a vent through me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 11:1-30, Genesis 36-37
Acts 9:21-31, Job 1-2
Study and meditate on 1 John 4:1-2.