REVELATION DEMANDS A RESPONSE
Revelation is truth, knowledge, enlightenment or information.
If the goal is for your audience to listen attentively and immediately act upon enlightenment. My favorite place for revelation is in the locker room at a basketball or football game.
The players want to know how to win. They are already motivated to act on what they hear.
Yet, if the team does not respond to the coach’s revelation, defeat is the likely result. Of course, I am assuming the coach has knowledge and truth to reveal.
The philosophy of “revelation demands a response” is not rocket science.
Hey dad, the toilet is over flowing. Revelation demands that dad gets busy.
Yellow light on the dashboard indicated the fuel is low. Revelation demands to stop at the gas station.
Big blister on your toe demands to get a bandaid to ease the pain.
Where this philosophy becomes difficult to apply is within the realms of matters of the mind and heart, as these don’t demand an immediate response.
The fact of the matter is; knowledge is usually not the problem. The real challenge is motivation.
A smoker knows quitting is crucial, yet does not quit.
A business man knows he should work less and become more efficient, yet does not act.
Do you want to experience the rewards that spring forth from responding to revelation? Then do this simple task.
Practice listening for a single applicable truth, and when you receive that revelation, enlightenment, or challenge, do it!
I love this passage of Scripture.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.”
– Colossians 3:12-18
What is your revelation? Now respond to the revelation.