- if God does not reveal Himself, we cannot know God.
- my bird, used to be afraid of me but when I fed it, the bird started to trust me, he knew that I had no intention of hurting him.
- God is too big to understand without showing Himself to us.
- there are 2 revelations that God has given us:
Special revelation and General revelation
- General revelation is for everyone
-believers and non believers.
- 1)and we see it in creation
- a car reflects its creator. Like a car.
- the stars and heavens show God
- we see God through His creation
-2)God gave us a conscience to know what is right and wrong.
- 3) history
- 1) revelation of God in miracles
- 2) revelation through prophecies
- 3) revelation of God in
-Colossians 1 :15
Jesus is the ultimate revelation of God to man because He himself is God.
- 4) revelation of God through Scripture. The bible was inspired and recorded by the Holy Spirit but was written down by the prophets.
2 Peter 1:20-21
-5) revelation by personal experience.
- Abraham's, Enoch's, Noah's, Joseph, Moses', Joshua's, David's', Elijah's, Paul's, Peter's, 12 disciples, pastors', and us.
-God reveals to us so we can have more faith.
-God wants us to experience his power, healing, presence, in order to have a stronger faith.
- He reveals himself to us because He loves us, and wants us to have a relationship with Him.