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Verse of the Day (December 2, 2019)

Verse of the Day (December 2, 2019) #BMSeminary – The author immediately shows that Jesus Christ, as the agent of God’s revelation, is far superior to the Old Testament prophets. Their message was fragmentary and incomplete. It came bit by bit through visions, dreams, events, and direct communication as men were ready and able to receive it. Christ’s revelation is climactic and complete, because He is the Son and because His is the message for the last days. His incarnation initiated the end time, and it will be fulfilled when He returns to earth to reconcile and restore all things (cf. Acts 2:16, 17; 3:19–21; 1 Pet. 1:20). God has revealed Himself through various means, such as visions (Is. 6), dreams (Dan. 2), poetry (Ps. 139), biography (especially the Gospels), sermons (Matt. 5–7), face-to-face conversations (Deut. 5:4), tablets of stone (Deut. 10:4), miracles (John 6), parables (Luke 15), inner compulsion (Acts 21:10–13), history (1 and 2 Chronicles), angels (Luke 1:26–38), historical research (Luke 1:1–4), and the person of Christ (John 1:14). His means of self-revelation today is the Bible. Illustration: When God wanted Peter to preach the gospel to the Gentiles, He imparted this through a vision (Acts 10). Even then, Peter appears to have been somewhat reluctant to obey God completely. Application: Today we do not depend on dreams and visions to learn about God and His will for our lives, but rather on God’s revelation in the Scriptures. God did not impart the gospel to Cornelius in a vision, but commanded a man to go and preach the Word of God to him. (KJV Study Bible)

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