Authority and Revelation

Yesterday was Yom Kippur, and during our fast I had two revelations…

The first one concerning authority. When we place ourselves, or our dh places our family, under the authority of a church and/or pastor then we need to respect the authority that comes with the church leadership and the pastor. This may seem like, “Well duh!” But how many times have we caught ourselves talking against a decision made by the pastor, or a change in service order, or a request to commit more time to a ministry etc. When we are in a congregation, unless the Pastor speaks against the WORD, then we need to know that G-d has called us to this place to serve in some way and keep our mouths shut and serve. I found myself in such a situation last week and when I shut my mouth and obeyed  I found so many blessings waiting for me, Baruch Hashem!

The second one is concerning revelation, I am going to quote from FFOZ Torah Club Vol 1, reading Acharei Mot.

Remembering that we do not see G-d clearly should help keep us humble. It should make us reluctant to criticize other people’s theologies and their experience with G-d. They may have perceived an aspect of the Almighty that we have not, or we may have found revelation that has been withheld from them. Neither of us is to blame for not seeing the whole picture. In this world, the whole picture is not available. Yeshua told the theologians of his day, “You have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His form” (John 5:37). That is why a true appreciation for the greatness of G-d excludes religious arrogance. The Apostle Paul exclaimed, “Now I know {only} in part, but then I will know fully” (1 Corinthians 13:12). Nobody on this side of the veil has apprehended absolute truth.


One thought on “Authority and Revelation

  1. HereinisLOVE September 21, 2010 / 8:39 pm

    You know I never looked at either of those topics in that way. What a blessing to have those things revealed to you!

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