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PASTORS PERSPECTIVE

Obedience and Revelation

“Now while Peter wondered within himself what this vision which he had seen meant, behold, the men who had been sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate. And they called and asked whether Simon, whose surname was Peter, was lodging there. While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are seeking you. Arise therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them.” Acts 10:17-20

As Peter was sitting and pondering what the vision meant, the Holy Spirit interrupted his train of thought and told him to “Arise therefore and go.” Notice that Peter is trying to interpret and understand this vision. The Lord then redirects his thoughts back to the simplicity of the basic commandment “arise therefore and go.” When you meditate on this it starts to make so much sense. Sometimes the vision, the questions, the idea, and the knowledge that God brings to us, can cause us to get stuck, sometimes for years. Not realizing the fact that if God wanted to reveal it to us He would have. God wanted Peter first to be obedient to His simple command. Don’t get consumed in your mind trying to figure it out, just be obedient to the simplicity of the command that’s given, and God will provide you with the understanding. Obedience brings revelation, interpretation, understanding, and most of all clarity to the things that are given through the Spirit. Obedience is the key that fits and opens God’s spiritual door.

“And as he talked with him, he went in and found many who had come together. Then he said to them, ‘You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But, God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean. Therefore, I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent for me?’” Acts 10: 27-29

Here’s Peter getting the revelation and understanding from his act of obedience. So, if you have been stuck pondering on something that God has given you, do the first and simple work of the command. God in turn will provide you with the revelation of what He has spoken to you about.

Pastor Isaac Moscoso

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