Revelation versus illumination

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By Dave Henning / February 14, 2021

“But don’t let your passion and your vision lead you outside of God’s revelation because if you do, you will end up on your own.  Illumination is subjective, so it should always be based on revelation, which is objective.  God’s objective revelation is His Word.”- Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans concludes Chapter 7 of Discover Your Destiny as he stresses the critical nature of clarifying your vision and your dream.  Because problems arise when you only see that which lies in your direct line of vision.  As a result, you lose the momentum that comes with clear direction.  In addition, Dr. Evans notes, when you lack a target, you aim for anything.  And when you aim for anything, you miss everything.

Therefore, Tony sums up, God gives you passion and vision in order to motivate you.  For once you start taking strides down the path to your destiny, you soon discover this.  Not every day involves a skip down the yellow brick road.  As you journey along this path, you encounter a myriad of dull moments – as well as plain hard work.

Hence, you must look directly to God and His Word for an answer to your burden.  If your burden fails to drive you to God and His Word, Dr. Evans contends, then your burden isn’t God’s vision for you.  Because His vision for you points you toward Him.

Above all, Dr. Evans exhorts, share your burden from an authentic soul.  Certainly, it’s possible for people to say all the right things when they share their vision.  However, if listeners sense that your communication isn’t authentic, they’ll be less likely to participate of respond.

In conclusion, Dr. Evans counsels:

“Your life is like a coin.  You can spend it any way you want, but only once.  Make sure you invest it . . .  in something that matters to you and matters for eternity.  God has placed your destiny within you already.  He wants to give you a burden and a passion to do what He wants you to do.  Focus there.”

Today’s question: What helps you keep your burden within the parameters of God’s revelation?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: the February Short Meditation – “”

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