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Daily Seedings: Revealing Himself to Man


Revealing Himself to Man

“‘All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.’” Matthew 11:27

 

Since the time of the fall of man, God has been endeavoring to reveal Himself to humanity. Man, with his back on God, must be arrested by Deity. God must act sovereignly, for man has not the power in himself to contact God, much less to understand Him. Deity must step in the path of man and stop him by a revelation of Himself.

Moses had seen many a bush burn, but on one day when he saw that a bush was not consumed though it burned by fire, he turned aside to see. When his attention was thus arrested, God spoke from the bush and asked Moses to take off his shoes for the place he was standing on was holy.

The revelation of God to the individual heart is progressive. At first, we may know Jesus as Savior; afterward, we come to know Him as Healer, Provider, King, and Bridegroom.

Such revelation of God also must enlarge from one age to another. God in Christ revealing the Father was an advance upon the revelation of God in the tabernacle worship. In this age, we have the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, revealing the other two Personalities.

 

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…one of the early 20th Century’s prophetic voices still speaks today…” — Jack W. Hayford

Reprinted with permission from Daily Seedings: A Devotional Classic for the Spirit-Filled Life by Ivan Q. Spencer (selected and edited by Edie Mourey), Furrow Press, 2008.

For more about Ivan Spencer, see “Following in His Steps” by Edie Mourey.

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Category: Living the Faith, Winter 2020

About the Author: Ivan Q. Spencer was a pastor, educator, and Pentecostal pioneer. In 1924, he founded Elim Bible Institute to train young men and women for last days' revival ministry. As graduates left Elim and pursued national and international ministry, he formed Elim Fellowship in 1932 to commission and credential graduates. Ivan received his training for ministry from Rochester Bible Training School in Rochester, New York. He attended the constitutional convention of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) in May of 1943 and served on the Board of Administration for the Pentecostal Fellowship of North America from its inception in 1948. Ivan died at the age of 81 on August 17, 1970. His life of faith was chronicled in Ivan Spencer: Willow in the Wind by Marion Meloon. Two posthumous publications contain Ivan's thoughts on faith: Faith: Living the Crucified Life and Daily Seedings: A Devotional Classic for the Spirit-filled Life.

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