Mar
25
2013

Revelation alone does not make you relevant!

One of the privileges we have as Christians is the ability to receive divine revelation from God in whatever format He wants to give it to us, whether through prophecy, word of knowledge, visions and dreams, the rhema word, the still small voice etc

Increasingly, I am convinced of the importance of taking God to the workplace, not as an add-on but as an integral part of the day. I also believe that to be effective in the workplace or in the business world, we need more than revelation. Let me explain

It’s not enough to have revelation, you must know what to do with that revelation. That’s what makes you relevant and gets you promoted.

Let’s consider some biblical examples to illustrate this point.

Therefore, O king, let my advice be acceptable to you; break off your sins by being righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps there may be a lengthening of your prosperity.” (Daniel 4:27)

These were the words of Daniel to Nebuchadnezzar after God had revealed what would happen to the king following his increased arrogance and pride. Daniel advised the king on what he should do to avoid God’s judgement. In this instance, the king ignored the advice and paid for it.

I am reminded also of the story of Joseph in Genesis 41:33. Again, after interpreting Pharaoh’s dream, Joseph was able to offer advice.

‘Now therefore, let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt’

Our impact will only be fully felt when we not only walk in revelation but have an understanding of that revelation and on the back of that revelation, be able to offer advice.

In 1 Chronicles 12:32, we read about the sons of Issachar

‘who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command’

We must not shy away from giving Godly advice based on the revelation we have received.

Remember, Ephesians 1:17, the prayer is for both wisdom and revelation.

‘that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him’.

Nebuchadnezzar refused Daniel’s advice at his own peril. Perhaps we should also pray that God will give the people hearts and ears to heed our instructions.

Finally, remember a man’s gift will make room before kings (people of authority) or as the International Standard Version puts it

A person’s gift opens doors for him, bringing him access to important people

Simply put, it’s not enough to have revelation, to be effective, we must be able to offer advice on the revelation that we have received.

May this be your testimony in the name of Jesus!

So, until I appear again in your inbox, with more insight from the scriptures, stay blessed

 

Ola

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About the Author: Ola Aroyehun

Ola Aroyehun editor of The Christian Business and Professional Magazine: a magazine dedicated to helping Christians apply biblical principles to their professional lives.

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