The word Revelation, in Greek, is “Apocalypse.” The words of Christ are intended to preserve men in the great Apocalypse. There is truly Only One Revelation.
The word Revelation, in Greek, is “Apocalypse.” Because of the ignorance of the world, the apocalypse is considered negative. When properly understood, it is the greatest blessing, it is coming back into the presence of Christ. The book of Revelations is more commonly known as the “Apocalypse” of John, because it tells of John the Beloved’s experience, being brought back into the presence of Christ and God the Father. My efforts are to have my own Apocalypse, while in the flesh, as did John the Beloved. The preparation is nothing less than revelation!
All revelation is really Only One Revelation, it is the revealing Truth and Light by degrees. When all revelation is accumulated, and all truth is circumscribed into one great whole, it is God who is revealed. All revelation is really Only One Revelation, and it is returning into the presence of God. The Apocalypse is dreadful to those who are not conditioned to light, because the light of God burns those who are impure. Moroni reminds us that procrastinating our repentance and preparation for the Apocalypse is not very wise at all:
“1. And now, I speak also concerning those who do not believe in Christ.
2. Behold, will ye believe in the day of your visitation [Apocalypse]—behold, when the Lord shall come, yea, even that great day when the earth shall be rolled together as a scroll, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, yea, in that great day when ye shall be brought to stand before the Lamb of God—then will ye say that there is no God?
The words of Christ are intended to preserve men through the great Apocalypse. While we are not in the presence of the Lord, we are in a probationary state, a time for men to prepare to meet God. The words of Christ is designed to expose the serious seeker to greater and greater light, as truths are revealed by the power of the Holy Ghost. When the earnest seeker of light adjusts their lives to reflect the light being given in scripture, then further light and knowledge can be added by messengers sent from the presence of the Father (angels). As each addition of light changes the life of the believer, the believer becomes more and more conditioned to light (getting used to the heat), so that the coming of the Lord at the great Apocalypse is a joyous celebration of light, rather than a burning lake of fire and brimstone. The words of Christ are intended to condition all who take them seriously to the light, thus preserving men through the great Apocalypse.
There is truly Only One Revelation. We foolishly think that answers to decisions is where revelation matters. Answers to decisions hold little value when compared to the unveiling of God. But God uses our plea for answers, as an opportunity to unveil Himself to us. Consider the brother of Jared. The problem of light in the ships was not the Lord’s concern at all. It was only an opportunity to reveal Himself, in answer to earnest prayer, and to bring the brother of Jared back into His presence. Looking back, the brother of Jared’s preferred blessing wasn’t the glowing stones, it was the unveiling of God. All the little decisions hold little, or no value, compared to God’s unveiling.
When anyone enters into the presence of the Lord, it is their second coming, it is their Apocalypse, it is the accumulation of all revelations to reveal ALL TRUTH, God. All revelation is God unveiling Himself! There is truly Only One Revelation, it is God being unveiled to you!
Conclusion: In our darkened state of ignorance, God refuses to bring you back into His presence hastily. Instead, the humbling experiences we are given are as a refiners fire, intended to burn-off the impurities, sanctifying us in preparation for His unveiling. Pruning, digging at our roots, scattering dung to fertilize us seems unpleasant at first. A refiners fire doesn’t sound much better. It was all designed to prepare you for joy in eternity! Pay the price now, eternity lasts much longer than earth-life.