Is Christ’s revelation in you?
Our intent in this article is to remind all in St. Louis and surrounding county of the availability of the Holy Spirit and where He can be found governing His Church.
Understanding the Bible can be as frustrating to the greatest Christian scholar as it is to the least Christian layman. Nevertheless, there are many of the cloth that have given their all to explain, to the best of their ability, everything from the beginning of the Bible to its end. We marvel at their giftedness in intellect, resolve, and fortitude. Their names include John Wesley, Matthew Henry, John Darby, and many of today will remember the late Dr. J. Vernon McGee and his wonderful presentation of the Bible on radio. However, to what degree these men were enlightened by the revelation of Christ Jesus we do not know. What we do know is this, the intent of our Heavenly Father was, and has always been, that we receive our understanding of Him and His Word by the revelation of our Lord Jesus, and that revelation given to Paul and the apostles, and those that believed on their word through the Holy Spirit. Now there is a reason for this and we will examine it first.
Our Lord’s intent was that we all be one in Him, all steadily growing in knowledge and understanding through His Spirit that should be in us. There was never any intent on the part of God that we should be divided in our beliefs as we all were supposed to be taught by the one and self same Spirit of our Lord that was received by the Apostles and transferred to the people who believed through them. Those that believed through them understood that they were to be one with the Apostles, and pass on what was revealed to them by the Apostles and continued in them by the Holy Spirit. Thus unity and oneness in Christ Jesus would continue through those enlightened by the Holy Spirit until the end, Christ in us, and the Father in Him. This is confirmed in Isaiah 49:6 which is referenced below.
So where did the body of Jesus Christ on the Earth cease to be governed by the Holy Spirit? To begin with, the Roman persecution of our ancestors killed many and scattered many more. Those scattered became sects with differing points of view living in various countries around the world. When the Emperor Constantine revived Christianity through the church fathers of that day, it seemed the role of the Holy Spirit as head of the church had been lost. Take note. The Holy Spirit first taught Paul and Barnabas, commissioned them, and commanded them to leave on their missionary journey to the gentiles so that all that were present in that gathering did hear God speak.
At the council of Nicaea it was the Emperor Constantine that commanded the gathering of the various bishops of the nations to arrive at a consensus of religious ground all could agree with. Take note. It was at that point it could be clearly seen that the Holy Spirit was not lifted up as the banner over the Christian Church; rather it was a consensus of men not taught by divine revelation of the Holy Spirit.
It seemed that consensus survived until Martin Luther. Following him were Calvin, Wesley, Spurgeon, and others that seemed to have some light of the Holy Spirit aiding them to some degree, but it was not until the turn of the 20th Century that men began to seek the Holy Spirit as the light and leader of the church as in the days of the Apostles. Unfortunately, those so doing were shunned by many learned scholars because of their doctrines that said all with the Holy Spirit and His work with the Apostles had passed away with them, period. However, said denial did not end the return of the Holy Spirit to govern those believing in Him as their teacher and guide. Such gave birth to that branch of Christianity called the Pentecostals in 1902, then another branch came on in the 30’s and 40’s called the Full Gospel movement. With them the Holy Spirit restored His gifts, administrations, and operations more abundantly. Surpassing the Full Gospel movement, the Holy Spirit then began to move upon a people that called themselves Charismatic Christians, bringing on such fervor of devotion among these lovers of God, that upon entering one such gathering one is overwhelmed by the presence of the Holy Spirit as God in His perfect unity through his people. Through these, all become one in perfect harmony in their praise and worship of God, our Lord and Father. Once again the Holy Spirit has become Lord of the Church, and His instruction at one with the gospels and epistles of the Apostles with confirming New Testament experiences which include the workings of our Lord in His awesome signs and wonders.
Please consider the scriptures below as the ground we stand upon that testifies of the work of our Lord Jesus in His church, the believers that receive and bathe in the light of the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Truth the world cannot receive, the Comforter, the Holy Spirit who leads and guides us into all understanding through His working of the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God. It is to Him that we are to look for the light of understanding emanating from our Lord Jesus to the Holy Spirit to His spirit He has given us, who in turn enlightens the eyes of our soul with the Truth as it was supposed to be from the coming of the Holy Spirit upon His Apostles.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could all just let God be God over all His people once again!
 Endeavoring to keep theunity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
 Till we all come in theunity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:
 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
Our Lord desired that we be one with Him through that which He revealed to His Apostles. His Apostles were to receive further enlightenment through the Holy Spirit that He sent to them, and that further enlightenment was to be passed down from generation to generation through those that believed that which was taught the Apostles and confirmed by the presence of the Holy Spirit in and upon us all, growing generation after generation up into men and women resembling our Lord Jesus Christ in power, in act and deed, that as the Father’s will was done by our Lord Jesus, so to should His will should be confirmed in us by the leading and teaching of the Holy Spirit.
 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and alight unto my path.
 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
 I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles,
 And he said, It is alight thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
 Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss[d]your servant in peace.
 For my eyes have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.
 For’ so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be alight of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.
15] And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,
 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: