REVELATION - IT'S PROFOUND MEANING TO GENTILES

Dr. Jorge Mata-Torres, Ph.D.

Brother Jorge  
(Dr. Jorge Mata-Torres)
Author & Publisher


To fully understand the profound meaning of REVELATION as it applies as much to what the Son of God reveals in the final chapter of the Bible but its incredible significance as it applies to Gentiles as you will see in Simeon's scripture further below.

revelation

[rev-uh-ley-shuh n]

noun
1.
the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure.
2.
something revealed or disclosed, especially a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized.
3.
Theology.
  1. God's disclosure of Himself and His will to His creatures.
  2. an instance of such communication or disclosure.
  3. something thus communicated or disclosed.
  4. something that contains such disclosure, as the Bible.
4.
(initial capital letter). Also called Revelations, The Revelation of St.John the Divinethe last book in the New Testament; theApocalypse.
Abbreviation: Rev.

revelation




/ˌrɛvəˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of disclosing something previously secret or obscure,esp something true
2.
a fact disclosed or revealed, esp in a dramatic or surprising way
3.
(Christianity)
  1. God's disclosure of his own nature and his purpose for mankind, espthrough the words of human intermediaries
  2. something in which such a divine disclosure is contained, such as the Bible
Derived Forms
revelational, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Church Latin revēlātiō from Latin revēlāre to reveal

Revelation

/ˌrɛvəˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
(popularly, often plAlso called the Apocalypse, the Revelationof Saint John the Divine. the last book of the New Testament,containing visionary descriptions of heaven, of conflicts between goodand evil, and of the end of the world
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Word Origin and History for revelation
n.

c.1300, "disclosure of information to man by a divine or supernatural agency," from Old French revelacion and directly 
from Latin revelationem (nominative revelatio), noun of action from past participle stem of revelare "unveil, uncover, lay bare" (see reveal ). General meaning "disclosure offacts" is attested from late 14c.; meaning "striking disclosure" is from 1862. As the name of the last book of the New Testament ( Revelation ofSt. John), it is first attested late 14c. (see apocalypse ); as 

simplyRevelationsit is first recorded 1690s.

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revelation in the Bible

an uncovering, a bringing to light of that which had been previously wholly hidden or only obscurely seen. God has been pleased in various ways and atdifferent times (Heb. 1:1) to make a supernatural revelation of himself and his purposes and plans, which, under the guidance of his Spirit, has been committed to writing. (See WORD OF GOD.) The Scriptures are not merely the "record" of revelation; they are the revelation itself in a written form, in order to the accurate presevation and propagation of the truth. Revelation and inspiration differ. Revelation is the supernatural communication of truth to the mind; inspiration (q.v.) secures to the teacher or writer infallibility in communicating that truth to others. It renders its subject the spokesman or prophet of God in such a sense that everything he asserts to be true,whether fact or doctrine or moral   principle, is true, infallibly true.

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THE PROFOUND MEANING OF SIMEON'S SCRIPTURE TO THE GENTILES

"25Now there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for THE CONSOLATION (RESCUE - 3874. paraklésis* see below) OF ISRAEL, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26The Holy Spirit had revealed to him that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27Led by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. And when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for Him WHAT WAS CUSTOMARY UNDER THE LAW, 28Simeon took Him in his arms and praised God, saying: 29“Sovereign Lord, as You have promised, You now dismiss Your servant in peace. 30For my eyes have seen Your salvation, 31which You have prepared in the sight OF ALL PEOPLE, 32a light FOR REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, AND FOR GLORY TO YOUR PEOPLE ISRAEL. 33The Child’s father and mother were amazed at what was spoken about Him. 34Then Simeon blessed them and said to His mother Mary: “Behold, this Child is appointed to cause the rise and fall OF MANY IN ISRAEL, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,35so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your soul as well.” 36There was also a prophetess named Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, who was well along in years. She had been married for seven years,37and then was a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.39When Jesus’ parents had done everything REQUIRED BY THE LAW OF THE LORD, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth." Luke 2:25-39

* Cognate: 3874 paráklēsis – properly, a call (urging), done by someone "close beside," i.e. a personal exhortation that delivers the "evidence that stands up in God's court." [3874 (paráklēsis) is cognate with 3875 /paráklētos ("legal advocate") and thus has legal overtones.] 3874 (paráklēsis) is an "intimate call" that someone personally gives to deliver God's verdict, i.e. "the close-call" that reveals how the Lord weighs in the relevant facts (evidence). 3874 /paráklēsis ("holy urging") is used of the Lord directly motivating and inspiring believers to carry out His plan, delivering His particular message to someone else. Source: http://biblehub.com/greek/3874.htm CONCLUSION Revelation therefore is a disclosure of those doctrines that makes Israel God's Chosen to Gentiles - the keeping of God's Law (Torah) and Testimony of His Son to inherit the Kingdom of God. People forget that one is going to appear in God's court - Judged by the Messiah according to the Law - HIS LAW. The Chosen of Israel KEEP GOD'S LAW. Those who practice Lawlessness - just as in courts of men here on earth - are punished. Men cast those who practice lawlessness into jail - the Messiah casts those who practice Lawlessness into the fire (Matthew 7:17-27)