7-Step Progressive Revelation ~ The word revelation essentially means revealing. God has, is, and will, reveal Himself to man in seven distinctive stages. This progression occurs during three distinct major categories: General (or Natural) Revelation, Special Revelation, and Applied Revelation. This series will focus on this unfolding seven step progression.
Applied Revelation ~ First we had General Revelation and later Special Revelation. Finally we have Applied (or Implemented) Revelation. The knowledge gained from General and Special Revelation is applied in a practical and intended way.
6—God’s Law Written in Our Heart (partial fulfillment) ~ “For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. Because finding fault with them, He says: ‘Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah — not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, “Know the Lord,” for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.’ In that He says, ‘A new covenant,’ He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away” (Hebrews 8:7-13).
Comment ~ Applied Revelation has been partially fulfilled since Christ’s First Coming. The complete fulfillment will be realized following His Second Coming as we will see in the Part Seven—the last of this seven part blog series.
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