But we have this treasure in earthen vessels to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us (2 Cor 4:7)
The Lord wants us to hold dearly in our hearts the things that He whispers to us, the revelations He gives, the insights and understandings – keep them treasured and secretly held in our hearts – as precious oil.
But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart (Luke 2:19)
Don’t be too quick to give them away – let them be worked into us first…. let them become us….then they are given by God to others through our lives – His Life in us, not our words.
Our own words can’t carry the precious oil, only an empty vessel can carry the Oil.
By Watchman Née; (emphasis mine)
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright, the morning star. Revelation 22:16
The book of the Revelation is the unveiling , the apokalupsis, of Jesus Christ. It draws aside the curtain to reveal Him.
It’s object is not primarily to enlighten us regarding coming events – the antichrist, the supposed revival of the Roman empire, the rapture of the saints, the millennial kingdom or the final downfall of Satan. John’s remedy for our ills is not a matter of so many seals and trumpets and vials. It is not in fact designed to satisfy our intellectual curiosity at all BUT to meet our spiritual need by revealing Christ Jesus Himself in fullness, that we may know Him.
For Christ is the answer to all our questions.
Get clear first about Him, and we shall know all we need to know about “things to come”.
He is the risen and victorious King of kings. All the events that follow, are the outcome of His being that.