Today’s devotion is entitled “Some Purposes for Prophecy” and my text is Revelation 1:1. “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:” (KJV) Here in this first verse of the Revelation, we find that it is “the Revelation of Jesus Christ” and not of the Apostle John. This is given to us by God the Father to Jesus the Son, also to an unnamed angel who gave it to John. The direction of prophecy, as well as this Revelation, is to “show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass.” This Revelation is an “unveiling.” God is not in the business of hiding truth, but instead, revealing truth.
I want to see today, the first purpose of prophecy and that is that “Prophecy brings out the Integrity of God.” The word “Integrity” by definition means “Having honesty and moral uprightness to achieve the greatest possible benefit for another.” Prophecy should not scare the Christian. Prophecy is given so that we may know the things that are going to come to pass concerning the saved, the unsaved in this world, and the plan of God in redeeming this earth and taking back what Adam lost in the Garden of Eden. God wants the unsaved to have “peace with God” and He wants all believers to have the “peace of God” that passes understanding. What integrity that is! We can rest assured that just as the God of this Bible has been precisely accurate in the past, He will also be precisely accurate for the future.
Pastor Joey Durham