REVELATIONAL ARROGANCE

Even because of the extraordinary character of the revelations. Therefore, so that I would not become arrogant, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to trouble me – so that I would not become arrogant. 2 Cor. 12:7

Paul begins this chapter by talking about how it was necessary to boast about his revelations, and then he tells about this thorn in the flesh that was given to keep him from becoming arrogant.

Can you imagine how profound and incredible the revelations were that Paul experienced? He goes on to talk about entering different dimensions in heaven. The entire book of Revelation seems to be like what Paul describes. We don’t have much detail about what Paul experienced in these revelations, or what He heard. He gives hardly any details. What we do know from this is that they were so incredible that Paul was tempted to become arrogant.

What this inspires me toward is that there are greater encounters and visions and revelations of Christ than what I have encountered so far. I want more, not for the sake of boasting or arrogance, but that I may encounter Him more, and that my ministry would become as powerful as an apostle like Paul. If those visions and revelations had any part in the ministry of Paul, then “Bring them on, Lord!” We need more Pauls in our generation.

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