(The Revelation continued...)
How God is reviving His work. How He is making Himself known.
God is making a correction...
Correction; a definition:
A correction may involve discipline, judgment, purging.
The Great Flood
"Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
Then the Lord said, 'My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh...' Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
And the Lord said, 'I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land.' But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord."
Chapters 2 and 3 of The Revelation of John
"I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice saying, 'Write in a book what you see and send it to the seven churches.'"
"At the end of the New Testament period, the enemy of souls found entry into the house of God, and caused God's own people, the very heirs of redemption themselves to turn aside from His way. Something terrible has happened ...now John is brought in and commissioned ...not to lead further but to restore ...to bring the people of God back to a position they have lost."
Revelation and Correction
"Men become aware of the approach of God and they hear for themselves His word and believe. Then those who hear and believe carry out, in the place and circumstances in which they find themselves, their understanding of what this word requires. This explains why they so often attributed to God, motives, qualities, and purpose, and so often expressed sentiments and engaged in activities which in due time would need to be corrected.
Revelation is one thing; what men do with it and because of it is often another; the Scriptures record both."
Harper's Bible Dictionary
"When a person falls, he jumps up again; when he discovers his mistake he goes back to the fork where he made the wrong turn."
Jeremiah 8:4, 5