What comes into your mind when you read the word apocalype…or apocalyptic? There is much talk in the world about a Doomsday. Writers associate the “end of the world” and “Doomsday” with the word Apocalypse. Making Apocalypse to mean doomsday or the end of the world has been a deliberate tactic of Satan and his followers for about 200 years. Satan knows the real meaning of Apocalypse thus he has deliberately worked to hide it’s meaning and has even relegated it to the heresy bin.
Like many things in the world…the truth is found 180° in the opposite direction.
Are you ready to hear what the apocalypse is? It is something absolutely glorious and it is included in your Salvation…very much included!
The apocalypse is something that every single person on the planet who has ever been conceived is longing for….including you!!
Okay here we go…right into the apocalyptic glory of God! Read the following verse carefully….Do you see the frighteningly fearful Apocalypse in it????
Rom 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. [nkjv]
Did you see it? Did you see the carnage and death?…the Zombies?…Martians?…Godzilla?….an asteroid?….a mega quake?? No? Where is the apocalypse in this verse?
“…the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
There it is dear reader!!Here it is with the Greek words…
“….ho hē to(the)doxa(glory)mellō(which shall)apokaluptō(be revealed)eis(in)hēmas(us)
According to God’s word, to Paul the inspired apostle, the Apocalypse is NOT some doomsday event/s…but the glory of God being REVEALED IN US His children.
READ WHAT apokaluptō MEANS…..
apokaluptō– to take off the cover, that is, disclose: – reveal.
Total KJV occurrences: 26
About now you may want to jump up and dance and rigorously praise the Lord your God!! The apocalypse means to take off the cover, that is, disclose: – reveal !!!!!
Here are some other Bible versions..
the glory ready to be unveiled inside of us. JSV
the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us! AMP
the coming glory which shall be manifested in us. JUB
The glory of God is manifested in us friend…..the glory of Jesus Christ is uncovered and manifested in us!! What is hidden shall be revealed. Who is hidden in us shall be disclosed to all that He lives!! Jesus Christ in you, the hope of glory!! The hope of glory!!!! What glory? Not golden streets and big mansions in the sky my friend…but the very shekinah glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ revealed in your face, in your body for you are the TEMPLE OF GOD!!! The time approaches and now is when His glory shall fill the temple and all shall see, and all show know, that the Lord He is God!! He is God!!
All people that have ever been conceived are longing for the revealing of this glory in us….they are longing for the APOCALYPSE!!
Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing(apokalupsis) of the sons of God. nkjv
19 For the earnest expectation, the eager anticipation of the creation awaits intently for the unveiling, that is,
removing the cover from off of the sons of God. jsv
In verse 19 Paul chose the word apocalypsis which means :
1) laying bear, making naked
2) a disclosure of truth, instruction
2a) concerning things before unknown
2b) used of events by which things or states or persons hitherto withdrawn from view are made visible to all
3) manifestation, appearance
Once again this is cause for rejoicing!! The sons of God –filled with His glorious spirit–the spirit of His son Jesus…..shall be revealed…The One hitherto hidden inside of them, shall be fully disclosed to all creation!! Jesus and Father shall be layed bare before all eyes….the outer covering shall no longer hide the One who lives as us and in us! The truth of God’s reality, long hidden and suppressed shall be fully disclosed so that truth flows and all shall become convinced when they see the glory and hear and understand the truth of His glorious gospel. For long ages the world has not known what has been there all along for them to know…..they shall know when this glory is revealed and uncovered in us. The Lord Himself shall be manifested and revealed as the ever present God in His glorious church –the sons of God–just like Jesus!!
Rom 8:20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope;
Rom 8:21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
The creation—all people!!–shall come into this same glorious experience as the sons of God live inside of. In other words….all shall come to Jesus Christ, out of the bondage of sin and death and into the light and love and freedom inside of Jesus.
Far from being a doomsday–the Apocalypse is the crowing glory that all are longing for!! The whole creation is groaning to bring forth this experience. On the outside there may be turmoil…but on the inside the sons of God are being birthed into the visible.