The Meaning of Divine
What is divine
At its simplest, it is the manifestation of the sacred in your life – the revelation
of God's purpose for you. That there is such a purpose you should not doubt, otherwise why would you have
been created as an individual?
You may have an idea that divine revelation is just for saints or other holy people,
for the founders of great religions and their exclusive descendents.
But divine revelation is also specifically
addressed to you.
Just because you choose to worship with many others under the cloak of a large
religion does not mean that God is not speaking directly to you through this organisation.
You have a responsibility to listen to His Word
and to work out this message for yourself.
If others around you seem not to have listened hard enough and are claiming a message
that is clearly not Godlike – one that is against love and kindness and aims to hurt others created by Him –
you have a responsibility to set them straight.
The religious understanding of divine revelation is that the Word of God is to be
found in holy books - such as the Christian Bible, the Holy Qur'an of the Muslims, the Jewish Talmud - which
must be interpreted for the ordinary person by more learned and religious people. Divine revelation may also
come about through the mystical experiences of religious men.
All the great religions expect the Word of God to be brought to their followers
through the spiritual insights of the original founders. They see truth as something to be handed down
through long tradition, as the preserve of a mystical elite. Followers are required to accept the Word of God
as told to them by those initiated into the mysteries of a particular religion, who in their role link back
to the founder.
revelation does not come
You, as much as anyone else, are the guardian of God's
Word. You are God's creation, a sacred work of His, and He reveals Himself through every
aspect of your ordinary life.