In the realm of Ufo-ologists there has been talk for some time about the day when world leaders and authorities make a full disclosure of the Aliens that are among us and the contacts that have been made. It is this term DISCLOSURE that I wish to highlight for it is a term taken from Scripture.
First let me ask you a question. Look at the 7 stages of the transformation below. Q: Was there a butterfly in the first and second stage?
A: Yes there was. A butterfly was always what the caterpillar was, only hidden from view. Hidden within.
You are like the butterfly. How so? Well, if you believe in Jesus, and have received His Spirit into your heart, you are like Jesus Christ(1Jn4:17;1Cor6:17). He is hidden within your heart. You may feel that you are a lowly caterpillar….or that you are imprisoned by circumstance in a cocoon, unseen, unknown, dormant. In that cocoon you are waiting on God, your substance is being formed together with God. In the secret place, in the womb of His choosing. What are you waiting for?
You are, “…eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,…” 1Cor 1: 7
Now in the Christian mind we read that verse and especially that phrase – “the Revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ” – and we think of the Second Coming. That is true. But what is also true and missed by many is that the revelation of Jesus also involves the saints of God in a big way.
What does Revelation mean in this verse?
Strong’s: From G601; disclosure: – appearing, coming, lighten, manifestation, be revealed, revelation.
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2b) used of events by which things or states or persons hitherto withdrawn from view are made visible to all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
G601 Apokalupto To take off the cover, disclose ,reveal.
So we are eagerly waiting for the FULL DISCLOSURE – the laying bear and making naked(taking off the outer covering)so that the full manifestation, truth, of our person and state of being is fully made visible. What has been hitherto HIDDEN and withdrawn from view shall be made visible to all! What, that we are butterflies?! NO!!! That we are just like Jesus! That we are the sons and daughters of the living God, whose life we live by and through.
Of course these words are the same thought Paul wrote about in Romans 8.
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(Apokalupto- the cover taken off) in us.
Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing(Apokalupsis-FULL DISCLOSURE)of the sons of God.
The glory of “Christ Jesus in us” is within us, but the cover is on U/us like the cocoon on the caterpillar/butterfly. But the cover shall be TAKEN OFF and Christ Jesus together with us shall be REVEALED to ALL CREATION. In fact all creation is eagerly waiting for this FULL DISCLOSURE to be made–for their very deliverance and future and lives depend on it.
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.
God has already seen all people inside of Jesus, inside the cocoon. God is always in the process of transforming and revealing and hiding.
Psa 139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. Psa 139:15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Psa 139:16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.
What is hidden shall come forth and be seen.
Col 3:3 For you died, and your life is hidden (in union)with Christ in God.
Col 3:4 When Christ who is our life appears,(shines forth manifestly,publicly) then you also will appear(shines forth manifestly,publicly) with Him in glory. nkjv
Col 3:3 Your crucifixion with Christ has severed the tie to this life, and now your true life is hidden away in God in Christ.
Col 3:4 And as Christ himself is seen for who he really is, who you really are will also be revealed, for you are now one with him in his glory! TPT
The Son’s of God shall set creation free! Jesus Christ shall be seen in them.