Truth is revealed, not understood.

I have taken you through a brief journey of Daniel 12:4. By no means did we cover any of the deeper implications of that chapter. That wasn’t the point. My summary in saying that truth is revealed not understood is one of the major misunderstandings of many bible studies.

The search for truth is not getting all the information, set in the right order, where it is defendable against scoffers and those with enough worldly wisdom to argue with you. The search for Truth is a search for a man, the Son of Man, Jesus Christ.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Here is a trinity of aspects of which Jesus is the central figure. He is the person of God, fully God, and fully man. In this quest surrounding Daniel 12:4 Truth is the object of discussion. We will never find Jesus via information technology, DVD, study bibles, or even the bible on your nightstand unless He reveals Himself to you.

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Trust is a relationship word. You can trust what God is telling you, but are you hearing God or understanding scripture?

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Do you read this to mean understanding the scriptures? Then allow me to quote one more verse.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Rightly dividing in 2 Timothy is explained better in Hebrews 4 as a method of revelation of that which is in you that is soulish and that which is spirit, that which moves you and that which is life itself, to clarify your thoughts in alignment with your new heart condition. In ranching terms, He guts you to expose your innards.

What are you made of?


I was fraught with indecision, what went wrong?

Once again I begin where I left off and our third version of scripture comes into play.

Daniel 12:4 But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.

Many will go back and forth is a sign of indecision. I could relate to that version by my own behavior. The Word was revealing me for what I was and always with purpose. My pursuit of knowledge neglected relationship. God allowed that for a season because He needed His Word in my library of information in order to activate His purpose for me in relationship.

I received the Word but it needed to be activated. That came to me in the awareness that information isn’t relationship. The key for me was in discovering that living by faith wasn’t the same as living by information. I was still making choices for my life that weren’t working. It took a long time to grasp the wise words of an elder, “Let go and let God.” Armed with better information I was still making bad decisions. That is not living by faith.

Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

I was listening to myself, pursuing my own understanding of the information rather than allowing the Word to reveal itself to me through the power of God. I will not tell you that is easy to overcome. It was difficult for me and it took time but God is patient. For me it began when I stopped chasing information. Daniel’s words, “I don’t understand.”, didn’t take on personal meaning until faith took over.

Truth is revealed, not understood.