THE SINGLE PREPOSITIONTHAT CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by His grace, To reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. _ Galatians 1:15-17.
Early on my journey, I expected Christ to be revealed to me. I repeat, to me. My mistaken interpretation of the preposition "in" used by the Apostle Paul in the above Scripture robbed me of enjoying my true Inheritance in Christ Jesus for many years. I sought my Beloved in all the wrong, sensual places under the guise of ministry. Praise God for restoration. Webster defines a preposition as follows: "In grammar, a word usually put before another to express some relation or quality, action or motion to or from the thing specified; as medicines salutary to health; music agreeable to the ear; virtue is valued for its excellence; a man is riding to Oxford from London. Hopefully, this grammatical refresher will help the reader better understand my previous dilemma.
When the Apostle Paul stated that it pleased God to reveal His Son in him, my brain processed the preposition "to" instead of "in." I am not alone in this misinterpretation. One can readily observe the exorbitant amount of stimulus that is inundating many places in ministry such as props, drama, big screens, whether groups are large or small, and other dynamic media, and see that the masses expect something to be revealed to them instead of in them. I am forever grateful to the Spirit of Truth for calling my attention to the error of my thinking.