I had a rather angry person on Facebook send me this message, "There are no NEW REVELAIONS, it the same Word of God that has been settled in heaven for eternity and always accomplishes what HE PLEASES."
He was implying that revelation from God deviates from God. This irrational fear comes from lacking discernment which comes through instruction in truth by living apostles of Christ. When we have the foundation of truth laid within our hearts by living apostles, we are able to try the spirits to see if they be of God.
Why would the apostles give this commandment if the Lord was ceasing to communicate with His people through dreams, visions, and manifold graces? Why would Jesus promise to manifest Himself to those of us who assembly in His Name? Jesus and His apostles would've said, the heavens are closing... you can be sure that anything from here on out is NOT of God. Would make for some easy discernment no?
But they did not say this because THAT would contradict His own pattern and plan for the redemption of our souls. Rejecting instruction in sound doctrine from living stewards of the mystery of Christ and rejecting the daily tokens of His grace shows a lack of heavenly wisdom.
The letter cannot bring you into the Name of the Lord. Only God can do that by revelation. The letter is in part but Christ is the fullness of God. This is why His gospel in truth remains a mystery to the carnal minded even though they daily study His inspired writings. Jesus is the open sign but Christ is the concealed sign. While all men could see Jesus, not all can perceive Christ.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.