Apostle Grace Lubega
Acts 18:24-26 (KJV); And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
In scripture, Paul makes a prayer for the church, that the eyes of your heart may be flooded with light, so that you would know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints [His set-apart ones] (Ephesians 1:18 AMPC).
This means a light is always cast on one’s eyes of understanding, so as to BEHOLD revelation in the things of God.
DOCTRINE IS BEHELD in the spirit. And since it is beheld, whichever picture is revealed to a man’s spirit is what he ministers.
In Apollos’ case, though he was eloquent and powerful in word, he only beheld the doctrine of John the Baptist and as a result, this is all that he ministered.
Aquila and Priscilla on the other hand, were able to put Apollos aside and expound the way of the Lord to him more perfectly because they beheld the fullness of the truth of the Gospel.
This all means that revelation is what defines a man’s maturity in the doctrine.
Revelation can not be crammed, it can not be recited over and over again for you to imitate how a man sounds when he ministers by it. You can only minister to the extent that the eyes of your understanding have been enlightened.
Therefore, the soundness of the doctrine that any man ministers depends on how much light has flooded the eyes of their understanding to create the accuracy of what they behold in the Spirit.
FURTHER STUDY: Luke 1:4, Titus 2:1 (AMPC)
Revelation is what defines a man’s maturity in the doctrine.
PRAYER: LORD, I thank for this revelation. I behold the doctrine of Christ in its fullness. I carry a perfect understanding of these things and I know beyond any shadow of doubt the reliability of all that I have been instructed of Him. Because of what you always pour into my spirit, I gladly execute my duty to minister the things that are in agreement with sound doctrine which produces men and women of good character whose lifestyle identifies them as true Christians. In Jesus’ name. Amen