Beloved, there is a traditional Christian fundamental mindset which places great emphasis upon the error that all inspiration and teaching by the Spirit has ceased since the completed canon of scripture. Many religious people have unconsciously bought into this erroneous way of thinking, and yet the scriptures themselves declare otherwise – “The things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God” (I Corinthians 2:11).
Scripture clearly teaches us, beloved, that we are to be a people born of the Spirit, taught by the Spirit and led by the Spirit. Are we therefore to limit the Spirit to teaching and leading us only out of the canonized written word? Is our relationship with the Father so limited that His Spirit is not allowed to bring forth fresh and new revelations which He, in His infinite Wisdom, has seen fit to close up under seal of secrecy until His set time for their unsealing? Of course not. If this were so, the scriptures would not refer to such things as, “The mystery of Christ which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto God’s holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit” (Ephesians 3:5), and we would not be exhorted as we are by the Spirit of Truth and Revelation to “have an ear to hear what the Spirit has to say to the churches.”
The sorry state of the matter, beloved, is that there are many people today who have eyes and ears and who constantly read the Bible, but they cannot hear and they cannot see (what the Holy Spirit has to say and show them) because of what they hear and see. The carnal mind truly is an enemy of God. From my perspective (and you’re certainly free to disagree with me), the Father alone is the only true Author of His Expressions, written or otherwise, and He reveals these to us continually by His Spirit, and if He wishes to speak to me in any way, I am ready to hear what He has to say, and I am also ready to share what He wants me to share with others, not being the least bit concerned about whether man’s canonized version of scripture is involved in the whole process, or not. I believe that everything in the Bible is true, beloved, but I also believe that not all truth is found in the Bible.
My Great Shepherd walks before me, and I follow Him wherever He leads me, because I know His voice.