“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” (1 Cor. 2:12, KJV)
Warren Litzman goes on a bit further in 1 Corinthians 2 verse 12 emphasizing that it was only by revelation that Paul received the gospel of grace. He took nothing from the scriptures when he speaks about this new grace gospel which is based only on the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ.
So then what is Revelation? Warren explains that it is God speaking to us about His plan. It is present knowledge of His plan. Paul had the revelation of Christ as our new life, and urges us many times throughout his writings to follow him as he is a follower of Christ. We, too, can receive the revelation of Christ as our new life through God’s grace which is being poured out into hungry minds right NOW.
As believers in Christ, we no longer have the “spirit of the world but the Spirit which is of God.” That Spirit is Christ. Christ alive in us. And, through the work of the Holy Spirit, this is being revealed to believers today, right now. With the revelation of Christ IN us, we are carrying out God’s plan of being prepared now as we get ready to enter into our Father’s house in Heaven.