The Voice of God!

Some people ask why God spoke to people in “Old Testament” times but not today. What they don’t always grasp is that: “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by (His) Son.” What is meant by speaking to us by His Son? Jesus is the Living Word; the Bible is the written Word. The written Word reveals the Living Word; the Living Word speaks to us as we are engaged by the written Word. Unsaved people respond to the Bible as they would to an ordinary book. People who are being drawn to Jesus find their hearts being spoken to by hearing or reading the Living Word. When one comes to Jesus, receiving Him as Savior and Lord, the more he or she gets into the Word and the Word gets into them, the more they become conscious of His voice! Once we realize we are being talked with, we need to share with others what we are told. While public preaching does this, we need to share with others (not preach to them) on a personal level what God has shown us. Let us pray as did Frances R. Havergal in her hymn, “Lord, Speak to Me.” In her own words: “Lord, speak to me that I may speak in living echoes of Your tone. As you have sought, so let me seek Your erring children, lost and lone. O lead me, Lord, that I may lead the wandering and the wavering feet. O feed me, Lord, that I may feed Your hungering ones with manna sweet. O teach me, Lord, that I may teach the precious truths which You impart and wing my words that they may reach the hidden depths of many a heart. O fill me with Your fullness, Lord, until my very heart o’erflow in kindling thought and glowing word, Your love to tell, Your praise to show. O use me, Lord, use even me,  just as You will, and when, and where until Your blessed face I see, Your rest, Your joy, Your glory share.” Selah! Share wisely what God has revealed. It’s His Word, not our display of knowledge, that He voices to others!   Ron

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