God Speaks

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We are a society that is driven by communication. We are consumed with email, facebook, mobile phones, twitter, etc. Why? We are communicative beings to the core because we have been made in the image of God and God is a communicator (Genesis 1:26-27). In Genesis 1 it’s recorded 10 times that God said…

The issue of God communicating with us has to do with the Doctrine of Revelation. This doctrine tells us that God’s chosen to reveal himself to his creation and without God revealing himself to us we would have no hope or chance to know or discover who he is. Speculation is human effort trying to guess who God is and what he is on about. Revelation is God revealing himself to us because the distance between us and God is so great spiritually that without him initiating communication we wouldn’t ever have a hope of connecting with him. There are 2 categories of Revelation:

  1. General Revelation: Revelation available to all people.
  2. Special Revelation: Revelation available to some people.

God has revealed himself generally to all people through creation (Rom 1:19-20). God has revealed himself generally to all people through conscience (Rom 2:14-15). God has revealed himself generally to all people through human history (Acts 17:26).

God has revealed himself specially to some people through miracles (Exodus 5-11). God has revealed himself specially to some people through prophecy (1 Cor 14). God has revealed himself specially to some people through Jesus Christ (Jn 1:14). God reveals himself specially to some people through Scripture (2 Tim 3:16). God reveals himself specially to some people through personal experience (1 Sam 3:1-10).

A few things to remember when listening to God’s voice: When God’s voice is distant, you are the one who has moved away from God not God from you. Don’t despise the mentors in your life, you will need them one day to help you discern God’s voice in your life. Hearing God’s whispers requires a willingness to obey what God asks you to do and stop looking for God to speak in the spectacular because he speaks in the still small voice (1 Kings 19:11-13).

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