SPEAK, LORD!!!

GOD OUR HEAVENLY FATHER DID SAY, THIS IS,

MY BELOVED SON, IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED,

LISTEN TO HIM!.

How Do We Hear From God, The Person Of Jesus Christ!.

Apostle, Serving And, Ministering To And, For God's Sons And, Daughters In Building Them Up, To Lead, As We Together In Love, And, Unity Follow Christ Jesus.

 

 

God's sons and daughters:

 

Every Christ Believer has probably wondered at one time or another, “How do I hear the voice of God?” The question is natural because we want to know what God has in store for us, and we are eager to please our heavenly Father. The range of answers, however, has caused much confusion and controversy. We need to be biblical when we answer the question of how can I hear the voice of God for myself?

 

The Bible tells us how Israel heard from God: “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to their fathers by the Prophets, but in these last days He has spoken to the Churches by His Son, whom He appointed the heir of all things, through whom also He created the world” ( Hebrews 1:1–2 ).

 

Before the Incarnation of God in Christ Jesus, God spoke through the Prophets. His chosen people the house of Israel heard from God through men such as Moses, King David, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Micah, Malachi, and the other Prophets. They relayed messages from God, and often their words were written down and preserved so they would always know His promises, His law, and His redemptive plans.

 

There were times when God spoke directly to the Hebrew people. Abraham and Joshua, for example, conversed with God directly at times ( Genesis 12:1; 17:1;) ( Joshua 5:13–15 ). Others, such as Jacob, heard from God through dreams ( Genesis 28:12–13 ). Ezekiel saw visions ( Ezekiel 1:1 ). Saul began to hear from God and spoke for the LORD GOD when “the Spirit of God came powerfully upon him” ( 1 Samuel 10:10 ).

 

But, in most cases, people did not hear from God directly; rather, they were responsible to read God’s written Word or seek out God’s chosen mouthpieces. On at least two occasions, King Jehoshaphat asked to hear from a Prophet of God ( 1 Kings 22:7; 2 Kings 3:11). Ben-Hadad, king of Aram, sought to hear from God through the Prophet Elisha ( 2 Kings 8:7–8 ). Isaiah told the people of Judah they had a responsibility to “Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning” ( Isaiah 8:20 ); that is, they were to read the written Word of God already delivered to them.

 

With the birth of Jesus, things changed. John the Baptist was the last of the Old Testament Prophets. Through the Person of Jesus, God spoke directly to us. Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the Mount, the Sermon on the Plain, and the Olivet Discourse; and His pronouncements of being the Bread of Life, the True Vine, and the Good Shepherd are God’s direct revelation of who He is. Jesus’ words “are full of the Spirit and life” ( John 6:63 ).

 

The writer to the Hebrews says, “In these last days the heavenly Father has spoken to us by JESUS CHRIST.” The “last days” are the current dispensation, the Church age. Jesus Christ was and Is the pinnacle of God’s revelation; He is the Final Word to us. In the Bible Jesus’ words are recorded for us. When Jesus ascended back into heaven, He left behind hand-picked Apostles who were given the special task of recording what Jesus had said and done. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, these men were authorized by God to speak and record God’s words to His Church so that all of the Church can truly hear from God by the Holy Spirit. We now hear from God through His written Word, which is the Bible.

 

So, basically, we hear from God by reading our Bibles and hearing it preached.

 

For many believers who want to hear from God, hearing, “Read your Bible,” it is very satisfying. They desire a more “direct” and “personal” communication. There are many problems with such a desire, starting with the fact that neglecting or rejecting the Bible in order to seek a “new” word from God is spiritually dangerous. It is arrogant for someone to think that he is so special as to receive direct revelation from God, especially when God said in the first century that He has spoken through His Son, who is “appointed heir of all things, and through whom also He made the universe” ( Hebrews 1:2 ). We can’t top Jesus. There are modern-day Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors, Teachers, Elders, Prophetess, Bishops who function in the same manner as the biblical men and women of God did.

 

God does speak to His sons and daughters today, but the means He uses always include the Bible. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer and gives gifts to them as He chooses. Some are given gifts to teach, correct, admonish, and encourage other Christ Believers. There are new revelations being given founded upon God's Holy Word and Holy Spirit ( Revelation 22:18 ), but God has gifted sons and daughters in the Church to be able to speak into the lives of other Christ Believers. Exhortation and the offering of biblical advice are important within the community of believers.

 

A ministry gift instruction from God’s Word is one way we hear from God today. A son or daughter of God's advice, tied to Scripture, is another way we hear from God. A directive issued by a God-ordained authority figure is another way we hear from God such as the one who is writing this right now to you, as His Church Nations Apostle- James R, Winfree, Sr, and God's sons and daughters.

 

We should never neglect to pray and meditate on God’s Word. As we meditate on a passage of Scripture, and we pray for God’s direction and understanding, we hear from God. When we feed daily on the Bible, the Holy Spirit points us to truths that we know are from God because they come directly from His Word. What a privilege it is to have God’s Word readily available to us!

 

“I meditate on your precepts

and consider your ways.

I delight in your decrees;

I will not neglect your word”

( Psalm 119:15–16 ) Amen.

 

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Written By & Shared By, Apostle James R, Winfree, Sr.

 

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