You Better Listen: God is Speaking

In the post Spiritual Earthquakes, it was shared that you must see to it that you do not refuse Him who speaks. Why? You will receive a kingdom that cannot be shaken – quake proofing your life. Conversely, those who do not listen and comply with what God is saying will not receive a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Since so much is riding on your response, You Better Listen: God is Speaking.

I submit the most important message about Spiritual Earthquakes is that God speaks to us. The notion that God speaks to us is intriguing, exciting and mystifying to many people. God speaks to us through His Word, His Spirit, His People, and His Circumstances.

His Word

By Word, I mean Jesus God’s Son. John 1 tells us the Jesus is the Word who with God in the beginning and through whom all things were made.  Hebrews 1:1-2 “In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.” The Word of God is also written for us. That is the Holy Bible. Do you want to hear God speak to you? If you do, you must read the Word of God.

His Spirit

In John 15:26, listen to who Jesus told the disciples who would speak to them. “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.”

His People

John 15:27 Jesus also tells the disciples “And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.” Being a follower of Christ, I must emulate what He did and what His disciples did. Since God told the disciples who walked with Him that they, in conjunction with and like the Spirit, must also testify about Him. It is in our testifying about God that people hear who He is and what He can do.

This assertion is also reiterated in Romans 10 where Paul quotes Isaiah and Psalm when he says, “For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?”[a] 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. 18 But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did:

“Their voice has gone out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.”

That voice is God’s voice through His Spirit and His People. Moreover, I John 5 tells us “We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

 His Circumstances
I could pick any circumstance to say God is speaking to us. I could talk about Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, Tsunami’s in the East, Earthquakes and the like. The Word is filled with circumstances where God was speaking to people. One such circumstance was when Abraham’s servant was attempting to fulfill his master’s request for him to find a wife for Isaac in Genesis 24. What about God speaking to Pharaoh and all the Egyptians through the plagues in Exodus. Another is in Jonah 1 where Jonah wanted to do one thing, but God wanted him to do another. God blocked or closed every door. Yet another is in Mark 4:35-41 where Jesus calms the storm. Do you think Jesus would have had to say a word to you about who He was if you were in the boat?
I John 5:5 God asks “Who is it that overcomes the world?”  God also answer “Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” You Better Listen: God is Speaking.

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