Does God Still Speak?
Before we get into the good stuff, we need to resolve something first.
Each person must come to their conclusion to this question. “Does God still speak today?”
Some would say, “NO!” Some would say, “YES!”
I say, let’s ask Jesus and let His Word be our guide.
John 10:27 – My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
Jeremiah 33:3 – Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
Luke 6:46 – Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?
John 5:19 – Jesus gave them this answer: Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
Many have been taught that He no longer speaks and if that is your adopted belief, then you are going to be double minded in trying to have conversations with Him. Your underlying belief will sabotage your growth because you will cast doubt on anything you hear.
Let’s go through the Word one more time.
John 10:27 – My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. ** How can you follow if you cannot hear? Hearing is essential to following!
Jeremiah 33:3 – Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. ** Conversations with our Creator is a two-way communication, not a grocery list.
John 5:19 – Jesus gave them this answer: Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. ** This is an astounding verse. Jesus is saying there isn’t anything (nothing, was the word he used) great about Himself, but what makes Him so fruitful is that He ONLY does what He sees/hears His Father doing. Part of following Him means to imitate His ways and do as He does.
Luke 6:46 – Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? ** God is the original parent and doesn’t want us just to hear Him, but obey. (Aren’t we the same way with our children?) He isn’t just demanding obedience; He is asking we following what He is telling us. There is a difference. Old Testament was about the rules and law. The New Testament was about our relationship and connection with Him. As a loving Father, He instructs us and wants us to trust Him enough to obey.
Parents, parents, teachers, and friends are there to help us, but it is ultimately Holy Spirit’s job to lead us into Truth. John 16:13 say, ‘But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.’
I want to leave you with an action step based on John 11:40 that reads, “Jesus looked her in the eye. “Didn’t I tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”
Do you want to see the glory of God? Regardless of wherever you are right now on the subject, you can see the glory of God *IF* you believe.
For those who haven’t experienced conversations with your Creator ASK, “Holy Spirit, who do I need to forgive for teaching me that you no longer communicate with your children?”
For those of you who have experienced it before ask, “Holy Spirit, is there anything blocking my way to greater intimacy with my Creator?”
Post below and share what Holy Spirit revealed to you.