The Ways God Speak

         Is it difficult for you to believe that God still speak to people?
Now, you will believe even more if you can follow this article.
    I pray before you finish reading it God will speak to you in such a way that you will understand and believe.
Open you Bible to Genesis
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat. Genesis:2:16. Which means God conversed with Adam in the first garden.
     He told Noah to build an ark.
And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth...Genesis:6:13
  Now open your Bible to Exodus.
         And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I...Exodus:3:4
 God spoke to Moses in a burning bush.
You are still doubting that God speaks right? Okay
     He  also promised Abraham a son. Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee: Genesis:12:1.
     Apostel Paul heard His voice on the way to Damascus. And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks...Acts:9:5
        But does God still speak to us today? If so, how?
       Often when people ask this question, they are talking about an audible voice of God. And God can do that. He can do anything He wants. He’s God. Why then, can’t I hear God speak to me audibly, someone might ask?
       The way God works is unpredictable and that is why hearing God voice may mean different things to different people. Many people do say “I’ve asked God for "these/that but He never answers me."
      Let me say this. God treats each of us as unique children that is why God doesn’t “speak” the same way to all of us. But now, here are some ways God often uses to communicate with us.

A. Through His Word in general.

2nd Timothy 3:16 says that all Scripture is “God-breathed..
     His Word sometimes gives us a warning, a word of encouragement, or a lesson for life. His words are written with love as God’s guide for life so that we may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
     That is to say, God is whispering, and sometimes shouting, all through His Word, giving us instructions and principles for life. As we interpret Scripture by other Scripture, we avoid the false logic and misinterpretations that sneak into our world. If someone claims, “God told me to go kill my neighbor!” would you believe him? Of course not! God never violates His own Word or principles. That “voice” does not belong to God.

If you needed help for raising your kids. His words have told you about that, especially in proverbs. Marriage difficulties? God spoke about that as well.

2.  Through His Son, Jesus Christ.
        The New Testament was the fulfillment of God’s special plan. It’s the gospel: the good news of Jesus Christ. “In the past God spoke to our forefathers 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 he made the universe” Hebrews 1:1-2, NIV)...
      Through the words of Jesus in Scripture, we can “hear” God’s heart and God’s voice and know what God is truly speak. These words were not written for a few or for select individuals (“For God so loved the world…”). We can “hear” Jesus voice by reading the same Bible.

3. Through Nature and His Creation.
      “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. ”Romans 1:20, NIV).     Through the intricate details and magnificent beauty of all that God has made, we can “hear” His voice. How? By observing the ant’s strength to store up food all summer long, we learn about wisdom and industriousness. By studying the heavens we understand more of God’s greatness. And through planting and growing a garden, we “hear” about miracles of death and rebirth. God designed and spoke to them all into existence in the Genesis.

4. Through Other Believers..
         God may use a friend, a teacher, a parent, or a preacher to convey His message of truth to us. Their words may come as a warning, a blessing, or as a prophetic truth about our lives. Whether we choose to hear it or ignore it, depends on us. But we should ask ourselves; Do their words line up with Scripture? Will God confirm or affirm that truth in us?
“The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere” (James 3:17, NIV)..

I have heard the Lord spoke to me numerous times through other people. A Words from a speaker or Christian author have both challenged me at times. And i have also heard God talking to me through my workers and parent as their pure and honest words cut clear to my heart and spirit, reminding me of God’s faithfulness and power.
All these examples may not sound to you like ways of ”hearing God’s voice,” but it is not possible to pin-point God to our own expectation if we insist on Him acting or reacting a certain way. God is bigger than that. Have you forgotten that He once spoke through a donkey?
      And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?.Numbers:22:28. So, Why then, can’t He speak through anyone at anytime or in any way He wants to?

5. Through music.
         One of the ways I can sense God’s presence and “hear” His voice is when I am praising Him through music. Especially in times of depression and difficult trials. I will start singing various hymns while Praise will open my heart unto Him.   The words and the notes bring a soothing comfort, excitement, and passion that open my ears and heart and lift my spirits immediately.
    In the book of 2 Chronicles 20, King Jehoshaphat faced a huge army of enemies who could have easily destroyed His people, but he did a strange thing. With a declaration that his eyes were on God, he sent in a choir of praise singers: “Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: ‘Give thanks to the LORD, for his love endures forever’” (2 Chronicles 20:21, NIV)...
      God spoke clearly. He released His power, and Jehoshaphat’s army defeated their enemies without stress.

6.  Through Circumstances.
        Through Moses, God used circumstances (plagues) to convince Egypt’s leader to release God’s people from slavery. But Pharaoh wouldn’t listen. Sometimes God uses our circumstances to test our faith. We don’t always know how to interpret the things that happen to us. The best way to know that God is speaking to us through circumstances is to keep telling Him to open our hears and heart to know what He want us to know. We should be calm and be sensitive.

7.  Through His Spirit.
      Some may call it “God’s whispers,” while others say, “God’s still, small voice.” We are made in the image of God, and when we confess Jesus and follow Him as our Lord and Savior, His Spirit comes to live in us.
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life ...John:6:63
     God’s Spirit speaks to us through our inner man, helping us to make right decisions. When we are tempted, that same Spirit warn us to do the right thing.
As a Christian writer, I depend on God’s Spirit to lead me on what to write. He speaks to my mind.
        Why do you suppose ten people can “hear” a sermon, but each person will walk away with a different truth that applies to him? In some cases, the speaker never spoke what the people say they heard Many times, that may be the result of God’s Spirit speaking a personal “word of life” a living, breathing word of truth to our spirits. It’s when Scripture comes alive to us because it is truly from God.

8.  Through Prayer.
      Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God... Romans:8:26-27
    God do speak to us through His Spirit and through prayer. We may not know how to pray, but God’s Word tells us His spirit makes intercession for us.
A times it may be through combination of fasting and prayer, our minds become clearer and our hearts are more sensitive to God. Again, we may not hear God’s literal voice, but His Spirit confirms a certain direction or answer for us. As the distractions fade, we can sense His leading in a new way. Sometimes while praying, God’s Spirit will remind us of a Scripture or a truth in His Word that we can directly apply to the situation.
    But a times it may not happen immediately. It may be day after or a week and even a month.

Does God speak to all of us the same way.?
      No, we are all unique. Are these the only ways God speaks today? No. He speak in so many other ways including dreams and trance.
       In other countries where Christianity is taboo or not allowed, God is also revealing Himself repeatedly through dreams. Report after report confirmed that an unbeliever who has never heard of Jesus dreams of Him but does not know who He was or what the dream he had means. Then a messenger comes after weeks to shows a film about Jesus death and resurrection, and the person who has dreamed about it recognized the man in his dream that He was Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

In Conclusion..
    Regardless of the way God chooses to reveal Himself or speak to us today. You must know one truth. Which is; He will never contradict His Word, and the message He gives will always bring glory to God.
            God bless you.

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