Summary: Hearing God’s Voice Does God speak today and does He speak to me.
Phyllis – Sheep story
John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (NIV)
Right from the beginning of time, GOD spoke.
Gen. 1:3 God spoke and it was so…
And He (God) is still speaking today.
God spoke to Moses on the mountain (Exodus 19:3-6)
3 Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the house of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel:
4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.
Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine,
6 you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”
God speaks through the Scriptures
- in OT times His written Word was the Pentateuch & He spoke thru it
- In NT times His written Word was the Pentateuch & the Prophetic Books & He spoke thru them.
- Today His written Word is the Bible & He speaks thru it
- 2 Tim 3: 14-17
14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it,
15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
-God spoke by writing the 10 commandments. Exodus 20: 1-17
God Incarnate spoke
Jesus. Part of the Trinity of God told us many things
God, the Spirit speaks
Ac 10:19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Simon, three men are looking for you.
God speaks in & thru dreams
Both to Christians and others
-Gen. 31:10-13 God spoke to Jacob in a dream
-Gen. 37:5-10 God gave Joseph a dream
-Gen. 20:3-7 God spoke to Abimelech (king of Gerar) in a dream
-Matt. 2:13-20 God instructed Joseph & Mary concerning Jesus’ life
God speaks thru other people or donkeys
Numbers 22 :28-30
God speaks through the prophets.
God speaks thru visions
-Ac 10:19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Simon, three men are looking for you
God speaks through signs & wonders
-Matt. 2 God spoke to wisemen thru a star
God speaks thru angels
-2Kings 1:15 and the angel of the LORD said unto Elijah, Go down with him: be not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto the king,
10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit speaks to our hearts.