Summary: God surrounds us and speaks to us but it is required that we are in position with the proper equipment to listen and heed Him.
Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Isaiah 53:1-3 KJV
THE MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION
We are surrounded by the invisible!
Look around you. What do you see? We can see and identify lots of things! There may be other things out of sight but we can uncover them! There are some things however that are hidden in plain sight! Well they are not really hidden! Because we do not see them does not mean they do not exist! It's just that we are normally unable to see or access them! However with the right circumstances and equipment we have no problem in bringing them into the realm of the natural senses! Some of these unseen things are known as waves. We're surrounded by waves of all kinds. We are unable to access them unless we have the appropriate equipment which is plugged in! A radio system has two parts: The transmitter and the receiver.
The transmitter takes the message, whether sound, voice or picture and converts it to a modulated sine wave which is sent out in the form of radio waves. The receiver takes this wave and decodes the data to receive the message. This is a very simple explanation for how radio, TV, GPS, cell phone, baby monitors, etc works.
In similar manner we are surrounded by an invisible world that is only perceived by spiritual senses. In like manner we are surrounded by Him in whom we have our being! The waves of God are all around us. The waves of His power. The waves of His blessing. The waves of His mercy. The waves of His grace. The waves of His healing. It’s just that we are unable to connect and communicate unless we have the right equipment and conditions.
Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. Acts 17:22-31 KJV
The Waves of God flow when we are plugged into God, turned on to God and tuned in to God!
We cannot plug in any old thing. We have to plug in the appropriate equipment.
THE METHOD OF COMMUNICATION
Tuning in to God.
In order to intercept these signals from God we need to be tuned in. Faith is the means by which we receive from God! Faith is our spiritual receiver!
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Hebrews 11:1-3 KJV
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6 KJV