God Has Spoken — Listen!
The greatest event in history is not man walking on the moon, the cure for cancer, or any other purely human accomplishment. The fact that God has spoken far surpasses anything that has ever taken place on this planet. The book of Hebrews begins with the following astounding announcement: “God, having of old time spoken unto the fathers in the prophets by divers portions and in divers manners, hath at the end of these days spoken unto us in his Son” (Heb. 1:1-2). Possibly we do not catch the real impact of this great statement. It is easy to take for granted that we have many churches, preachers, religious movements, theologians galore, so the voice of God is somehow lost to the world in the midst of it all.
God does not speak through churches, preachers, religious movements, or human institutions. He speaks in only one way. We must realize that He has spoken, fully and finally. No “Latter Day” revelation is the voice of God. The Book of all books says that it was in His Son that the Almighty spoke. Through Christ, who is the express image of God’s person, has the Father and Creator of all spoken to man. This is channeled to us through the Scripture, inspired by the Holy Spirit, preserved by the power and providence of God, and made understandable by the goodness and love of God.
The text says He spoke in olden days to the Fathers in the prophets. That describes the way God spoke in the Old Testament. Now He has spoken once and for all through His own Son, Jesus Christ. The words of Christ were made known through His apostles. In the longest recorded prayer in the Bible, Jesus said, “for the words which thou gavest me I have given unto them (the apostles); and they received them, and knew of a truth that I came forth from thee...” (John 17:8).
The next time you pick up a Bible, open it to the New Testament, read from the apostles, know dear friend that you are hearing the voice of God. Just listen and learn! Some may tell you that God will speak to you in dreams, impressions, visions, or by alleged prophets of the latter day, but it is not true. God has spoken only through His Son and the Son gave us the word from the Father through the apostolic message of the New Testament. Read it carefully and obey it faithfully. -
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