God can speak to us in various ways. As the Bible establishes, He can speak through miraculous or supernatural demonstrations:
- He spoke to Moses through a burning bush (Ex 3:1-4)
- God spoke to Gideon through a fleece (Judg 6:37-40)
- He spoke to Saul on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-5)
- He used a donkey to speak to Balaam (Num 22:1-35)
God can also speak to mankind through dreams and visions. There is clear evidence of this in the lives of Joseph, Solomon, Jacob, Peter, John, and Paul. This may also happen to us today in 2019. (See Acts 2:17)
God can speak to us through other people who are spiritually mature and operate in wisdom. He can speak to us through the Bible; through our thoughts; through circumstances; through the sensation of peace in our inner man; and also, God can speak to us in a whisper. So, we must train ourselves to be VERY sensitive to God’s voice—no matter what the volume.
God spoke through the Scriptures the very story and plan of salvation:
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (Joh 1:12-14)
Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary even as the Scriptures foretold. Jesus fulfilled His assignment on earth and arose triumphantly from the grave and ascended into Heaven. We accept the good news of salvation through the gift of faith that God has given to every believer.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. (Heb 11:1-2)
Our God is referred to as the “Living God” in Ps 42:2; 84:2; Isa 37:17; Jer 10:10; 23:36; Dan 6:20, 26; Hos 1:10; Mt 16:16; 22:32; 26:63; Mk 12:27; Lk 20:38; Joh 6:69 and others. We are so blessed and privileged to be in a loving relationship with the living God. Glory to God!