Can God speak to us directly?

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In the OT, God spoke directly to different people like Adam (Genesis 3:9), Abraham (Genesis 17:3), and Moses (Exodus 33:11). And in the NT, He also spoke to Paul ( Acts 9:3-8), Peter (Acts 10:13), and John ( Revelation 1:10) in a similar manner. These were special revelations for specific purposes. But God regularly speaks to His children through the following ways:

1. The Word of God
The Word of God is His clear messages that enlighten the way so that people can walk safely in their journey towards heaven (2 Peter 1:19). The Psalmist declares, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” (ch. 119:105).

2. Jesus Christ
The teachings of Jesus are God’s direct thoughts that have been revealed to humanity “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).

3. The Holy Spirit
God’s Spirit or His still small voice speaks to the hearts of the faithful when they seek help “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come” (John 16:13).

4. Nature
God speaks to us through 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).

5. Godly people
The Lord uses religious leaders in the church to speak His will and guide His children “Without counsel plans go wrong: but in the multitude of counselors they are established” (Proverbs 15:22).

6. Providence
God uses open and closed doors to direct His flock “Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ and when a door was opened for me in the Lord” (2 Corinthians 2:12 also 1 Corinthians 16:9).

7- Prayer
The Holy Spirit helps the faithful to know God’s thoughts when they pray“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26-27).

Let’s us draw closer to God for He is very eager to speak to us and reveal His love, compassion, and good will.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team


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