Today, If You Will Hear His Voice…
The Word of God is alive. God is still speaking on all levels. With each passing day the Holy Bible speaks louder and with more clarity than the day before. At times, it is as if Jesus Christ is speaking in the room. The Word of God, both spoken and written, the rhema and logos, is how Jesus Christ speaks to us. Through the written, the logos, and the rhema, when He speaks directly to us, either in prayer or through other people.
How often have we been in church and come away believing the Pastor was speaking directly to us? Well, wouldn’t that be Jesus Christ speaking directly to us through another vessel called a Pastor? Or what about when we hear someone speaking out in the world and the same thing happens? We are overwhelmed with the sense that what is being said is vital.
What about when we are reading the Holy Bible and the written Word of God begins to breathe life into our weary bones and life springs forth?
For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.”
Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said:
“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts.” ~ Hebrews 4:4-7 NKJB
When do we accept these scenarios as God speaking to us in this day, “Today”? Some people want to convince us that God is no longer speaking since we have the Holy Bible and that’s that. We refuse to accept that idea. Our experience says otherwise. Our experience says that God, very much, speaks in everything, in every way and everyday. Today and all days. We have to be open to hearing His voice above the noise.
This is where it should become clear as to God speaking to us all the time. God helps us to walk in His ways, live the life He wants for us and be the child of God He created. He does not want us to be disobedient, He wants us to love and serve our brothers and sisters in Christ, His children, and to live on a higher plane than we thought possible.
Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick (living), and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. ~ Hebrews 4:11-13 KJB
The “dividing asunder”, making into many pieces, the soul and spirit, joints and marrow allows God to discern every fiber of our being. God knows if we are off track, even if it is only in our heart and thought life. God is still speaking directly to us. God has never left us and will never leave us. If God is with us, for us, in us and around us why wouldn’t He speak directly to us?
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.