“For God may speak in one way or in another yet man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night. (Job 33:14-15).”
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrew 13:8).”
“Today if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion. (Hebrew 3:7).”
Recently, I have come across several people that were very puzzled when I shared with them testimonies of what God was currently doing in my life and how He had told me that He was going to do these things and how He brought them to pass exactly as He promised. They all asked me one question “Does God still speak today?” This is the question that we want to address on this forum today.
The bible says that God’s words to His Children are "Yes and Amen". It says further that “ God is not a man that He should lie nor the son of man that He should repent. Numbers 23:19. Also, “Has He spoken and is He not able to bring it to pass?”, the Bible asks. My unequivocable answer to both questions is: "Yes." God still speaks today and He also can bring whatever He says (good or bad) to pass.
But to whom does the Lord speak today? God talks to all. God talks to His children by His Spirit, the Holy Spirit. “To as many as received him to them gave him the power to be called the sons of God.” A son hears his father.
God also speaks to anyone else that he wants to. In Genesis He spoke to a pagan king, Abimelech, to have nothing to do with Abraham’s wife, Sarah. In Genesis He spoke to wicked and idolatrous father in law, Laban, to do Jacob no harm.
In the New Testament God continuous spoke to people. He gave Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, specific instructions to keep Jesus safe. He told Zachariah, the priest that he was going to have a son, John the Baptist. As the early disciples watched and prayed He gave them very specific instructions such “Set aside for me Paul and Barnabas for the work for which I have called them.” Paul, the Apostle, heard Jesus clearly at his conversion and continuous after that. During a ship wreck he assured his fellow travelers of their safety because God had told him so the previous night.
There are several ways that the Lord speaks today. Some of these are through dreams and vision, audible voice, witness in the heart, preaching, prophetic utterances, and signs and wonder.
The challenge is, “Why do some people continuously while others do not?” We will discuss these issues next time. Everyone is welcome to share their experiences in this area. I will share mine as well next time. See you in the New Year by His Grace. Stay blessed and have a very blessed New Year.