Will I hear God speak to me?
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There is a lot of confusion and discourse about this question and a lot of wrong answers as it pertains to this question. Often we will have someone say “God spoke to me” or “God gave me a word for you.” Even worse someone will say to you “the reason God is not speaking to you is because you’re disobedient.”
Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live. (2 Timothy 3:16) The Bible tells us the story of God, the plan that was set in place before the creation of the world, who the plan is carried through and how it relates to us.
As such, it has divine authority as to what God has said to mankind. It has the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. We need no other book to deliver God’s message of faith; it really is sufficient and final. Saying that the Bible is clear does not say that everything written within it is perfectly clear but rather what God needs for us to know He has made known, leaving no doubt as to what God intends for us to know. If one passage is unclear another passage will help us to bring a clarity and an understanding to the first.
So all discussion of “God spoke to me” needs to come with the understanding of these basic tenets and truths. Everything else must be judged accordingly. Often the very thing someone is telling you that God told them, or the “word” they have for you, can already be found in the Word of God. This self-delivery statement is to bring glory to themselves, to make themselves appear important or significant or special.
God does not give or share His glory with others. “My name is the Lord! I won’t let idols or humans share my glory and praise” (Isaiah 42:8). Scripture also stresses the importance of “testing all things and holding true to that which is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21). “… there are indeed many false prophets who will try to deceive you” (1 John 4:1).
We will encounter many along the way who will describe themselves as biblical teachers or claim to know God’s Word, so it is important to study, so that we become craftsmen ourselves and can tell the difference between those who are genuine and those who are not. “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15)…. continued
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