One of the most exciting things for me is to hear from God. The Holy Spirit’s work includes speaking to us and helping us to understand and to obey. However, this is very confusing and scary issues among believers. It is commonly said “you should hear from God” but it is grossly misunderstood. I hope to write several short articles on this topic and I hope it might help someone somehow.
Hearing the voice of God is very essential for anyone who wants to enjoy the Christian life. We should desire to hear God clearly, obey his voice and achieve good success. One misunderstanding that many people have is that “God’s word and instructions are weird” That is not true. Some people feel it may take ages waiting before God speaks to you, that again is not true. Yet some other people think that God only speaks to special people; that also is not true too. God speaks to all his children. Being a child of God makes you special.
The scripture says “And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.” Rev. 5:10 (NIV)
Also in 1 peter 2:9-10 the scripture says “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.” (NIV) Even if anyone argues that only priest could have access to God,(though that is not so), you are by right of salvation a priest.
The restriction of access to God was destroyed when Jesus died on the cross. The symbolic barrier to God’s presence, the curtain shielding the Holy of holies was torn from top to bottom; it means all children of God can come into his presence without hindrance.
Mark 15: 37-38 “And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last. Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” (NIV)
One last thing for now is that I believe that God will not speak to me in a language I don’t understand. Well, that is my own experience. It is simple for me that way. I feel that if God speaks in a language that I don’t understand, it means he does not expect me to obey. In the first instance I did not understand what was said and I do not know how I could go from place to place seeking for someone to tell what was said and I could be at a risk of getting it wrong. It has been working for me and it is fine with me.
- Holy Spirit is A Friend Indeed (hspcomfort.wordpress.com)