Isaiah 52:6 Therefore My people shall know My name; Therefore they shall know in that day That I am He who speaks:‘’Behold, it is I’‘“”
Has the Lord ever spoken to you? God spoke directly to Adam and Eve. He spoke outwardly to Noah. God spoke to Abraham and in the history of Israel God spoke to them through Moses many times. He spoke to them of the exodus from Egypt, He spoke to them of the manna that would be sent from heaven to sustain them in their 40-year journey through the wilderness. Through the prophets the Lord spoke to His people numerous times reminding them of their relationship with Him. Often disappointed with their continual turning from Him, He brought judgement, but always reminded them that they were His.
One day the Lord will return to rule over all! And “they shall know in that day”…, “Behold it is I”
But we as 21st century believers in the Son of God who went to the Cross for each of us, does the Lord speak to us? I am afraid that often we are too busy with the things of the day to even listen. That is certainly true of me. In the Scripture we are encouraged to find our quiet place and there He will speak to us. Matthew writes, “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly”.(Matthew 6:6)
In our prayers God will speak to us. It may not be words that He openly says, but the Spirit within us will direct our mind, will guide us. The word of God is given to us as a guide to life. Our daily readings and study of His word are stored away within our minds and when we feel abandoned by those around us the Holy Spirit will reminds us of the words of the Lord,““I will never leave you nor forsake you”” (Hebrews 13:5, Josh1.5). When there is a task that seems like a mountain before us the Spirit will remind us of the words of Paul, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. (Phil. 4:13) We are a people of the word but to be a people of the word we must be a people in the word! God speaks to us through His Word that we have hidden in our heart!
The last words of the Lord from John’s Revelation are, “surely I am coming quickly” (Rev 22.20). While we wait God will speak to us through His word, the Scripture. Just a thought for the morning