The Voice of God

I recently have been asked a very interesting question. I love questions that make me seek the Lord. That question being “ What scriptures tell us that God spoke audibly to believers in the New Testament?”  They seemed to be seeking more accounts than the baptism of Jesus and the transfiguration. So I first went to my trusty little Webster’s dictionary to define the word “audible”. Webster’s tell me that it means “ capable of being heard”. Dictionary .com says that it means “ capable of being heard: loud enough to be heard; actually heard. This adjective means heard or hearable. So with this meaning I began to seek scriptural confirmation. Since audible means heard or hearable, the first scripture I came to is in John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God, “ and the word became flesh and dwelt among us.” So now that we know that Jesus is God incarnate (God in the flesh) we can begin to recall the accounts where God audibly spoke to believers in the new testament. You see there were no believers in Christ except for John the Baptist, until Jesus called his disciples and started his ministry. The disciples were not true believers when Jesus called them, they chose to follow him. But it was through his love, his teachings, miracles of healing, provision and deliverance that produced believers. When one becomes born again their spirit comes alive and their spirit bears witness to the Holy Spirit. Since God is Spirit we become able to hear him speak. So we can say that every word that Jesus spoke was the audible voice of God. There are different forms of speaking or should I say different tones of a voice. In public you’ll sometimes here a mother with young children say to them to please use their inside voice. Which leads us to believe there is an outside voice. You’ll often hear Gods voice described as that “still small voice” in your spirit man. Sometimes you’ll even hear a believer say they wished God would just yell the answer to them so they could be sure to hear him. But then there is that audible voice of God that you sometimes hear about. It’s that voice that echoes in the room and you look around to see where that voice is coming from and who’s speaking. If you have ever been one of Gods children that has heard that audible voice and it does happen, you know without a doubt that it is God speaking. So whatever form God chooses to speak to you at any given moment can actually be considered “the audible voice of God”. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word. Jesus is the word of God whether it is written or spoken it is the audible living true word of God that brings life and love into your entire being.


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