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The Almighty Creator God Speaks

What the Bible says about God speaking

Some caveats about hearing God's Voice

"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it." ~ George Bernard Shaw, who eventually lost his make-believe faith in Athiesm. People who say that Jesus Christ doesn’t reveal Himself and His will to His people should not interrupt those who are learning to hear His Voice and learning to respond to His Voice.

The Almighty Creator God Who created you so He could have a relationship with you speaks to you. Is there any reason that this should this be surprising to anyone? We have trouble hearing God's Voice and discerning between our own wills and His righteous will. Is there any reason that this fact should this surprise anyone?

Adding to our confused state, there are principalities and powers in the spiritual realm who work incessantly to deceive us and bring us into captivity with lies. And there are ungodly people in the culture who work incessantly to deceive us as well. Most universities, news organizations, entertainment organizations, media organizations, and game manufacturers exert an ungodly influence. Our minds are already well populated with these lies. Lies bind. Truth sets free.

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by [the] word (literally utterance) [of] God.  

This faith is not like the faith of the ungodly. It is a supernatural gift that is imparted to us when we hear the utterance of God. God tells us, in Scripture, that this faith is the gift of God, not of ourselves, lest any man should boast. We can't gloat because we have faith since the faith itself is a gift from God.  

Don't try to rationalize your own pseudo-faith or hypnotize yourself into believing. Such nonsense has nothing to do with real faith. This type of mind exercise is a deception from Satan. God gives faith for those things that He desires.  

In the Zondervan interlinear (1974 edition) Romans 10:17 is: "So faith [is] by report, but the report by [the] word of God." The brackets indicate words put in to help translate to English syntax but not appearing in the original. In The Interlinear Bible second revised edition, and it gives it this way: "Then faith (is) of hearing, the and hearing through a word of God." The ESword program does not have the words, "the," "a," or "of." The meaning of the Greek behind "the word," is literally an utterance. The two words, "by," are interesting. The first "by" appears to be the point from which action proceeds (see below). The second "by" appears to be the channel of an act (see below). Pray about this and God will reveal it to you.

The Almighty Creator God Speaks through the Bible and other means

 

God speaks through the Bible. God speaks through visions, dreams, and more directly. God speaks through the Body of Christ. God speaks through creation. Humans can make mistakes in receiving revelation, so God has placed safeguards against false doctrine in the Church.

When God speaks, He doesn't always use words: "And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known to him in a vision, and will speak to him in a dream. My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?" Numbers 12:6-8

In any case, God's revelation is always a vision of reality. It is, in fact, a vision of hope. Hope is always realistic, not by man's standards but by God's standards. Hope is simply God showing you what He is going to do.
In Online Bible "the word" = 4487 rhma rhema hray'-mah  
1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word  
1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning  
1b) speech, discourse  
1b1) what one has said  
1c) a series of words joined together into a sentence (a declaration of one's mind made in words)  
1c1) an utterance  
1c2) a saying of any sort as a message, a narrative  
1c2a) concerning some occurrence  
2) subject matter of speech, thing spoken of  
2a) so far forth as it is a matter of narration  
2b) so far as it is a matter of command  
2c) a matter of dispute, case at law
 
In esword, "the word" = G4487 ρ"ῆμα rhēma hray'-mah  
an utterance (individually, collectively or specifically); by implication a matter or topic (especially of narration, command or dispute); with a negative naught whatever: - + evil, + nothing, saying, word.
 
In esword, the second "by" = G1223 διά dia dee-ah'  
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import: - after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause)... fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through (-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general import.
 
In esword, the first "by" = G1537 ε"κ, ε"ξ ek ex ek, ex  
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote): - after, among, X are, at betwixt (-yond), by (the means of), exceedingly, (+ abundantly above), for (-th), from (among, forth, up), + grudgingly, + heartily, X heavenly, X hereby, + very highly, in,... ly, (because, by reason) of, off (from), on, out among (from, of), over, since, X thenceforth, through, X unto, X vehemently, with (-out). Often used in composition, with the same general import; often of completion.
 
In Online Bible, "hearing" = 189 akoh akoe ak-o-ay'  
1) the sense of hearing  
2) the organ of hearing, the ear  
3) the thing heard  
3a) instruction, namely oral  
3a1) of preaching the gospel  
3b) hearsay, report or rumour

The Almighty Creator God Speaks through Visions, Dreams, and More Directly

Numbers 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known to him in a vision, and will speak to him in a dream.

Numbers 12:7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.

Numbers 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

Mankind misuses the imagination. God created the imagination to give us the vision out of His own mind.  

The Almighty Creator God Speaks through Christ the Body.

God speaks through His people. He is not dependent on raw human reasoning (the reasoning of the human mind without the Intelligence of the Creator flowing through the human mind) to try to figure out Scripture and speak His Word.  Just as someone who would deny the existence of air may benefit from breathing air, so the person who denies God's ability to reveal may also benefit from God's revelation.

1 Corinthians 12:2-3 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb [incapable of articulate speech] idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

No person can say that another Christian is accursed by the Spirit of God, either, because of the Christ in that Christian. They would be calling Jesus accursed. A brother or sister may be in error or in sin or in confusion, but they are not accursed.

If a the attention and glory is going to a person, that is not by the Spirit of God. Some denominations give so much glory to a saint who has passed to the other side of glory that the honor of that saint may be in competition with the glory given to the living Christ. At the same time, can watch people singing that they are giving all the glory to Jesus or loudly proclaiming that they are giving all glory to God and yet their whole production and show gives them the glory. They are themselves the center of all attention. This is not by the Spirit of God. Even the Holy Spirit never speaks of Himself.

When God speaks, He doesn't always use words: "And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known to him in a vision, and will speak to him in a dream. My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?" Numbers 12:6-8

The Almighty Creator God Speaks through Nature, His Creation

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:  
21 Because, when they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, neither were thankful; but they became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. The Sin

Ps.19:1 THE heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.

The best thing is to go from nature's God down to nature; and if you once get to nature's God, and believe him, and love him, it is surprising how easy it is to hear music in the waves, and songs in the wild whisperings of the winds; to see God everywhere in the stones, in the rocks, in the rippling brooks, and hear him everywhere, in the lowing of cattle, in the rolling of thunder, and in the fury of tempests. ~~ Charles Spurgeon

Psalm 65:6-8 (Amp) Who by [Your] might have founded the mountains, being girded with power, Who still the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples, So that those who dwell in earth's farthest parts are afraid of [nature's] signs of Your presence. You make the places where morning and evening have birth, to shout for joy.

Does not all nature around me praise God? If I were silent, I should be an exception to the universe. Does not the thunder praise him as it rolls like drums in the march of the God of armies? Do not the mountains praise him when the woods upon their summits wave in adoration? Does not the lightning write his name in letters of fire? Has not the whole earth a voice? And shall I, can I, silent be? ~~ Charles Spurgeon

1 Chr 16:31-34 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth. Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein. Then shall the trees of the wood sing out (rustle in praise) at the presence of the Lord, because he cometh to judge the earth. O give thanks to the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

I need not shout my faith. Thrice eloquent are quiet trees and the green listening sod; Hushed are the stars, whose power is never spent; The hills are mute: yet how they speak of God! ~~ Charles Towne

Touched by a light that hath no name, A glory never sung,

Aloft on sky and mountain wal,l Are God's great pictures hung. ~~ John Greenleaf Whittier

Isaiah 55:12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station through which God speaks to us every hour if we will only tune in. ~~ George Washington Carver

Thy bounty shines in autumn unconfined, and spreads a common feast for all that lives. ~~ James Thomson

I like autumn best of all, because its leaves are a little yellow, its tone mellower, its colors richer, and it is tinged a little with sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor of the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and is content. If you have never heard the mountains singing, or seen the trees of the field clapping their hands, do not think because of that they don't. Ask God to open your ears so you may hear it and your eyes so you may see it, because, though few men ever know it, they do, my friend, they do. ~~ McCandlish Phillips

Is.44:23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the Lord hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.

Nature's Praise - Earth with her thousand voices praises God.

Mankind misuses science by interjecting speculation instead of revelation. God created science as a way in which He could speak to us through the material world. The natural and material world cannot be separated from the spiritual world. If we deal with reality, we can see God's Hand in every natural event. By Jesus Christ all things consist (hold together). The the spiritual all things are spiritual.  

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Human theology and reasoning is not necessarily correct, but the Bible is without error. The Bible can only be understood by revelation, and revelation is given by the Spirit of God. God does reveal in His own way. But we only know in part. If we think we know any thing, we do not know it as we ought. We are instructed, by God, to keep seeking Him. The Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth. The truth sets us free. Lies bind us. Whoever seeks Jesus does find Him. Jesus is the truth.
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