How does Jesus talk with the Saints?

How does Jesus talk with the Saints?

How does one really hear from Lord Jesus?  Especially His Bride.

Some individuals say God doesn’t speak anymore or Even some Christians claim God only speaks through the Scriptures.

People say things like, “God spoke to me” or “The Lord told me.” What does that mean? Did they hear an audible voice like Samuel?

How can I hear from God?

We primarily hear from God by regularly spending time, by pray and reading the Bible and obeying what it says.

The Bible is God’s message to humankind. Everything we need to know to live the Christian life is already in the Bible. As we spend time meditating on his Word, God reveals his truth to us.

I believe hearing God speak means different things to different people.  We know God treats each of us as a unique child and not with a cookie-cutter Christians and speaks to us the way He knows is the best way of each of us. 

When we look throughout the Scriptures, God gave information in many different ways to individuals, the most weird way, to me, God spoke through a donkey to get His message across.

Malachi 3:6 “For I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore, you are not consumed {or destroyed}, O sons of Jacob.

So however, God communicated in the Old Testament and the New Testament, can be done in our time today.

Apostle Paul tells us

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

So Jesus is still the same today.  Jesus tells us

Revelation 2:7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” ‘   {we all have ears to hear}

What are some of the ways does Jesus speaks to the Saints.

  1. Jesus speaks to us through the Scriptures.

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

2 Peter 1:20-21 First of all, you must understand this: No prophecy in Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, (21) because no prophecy ever originated through a human decision. Instead, men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

2 Peter 3:15-16 and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation, as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, (16) as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

The Scriptures provides Jesus’s point of view. (Commands, promises, principles) and It contains real letters to real people.  His Word sometimes gives us a warning, a word of encouragement, or a lesson for life, so we may be thoroughly equipped for every good work

  1. Jesus speaks to us through the Holy Spirit

John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 

John 14:17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 

John 16:7-11 However, I am telling you the truth. It is for your advantage that I am going away, because if I do not go away the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. (8) When he comes, he will convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment– (9) of sin, because they do not believe in me; (10) of righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me; (11) and of judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.

1 Corinthians 2:10-12 But God has revealed those things to us by his Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the deep things of God. (11) Is there anyone who can understand his own thoughts except his own inner spirit? In the same way, no one can know the thoughts of God except God’s Spirit. (12) Now, we have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we can understand the things that were freely given to us by God.

1 Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

Holy Spirit provides spiritual insight and understanding while living in us.  The Holy Spirit speaks to us through our conscience, helping to make the right decision.

  1. Jesus speaks through individuals whose source is the Scriptures.

Lord Jesus speaks through teachers, through our spouse, kids, friends, even enemies and whomever Jesus chooses. God uses human words to speak words of prophecy, tongues and interpretation and words of wisdom and knowledge   

1 Peter 4:11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

James 3:17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 

Romans 12:6-8 We have different gifts based on the grace that was given to us. So if your gift is prophecy, use your gift in proportion to your faith. (7) If your gift is serving, devote yourself to serving others. If it is teaching, devote yourself to teaching others. (8) If it is encouraging, devote yourself to encouraging others. If it is sharing, share generously. If it is leading, lead enthusiastically. If it is helping, help cheerfully.

Job 33:14-15 “God speaks time and time again; but nobody notices; (15) in a dream or night vision, when a deep sleep falls on mankind while they sleep on their beds.

Acts 17:11 These people were more receptive than those in Thessalonica. They were very willing to receive the message, and every day they carefully examined the Scriptures to see if those things were so.

2 Timothy 3:15-17 From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to give you the wisdom you need for salvation through faith in the Messiah Jesus. (16) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, (17) so that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good action.  {repeat Scripture earlier}

  1. Jesus speaks to us through trials and difficulties

Psalms 119:67-68 Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word. (68) You are good, and do good; Teach me Your statutes.

1 Peter 1:6-7 You greatly rejoice in this, even though you have to suffer various kinds of trial for a little while, (7) so that your genuine faith, which is more valuable than gold that perishes when tested by fire, may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus, the Messiah, is revealed.

Hebrews 5:8 Son though he was, he learned obedience through his sufferings

James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you are involved in various trials, (3) because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. (4) But you must let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.

James 1:12 How blessed is the man who endures temptation! When he has passed the test, he will receive the victor’s crown of life that God has promised to those who keep on loving him.

1 Peter 5:10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you by the Messiah Jesus to his eternal glory, will restore you, establish you, strengthen you, and support you.

  1. Jesus speaks through his creation and nature.

Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 

Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature,  have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that time {or worlds, universe} was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are invisible.

Colossians 1:16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

Revelation 4:11 “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”

How by observing the ant, store up food, growing a garden shows miracles of death and rebirth.  Realizing, Lord Jesus design and spoke all things into existence

Have you ever was going to do something, and a little voice in my head said, do not do that, or go that way or move you to do something else.

I might be the only one, but I have.

  1. Jesus speaks through Music

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

I feel God’s presence the most I am praising Him through music.  Very emotional.  The words and notes bring soothing comfort, exciting and passion that opens my ears and heart and lift our spirits right then.

  1. Jesus speaks through His example

1 Corinthians 11:1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

1 John 2:6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

1 Peter 2:21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

  1. Jesus speaks through prayer

Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

God often speaks to us through His Spirit, through prayer.  We can pray for God to handle our everyday concerns.

Finally, Regardless of the way God reveals Himself to each of us or how they speaks to us, remember this one thing.

The Father and the Lord Jesus will never contradict the Scriptures and the message they gives will always bring Glory to both of Them.

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