God Speaks Directly To Us

Now when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim, so He spoke to him.”  (Numbers 7:89 LSB) https://accordance.bible/link/read/LSB#Num._7:89


When you make reading the whole Bible your annual goal you read from exodus, Leviticus, numbers and Deuteronomy. These books are highly detailed about the requirements Israel had from God about how to properly live before Him and obey Him in worship. Where did this detail come from? It came from God Himself talking directly to Moses. Moses heard specific instructions from God like an architect explaining his design to an engineer who will instruct the artisans on how to build something. Who wouldn’t want to hear from God this specifically, this intimately? I wonder if God misses that kind of communication with men? He had this type of engagement when He lived among us as one of us in Jesus the Savior. Though He was unrecognized even among those He lived with for nearly His entire time living among us, every time Jesus spoke He spoke the very words of God to men for He is God. Jesus was personal, intimate, and specific. Again, who wouldn’t have wanted to be with Jesus as much as possible while He lived among us.? Yet Jesus said He was looking forward to leaving earth so He could send His Spirit to dwell within us. God the Holy Spirit lives now in each person, speaking to those who love Him and seek to obey His commands. Perhaps in this way God is fully satisfied in His communication with men. I have heard God the Spirit speak to me, not as audible as Moses, not as physical as Jesus, but personal. I look forward to the day when I will see physically my God, hear specifically His voice to me, and feel intimately His presence around men. Until then, through the disciplines of prayer and Bible reading, i strain to listen to the Holy Spirit, God in me, speak to me, for glorifying Him on earth through obedience to all of His commands.

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