Monday, March 1, 2010

WE CAN HEAR HIS VOICE TODAY

Millions have been converted because one man waited to hear the voice of God. Saul "fell to the earth and heard that voice" and when he became Paul, he kept on hearing that voice. The Lord spoke man-to-man with him.

Peter allowed the Savior's voice to come to him. "Peter went up upon the housetop to pray…and there came a voice to him” (Acts 10:9, 13).

The entire Gentile race was welcomed into the kingdom, along with the house of Cornelius, because a man obeyed a voice. We are living in the same New Testament times as Paul and Peter and we, too, must allow His voice to come to us. "But today, if you will hear his voice...." What God could do with Christians who learn to hear from heaven!

Instead of waiting for His voice to come to us, we run to counselors and Christian psychologists, one session or another, and read books and listen to tapes—wanting to hear from God. We seek a clear word of direction for our lives and want pastors to tell us what is right and wrong. We desire a leader to follow, a diagram for the future. But few know how to go to the Lord and hear his voice. There are many who know how to get God's attention— to really touch God—but they know nothing about God reaching them.

"They that have ears to hear, let them hear what the Spirit saith..." (see Matthew 11:15).

God wants to shake the earth once more.

"See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven" (Hebrews 12:25-26).

He has promised, "Once again my voice will be heard. Those who hear will shake the earth, and heaven and earth will be moved. By the hearing of my voice, whatsoever is loosed on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

To the last church, the Laodicean church, the Lord cries:

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20).

"I'm asking to be heard. Open up. Let me into your secret closet. Let me talk with you and you talk with me. Let's commune. That's how I will keep you from the hour of temptation that is coming on all the world."