Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"Talking Face To Face"

"And the Lord said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven."  Exodus 20:22

The Lord literally talked with His people from heaven.  He talked with His people from the mountain.  The inhabitants of the surrounding lands knew that their God talked with them face to face.  He talked to Moses face to face as one does to a friend.  How amazing is that!

He does talk to us, if we are listening.  He has always desired to talk with His people.  In the very beginning He talked with Adam each day.  He hasn't changed His mind or His desire to communicate with us.  When He spoke with Moses, Abraham, Noah, King David, Gideon, etc. it was under the Old Covenant.  How much more will He speak to us under the New Covenant-- which is called a better covenant. 

How does He talk to us?  In various ways.  He speaks through natural things and creation.  He speaks through other people.  But mostly He speaks through His Son.  "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds." (Hebrews 1:1,2)  "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1)  This verse is speaking of Jesus-- He is the Word.  A friend recently pointed out that there was no Bible when John 1:1 was written.  Therefore, He speaks to us Himself.  Because He is the Word, when we do read the Bible He is speaking to us.  But the main way He desires to speak to us is personally "face to face".  He does this by His Holy Spirit.  His Spirit communicates to us His will, His plans, His desire, and so on. 

Do you want to hear from Him?  He wants and desires to speak to you.  Enter into a personal relationship with Him.  Cultivate a relationship with His Spirit.  Set your heart to commune with Him.  Set your heart to love Him.  Learn His voice by spending time alone with Him.  Listen to what He is saying, don't ignore and don't neglect it. 

Have a great day.  The Lord desires to speak to you "face to face". 

For further reading:
Romans 1:20 
Exodus 33:11
Deuteronomy 5:4; 34:10
Numbers 14:14

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