He has Spoken – The Bible He speaks Today and He will speak to us personally What we Know
1.Course Correction 2.Fuller Understanding 3.Speak His Love But … When will He speak?
1.First and Foremost: His Written Word 2.“Still Small Voice” (Holy Spirit) 3.Through Authorities 4.Through Confirming Signs How God Speaks
“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. “Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.” Romans 13:1-3 Understanding Authority
For there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted Understanding Authority
(Unmarried) – PARENTS Government – Laws and Authorities Church – Leaders Employment - Employers Who are our Authorities?
Then the Lord said to Moses, “ Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me. Exodus 8:1 Moses to Pharaoh
When Pharaoh said, “NO!” What did Moses do? Example of Respecting Authority
At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth. Then Paul said to him, “God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! You sit there to judge me according to the law, yet you yourself violate the law by commanding that I be struck!” Paul and Authority
Those who were standing near Paul said, “How dare you insult God’s high priest!” Paul replied, “Brothers, I did not realize that he was the high priest; for it is written: ‘Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people.” New Testament Example
The word of the Lord came to Jonah, …“Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” Course Correction
But the Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry? Jonah 4:4 Next thing God said…
Peter received clarification of God’s Will: The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean. More Details
“You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile. But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean … Peter Got It !
“I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right” Fuller Understanding
“So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.” This was not new
“I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.” Isaiah 49:6 This was Not NEW
“I will draw you out into the wilderness and speak words of Comfort to you.” Hosea 2:14 Imparting Love
“Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her.” Hosea 2:14 Another Translation
“And now, here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to start all over again. I’m taking her back out into the wilderness where we had our first date, and I’ll court her. I’ll give her bouquets of roses. I’ll turn Heartbreak Valley into Acres of Hope. She’ll respond like she did as a young girl, those days when she was fresh out of Egypt. Message Bible Context of “Wilderness”
in the future I will allure her; I will lead her back into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her. … Therefore, lo, I am enticing her, And have caused her to go to the wilderness, And I have spoken unto her heart… “Allure Her”
And given to her her vineyards from thence, And the valley of Achor for an opening of hope, And she hath responded there as in the days of her youth, And as in the day of her coming up out of the land of Egypt. Hosea 4:15 Why the Wilderness?