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Saturday, November 10, 2012

When God Speaks

Amazing things happen when God speaks.

In Genesis 1, we read, “And God said . . . .” Every time, something appeared! Light, the firmament between the sea and sky, dry land, plants, the sun, moon, and stars . . . and more! God commanded, and it was there!

Psalm 105:31, 34 tell us the plagues of Egypt happened when God spoke.

God spoke directly to men:
            Noah—about the ark
            Abraham—giving him the promise, changing his name
            Jacob—in the dream at Bethel
            Moses—through the burning bush and when giving him the Ten Commandments
            Balaam—giving him instructions, then speaking through his donkey
            Solomon—“Ask what I shall give thee.”
            Hosea—God named his daughter.
            Jonah—about being angry with the gourd

When Jesus spoke: people were healed, the storm immediately stilled, water turned to wine, blind men saw, crippled people walked, a boy’s lunch multiplied to feed a multitude (and have left-overs), the dead came to life, and hearts were forever changed.

Many, many times in Scripture, we read the phrase, “the word of the Lord came unto” a person. He was usually a prophet. Other phrases that demonstrate the authenticity of the Bible are “thus saith the Lord” and “the Lord hath spoken it.”

All through the Bible, we’re assured that All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (2 Peter 1:21).

Instead of the Bible’s being a fascinating collection of literary works by mere mortals, this Book is God-inspired, God-breathed. It’s as awesome as Creation!

When God speaks, amazing things happen.

Are we reading His Word?

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