The purpose for writing Speak To Rice was to bring to our attention the importance of choosing our words wisely. The purpose for writing Take Their Hand to help us pay attention to God the Holy Spirit when he speaks to us. Which brings me to our spiritual warfare and hearing the Holy Spirit direct us.
God not only talks to us, mankind, but he reveals himself to us in many ways. We could look at Samuel, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Paul and look at how God revealed himself to John the apostle to show him and tell him what would happen in the last days, in Revelation. If God is the same yesterday, today and forever, then God still uses these means to reveal himself and speak to us. So check them out.
Samuel in 1 Samuel 3.
Samuel lived before Saul or David.
Elijah in 1 Kings 18 and look at 1 Kings 19:4-18.
Elijah lived after David and Solomon and during wicked king Ahab and Jezebel.
Elisha in 2 Kings 2 and look at chapter 6 and many others. Elisha lived after Elijah.
Daniel in the book of Daniel. He saw Gabriel the Archangel. Daniel lived after Ahab and when Israel was taken captive because of the sin and rebellion against God.
Paul in Acts 9 Paul lived after Jesus rose from the dead and went to heaven.
John the apostle in Revelation 1. In 1:1-11, John knows he has been caught up “raptured” into heaven and he hears a voice speaking to him. This voice identified himself as the Alpha and Omega, the Almighty.
Revelation 1:8 KJV
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
So what would you do? John turned to look to “see the voice”. To see who this was speaking to him. Then John describes what he sees.
God speaks to us, he shows himself to us in many ways and he even has his angels come to our aid, see Psalms 103:20.
Psalm 103:19-21 KJV
The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
 Bless the Lord , ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
 Bless ye the Lord , all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
Do you hear God speak to you? If not, why? We have to know how God speaks to us and yes, through his word but God also uses other means and the examples listed here are one of many.
Question : Does God speak to your spirit, soul or body? Until next time.