God, after he spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in his Son whom he appointed heir of all things. Hebrews 1-1,2
I hear people say that the lord spoke to me and told me this or that, or while sitting in a meeting and someone starts Prophesying, saying thus says the Lord, I really don’t believe these things line up to the New Testament Christian faith.
This kind of language makes my feel very uneasy when I hear it.
God is finished speaking, he does not have anything left to say to us.
It is finished was the last word that God spoke to us, God has nothing more to say.
There’s nothing new that God has to say, everything has been said.
God is not only finished speaking now, but also for all eternity.
Everything that God had to say has now been said, there’s nothing new that has not been said.
I hear people say the Lord gave me a new word.
Well if it is from God its not new, if you really heard it you heard something that has already been spoken.
God does not speak to any man personally, you just heard something spoken because you were in the place where God has spoken.
God’s word does not change, the word that Paul heard is the same word that we can hear, its not Paul’s word, and it’s not our word, its Gods word.
In Christ who is the word, is the fullness of God’s spoken word; every word that ever will be said by God has been already said in Christ.
Every word ever spoken for us, past, present, or future has been spoken in Christ; this includes our generation, Paul’s generation, Calvin’s Generation, and all others.
To hear the spoken word of God is to come into the place of Gods speaking.
Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations; but has now been manifested to his saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the gentiles, which is Christ in you the hope of glory. Colossians 1- 25, 26, 27
This is the place that Paul heard God speak, it wasn’t spoken to Paul personally he just came into the place of Gods speaking.
The things that Paul heard in this place are the things that he wrote down and delivered for us.
But to read what Paul wrote does not mean that now you have heard the spoken word of God.
To truly hear the word, one must come to the place of hearing.
To hear what Paul, and many others throughout history have heard, one must come to the same place of were they heard it.
Isaiah was in this place when he heard Gods word, the word Isaiah heard was not directed toward him, he heard the Lords word being spoken, but when he heard it, then and only then did it become the word which caused event in his life.
In Revelation it says, he who has an ear let him hear.
This spoken word that is only heard in Christ, does not become an event in our lives until we hear it.
But to hear this word one must come into the same place were all others heard it.
To truly hear this word one must know and understand were this place of hearing is to be found.
This is the mystery that was hidden throughout the ages, but now has become available to us through the cross.
It is Christ in you the place of hearing.
There is no famine of the word in this place; God has always spoken in this place.
If we want to know what God has spoken for the days in which we live, we must find the place were God has spoken it.
There and only there will we hear Gods spoken word?
If we can’t hear Gods spoken word, we have to ask ourselves, have we really found the place were God has spoken?