What are the Ways that God Talks to us?

As we read through stories and follow the Bible accounts, here are the main ways that God talks to us:

1. The PEACE of the Holy Spirit, the inner witness or calmness that comes with a right decision.  Tranquillity, a rest and an inner contentment:  Romans 8:16, I John 5:10, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 John 3:24, 4:13, Galatians 4:6.

2. HIS CREATION – in the design of “nature”, the perfection of the physical world, the perfection of God’s laws and the steadfastness of His principles:  Romans 1:19-20, Nehemiah 9:6, Acts 14:15-17, Psalms 19:1, 97:6

3.  The CONSCIENCE – Inbuilt values or principles every society lives by, whether that society believes in God or not:  John 16:8-9; Romans 2:15, Acts 17:26-28, Hebrews 9:14.

4. IMPRESSIONS, intuition, spontaneous thoughts, inspiration, the “knowing that you know”, the convictions of the Holy Spirit – Acts 27:9-10, John. 16:13, Luke 21:15, 1 Corinthians 2:13, 1 John. 2:27, 2 Samuel 23:2, Romans 8:16.

5. The WRITTEN WORD – the Bible, and God’s principles found there.  This is the Logos word:  2 Peter 1:20-21, Romans 8:16 and 10:16

6. The RHEMA Word, the quickened verse, illumination, the “aha” understanding.  Knowledge that may be something special to you, usually from the Logos but can be from other inspiration:  Romans 8:16, 10:17; 1 John 2:27, Luke 24:32.

7. Through CIRCUMSTANCES, an opening and closing of doors, events that confirm or give comfort to decisions, blessings:  Romans 8:14, 28.

8. The still, quiet VOICE :  Acts. 10:19, Isaiah 30:21, 1 Kings 19:12.

9. VISIONS – either seen with the physical eyes,  or eyes closed:  Acts 10:1-3, 9:10-12, Rev. 9:17.

10. GIFTS of the Holy Spirit, given to the Body of Christ:  the gift of tongues in the assembly, own tongue, interpretation of tongues, prophecy, discerning of spirits, gifts of healings and miracles, words of wisdom and knowledge:  1 Corinthians, especially chapter 12 and 14, Acts 21:4.

11. DESIRES of the heart – If we have set our heart to following Him:  Psalms 37:4.

12. Council of those in AUTHORITY,  or by other ‘spiritual’ believers:  1 John 4:6, Hebrews 13:17, Galatians 6:1, 1 Peter 5:5.

13. DREAMS: Joel 2:28.

14. The AUDIBLE VOICE of the Lord:  Acts 19:3-6, Acts 26:13-15.

15.  ANGELS: Matthew 28:2, Acts 8:26

16. PHYSICAL SENSATIONS – Some feel heat, ‘goose-bumps’, tears, falling over, or an electrical current in their bodies.

17. Other ways? God spoke through a donkey, the sign of a rainbow, a cloud.   God wants to speak to us, His creation.

He wants that relationship with us as sons and daughters. That is why He broke through time and space, took on human form and lived among us humans.  He wants that relationship with YOU  …… far more than you have any idea.

So what is your answer to the Creator, the God of the Universe?

Susanne Fengler, blog editor

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