We think nothing of reading how God spoke to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden,or to Moses and Abraham as though it was a time so different than today.This simply is not the way God is for to speak so long ago to the people and then be silent in todays world.
The passages in the New Testament would then be obsolete when we read: “Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To-day if ye will hear his voice,Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me and saw my works forty years.Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, they do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. So I swear in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)(Hebrews 3:7-11).
We see from the previous passage God most certainly speaks to us in Todays Day and Age, and should take him at his word. Just as God guided the children of Israel forty years giving them miracle after miracle (Manna provided,Quail’s,Their clothes never got worn,healings), yet they still chose to turn from his way which is such a good lesson for us to heed Today!
Jesus was confronted with the question by Pilate if he were a king? and surprisingly Jesus reply answered not only that,but who it is that hears his voice. “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth hearth my voice”.(John 18:37).
Jesus said it is those who are of the truth that will hear him.The widow who’s son lay dead knew just how the truth was in Elijah and did not hesitate to tell him. “And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the Lord, and said ,O Lord my God, I pray thee, let this child’s soul come into him again. And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in thy mouth is truth”.(1 Kings 17:21,24).
God gave his only begotten Son who then promised the Holy Spirit to whomsoever would follow the truth of his word. “To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice; and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice”.(John 10:3,4).
God speaks in a still small voice and in situations where we need him,he is heard by those who have ears to hear!
(Revelation 2:17) So we see he does speak to his people today as he did of yesteryear………….