How God Speaks to Us Today

Hebrews 1:1-2

He Speaks to Us through His Son

  • Jesus is the spokesman for God (John 18:37)
  • Son of God — through Him, we see the Father (John 1:18; 14:8-9)
  • Creator — “through whom… He made the world” (John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:16-17)
  • Deity “radiance of His glory… exact representation of His nature” (Colossians 2:9)
  • Redeemer “made purification for sins” (1 Peter 1:18-19)
  • Position of authority “sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Matthew 7:28-29; 28:18)

How Did He Speak to Us Previously?

  • To the fathers — Patriarchal dispensation (Noah, Abraham, etc.)
  • In the prophets — Moses (Acts 3:22) and others later
  • In many portions — incomplete revelation (1 Peter 1:10-11)
  • In many ways — speaking, dreams, signs, miracles

How Do We Get Christ’s Message Today?

  • Through the apostles (2 Corinthians 5:20; 1 Corinthians 14:37)
  • Inspiration of the Holy Spirit (John 14:26; 15:26-27; 16:13) — temporary spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:7-11; 13:8-10); the instrument the Spirit uses today is the word (Ephesians 6:17)
  • If we want to know what God wants of us, we must look to His word (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Other Avenues People Wrongly Use Apart from the Word

  • Religious leaders (1 John 4:1,6)
  • Dreams/visions — God’s word is complete (Jude 3)
  • Feelings/emotions (Jeremiah 10:23)
  • Signs (1 Corinthians 1:22-23) — no longer necessary (Mark 16:17-20)
  • Other religions (John 14:6; Acts 4:12)

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