God Speaking Out Loud Today is NOT Biblical

The Word of God is full of many instances when God spoke to men via His spirit and sometimes directly via His voice. No one who believes in Christ would argue these facts. The area of great concern though comes into play when people begin to discuss the idea of God talking out loud to them today or visiting them in person.  

We have run into many people in our ministry walk that claim they have heard God's voice or God is directly speaking to them. Is this possible? Does God indeed still speak openly to men and woman?

The only truth we have in the matters of faith is God's Word so let's see what it tells about God's voice today.

If you read the Old Testament you will see that God moved and spoke through special anointed men called Prophets. Then there was a long silent period after the book of Malachi of some 400 years until God was moving and speaking again through New Testament prophets like John the Baptist and Apostles like Paul. This is how we have the established Word of God today known as the bible of 66 divinely inspired books. It holds the clues and truth we need to determine if God does still speak to people/just anyone directly or has He gone silent and left us His written Holy Word? 


***I believe the scriptures are clear, God is done speaking to man and in its place we have the sealed finished Word of God. 


Let me share why I teach this is true:


 In the book of Hebrews chapter 1 verse 1-2 it gives us great insight into this truth:



God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
I am not sure it could be any more clear! That verse alone should show us a change in how God deals with man but there is more. 

Now some will still say well yes but God can still speak to us (anyone) directly today; but that just can't be and here are additional reasons why:


*The word of God is sealed so how could He be speaking and adding to it? Deuteronomy 4 and Revelation 22 


*In Ephesians 2:20

And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

The truth of God came through Apostles, Prophets and Jesus Himself. It is FINISHED and needs no more speaking from God lest we keep building on a completed foundation. 

*In Jude 3 it tells us the faith was ONCE delivered for all. It is not still being delivered to some by God's voice, it is done! ( the Greek word is hapax and it means once for all ) 


*Here we see it is the written Word that makes a man compete. We do not need to hear God's voice we Have the Word. 

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
*Here we see the Spirit of God speaks IN non Prophet believers, not to us from outside.
For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

Matthew 10:20


*Here we see the early NT body was living by and keeping the Apostles doctrine NOT seeking their own voices from God

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Acts 2:32


Those who try to defend God still talking out loud try to use these verses to say see God spoke in these cases why not now?
 Matthew 3:7, Mark 1;11, Luke 3.22, Matthew 17:5, Mark 9:7, Luke 9:35 ( and He did speak but these were all about and to Christ himself ..not to just anyone )

They also use these verses as well:

 Hebrews 12:26, Revelation 19:5, Revelation 21:3, Acts 7:31, John 12:28-30 (but again; these were all spoken to the Prophets and not to just anyone) 

When you really do your bible research you will learn that God rarely spoke out loud and whenever He did it was to His Son or special Prophets and Aposltes, not just regular believers. This is why it is so hard for a biblical Berean believer to accept God is speaking out loud to a bible teacher in his closet, a faith healer in Africa or a homemaker in Texas. 


God was talking once.... but NOT anymore per scripture!


Some still will use this verse John 10:27-28 that says His sheep hear His voice. Clearly this is the voice of the Spirit and the Word of God; NOT God talking to them directly lest all of God's people would be hearing God's audible voice and that is confusion.  


It is clear that God does speak in these ways today:


Matthew 4:4.....via the Word

John 16:13....via the Spirit
2 Timothy 2:21...via other saints 
Romans 8:28... via situations

But none of that is out loud so it proves little in this case. 


Some in the NAR / Word of Faith circles use verses that they say proves God speaks through dreams and visions. They use these verses often:


Joel 2:28 

Acts 2:17 

The truth is these are NOT yet in place as these will happen AFTER the terrible day of the Lord. See this article on that topic:

https://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2018/09/joel-2-dreams-and-visions-explained.html


Note: In the Old Testament, God did use dreams like in Daniel 7:1 but again it was through a Prophet not a regular believer. 

The evidence of God NOT speaking out loud today is overwhelming. As I see the false groups and cults saying God is speaking here or there and doing false signs  and wonders, I realize and we know in the last times great deception will come. Men will saying Jesus is here or there ( Matthew 24 ) and Jesus said do not believe them and do not be deceived. 


Sadly many people want to have a special conversion experience or they are deceived by devils or just convinced by their own made up theology that God will speak to them but it is not so.  



And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12

Do not be fooled by emotions, the last day deception, the enemy or false conversion experiences. God is NOT talking to men today but He is speaking via His Holy Word the bible alone. 


Satan is a master deceiver, if you hear an audible voice (even if nobody else hears it), it is not of God. 

Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. Matthew 24:26 


Jesus is not in secret chambers, neither is God's voice speaking out loud in your privacy.

 Satan comes as an angel of light so make sure your conversion is in Christ and not built on unbiblical, mystical, false ways.

Note: Not once did God ever speak out loud to a NON Prophet / Apostle person... why would we expect He do it today once we have His perfect Word?


In closing:

Jesus often talked about the written Word of God :
Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Matt 4;7

It is that written, finished and sealed Word we have today that we must rest in and NOT allow others to say they are still getting info from God, hearing His audible voice as that will cause MUCH confusion and deception. 

If you want to hear God speak, read your bible out loud.


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What Sins Destroy?



I have noticed a strange fact in Sunday church goers / modern pastors and their view of sin. American Christianity has a way of focusing on various so called big sins like homosexuality and mind altering drugs as THE really bad sins that will destroy you or harm your walk with God. While those are sins indeed, they are in NO WAY sins that God has commanded are worse then others. If you read Prov 6 and the 7 sins that God hates, you will NOT find those are listed.

Prov 6
These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
God's Word makes it clear all sin is harmful and destructive before a Holy God. From sodomy and the destruction of whole towns because of it Genesis 19, to laziness 2 thess 3 and even "one lie" that killed a couple in Acts 5.
Paul tells us in Gal 5:9 
a little sin affects much
Gal 5 says:
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
What I have found in my daily experience in ministry trying to help others caught in sin is that rarely is it the so called big sins that destroy or start to unravel peoples lives, relationships, bodies and even their very faith. Often it is the sins people consider small or minor such as:
lying, bad doctrine, jealousy, carnality ( music , movies, sports media ) pride, unbiblical dress, envy, rebellious heart, lust, mysticism, covetousness and the like affecting most people in their daily lives.
Question:
If the so called BIG sins are the really dangerous ones... why do we see so many people ship wreck their lives, marriage and faith on the sins, most people think do not matter? Could it be ALL sin is to be avoided, just as the Holy bible warns? We say yes and so we call ourselves and others to repent of all sins... lest they be found guilty of it before a angry Holy God.

Something to consider?

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But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
Matt 6;6

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*Mark in Washington (strength/faith to beat sin)  

*Jamie in Michigan ( needs strength  to over come )

*Andrew in Ireland ( young believing man wrestling to obey God's will ) 

*Daniel/Gina in Australia(believer man and house wife....growing in faith)

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*Drake in Minnesota (boldness to avoid sinful family and learn to  the truth )

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*Andrew in Canada ( needs faith and repentance )

*Lorie in Nebraska ( believing house wife striving to grow in and obey God daily )

*Amanda / Caleb in Wisconsin ( need salvation ) 

*Johnny in Tennessee (man in ministry keeping sin )

*Johnathan in Missouri ( man who claimed Christ/the Word but ran from its truth )

*Scott in Wisconsin ( man claiming God but counting the cost of obedience )

*John in Florida  ( needs Gods truth / obedience )

*Jim / Katrina Wisconsin ( need salvation ) 

*Jeff in Nebraska ( needs assurance of God's truth and love ) 

*Garth in Oklahoma ( needs correction of doctrine )

*Jeremy/Pauline in Missouri(need healing of marriage)

*Jim in Missouri  ( Mennonite man who needs wisdom in the Word to obey it vs mans traditions)

*Martin in Germany (needs discernment in the Word)

*Donald Trump US President ( needs wisdom and salvation )

*Cory in Wisconsin (following false "new age" ways) 

*Debbie in Missouri ( preachers wife / needs inner strength and healing of her body ) 

*Boyan/Family in Bulgaria (believer learning the faith/coming out of the world) 

*Duke/Carol In Wisconsin ( need salvation ) 

*Mark in Missouri ( leader/teacher in gross sin ) 

*Jeffrey in Tennessee ( needs doctrine correction )

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Scripture Twister Award.... Sow Threads Exposed

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If you go to this link you will see a video of this man ( from Sow Threads ) who says all you have to do is have a relationship with Jesus and HE WILL DO EVERYTHING...you do not have to do anything!

That is a lie as we are commanded to follow Christ and obey Him as we live in holiness... killing our flesh daily, coming out of the world..... enduring till the end!

Go here to see it:

http://bewareoffalse-unbiblicalteachers.blogspot.com/2019/02/sow-threads-exposed.html

Do not be deceived by such false teachers of man made heretical teachings.

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