Monday, March 9, 2009

The Speaking Voice

I was taught that God was silent from Malachi to Matthew and that He ceased speaking at the end of Revelation. I wondered about that at the time. It is believed by some that the written Word is God's FINAL word. I no longer believe that. I like this from AW Tozer's, The Pursuit of God

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. — John 1:1

"An intelligent plain man, untaught in the truths of Christianity, coming upon this text, would likely conclude that John meant to teach that it is the nature of God to speak, to communicate His thoughts to others. And he would be right. A word is a medium by which thoughts are expressed,and the application of the term to the Eternal Son leads us to believe that self-expression is inherent in the Godhead, that God is forever seeking to speak Himself out to His creation. The whole Bible supports the idea. God is speaking. Not God spoke, but God is speaking. He is by His nature continuously articulate. He fills the world with His speaking Voice."


Free Spirit said...

Ahh... so true.
Also makes me think of the importance and vitality of our own speaking. The thoughts that we put into words may well be HIS thoughts that He often uses to communicate to others. We tend to "blow off" our own words, thinking that they are unimportant in the grand scheme of life, but just maybe it's not so. He is residing within us after all.

John Fincher said...


Thanks for adding to the dialogue!! I always like your perspective.