Where does God speak to you?

God spoke with Moses.  In fact Leviticus 1 v 1 says:

 The Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting.

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The phrase “tent of meeting” is used in the Old Testament, specifically in Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers, as another name for the Tabernacle of Moses, which was built after Moses descended from Mt. Sinai carrying the Law (the ten commandments). According to the Law, God gave the His people specific instructions (Exodus 25–27) to build a worshiping place that could be taken up and moved each time they moved in the wilderness. The word “tabernacle” is an English rendition of the Hebrew wordmiskan, or “dwelling place.” The tabernacle was a temporary dwelling place for the Ark of the Covenant.

God speaks to us all the time. He is a God of order, and after commanding His people to make a place for the Ark of the Covenant, God showed up all the time, in exactly the place the people could rely on Him to be.  So what has changed?

Hebrews 9:1-10 describes the earthly tabernacle, or “tent of meeting,” as a place into which the priests would go to offer sacrifices for the sins of the people. Then, in verse 11, Christ is shown to be a better “high priest” who entered once through the “greater and more perfect tent,” referring to His body, to offer a sacrifice that would satisfy the wrath of God completely, for all time. This refers to His blood. The point of the passage is to show how, if the blood of animals could temporarily cleanse worshipers of the guilt of sin, the perfect blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, would cleanse His followers perfectly – that is, eternally – of their sins.

All of this is to show us that God wants to dwell with us, and that includes daily conversation. In the prayer Jesus taught us to pray (The Lord’s prayer) we are taught so say “give us this day our daily bread”. This is clearly an indication that God wants us to speak to Him daily.  Also it shows that God is interested in communicating with us and interacting and providing for us daily. God spoke every day with Adam and Eve before they sinned.

So how then does God promise to speak with us today? Well since He indwells us through his Holy Spirit, we know that His Spirit in us makes intercession daily for us. Also when we really don’t even have the right words to pray the Holy Spirit groans within us and speaks to God for us. But God speaks to us too. And the way He does it is through the Bible.  Jesus is the Word. And the Bible says that Faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10 v 17).

If you want to hear what God is saying to you today, open the Bible, and read it and listen with your spiritual ears. Ask God to open your understanding and He will speak. It might just take a little practice for you to hear His voice. But if you know Him, you will hear Him in a short while because Jesus said “My sheep know my voice”.

God bless you as you read His Word.

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