God spoke to our forefathers and speaks to us

In the past, God spoke to our forefathers by the prophets at many times and in many ways. Throughout the times He never stopped speaking to those who wanted to listen to Him. He is always prepared to give a listening ear to those who are asking for Him or who want to have an intimate contact with Him.

Two thousand years ago, Jehovah God has kept His promise made in the Garden of Eden and later repeated to many prophets. His promise, or His given Word (the Logos), became a reality by providing the young girl Miriam/Mary with child. God His Word, Which was always with Him, in such way became in the flesh so that it could also become with us by us.

“In the beginning existed the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was a god.” (John 1:1 The Monotessaron)

By providing the son of man Jeshua, Jesus, Jehovah God gave the world a by Him authorized spokesperson who could clarify God’s Word, explaining it to those around him and having it written down by his apostles so that we too could read and as such hear those words. This way in these last days, Jehovah God has spoken to us by his beloved son, whom He sent to the world and appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe. That son of man, who also is the son of God, is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact imprint of the divine nature. Being the “express image” of God this sent one from God is not only God’s Son, but he is also heir of all things given to Him by his heavenly Father. Jesus was the man of flesh and blood who proved to the world that it is possible for a man to do the Will of God. By doing so he offered himself as a lamb to God to pay for our sins with his blood. Jesus gave his life as a ransom and purged our sins. At first, he was lower than angels but because of what he has done Jehovah God lifted him up and made him higher. Jehovah God took him up with him in heaven to be seated at the right hand of God.

Jesus by bringing the Word of God between all sorts of people sustains all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he took his seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high and became a speaker in our name, to defend us as the best lawyer.

“ and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, {1 } This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. {1) Or This is my Son; my beloved in whom I am well pleased. See Mt 12:18 } (Mt 3:17 ASV)

“ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (Joh 3:16 ASV)

“ God, having of old time spoken unto the fathers in the prophets by divers portions and in divers manners, hath at the end of these days spoken unto us in {1 } his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the {2 } worlds; {1) Gr a Son 2) Gr ages; Compare 1 Ti 1:17 } who being the effulgence of his glory, and {1 } the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; {1) Or the impress of his substance } having become by so much better than the angels, as he hath inherited a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, {1 } Thou art my Son, This day have I begotten thee? and again, {2 } I will be to him a Father, And he shall be to me a Son? {1) Ps 2:7. 2) 2 Sa 7:14 } (Heb 1:1-5 ASV)

“ For there is one God, one mediator also between God and men, himself man, Christ Jesus,” (1Ti 2:5 ASV)

“ but he, when he had offered one sacrifice for {1 } sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; {1) Or sins, for ever sat down etc } (Heb 10:12 ASV)

“ But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,” (Ac 7:55 ASV)

“ and to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaketh better {1 } than that of Abel. {1) Or than Abel } (Heb 12:24 ASV)

Centuries before the Messiah (Jesus) came into this world, the Psalmist prophesied of the words of grace that would flow from God his mouth in Whom the psalmist trusted, and we should trust as well.

“You are fairer than the sons of men; grace is poured upon Your lips.”

The manner in which the grace of God guided and poured forth through the words of Jesus set his speech above that of every other person. Those who listened to him during his earthly pilgrimage testified of this fact.

“ And all bare him witness, and wondered at the words of grace which proceeded out of his mouth: and they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?” (Lu 4:22 ASV)

Today we too can bear witness of the testimony brought to us in the book of books. We can marvel at the gracious words which proceeded out of Jesus his mouth but also live by the assurance Jesus gave about the promises his heavenly Father made and how He wants to fulfil His Plan with His Kingdom.

We should listen to the words spoken by the sent one of the Only One True God and should believe the words also which are written down in that Book of books, the Bible, which we consider the infallible Word of God. We also should believe in the promise made in the Garden of Eden, at the beginning of times, but also in the promise spoken out by Jesus and his disciples, making it clear that those who believe that Jesus is the son of God (and not the god son) shall receive life. We should not only believe in that sent one from God, who was declared by God to be His only begotten beloved son, but should also trust his words and be confident that God has accepted his sacrificial offering to pay for the debt we have because of our many sins. Let us put our faith on him who now is the mediator for us by God, sitting at the right Hand of God, and not, as many wants us to believe, that he would sit on God’s Throne after having faked his temptation, torture and death. God cannot be tempted nor tortured nor die, but Jesus was really tempted more than one and bullied and tortured until death.

Today we can direct our eyes unto the sky, with the knowledge that Jesus as the representative of God, is standing there at the right hand of God (Hebrews 1:3; Acts 7:5) and carry his words and his heavenly Father’s Words in our heart as Words of Real Truth. We should not be carried away by the many false human doctrines but keep to the Biblical doctrines. For this we do have the Words God Spoke to His people and His prophets, all written down by those men of God. We can go by them and take those words at heart, for they are words which shall be able to give life and peace to us.

We have no excuse any more that we would not be able to come to hear the Word of God. There are many Bible translations and all over the world there are many people preaching the word of God. Today there are also the electronic tools which bring God His Word far over the borders and seas. In many places on earth can be found people who believe in the Only One True God, Sovereign Maker of all things. They are willing, not only to listen to this God His Words, but also to be workers for Him, witnessing wherever and whenever they can in His Name. This way lots of people should be able to come to hear the Most High Elohim speaking. By hearing those words of God and the by the words and acts of the son of God we all can have the hope in a better future and may trust that one day the Word of God shall be fulfilled and God’s Plan shall be totally realized, finished by the establishment of His Kingdom.

Hearing and believing God’s Words let us be listening children believing in His set apart Words and look forwards to that coming Kingdom of never ending peace.

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Preceding

the Bible – God’s guide for life #3 Fast food or staple diet

The importance of Reading the Scriptures

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #1 Beginning of everything

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #7 Promise and solution

God was manifest in the flesh

Jesus begotten Son of God #9 Two millennia ago conceived or begotten

The Son can do nothing of his own accord

When you believe Jesus is God: who do you think is the mediator? #2 Firstborn from the dead our advocate

Today’s thought “Man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of Jehovah” (April 24)

Today’s Thought “The people … in darkness have seen a great light” (May 19)

Through much tribulation

Wanting to live in Christ’s city

Wanting for more than you need or hearing the Inviting encouragement

Taking as many opportunities as possible to proclaim the Good News

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Additional reading

  1. A vital question for believers
  2. “Who is The Most High” ? Who is thee Eternal? Who is Yehovah? Who is God?
  3. Pure Words and Testimonies full of Breath of the Most High
  4. Words in the world
  5. Looking at the time when the Torah was given
  6. Bible, helmet of health, salvation and sword of the spirit
  7. Bible, helmet of salvation, God’s Words put in the mouth of prophets for perfecting, to reprove and correct
  8. Written by inspiration of God for our admonition, to whom it shall be imputed if they believe
  9. A masterly copied and reproduced Word to feed the minds
  10. Esteeming the words of Gods mouth
  11. God’s word…is a comfort to the one who yields to God’s will
  12. God’s Word is like the rain
  13. Gods word like a surgeons scalpel
  14. An uncovering book to explore
  15. Glory of only One God Who gives His Word
  16. See God’s wonderworks and hear His Voice
  17. Written down in God’s Name for righteousness
  18. People Seeking for God 7 The Lord and lords
  19. Word-Verbum-Logos-Ereyga
  20. The habitual misreading of John 1 and the ‘Word being God’ #1
  21. The habitual misreading of John 1 and the ‘Word being God’ #2
  22. God son king and his subjects
  23. Matthew 21:10-11 Who Is This? – a Question still posed today #1
  24. The saviour Jesus his human side
  25. Wishing to do the will of God
  26. A Ransom for all 1 Eternal torment
  27. A Ransom for all 2 Corresponding price
  28. Infinite payment of sin by the son of God
  29. Coming to understanding from sayings written long ago
  30. Corruption in our translations ! a.o. with a look at: Hebrews 1:1-2! From the 1865 Benjamin Wilson bible
  31. God Loves All People
  32. God’s wisdom for the believer brings peace
  33. Wisdom not hard to find nor hiding in remote places
  34. To turn the world into a “vessel” receptive of God
  35. A voice cries out: context
  36. a Heritage given
  37. Revealing books
  38. Getting to know the Truth
  39. Challenging claim 1 Whose word
  40. Challenging claim 2 Inspired by God 1 Simple words
  41. Challenging claim 3 Inspired by God 2 Inerrant Word of God
  42. Challenging claim 4 Inspired by God 3 Self-consistent Word of God
  43. The radiance of God’s glory and the counsellor
  44. Faith coming by hearing and sent preacher gift from God
  45. Background of Faith
  46. Let us being filled each day by the Word of God
  47. Learn how to go out into the world and proclaim the Good News of the coming Kingdom
  48. Beautiful feet of those who announce the good news

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Picture from Mary Harwell Sayler her ‘Rebekah Lyn and Friends Books’ her blog post: The Radiance of God’s Glory

Related

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  2. God of the Jews and the Gentiles, Part II
  3. God Speaks Our Language
  4. Experiencing God
  5. Bible Study Notes on Hebrews 1 – 20190429
  6. Hebrews 1:1,2
  7. Sermon on Hebrews 1:1-2
  8. Sermon on Hebrews 1, My Brother the King
  9. Sermon, Christ the Creator, Hebrews 1:2
  10. Christ the Character of God, Hebrews 1:3
  11. Daily Devotional – Hebrews 1:1-4
  12. Who is Jesus?
  13. “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.” ~God
  14. “Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways” ~Author of Hebrews
  15. “In these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son. God has appointed him heir of all things and made the universe through him.” ~Author of Hebrews
  16. “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of his nature, sustaining all things by his powerful word.” ~Author of Hebrews
  17. The Radiance of God’s Glory
  18. Jesus Is No Angel
  19. Angels in The Book of Hebrews
  20. Daily Devotional – Hebrews 1:5-14
  21. Adopted by God
  22. Appointed
  23. It’s all about him..
  24. “When God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, and let all God’s angels worship him.” ~Author of Hebrews
  25. Praise for the Way to Peace and Eternal Bliss
  26. God’s Truth is Solid
  27. What Matters to God
  28. Glory – Is the glory of Jesus God’s glory?
  29. Christmas Gift!

3 thoughts on “God spoke to our forefathers and speaks to us

  1. What was said in the Book of books, was not, in the kindness of God, intended for those only to whom the word came in the first instant, but was at last made as wide as the world to every one that had “ears to hear”. Let us therefore also make it possible that lots of people may hear those set apart Words.

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