Hearing PASSAGE: JOHN 10:1-10

How do we rate ourselves in the area of listening? Do we consider ourselves as good listeners? Statistics said that women tend to be better listeners than men. Similarly, they say that husbands are branded for being poor listeners especially when their wives are talking. What about God’s voice?

Many times in the Gospel we see Jesus saying, “He that have ears, let him hear”. There is no doubt that Jesus is speaking to us and it is important that as believers and followers of the Lord we are able to hear His voice. The way we hear God’s voice and act on it determines what type of listener we are. Our response to what we hear from God is three-fold; it is either we reject, neglect, and accept.

The Bible is full of revelations how God continue to speak to His people. Adam and Eve enjoy their conversation with God in the Garden of Eden. God called Noah and instructed him to build an ark. The Lord spoke to Moses in a burning bush. He made a covenant to Abraham with a promise of a son. David communes with God as having a heart after God’s own heart. Paul heard the voice of the Lord on his way to Damascus. Many times Jesus communes with His Father in the Gospel accounts.

The writer of Hebrews reveals that God is speaking to us today through His Son Jesus Christ. The ultimate form of special revelation is the Person of Jesus Christ. God became human being in the person of Jesus Christ, who is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of God’s being. When Jesus came on earth, He revealed the Father to His people, taught them about God and His kingdom. He performed miracles as well as signs and wonders to bear witness of Him as the Son of God. After completion of His work on the cross and after His resurrection, Jesus ascended in heaven and seated at the right hand of God making intercessions for us all. God continue to speak to us through a Mediator who is Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 2:5-6

“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all men—the testimony given in its proper time.”

John 14:6-7

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him."

Now that Jesus is in heaven, the Lord continues to speak to us and reveals Himself through His words and the Holy Spirit. It was said that there are many ways God speaks to His people. We saw the Lord how He spoke in the past in many different ways and He is still doing it today. As we hear Jesus’ voice, we are called by the Lord to open our ears to hear it and not to harden our hearts.


Blessings

Pastor Mark


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