Communication From God
Communication is necessary, for God both needs and uses messengers.
The Lord did not communicate directly to those within the
seven churches in Revelation. Rather, He spoke to the angel
[messengers] of these churches. Today, it is the same. We
do not go to church and wait until the Lord arrives in person
to speak to us. We hear His Word through His messenger.
Without communication, we cannot know the will of God. I
heard much about "the will of God" in the 1950's.
I heard less and less about it in the 1960's and onward. After
eleven years as a missionary under a mission board, I resigned
in 1971 to teach in a Bible school. A short time later, I
received from the mission board I had served under a questionnaire
which listed eighty possible reasons as to why I left the
mission field. In vain I searched for my reason. Sadly, I
added number eighty-one to the list, "The will of God."
By the 1970's hardly anyone was seemingly concerned with the
will of God. Was this because there was a breakdown in communications
with the Lord?
He still seeks messengers and prophets. Are they as hard
to find today as they were in Isaiah's day? "Whom shall
I send," God cries out in Isaiah 6:8, "And who will
go for us?"
He is yet seeking out those who have hearing ears that He
might put His Word within them. If we will respond and make
ourselves available to Him, He is well able to accomplish
His purpose through us.
It is urgent that we prepare our heart, lay all things aside,
and meet with the Lord to hear His communications.
"Be ready in the morning" Exodus 34:2.
"Early [earnestly] will I seek You" Psalm 63:1.
"Those who seek Me early [diligently] will
find Me" Prov 8:17.
All things must be laid aside. The Lord desires those who
are ready to meet with Him and receive that which He has for
The Lord said to Moses, "Come up unto mount Sinai in
the morning, and present thyself there to me in the top of
the mount" (Exodus 34:2).
Our meeting and communicating with the Lord is necessary.
Beginning with Adam, the Lord has spoken to and worked through
human instruments and He continues to do so.
Therefore, in order to accomplish the will of God, there
must be a meeting of His mind with the mind of man, that the
mind of God might find its desired expression and outworking.