Listen to What the Spirit is Saying

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Today’s slice of the Bread of Life, the Word of God, comes from Revelation chapters 2 and 3. This is what Christ is saying to the Apostle John to tell the leaders of the seven churches of that era. To each of these churches the Lord had a statement or two that I want to reiterate.

Message to Laodicea, Revelation 3:22:

“Let those who can hear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.”

Here He is referring to those who can hear not worldly sounds but hear spiritual messages.

Message to Ephesus, Revelation 2:7:

“Let those who can hear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.”

Message to Smyrna, Revelation 2:11:

“Let everyone who can hear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches: He who is victorious shall not be hurt by the Second Death.”

Message to Pergamum, Revelation 2:17:

“Let everyone who can hear, listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches”

Message to Thyatira, Revelation 2:29:

“Let all who can hear listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.”

Message to Sardis, Revelation 3:6:

“Let all who can hear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.”

Message to Philadelphia, Revelation 3:13:

“Let all who can hear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.”

Notice that Christ repeated the same thing to each of the seven churches: “Let all who can hear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.” Let me ask you: would God ask them, would God ask us, to listen to His Spirit if it were not possible to hear with spiritual ears? Therefore, if we are not hearing from God’s Holy Spirit it is because we are not paying attention. As I’ve said before, this series of sermons is titled, “God Spoke, Speaks, Prophesies and Winks.”

Bro. Dick, you mean prophets now, you mean today? Yes, prophets and seers. Well, then, what is the difference between prophets and seers? Let’s first look at the Hebrew word used for prophet: nabi. Remember that the Hebrew language was a written language that was written with pictures or symbols. The pictures for the word nabi was the picture of a seed and the picture of a tent. It literally means to sow seeds in someone else’s tent. You might say it was to speak into the life of an individual, or family, or community, or church. Also, there are two Hebrew words used for seer…

So when Christ spoke to the seven churches through the Apostle John, and when I refer to seeing and hearing from God, He nor I are referring to using our physical eyes and ears.

Scripture, in many places, speaks of God speaking in a small still voice. I believe that means that it is faint enough that if we are not listening, we’re missing it…

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