Faith
Wednesday December 05, 2012
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
FAITH COMMENTARY
"IS GOD SPEAKING TO YOU?"

Time is running short as Matthew 13:10-11 KJV takes you to the question: IS GOD SPEAKING TO YOU?

And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

The parables and metaphors in which the Bible is written prevent many of you from hearing and understanding God speak and what He says here is that He is not expecting to be heard by everyone.

You hearing Him speak removes the mysteries of His Kingdom and those who do not are still waiting.

Matthew 10-15 KJV shows God addressing these ones with closed eyes by showing Him waiting for them to be converted and healed:

For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Not seeking this healing denies Christ and brings you unnecessary consequences. 1 John 2:22 KJV shows denying Christ to be the act of teaming up with Satan, the Instead of Christ (Antichrist):

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

And this leads to you questioning America and her intentions. Is she putting forth the effort to join you in being heard by Christ? This is no time to be denying Christ as you have John 4:23 KJV warning that the hour cometh:

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

Being near the end is teaching that God places no barriers between you and America and both hearing Him. Hearing Him lets you know that all He seeks is your truth and worship.
John 14:17 KJV shows most all the world not receiving God but in no way does it concern you. What the world chooses to do cannot stand in the way of you and God hearing and knowing each other:

Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you

Recognizing the world not receiving Christ taking place is happening because prophesy is being fulfilled and the fact that it takes place only has one effect on you; it adds to your confidence by making you aware that the Lord is speaking to you and that you are hearing Him.


 

Do you hear God speaking to you?

Are you listening?

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Pastor Billy Johnson can be reached by email at billy@lakeshorebible.info or viewed online at www.lakeshorebible.com