Heard From God Lately? According to a survey, 25% of Americans believe that they have received personal messages from God. This statistic raises several questions: What is God saying to all of these people anyway? The Bible says that it contains “all things that pertain unto life and godliness” (2 Pet. 1: 3). What more do they need to know? Why is additional revelation necessary?
Why does God show such special favoritism to this select group? Does He love this 25% more than the rest of us? If we are among the 75% that God has not spoken to directly, does it mean that we are less important to Him? Acts 10:34,35 says that “God is no respecter of persons”. How can that be if He speaks personally to some folks and not to others?
Isn’t it odd that most of the people who are receiving these messages apparently feel no great urge to share them with the rest of us? In the Bible, those who received the word of God were compelled to tell others. For instance, Jeremiah said, “His word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay” (Jer. 20:9).
In listening to the claims of these folks, we quickly realize that their stories are contradictory. God has supposedly told one thing to one person) and something totally opposite to another. How can this be? 1 Cor. 14:33 says that “God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.” The Bible is God’s full and final revelation to man. Let us pay attention and learn it and learn to obey it.
~Adapted from Greg Gwin