January 26, 2020
Secular society imagines a world in which God doesn’t exist, but Scripture shows us a God who is a Father and who wants to be close to His children and speak to His children. Fr. John Mary asks the question if God still speaks to us today like He spoke through the prophets in the Scriptures.
- Jesus announced that He would send the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. It was prophecies that sons and daughters shall prophecy, young men shall see visions and old men shall dream dreams.
- God speaks through Scripture, nature, events and in many other ways to spread the spirit of prophecy.
- Jesus criticize the Scribes and Pharisees for pretending to honor the word of God through the prophets of old, but when He spoke to them, they would not listen.
- We have many examples in Scripture of people who received surprising messages from the Lord and believed and obeyed His word. They are the heroes of Scripture.
- The Lord continues to speak to His church and His people. It is not to change us or get us new doctrine, but to better understand what Jesus revealed to us.
- This measure against false prophets is always Jesus Christ who is the Eternal Word of God. Any word which is different from Jesus, we do not accept as the Word of God.
Scripture shows a God, who is a Father, who wants to be close to His children, who wants to speak to His children. There’s no human word that can save our soul, only the Word of God. James says, “So receive with humility, the word planted in you.” Scripture shows from the first book of Genesis to the last book of Revelation, it’s all about God speaking.
God sends prophets, not to give us new doctrine, but to understand more deeply what Jesus has revealed to us. We have so many examples in Scripture of people who receive surprising messages from the Lord and believed and obeyed. The Lord continues to speak to His Church and to each one of us. As James says, “receive with humility, the word planted in you,” it is able to save your souls, to change our life.