How does God speak to us today?

As part of our Week of Prayer and Fasting, this short study will help us as we are listening to God.

As we draw near to God in prayer let us remind ourselves with two questions
 IN WHAT KINDS OF WAYS MIGHT WE EXPECT GOD TO SPEAK TO US?
 WHAT KINDS OF THINGS MIGHT GOD BE WANTING TO SAY?

Acts 2 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 “ ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.

VISIONS
Daniel 7:15, Acts 7:55-56; Acts 9:10-16; Acts 10:1-6, 9-16, 19 Acts16:9-10; Acts 18:9-10;
2 Corinthians 12:1-4

DREAMS
Genesis 15:1, 12-15, 28:12. 40:8; 46:2; Numbers 12:6 Daniel 1:17; Job 33:13-18; Matthew 1:20, 2:12-13

PROPHECY
1 Corinthians 14:1-4 Acts 11:27-8 Acts 13:1-4; Acts15:28ff; Acts 20:23; Luke 22:64

WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE, WORDS OF WISDOM AND DISCERNING OF SPIRITS
Acts 5:3-9; Acts 10:17-23 Acts 13:8-11

PICTURES
Jeremiah 18:1-6; Acts 21:10-14

VOICES
1 Samuel 3:4, Acts 9:4

Margaret Jarman, in her Presidential Address to the Baptist Union back in 1987, said, “Have you listened for God’s voice speaking directly to you? Have you considered that He may speak through your intuition, through your imagination, through dreams and visions, through flashes of inspiration?”

Eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. ….. He who prophesies edifies the church. (1 Corinthians 14:1,4)
Do not put out the Spirit’s fire. Do not treat prophecies with contempt. (1Thessalonians 5:19-20)
“Speak Lord for your servant is listening.” (1 Samuel 3:10)

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