Sunday, October 11, 2015
Why HEAR from God?
Many believers want to HEAR from God, they want to HEAR the voice of Jesus Christ but they do not want to follow Him.
What is the SENSE then in hearing from Him? His SHEEP listen to His VOICE and they FOLLOW Him. They are the ones who are part of His kingdom. They want to serve Him. They WANT to do His will.
Many believers want to use God for their own purposes. They want to counsel God about THEIR lives. The kingdom of God is not about you and me. The kingdom of God is about the KING, Jesus Christ, doing His will.
We have to SEEK His kingdom, His righteousness. We have to be interested in the kingdom of God. It is not about us. If we are SERIOUS about following Jesus Christ and we SEEK His approval, if we WANT to know what we have to do to serve Him, then we will HEAR FROM Him.
The prophet Habakkuk was such a man. I read from Habakkuk 2:1
“1I will stand on my guard post And station myself on the rampart; And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me, And how I may reply when I am reproved. 2Then the LORD answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run.”
The prophet was a servant of God, therefore he waited on God to hear what God would say to him, for him to serve God.
Jesus Christ wants to reveal Himself to us. He WANTS to teach us. He WANTS to give us understanding and knowledge about His kingdom, about what He is doing and that which He has called us for but we have to ASK Him. We have to SEEK His kingdom. The only way to learn about the kingdom of God is to follow Jesus and to wait on Him, to seek His kingdom. He wants to impart knowledge to us The prophet Habakkuk writes further in verse 14:
“For the earth will be filled
With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD,
As the waters cover the sea."
That is how much Jesus Christ wants to reveal Himself to those who seek Him so that the knowledge of Christ, the knowledge of God might cover the earth like the waters cover the sea. But very few are interested in the kingdom of God. Very few are interested in serving and obeying Jesus Christ.
Do YOU want to HEAR from Jesus Christ? Then become one of His sheep! Become one of His servants. Submit yourself to Jesus Christ. Serve Him as Lord and He will teach you. He will reveal Himself to you. He will speak to you and you will HEAR His voice, but we have to SEEK Him and be SERIOUS about Him and His kingdom or else in the end we will perish.
May Jesus bless you.