Some on WB get upset that others hear directly from God. Following is a brief history of God’s communication:*
God’s Communication Program 1.0 The Bible begins with direct fellowship with YHWH in the Garden of Eden (Gn 3:8-10). However, “the LORD God banished them from the Garden of Eden" (Gen 3:23). Direct communication between humans and God is then severed until Pentecost.
God’s Communication Program 2.0 Selecting a few exceptional people, the prophets. "The Sovereign LORD never does anything until He reveals his plans to his servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7). Still no direct communication with the average person.
God’s Communication Program 3.0 (Pentecost) "In the last days,' God says, 'I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy." (Acts 2:17)*
*To prophesy is when God communicates to you what He wants to have happen. Then, your speaking it out is causative. Hearing from God is the normative experience of those who experience Pentecost. I keep being asked on WB what is my takeaway. O.K. A Christian needs to worry when he/she does not hear from God–not when he/she does.
*(I am sure everyone who is interested realizes one does not need to have a Bible. It is all on the internet now.)