Hearing From God is Normative

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.)


Stone-Eater Added Sep 18, 2017 - 11:29am
Some on WB get upset that others hear directly from God.
Not upset. We have mercy LOL
Lady Sekhmetnakt Added Sep 18, 2017 - 5:57pm
What was it that Jeffry Gilbert always says about this sort of thing? When you talk to God it's called prayer. When God talks to you, it's called crazy. 
Jeffry Gilbert Added Sep 19, 2017 - 3:28am
When gawd talks to you it's called schizophrenia. Good memory Jenifer. Thanks for the shout out.
Dr. Rupert Green Added Sep 19, 2017 - 7:59pm
@Don. 'Direct communication between humans and God is then severed until Pentecost."
The people were so desirous of communicating with their God, they built a tower, using Voyager 1, to reach to the heavens to do so. Being angry that his subjects wanted to hear his loving and comforting voice, he cast a spell upon them causing them to speak different languages and unable to communicate with each other.  
So there it is. The world's roughly 7000 different languages came about because at least 7000 people were involved in that tower project.
Was that project before or after Pentecost?
Don Added Oct 13, 2017 - 6:58pm
I learned that God had ordered the people to be fruitful and move over the earth.  When they didn't. He multiplied their languages so they could no longer communicate with one another and thus had to scatter.