The Voice of God By: Elisabeth C. Pointer
INTRODUCTION There is no voice that is more powerful than Godâ€™s
His voice is holy, distinct and versatile, resounding throughout each corner of the heavens & earth We discuss the voice of God during the Day of Trumpets because this day points to the time in which Godâ€™s voice will call his saints & gather them to Mt. Zion
When God Speaks â€˘ Godâ€™s voice is not like ours. When he speaks creation obeys, a law is established, new life begins or a soul is destroyed.
And God Said.... • With this very voice the heaven and earth were created. “And God said, let there be light......”
And God Said....
• The same voice that destroyed also healed. “And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.”
• (Luke 13: 11-12)
And God Said....
• The same voice that healed also brought the dead back to life. “And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.”
• (St. John 11: 43-44)
Godâ€™s Voice Divided Godâ€™s voice is represented by the entire throne of God Without the voice of God the Father nothing would be in existence
It was he that spoke and created the entire throne of God, appointing each of them their roles
Godâ€™s Voice Divided When Christ spoke he created the heaven, earth and every living creature that exists beneath the throne of God He is also the word, law and truth When he was on this earth, multitudes would come and listen to him preach the gospel We continue to hear Christâ€™s voice today whether it be directly from him, through the Holy Spirit or the bible During his second coming all will hear his voice
Godâ€™s Voice Divided The Holy Spirit speaks unto us to convince us of righteousness That still, small voice (conscience) that guides us everyday on what is right & wrong is the voice of the Holy Spirit He is the Teacher of Righteousness, speaking to our hearts & minds about the word of God and giving us understanding His voice is comforting because he brings into remembrance the promise & hope of Christ
Versatility of God’s Voice There is no limit to God’s voice His voice can be gentle and soft as a whisper as well as loud & frightening The symbols that represent God’s voice are often very loud and command attention
Symbols of God’s Voice • (Revelations 14: 2)
• “And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:”
Symbols of God’s Voice • (Revelations 1: 10-11)
• I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches.....
Godâ€™s Voice As the Trumpet Spiritual Relevance on an Individual Level The Feast of Trumpets represents the first step involved in an individual gaining salvation Before you can repent or seek the word of God you have to be called & warned about the truth The Holy Spirit speaks to us to convince us of righteousness
The Wisdom of God speaks to our minds calling us out of the broad path so that we can fear God & learn to obey Christ who is the word & truth also reaches out to us & warns us to keep his law
Godâ€™s Voice As the Trumpet Spiritual Relevance on a Worldwide Level During the second coming of Christ he will speak like a trumpet sounding from heaven All people will hear his voice, both the righteous and the wicked
His voice will be so powerful that it will shake the earth and wake the dead