It must have been wonderful to communicate directly with God as did men of ancient times. Though they couldn’t see Him, they were given the benefit of His spoken word. The truth is we still have the ability to communicate with our Heavenly Father. The words of the Holy Bible are His actual voice – written by inspired men of God.
In many ways the world has strayed from the truth of the Bible. Some churches have steadily manipulated the words to fit their own needs. Some have chosen to become politically correct or to create church bodies that are more like country clubs than houses of worship. They administer forgiveness to those who have sinned, but are still shackled to it. To some it becomes a place to feel good about yourself and your own accomplishments.
The devil is eager to weasel his way into our churches and corrupt the message of our sinful nature – to fool us into thinking that we don’t really need a savior. I believe that in order to have the best relationship with God, we must first acknowledge our sin and ask for forgiveness. It is through that simple task that He begins working in us.
Jesus associated with all kinds of people. He wasn’t crazy about the way the church had been corrupted and, on more than one occasion,He voiced His opinion on it. His ministry was intended for the salvation of all, but He didn’t condone sinful behavior including the corruption of His Fathers house.
We may not have the ability to physically hear God’s voice, but we have the treasure of the Bible. We can also talk to Him through our prayers. Our sins have been forgiven, but our sinful nature won’t be dead until our physical bodies die. That is why we need to confess our sins to God daily – to walk away from the sin that pulls us from God – to renew our faith and our relationship with the only true God by studying His messages to us in His Word.
Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”