“God… has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds . . .” (Heb 1:1, 2).
Heaven help you if you have not heard the Son of God speaking to you. If you haven’t heard from Him, then you do not belong to Him. He says His followers will know His voice and will not follow another voice but will only follow after Him. Whether He is singing over us or speaking to us with words, believers in Him know His voice. He, of course, communicates with us in other ways, just like we communicate with our loved ones with gestures, body language, facial expression, and so on. God seems to communicate with us most commonly by the inward witness. Do you know what that is? In the pit of your stomach you just know that you know something that God has placed there. Some people say, “Follow Peace” because that’s what that inward witness feels like. It can also be likened to a ball of love occupying our belly. The Bible talks of a still, small voice which He uses. But He can also really shout! However, every communication we receive from the Lord is packed with love. Even if He is angry, His anger is filled with love.
In the Old Testament a detailed story is told of a man who used a fleece to receive God’s answer to his questions. We New Testament believers no longer use this method. They also rolled dice to receive a response from the Lord. This, too, is no longer available to us. Yes, the disciples rolled dice to choose a twelfth disciple to replace Judas, but they had not yet received the Holy Spirit in His fullness. We no longer need these artificial means of communication because we do have the Holy Spirit living inside of us, and He is there for the express purpose of communicating all truth to us. All we have to do is talk with the Holy Spirit who is waiting to be questioned and frankly, when we release Him to speak, He can be quite a chatterbox as He wants us to be fully informed about all things that we need to know.
One of the blessings of being a follower of Jesus Christ is that He has been appointed heir of all things. When the Bible says “all things” it means exactly that. All includes everything, and things includes all creation. It also says we are co-heirs with Jesus. The Son of God wants us to share in his inheritance. If He has all things, so do we. If we go beyond the “all things,” then we see that we are His inheritance, and He is our inheritance. Everything is covered. The 23rd Psalm is absolutely right. We never need to be in want. Say that out loud every day, “I do not want.” Another place in the Bible says for the weak to say, “I am strong,” and for the poor to say, “I am rich.” Add those to your daily proclamations!
God made the world we live in through Jesus. But He didn’t stop there. All the heavenly stars and planets were made by God through Jesus. He shares those with us now through their beauty, but after we have passed away into our heavenly life, I believe we will have a larger sharing of those locations in space. There is much more to come than we have or are capable of having in this lifetime. That word “worlds” can also mean ages. That means that every age that has existed on the earth, was designed by God and created by Jesus before the earth was formed for us to walk on. We might call those “ages,” generations. Every generation must “discover” Jesus and find their destiny and use the gifts God gave that generation.
What a miracle it is that we live and move and have our being. God designed all things for us and Jesus created all things for us. What we think are great discoveries for our time are simply what God our Father and Jesus our Lord intended for us to discover in order to draw us to them so we could surrender to their Deity and be one with them. Hallelujah!
Writing has been in my blood, so to speak, but when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and He told me to write, all my trepidations rolled away and I began in earnest! After all, if God Almighty says it was His idea that I be a writer, who am I to stand in His way? My hope is that you not only like what I write, but that your life is moved by it, and that your party to Jesus and with Jesus turns your life into days of Heaven on Earth.