How God Speaks Today.
Psalm 19:1-14. (Pray)
We live in a day and time when much to do is made of new light, prophecies, visions, messages from god in dreams and unknown tongues and so on. All of the spine tingling experiences of the modern day charismatic and ecumenical movements are mostly just a bunch of religious hype. The Bible says God speaks through His word. 2Pet 1:20-21, Heb 1:1-2, Rev 22:18-19. When John wrote the last amen in Revelation, that was it. The revelation of God to man was complete. Beloved, THAT which is perfect has come. It is the 66 books of the Canon.
So, is God speaking today? To that question I answer with a resounding YES! Our text points out at least three ways in which God will always speak to mankind. Notice first:
I. GOD SPEAKS IN THE SKY. V. 1-6.
1. The divine design of the universe declares His greatness.
2. Every 24hr period is a sermon for God.
3. Not a person on earth is untouched by creation.
4. Rom 1:18-20.
II. GOD SPEAKS IN THE SCRIPTURES. V. 7-11.
1. His law is perfect leads to salvation. 2Tim 3:15.
2. His testimony is sure gives wisdom. 2Tim 3:16-17.
3. His statutes are right give joy. Ps 33:1-4.
4. His commandments are pure give light. 2Cor 4:6.
5. His fear is clean everlasting reverence. Ps 119:89.
6. His judgments are true to be desired. Matt 5:6.
III. GOD SPEAKS IN THE SOUL. V. 12-14.
1. Of sin. All have sinned. Rom 3:23.
2. Of salvation. Only the blood of Jesus can cleanse. Heb 9:22.
3. Of service. In Christ, Gods way. Jn 14:23-24.
Conclusion: God is not speaking today from out of thunderbolts or other electrifying experiences. But He IS heard and felt by literally hundreds and thousands today who are willing to look to Him by faith. Can you hear Him today? His creation cries out Believe God! His canon cries out Christ died for our sins! His Comforter is calling repent and believe the gospel! AMEN