God has spoken. That’s a key bet for our faith, isn’t it? If our God were not a communicating God, He would be but a God of our own imagination. If God has not addressed those created in His image, then all that is left is for us to create a God in our own image. While our God has imprinted His existence into creation (Rom. 1:19-20), if He has not imparted to us His nature, His thinking, and His purpose, so that we might know this God, our Maker, then we are left with nothing to discover and everything to manufacture. Thank God it has not been left to us to guess about God. Thank God our God has spoken.
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed the heir of all things, through whom also He created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and eH upholds the universe by the word of His power.
(Hebrews 1:1-3b ESV)
Our journey of faith really begins with believing that God has spoken.
No need to pay attention to the writings of ancient, so-called prophets concerning a coming Messiah if the Creator is mute, or cares so little of earth’s manufacture that He ignores it. But if our God has spoken through the prophets of what we call the Old Testament, then heads-up, who’s He speaking about? What we call the New Testament provides the answer. God, through the prophets, spoke of a coming Messiah, His Son. His Son having come, God now speaks to us through Him.
To know Jesus, is to know God. To know something of the heart, mind, and motivations of the Christ is to know something of the Creator. For He is the shining forth, the reflection, of God’s glory. The very nature of God etched within His human form, to read the record of Jesus in action is to see Jehovah in action. For God has spoken to us by His Son.
John, one who walked with Jesus, also declared that Jesus is the Word. The Word who was with God, the Word who was God. The Word who was in the beginning with God and through whom, God made all things (Jn. 1:1-3). Oh, Word of God speak!
These opening verses of Hebrews are pretty familiar, but they’re still pretty jaw-dropping. Especially as you consider that this Word from God is not some distance word, but the Word that loved us, died to redeem us, rose from the dead and now lives in and through us.
God has spoken and God continues to speak. Not that He speaks a new word, or a new truth, or a changing truth, but that He speaks His revealed truth personally, profoundly, and supernaturally through the Spirit of God in us who gives us ears to hear what our communicating God has communicated.
God has spoken.
By His grace. For His glory.