"Hearing the Voice of the Lord." Numbers 7:89 on this week's Word of Grace Devotion with Pastor Joe Marquez.
The Word of Grace Devotion for the Week of March 6, 2017
Hearing The Voice of The Lord
Numbers 7:89- ‘Whenever Moses went into the Tabernacle to speak with the Lord, he heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement—that rests on the Ark of the Covenant. The Lord spoke to him from there.”
Beloved, how do we hear the voice of the Lord? Numbers 7:89 has some clues that will assist us in hearing God’s voice.
(1) First, we, like Moses, need to go into the tabernacle. Numbers 7:89 begins, “Whenever Moses went into the Tabernacle to speak with the Lord.” I know that this sounds so simplistic but it is true. If we want to hear God’s voice, we need to get to a place where we can hear Him. In the days of Moses that place was the Tabernacle. In our time, because of God’s grace, that place can be just about anywhere. The key is to seek a quiet place to be with the Lord. Moses went and we also need to go find a quiet place where God can speak to us.
(2) Secondly, notice the location where Moses went, “he heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement—that rests on the Ark of the Covenant.” The key here is the place of atonement. The place of atonement was where Israel’s sin was covered. We also need to have our sin dealt with as we go to hear the voice the Lord. Psalm 66:18 says, “If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.” Beloved, ask the Lord to forgive your sin so that He can hear you!
(3) Finally, we hear that, “The Lord spoke to him from there.” We may have to wait expectantly to hear God’s voice. He often speaks to us in a low whisper, a still quiet voice. 1 Kings 19:11-13 says, “And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. 13And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
Beloved, I pray that you will have a blessed week! I love you and I will be praying for you! Praying that this week you may hear God’s voice!
In Jesus’ Name,