We are living in a day and time when there are many voices crying out to be heard, and it can be very confusing for those who seek to live by faith in the Son of God. There are some in this world who say God is a myth and that Jesus was only a man,just a teacher, someone who taught us how to treat our fellow man. Oh, Friend, he is so much more than that, and we cannot discover who our Savior really is and what He has promised to do in us, through us, and by us until we meet Him where He often speaks the loudest.
There is a place we can discover Him in this world that does its best to deny His existence. We can meet Him in the Word of God. Yes, it is true. The Bible is the inspired Word of God to man that reveals the greatest Love story of all. The Bible is God's message of His redemption of mankind and all creation through His Son, Jesus. Therein exists a richness to be uncovered that will bring LIFE to every thirsty, hungering soul. God speaks--no, God breathes His message to us, and He gives us Grace to unwrap the beauty of the glorious Truth on display within its layers.
Faith in the Jesus of the Word of God is our "ticket" to understanding what our lives mean and who God is and what His intentions are for us in this life. The ability to hear what God says in a sea of voices is the most important gift any of us could ever be given, and it comes to us through our faith. We can hear the voice of God in an extremely distracting world. In fact, we are even promised we will hear it. John 10:27: "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me." Romans 10:17 says, "So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ."
How encouraging to those seeking to know what God says in this noisy world to discover that someone did our homework for us. It began with the God-given vision of one believer, Richard Mull, who set out to outline every passage within the Scripture that exhibits God speaking directly to man. Little did he know that what he began would result in a brand new publication of the Bible where the color-coding of these passages in the printed text would do so much for so many--in effect, bringing more clarity to us in a world attempting to either deny God's existence or to completely redefine what can NEVER be redefined by man. God does speak His Truth in a world whose favorite maxim is (borrowing from Shakespeare) "to thine own self be true." In Mull's words about his efforts to follow through on his vision: "Now you can actually see every time God spoke, every time Jesus spoke, every time an angel spoke on God's behalf and every passage that talks about God speaking."
I invite everyone who is willing and able to explore this beautiful and exciting new ministry of the precious, relevant, life-giving, ageless Word of God to man. Friends, the surest and most constant way to find our Jesus, who is the very Word of God in the flesh,the One we long for, the Hope of our hearts, the Keeper of our souls, the Provider of our needs, the Promise of victory, the Light of this very dark world, is to hear Him speaking to us through God's Word. May we, ever and always, hide that Word in our hearts. There is GREAT PROMISE in so doing.
So will My Word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
Want to help promote the reading of God's Word and encourage people to learn how to hear God's voice? Imagine a color coded study Bible and multi-media application highlighting when God speaks to you. Operation Light Force (OLF) is a ministry devoted to equipping people to do what Jesus did, setting captives free, healing and preaching. Richard Mull is the President and Founder of OLF and the General Editor of the God Speaks Bible and many other books and was featured on TV and media. Help us spread the word.