Emanna for 09/20/2019
Have You Heard God's Speaking?
Acts 7:2 ...The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was in Mesopotamia... (3) And said to him, "Come out from your land and from your relatives, and come into the land which I will show you." (4) Then he came forth...
Words of Ministry
The second factor of the motive and strength was God's calling. God did not appear to Abraham without speaking to him. When He came to Abraham, He called him. God spoke to Abraham. Calling means speaking. It is not a small thing to hear God's speaking. At the time we were saved, we all experienced the appearing of Jesus. Many of us can testify that at the time we were saved, deep within us we had the consciousness that Jesus was speaking to us. Perhaps the Lord Jesus came to you when you were a student and said, "What are you doing here?" You answered, "I am studying to get my degree." Then the Lord asked, "For what?" You replied, "To make a good living in the future." After this, the Lord asked, "Then what? What about your future?" With others, the Lord Jesus has spoken in a different way, saying, "Look at how sinful you are, at how bad and poor you are!" In response to this, some have said to the Lord, "Don't bother me." Then the Lord said, "I love you. I want to save you. Don't you know that I'm Jesus? I want to rescue you from your poor situation. Aren't you willing to take me?" To others of us the Lord Jesus said, "Don't you know that I am the living One? I am the only One who can give you eternal life." Many of us have heard words such as these, not out of the mouth of a preacher but out of the mouth of the living Jesus.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Genesis, 1984, pp. 531-532. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 7/8/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.