HOW DOES HEAVEN THINK OF US
Since my baptism a few years ago, I still wonder about what does voice of God sound like. What would happen if I heard the voice of God, like the prophet Jeremiah, for example. In Jeremiah 15:16 NKJV The prophet says "Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts." Did Jeremiah eat the words like Heavenly Manna or is it simply to say that his inner spirit felt full after reading the words from Heaven? So much of our OT and NT reading is shrouded in mystery and has to be interpreted since largely the world we live in is atheist, agnostic, and cynical christian also.
If He had not loved me and called me to him, how would I know of the Teacher? Only from testimonies of faithful friends, books written about spiritual topics, movies, and artwork. Sometimes seeing a film about a spiritual teacher can be a beginning to developing faith in His existence and salvation. Some believers report that they can hear a Voice from Heaven or guidance of the Spirit periodically.
Even when we are given glimpses of eternity, His Truth can both be simple and yet supernatural in its core. Some of the glimpses that I had of the light showed me the amazing power of the Creator and the power in the invisible dimensions. Psalms state that “the Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love” (Psalm 145:8).
(1)Jesus never says : Get away from Me. He says: "Come to Me."
He never withholds saying that what he has is not available to you. He says: "Abide in Me."
He doesn't say: You'll have to make it on your own. He says: "I am your Shepherd."
He doesn't say: You'll have to figure things out for yourself. He says "I am the Truth."
He doesn't say: I never want to see you again. He says: "I am with you always."
He doesn't say: You'll have to turn around and go back. He says: "Follow Me."
He does not say: I will cut you off from My blessings. He says: "Come to Me and drink."
He does not say: Give Me a good reason to love you. He says: "I love you."
He doesn't say: You are of no interest to Me. He says: "I have called you friend."
Life is very much a gift and should be treasured
We can be confident that spending time reading the New Testament can refresh a believing person's faith. Whose eyes are open to the gospel of his time on Earth. It is interesting to learn about a spiritual man and his disciples doing his miracles and healings in Israel thousands of years ago. Although he's largely avoided by mainstream media who focuses on more recent spiritual leaders like Martin Luther King, and Mahatma Gandhi, maybe there's still a place for time with Yeshua too. As far as I can tell those he believes, he tends to choose really carefully. However please be advised that hearing voices is probably not Yeshua, and could be sign of something that might need medical care. However the more I find out about Yeshua, the more I realize that he was not alone in his teachings, and even that some may not be perfect accuracy thus the four testimonies of the disciples in the NT. And possibly others exist as well since he's known for having had at least 12 consistent followers, in addition to his family members.
For further learning and Action Steps
(1) Today is Your Best Day, Devotional Thoughts by Roy Lessin
Hi, I'm Olga. Aspiring writer and freelancer from Pennsylvania, USA.