More Questions From Spock
Today’s blog is a continuation of a conversation I had with a friend I will call Spock once again here…
Spock said, “However, without a Bible, what do we know about the Holy Ghost? What source do we have for any knowledge of God, and the Holy Ghost, if not Bible? “
Spock and all, It seems to me that you are forgetting the most important source of all…. Direct Revelation. The Spirit leads us into and teaches us “all truth”, that is what Jesus said anyway. The bible is a great resource, but the source is God Himself. I mean WHY SETTLE FOR A POST CARD WHEN YOU CAN ACTUALLY TAKE THE TRIP? True one on one contact and communion with Jesus is what I am talking about. I mean do you prefer to hear directly from Him, or from a book about Him?
Jesus said my sheep hear my voice and obey and He literally meant that we can actually hear His voice. Yes Jesus does totally speak to us with His voice, but the real question is are we listening? Do we discount or ignore that still small voice or do we take what we hear from Him and run with it?
I will admit this though, the times I perhaps most often hear His voice is when I am reading the bible. He guides and directs me concerning where to turn to in the bible and what I need to read at any given moment for my benefit and the good of The Body. Other times He speaks to me and leads me in what I am supposed to share with other people along the way.
The key to me is do we want to merely know ABOUT Jesus from a book, or do we really want to Know Jesus directly? There is a huge difference between knowing Him and just knowing about Him. The difference is relationship! You can’t have a relationship with a book, even the best book. But if you desire you can have a relationship with Jesus via The Spirit.
In closing two songs come to mind and most Christians base their life and theology on one of these two simple little songs. The first song is “The B.I.B.L.E. yes that’s the book for me, I stand alone on the Word of God, The B.I.B.L.E.” The second song is the one I choose to sing, “You ask me how I know He lives, He lives within my heart.” It seems to me that one of these songs is more legalistic than the other, and the other song is more relational than the other.
This is all very real and personal to me and I just want others to open up more to Jesus and His Spirit. So that we can all be led by Him and in turn love others like He does. So don’t throw away your bible, but please also be listening for His voice. He can and does lead us. Again, Jesus said, “My sheep HEAR My voice and obey.”
Love and …..
Kirk Out !