Resource Sheet 1 - Hearing God's Voice in the Bible - Old Testament:
In the Old Testament God communicates in many different ways. This is not a complete list but gives many different examples.
|1. Genesis 1 - 2||God spoke in creation, showing the power of the spoken word. He commanded Adam in relation to his role and responsibilities.|
|2. Genesis 3||God was heard by Adam and Eve and conversed with them after their disobedience.|
|3. Genesis 22 v. 1||Spoke to Abraham giving instructions|
|4. Genesis 24 v. 12 - 14, 26 - 27||Answered prayer, guidance|
|5. Genesis 37 v. 5,9||Through dreams|
|6. Genesis 41v. 1-4, 16, 25-28||Giving the interpretation of dreams|
|7. Genesis 46 v. 2||Gave Israel a vision at night|
|8. Exodus 3 v. 2 - 6||By the Angel of the Lord, through the burning bush, God spoke to Moses.|
|9. Exodus 4 v. 14 - 16||God put his words in Aaron's mouth and gave Moses a staff by which he could perform miraculous signs.|
|10. Exodus 19 v. 16 - 19||By smoke, trumpet, earthquake, voice|
|11. Exodus 24 v. 4||Dictated to Moses|
|12. Exodus 25 v. 9||Showed Moses the design for the tabernacle.|
|13. Exodus 31 v. 18, 32 v. 16||God's finger wrote on the tablets of stone|
|14. Numbers 12 v. 6 - 8||Through visions, dreams, face to face to Moses|
|15. Numbers 22 v. 28||Through a donkey speaking|
|16. Deuteronomy 4 v. 12||Out of the fire they heard words, a voice|
|17. Joshua 5 v. 13 - 15||Through a man, the commander of the Lord's armies|
|18. Job 33 v. 14 - 15||Various ways, dream, vision of the night|
|19. Job 40 v. 6||God spoke out of the storm|
|20. Psalm 19 v. 1||The heavens declare the glory of God|
|21. 1 Kings 19 v. 9 -13||God spoke in a gentle whisper|
|22. 2 Kings 5 v. 8 - 10||The prophet sent a messenger|
|23. 2 Kings 22 v. 10 - 16||By the book of the law, and a prophetess|
|24. 2 Chronicles 24 v. 19 - 21||Through prophets|
|25. Isaiah 20 v. 2 - 3||By prophetic action|
|26. Isaiah 45 v. 1-7 cf. Ezra 1 v. 1||To a pagan king for the blessing of his people|
|27. Jeremiah 50 v. 1||Through Jeremiah, the prophet|
|28. Daniel 2 v. 27 - 28||Dreams|
|29. Daniel 5 v. 5||A finger writing on the wall|
|30. Jonah 1 v. 4 - 17||Great wind and storm, drawing lots which fell on Jonah|
Resource Sheet 1 - Hearing God's Voice in the Bible - New Testament:
The gospels are full of examples of God communicating. Some examples used in Jesus' life.
|1. Matthew 1 v. 20||Angelic messenger (many other references)|
|2. Matthew 2 v. 2||Star guiding the magi to the birthplace of Jesus|
|3. Matthew 5 v. 21 - 22 etc||Jesus' teaching, explaining the law|
|4. Mark 2 v. 5 - 11||The witness in Jesus' spirit|
|5. Mark 4 v. 33 - 34||Through parables|
|6. Luke 2 v. 12, 3 v. 4||Fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy|
|7. Luke 2 v. 25 - 26||Revelation of the Holy Spirit|
|8. Luke 2 v. 36||Anna, a prophetess|
|9. Luke 4 v. 1||Holy Spirit leading|
|10. Luke 6 v. 12||Through prayer|
|11. Luke 9 v. 30 - 31||Moses and Elijah at the transfiguration|
|12. Luke 9 v. 47||Jesus knew their thoughts|
|13. John 1 v. 33||The dove descending confirming what John had been told.|
|14. John 8 v. 25 - 27||Jesus spoke what he heard from his Father|
|15. John 10 v. 38, 11 v. 4||By miracles (many other references)|
|16. John 14 v. 9||Revealing himself in Jesus|
|17. John 15 v. 26, 27||Testimony of the Holy Spirit and the apostles|
|18. John 20v.22 cf John 14v16-17||Holy Spirit given to lead into all truth|
|19. John 21 v. 24 - 25||Written accounts of the life of Jesus.|
God continued to speak in the early church. Acts records many instances.
|1. Acts 1 v. 26||Casting lots was used as a means of guidance for the last time.|
|2. 2 v. 1 - 4, 11||Wind, tongues of fire, other tongues|
|3. 2 v. 40||Holy Spirit speaking through people|
|4. 2 v. 43||By miraculous signs, wonders|
|5. 3 v. 6 - 10||Healing the cripple gave an opportunity to speak of Jesus|
|6. 4 v. 13||Confident witness of the disciples|
|7. 5 v. 1 - 11||The Holy Spirit gave discernment to Peter. Ananias and Sapphira died.|
|8. 6 v. 15, 7 v. 55, 56, 60||Stephen's appearance, vision, and witness|
|9. 5 v. 39, 40||Wisdom of Gamaliel|
|10. 9 v. 3,10||A light from heaven, voice, vision|
|11. 9 v. 40 - 42||Miracle of raising the dead|
|12. 10 v. 3, 9 - 10||Angel from God in a vision, trance|
|13. 12 v. 7||Angel of the Lord, light, miracle of release|
|14. 12 v. 23||Immediate judgement and Herod died|
|15. 13 v. 11||Being struck blind|
|16. 15||By the Holy Spirit guiding the meeting in Jerusalem|
|17. 16 v. 10||By a vision giving guidance|
|18. 16 v. 18||Through supernatural deliverance|
|19. 16 v. 26, 32||An earthquake, apostles spoke the word of the Lord|
|20. 19 v. 11-12||Miracles of healing and deliverance|
|21. 21 v. 10 - 11||By prophetic action|
|22. 23 v. 11||By revelation in person|
|23. 27 v. 21 - 26||By prophetic word|
|24. 28 v. 31||Through preaching|
|Revelation 1 v. 1 - 3||The whole book is a revelation of Jesus Christ given by God to show his servants what was going to happen. He sent an angel to John who was told to record everything he saw - that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. There is promised blessing to those who read the words of the prophecy, for those who hear it and those who take to heart what is written in it.|
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