Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son… He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature. Hebrews 1:1 -3
The hearing of voices from the other side has become a major industry in our day and age. Celebrity psychic mediums like John Edward pocket millions as a result of their alleged ability to communicate with the dead, whilst books documenting conversations with God, trips to heaven and meetings with angels constantly top the bestseller charts.
We all want to hear what God has to say, and the reason is obvious: God has created in us an insatiable appetite to commune with him. Our thirst for supernatural revelation is as strong as our survival instinct, for it paves the way to survival beyond the grave.
Where can a person find the voice of God? According to the Old Testament Scriptures, God spoke to his people in three primary ways: Through the prophets, the law and the angels. According to the opening statement of the letter to the Hebrews he now speaks through the Son, and so the first few chapters of this remarkable book conclude, quite logically, that the Son is superior to the prophets, the angels and Moses.
As “the exact imprint of his nature” the Son is a clearer disclosure from God than any revelation from the other side, no matter how fantastic or sensational. It as though God is saying “never before have I been represented so perfectly.”
Do you want God to speak to you? Forget about psychic mediums, angels, visions and traveling prophets. Focus on the Son. He is the eternal Word of God in the flesh.
(Bloemnews 22 February 2008)