Tuesday, December 6, 2005

The Voice of the LORD

The voice of the LORD is powerful;
The voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
(Psalm 29:4)
In the beginning, when darkness was over the face of the deep, the voice of the LORD boomed, “Light be!” and the darkness was broken (Genesis 1:2-3). God caused light to come into existence in the natural by the Word of His mouth. Indeed, the Bible says that the whole world was framed by the Word of God (Hebrews 11:3). The voice of the LORD is powerful and full of majesty!
The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of disciples, that I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to listen as a disciple. (Isaiah 50:4 NASB)
When the voice of the LORD speaks it is so that He may be heard. He awakens our ears to hear, so that we may speak His word. It is the essence of discipleship.
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. (Romans 10:17)
When we hear the voice of the LORD, faith comes. When we believe, we speak. Paul said,
And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak. (2 Corinthians 4:13)

For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans10:10)
The heart believes, the mouth confesses. That’s how faith works. Jesus described the same thing:
Assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. (Mark 11:23)
The whole world is made up of the Word of God, the voice of the LORD. Our part is to hear His voice, believe His Word and speak it forth into the world. That is how and why faith moves mountains.