God’s very nature is both as a creator and a communicator

God’s nature is many faceted. Two of the key elements are as a Creator and a communicator. We see these go hand in hand in Genesis.

Gen 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

Photo of the 'Cat's eye nebula' courtesy of NASA. A point of light seems to explode with baloons of blue and orange gas.
The 'Cat's eye nebula' courtesy of NASA


Gen 1:3 “Then God said ‘Let there be light.”

The Hebrew word for “said” is amar (559). It is used elsewhere in scripture and it means to utter, to command, to promise, to say in the heart, imagine or think (Brown, Driver, Briggs 2003). The usage here suggests the involvement of the whole Godhead. God imagining, thinking about the creation, then saying in his heart and Jesus the Word of God uttering the command. John 1:3 “All things came into being by him.” The Holy Spirit who was “moving over the surface of the waters” (Gen 1:2), then carried out the command, bringing order out of chaos.
In creating Adam (and Eve) the Holy Spirit was especially involved when “God breathing into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life; and man became a living being.” Gen 2:7 (Amplified bible)

It is in the very nature of God, as we have seen, to communicate. The challenge we have is that he is often creative when he is doing it! So how do we recognize his communication to us?

Principles God uses to communicate

Listed below are some of the principles that God seems to follow in his communication with us. Trying to live solely by these principles is another form of religion, as these principles teach us how God thinks, not what He is thinking. Only applying these principles within a personal relationship with the living God can do that.
They are not laws in the Old Testament sense, as there will always be exceptions; but they are examples from scripture that can instruct us in the way he imparts his messages to us.

1. Introduction.
2. God's nature as creator and communicator.
3. The role of the Bible.
4. Turn aside when you notice something.
5. Be careful what you worship.
6. The Holy Spirit quickens things.
7. Hide and seek using parables.
8. Ask the Holy Spirit.
9. The inner room is where we meet with God.
10. The importance of peace and stillness.
11. Don't hurry God will speak.
12. Waiting and longing takes us higher to a place where God acts.
13. What price do we have to pay?
14. Holding a word for a time and part of the whole picture.
15. How do we know it's from God/Act in faith?
16. Jesus is open to persuasion!
17. The Language God uses to communicate.
18. God communicates through our sensory organs.
19. God communicates primarily to the heart.
20. God offends our mind to change our heart.
21. Listening depends on your heart attitude.
22. Circumcision is the cure to a hard heart!
23. Listen to your heart
24. Eyes.
25. Lift up your eyes.
26. Make sure your vision is clear.
27. Ears/hearing the voice of the Lord.
28. Reach for higher levels.
29. How God communicates - impressions.
30. Seeing with the eyes of your heart.
31. Visions.
32. Open visions.
33. Trances.
34. Signs.
35. Dreams.
36. Conclusion.
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