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Do You Hear What I Hear? (4 of 4)
Series: Do You See What I See?
INTRODUCTION: Billy Graham said, "Jesus was born into the family of man that we might be born again into the family of God."
In Bible history we read many accounts of God making Himself known to His creation.
"God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high."
• He spoke to Moses through a Burning Bush.
• The Israelites followed a God provided cloud by day and pillar of fire by night.
• He used animals to get other's attention:
o A donkey with Baalam.
o A great fish with Jonah
o A rooster with Peter
God speaks through His Word, His Spirit, His Son, others, circumstances, etc.
• He spoke to me through a carpenter at a drink machine (N. W. Pridgen).
• He spoke to me through Pastor M. E. (Eugene) Gibson.
I. DO YOU SEE THE STAR: GOD
WITNESSED IN THE SKY
In the passage I read, we see Him leading and
speaking (directing) through a star.
In the Old Testament and the New Testament
the word for star is used figuratively to represent
any great brilliance or radiance. In
Numbers 24:17 the Messiah is spoken of as a
"star that shall come out of Jacob." In the
New Testament, Revelation 22:16 refers to Him
as "the bright and morning star." It was surely
the glory of God; blazing as if it were an
extremely bright star.
"The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals k ...
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