The True Voice of the Word
"And how shall they preach, except they be sent?" Romans 10:15a
Voice is spoken word revealing the heart and intent, content, and essence of the person. For a voice to be heard in the spiritual sense, it must be understood by the hearer of the word and then acted upon in obedience in order for righteousness to be imputed to the believer. A voice is not static or stagnant, but is moving at all times by the breath force of the person speaking, making an eternal wave throughout eternity by the voice revealing the heart and spirit. It is by our words that we shall be justified, or by our words that we shall be condemned; for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. Jesus simply struck up a conversation in order to read the heart of the individual that he was addressing.
There are many voices in the world, each with its own significance, but all these voices are in the world. God speaks from the throne the things of God which are the essence of faith, revealing the eternal things of God as things not seen. It is by faith that we understand the things of God through the Holy Ghost, not by the tongue of man; for you have no need that any men teach you, for you have an unction from the Holy One. No matter how great an office of the fivefold ministry has in God, no one can understand the voice of God except the Holy Ghost gives the revelation to the individual believer, thus revealing the truth. It is important to note that Jesus did not speak of the earth as the voice of the world, but spoke the words of God.
A testimony is truth as to witness; seeing and hearing. In God, a believer can only testify of things that he or she has seen and heard from the Holy Ghost in speaking the oracles of God. To be a true witness of Jesus bearing the truth, one must have had the leading of the Holy Ghost into the truth of the Word and then proclaim this truth as a witness of Jesus; a river of truth that has flowed from the throne to them. Just as a River is always flowing and Light as the way is always moving, so is the Voice of God from His throne according to His plan and purpose in the earth. Jesus will only allow a believer to receive the things of God that he or she can bear in their spirit. Jesus told His disciples that he had many things to tell them, but that they were not able to bear them at that particular time. But He promised that the Holy Ghost would speak of him, because all things of God were given to him, and He as the Holy Ghost would lead and guide the body of Christ into all truth.
All through the Word of God, you will notice that the Word of the Lord came, the voice of the Lord came unto him, etc. This is present truth as it relates to the Word of God to mankind. Jesus came into the world as the Word made flesh As long as Adam hearkened to the voice of God, everything was alright in the Garden of Eden. However, when he listened to the voice of his wife, he became disobedient to God, bringing sin into the world, and death by sin.
Health is dependent upon heeding the voice of God.
Blessings or cursings are solely due to whether the believer obeys the Voice of the LORD Jesus.
Prophets spoke the voice of the LORD The following scripture is an example:
It is by the Voice of the Word as the LORD Jesus that we as the body of Christ know what is the will of God; for the will of God is known only through His Word as it proceeds to us as the body of Christ and is believed. Notice that John the Baptist knew Jesus was the lamb of God that would take away the sin of the world by the Voice of the LORD.
Saul turned Paul was due to hearing the voice of the LORD Jesus; for the will of God in a believers life is due to ones hearing the Voice of God and obeying the Voice.
A believer must put on all the armor of God in order to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Many do not realize that the evil day or day of trouble is coming upon the whole earth and we must be grounded in the present truth of Gods Word if we as the body of Christ are to stand. Many prophets have lied to Gods people saying that they will have peace, and behold the sword reacheth unto the soul. God stated that He would destroy the sinners of His people that said that no evil would prevent nor overtake them. (Amos 9:10). Ezekiel spoke concerning this battle in the days that we are now presently living in, for he warned of the voice of the prophets that spoke lies out of their own hearts as false witness verses the true prophets of the LORD speaking the Word of the LORD. Again, the Voice of the Word is moving, not static or stagnant as seen in the scriptures listed as follows:
Ezekiel goes on to say that these false prophets were witnesses to what they had seen. What did they see? Does this have any significance to the days that we are living in? If you are tuned in to the Spirit of God, you know that the day of the LORD Jesus is yet to be fulfilled in the earth, when judgment is in the earth. At this time, all that are left in the land will learn righteousness. This all applies to the future day of the LORD Jesus that is still ahead in the future for the body of Christ.
It is imperative that we as the body of Christ hear and obey the Word of God as it flows from Gods throne; for Jesus said that we should live by every word that proceeded from the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4).
As we look at the suit of armor, truth as to the Word of God as Logos and Rhema will be revealed. Take a look at the armor of God in the following:
Roman Soldier depicting the armor of God
How are we as the body of Christ going to stand in the day of the battle of the Lord Jesus?
Truth here is Logos as the Word of God; that is, the thought, plan, purpose, and will of God to us given in the Word of God. Therefore, a believer must abide in the Word of God in order to be a disciple of Jesus and know the truth; Gods Word is Truth.
The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God is not Logos used here, but Rhema; meaning the proceeding Word from the mouth of God. This is present truth as a river flowing from the throne of God, as every Word proceeding out of the mouth of God as our daily bread in present truth to the believer to time, place, purpose, and will of God IN THE NOW! This is the churchs only offensive weapon against the gates of hell. This is the church taking the kingdom of God by force in faith believing and acting upon the truth of the Word as God in the NOW!
Most believe the Gospel of Jesus is Acts 2:38; that is, Repentance and Baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, then receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the outward evidence of speaking in other tongues, and this is certainly part of the Gospel, but not in its entirety. What is the Gospel? The Gospel that Jesus preached, the Gospel that is going to be proclaimed to all the world, is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. The Gospel is Jesus Christ, not dwelling in a singular body of flesh that has been glorified, but Jesus dwelling or tabernacling in the corporate body of Christ as His bride in the last and final Feast of the Lord in the Feast of Tabernacles; Gods last appointment with mankind in fulfilling all things that He purchased by His cross on Calvary.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. (Matthew 24:14). The Gospel of the Kingdom of God is Jesus in all, through all, and in us all gathering all things together in one in Christ Jesus ruling over all the earth one King and His name one JESUS. This is why the heavens must contain Jesus until the restitution or restoration of all things fulfilling the regeneration of all creation unto Jesus, as stated below:
The Voice of the Word as Word proceeding from the mouth of God to His bride, the church, is ever proceeding in greater truth and glory in the saints from faith to faith, and from glory to glory by the Spirit of the Lord until we reach the full measure and stature of Jesus Christ, fulfilling the promise of the kingdom of God; Christ in us, the hope of glory. Is this the glory that we have already experienced in Pentecost, or is there greater glory to come for the body of Christ unto perfection?
There is another day; a day of eternal rest to the people of God for is yet ahead for the bride of Christ. We are admonished by Gods Word: Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, and of you should seem to come short of it. (Hebrews 4:1). Paul spoke of the seventh day or the Sabbath day was preached unto the people of God, but that they did not enter into that rest; therefore, therefore it remains that some; that is, the bride of Christ must enter into this rest which is yet future. (Hebrews 4:4-6).
The truth of this Word is currently flowing to His ministry to bring the Voice of the Word as the Voice of Jesus to the world in preparing judgment that God is laying to the line and the work of righteousness to the plummet; for God will judge His people first, then the world will be judged; for judgment begins at the house of God.
Is this a doom and gloom message having only a spark of revelation in seeing the great tribulation upon the earth and speaking of great and terrible things coming upon the earth; or is this a message of glory that the church as the bride of Christ will and must come into, unto the measure of the fullness of the stature of Jesus Christ, unto a perfect man as a bride that has made herself ready, without spot or blemish?
We as the church has not come to the earthly Mount Sinai as the children of Israel at the giving of the law; to the sound of the trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly feat and quake:) (Hebrews 12:19-21). But we as the church, the bride of Jesus Christ, has come unto Mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: (Hebrews 12:22-26a). This is where God has taken us as the bride of Christ.
Now what is the present Voice of the Word that is now speaking to the church, the bride of Christ?
In these last days, God is speaking of things that are coming upon the earth, to try the earth, so that all that are not in God, not walking in the light, may be removed out of the earth. Things are always the truths of the Word of God by revelation of Himself as the true God, the things of truth that He gives to the church from the throne of God leading His bride into all truth. The things that are man made will be removed, for many today have not spoken the things that are right; therefore, they will be removed. At the consummation of all things, a remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God and have the true testimony of Jesus, having seen the true things of God, will remain as the church without spot or blemish.
The time is now, the night is far spent, the day is at hand let us be sober, let us be vigilant, let us receive the engrafted Word of God which is able to save our souls, receiving the true Voice of the Word of God as the Proceeding Word of God to us as His bride. In that day when God makes up His jewels, all will be able to discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serves God, abiding in truth, and him that serves him not.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. (John 5:25). The hour is now
Dennis A. Beard