Saturday, November 03, 2012

Beth Moore - Are We Listening to God's Written Revelation?

Beth Moore, as an extremely popular teacher of women, has repeatedly made an assertion in and about her life that she is attempting to make common with women everywhere. She asserts that she regularly has God "speak" to her and "reveal" things to her. She also shares the details of the practices that make these interactions with God possible.
Beth Moore - God speaks to her personally

What makes these claims so important is that these revelations form the basis for her writings and, subsequently, her speaking. And while, obviously being vital in their relation to the whole scope of her ministry, they are serious in another way. How many can claim to have God speak to them on a regular basis? How many can claim to speak and write as a direct result of God speaking to them? She is in essence claiming to speak and write the words of God. This is weighty, indeed!

For that matter, should we be so glib and lax in our approach to such claims? Should we be careful to make sure that what we are hearing and, maybe to put into practice in our own lives, is in reality, the Truth?

With that in mind, the words of God through the Prophet Isaiah are vital to us today in such a climate of competing voices and competing messages to us. Isaiah records in chapter 8 verse 20 the following; "To the law and to the testimony; if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."

The prophet makes a vital connection between the Word of God and light. The Psalmist also makes the same connection when he says in chapter 119, verse 105, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Again in verse 130 he says, "The entrance of thy word giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple."

Let's make sure that the message we are hearing and following agrees with the Word of God, His light for us. Let's make sure that His message, as revealed in the written Word, is the standard for all other revelation, whether it be from man, woman, angel or any other being. May He guide us into all Truth!

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