Does God speak prophetically today? Can Christians pronounce today “Thus says the Lord”? These are questions that are discussed among the faithful, but more importantly we have the Bible. The Bible is God speaking for today into our lives. Whether or not God is speaking prophecy to individuals is not the most important question in our present day for we know that it seems to be very rare. Today we have a more sure word to rely upon…Scripture. Here is a quote that helps us see that God wants us to turn to Scripture as our daily bread.
“Most commonly God respeaks the words that he already spoke in Scripture. Therefore, as we read the Bible meditatively, we can listen to the Holy Spirit within us prophetically applying these words to our experience.
This process is described in 1 Cor 2:10–16, where Paul concludes that we have the mind of Christ. “The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God,” and “we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.” Therefore, as we read Scripture we need to practice spiritual discernment so that we can detect the difference between our own thoughts, feelings, and personality and the movements and insights of the Holy Spirit as well as the tempting devices of the devil. To develop this ability, we need to learn to live in constant communion with God as we carry on the normal human day-to-day activities.”
 Deppe, D. B. (2011). All Roads Lead to the Text: Eight Methods of Inquiry into the Bible (279). Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
Published on Friday, November 1, 2013 @ 4:02 AM CDT