Numbers 1-3 Are we listening?
God spoke in Genesis to create, and it was so. God spoke in Exodus to reveal His power and to gain release the children of Israel from bondage. God spoke in Leviticus to give the Ten Commandments and the Law. God spoke in Numbers giving instructions; first, as to the placement of the Tabernacle and the people. Then God spoke and told Moses to take a census. We see God speaking and using His servant Moses to lead the people in all of these examples. He spoke, and it was so. All of this was done so that we might know that He “is not a God of confusion but of peace…and so all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.” [1 Cor. 14:33, 1 Cor. 14:40]
Today the Holy Spirit speaks to men and women, boys and girls through the inspired word to know the way of God that we might be a righteous and holy people. “Men were moved by the Holy Spirit to speak the words of God.” [2Pet. 1:21] These inspired words are “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” [2 Tim. 3:16]
Lastly, in Revelation, God spoke to the churches and ended each with these words: “he who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says…” [Rev. 2] God has spoken; are we listening?