Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Language of God

This study is dedicated to understanding the different ways in which God communicates with His people. God's first language is not English. How then does God speak to us? You may be surprised! 

Visions and Dreams
One of the most common ways the Lord communicates with us is through visions and dreams.
"And it shall be in the last days" God says, "that I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind; and on your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on my bondslaves, both men and women, I will in those days pour forth of My Spirit and they shall prophesy"
(Acts 1:17-18).


Visions
There are two types of visions. The first one is a Vision of the Mind, in which the Lord "projects" images and pictures onto the "screen" of our minds. This can be called a "sanctified imagination" or an imagination that is under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Most often, this is how the Holy Spirit speaks to us.
For example, if you were asked to picture a pink cow , you would see it in your mind's eye. The Holy Spirit uses your mind as a blackboard in which He draws pictures or projects images onto your mind's eye.
The second type of vision is an Open Vision. This is an image that you see with your natural eyes.