Gathering Together

           Divine Communication




By Linda Condolora

Communication - what every relationship is based on; what

every relationship needs in order to survive. Do you ever feel

distant from God? Do you ever feel like God just isn’t there? If so,

maybe there has been a communication breakdown.

I know this, God wants to communicate with us - He has proven

it throughout history. In fact, it is so important to God, that He

has given us His Word, the Bible, so that we can always hear His

voice. Scripture tells us in 2 Timothy 3:16 that “... all scripture is

God breathed ...” That’s great, you say, but what does that really

mean? Let’s take a little trip through the history of God’s

relationship with man to find out.

In Exodus 31, God meets with Moses on Mount Sinai for a very

important reason. He wishes to make a covenant with His

people. In verse 18 scripture tells us, When the LORD finished

speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets

of the Testimony, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of

God. God wrote His words on those tablets of stone with His own

finger. When Moses went back down the mountain, he found the

Israelites worshiping a new god they had fashioned out of gold, a

golden calf. Moses was so angry that he threw the tablets down

and they broke to pieces. Those tablets, the ones God wrote on

Himself, both front and back, were now just a pile of stones. In

Exodus 34, God tells Moses to chisel out two new stone tablets

and bring them to the top of the mountain so He can once again

write His own words on them, in His own hand. Notice how

important it is to God that the people have His Word and that we,

today, know that He wrote the covenant Himself. Scripture was

very clear about who was doing the writing - there can be no


The writing of the ten commandments took place about 1440

B.C. Fast forward about 800 years to 605 B.C. In Jeremiah 36:1-

2, God once again is making the writing of His words a priority.

He tells Jeremiah to get a scroll and write down everything He

has told him about Israel, Judah and all the nations. In 800

years, God’s desire to communicate with His people through the

written word has not changed. Jeremiah was a prophet of God

and 2 Peter 1:20-21 confirms that God’s people understood that

the scriptures they had were the words of God. Again, God wants

to make it clear that these words are not words written by mere

mortals, but by the creator Himself.

Continuing on our trek, we jump forward about 700 years to

around 95 A.D. John tells us in Revelation 14:13, Then I heard a

voice from heaven say, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in

the Lord from now on.” Again, God is instructing one of His

people to write down His words. God is the same, yesterday,

today, and tomorrow. God has never changed. He still wants His

people to know that His words were written for them, by the

finger of God and then the Spirit of God, through men of His

choosing. All scripture is truly God-breathed!

Does God want to communicate with you? Absolutely. He made

it a priority to have His words written down so that you can hear

His voice anytime you open His word, the Bible. Do you feel

distant from God? Do you wonder if He really cares about you?

Stop wondering. Open your Bible and let God tell you, in His own

words, how much He truly cares.