Millions have been converted because one man waited to hear the voice of God. Peter allowed the Savior’s voice to come to him. “Peter went up upon the housetop to pray…and a voice came to him” (Acts 10:9, 13, NKJV).
The entire Gentile race was welcomed into the kingdom, along with the house of Cornelius, because a man obeyed a voice. We are living in the same New Testament times as Paul and Peter, and we too must allow his voice to come to us. Instead of waiting for his voice to come to us, though, we run to counselors and Christian psychologists, read books and listen to tapes. We seek a clear word of direction for our lives and want pastors to tell us what is right and wrong. We desire a leader to follow, a diagram for the future.
Few know how to go to the Lord and hear his voice. The writers of scripture warn us, though, saying, “See that you do not refuse him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now he has promised, saying, ‘Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.’” (Hebrews 12:25-26).
God has promised, “Once again my voice will be heard. Those who hear will shake the earth, and heaven and earth will be moved. By the hearing of my voice, whatsoever is loosed on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
To the last church, the Laodicean church, the Lord cries, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20).
Our Savior is telling us, “I’m asking to be heard. Open up. Let me into your secret closet. Let me talk with you, and you talk with me. Let’s commune. That’s how I will keep you from the hour of temptation that is coming on all the world.”