Voice From Behind The Cloud
“While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.”
– Luke 9:34-35 (NIV)
In order to avert groping around in spiritual darkness, we need to both desire and develop a fresh walk with the Holy Spirit and train our spirit to hear His still small Voice within us. Rom.8:14 – For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
This small still voice of the Holy Spirit will drown all the wrong philosophies in and around you. It will also bring you into the true understanding of the Son, the word of God.
Like Peter at the mount of transfiguration (Luke 9:28-36), we often speak and act out of, howbeit sincerely, our ignorance, limited worldview or frames of reference.
Left to Peter “let’s stay here”, “let’s build a religious experience out of this” but God didn’t want any of those. He wanted only to reveal the Son to them that they may in turn go everywhere to reveal Him to the world.
God wanted them to ‘Go!’ but Peter wanted them to ‘Stay!’ What a zealous but inaccurate spiritual position. Graciously, the Holy Spirit, the Voice beyond the Cloud adjusted his mindset and philosophy.
In the hustle and bustle of daily living, you must deliberately inquire to hear and distill the ‘Voice from behind the Cloud’!
This will lead you in the perfect way to please God, abound in every good work, act beyond religion and live victoriously.
The writer E.M Bounds puts it this way; “What the Church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Spirit can use — men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Spirit does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men, men of prayer.”
Jesus speaking in John 16:12–14 ”I still have many things to tell you, but you can’t handle them now. But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, He will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. He won’t draw attention to Himself, but will make sense out of what is about to happen.
Now God speaks through His Holy Spirit from inside the regenerated heart. To hear Him, simply ask Him into your heart and confess Him as your Lord and savior.
God, out of the riches of His love is always speaking. Listen to Him and He will lead you into the full restoration of all things. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” (Romans 10:11)
Dear God of hope, fill me with all joy and peace as I trust in you so that I may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Dear Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and dispense there your cheerful beams. In Jesus Christ Name I Pray. Amen