I’m reminded that in the last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation, (chapters 2 & 3), it says to each of the seven churches, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Is it possible that it’s referring to a time when God is speaking but few are hearing? This seems to be confirmed by the prophet Amos, who talks about time when there will be a famine of hearing the words of the Lord. Are we in that time?
A quick look at the human ear shows in intricate detail, how God designed the ear to hear. If He did that physically, wouldn’t He have done that for us spiritually also? If so, then what’s going on? Well, there’s so much “noise” today, so much busy-ness, that we don’t hear His “still small voice.” Yet, He’s speaking!
Let’s renew our commitment to finding that quiet place so we can turn our ears to hearing. Hebrews 1:3 (NIV) “The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word…” If His word sustains and we don’t hear it, we fall apart! Maybe it’s time to let God’s spoken and written words in, to lead our famine-stricken, unraveled life back to fullness and wholeness!
Pastor Brent Oliver grew up in Kokomo, Indiana and is an Ordained Minister through the Assemblies of God. Before embarking on God’s plan to establish a church in Delphi, Pastor Brent served in both Peru and Logansport, Indiana encompassing over 29 years of fulltime ministry. His vision and creativity has been the benchmark for the growing ministry at Delphi First and after 23 years, his passion and leadership could not be stronger.