John 10:27- "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me."
Psalm 33:6, 9- “The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command.”
John 1:1- "In the beginning the WORD already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word WAS God."
John 6:63- "The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very WORDS I have spoken to you are spirit and life."
Appearances in the Bible:
- The words “The Lord Spoke” appear 24 times in the NIV Bible.
- The words “God Spoke” appear 6 times in the NIV Bible.
- The words “The Lord Said” appear 301 times in the NIV Bible.
- The words “God Said” appear 54 times in the NIV Bible.
And then, I love this quotation from A.W. Tozer…powerful words:
“I believe that much of our religious unbelief is due to a wrong conception of and a wrong feeling for the scripture of Truth. A silent God suddenly began to speak in a book and when the book was finished lapsed back into silence again forever. Now we read the book as a record of what God said when he was for a brief time in a speaking mood. With notions like that in our heads how can we believe? The facts are that God is not silent, has never been silent. It is the nature of God to speak. The Bible is the inevitable outcome of God’s continuous speech. It is the infallible declaration of His mind for us to put into our familiar human words.”