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God’s Original Language

““Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”” Psalm 46:10 ESV

God’s voice is best heard in silence because His Original Voice is silence.

God’s voice is best heard in silence. When we suppress the noise of today, we can hear the whisper of Him Whose Original Language is silence.


Before creating anything, God’s original language was silence. He did not need to vocally speak with His voice to Himself. Forever the Three Persons of the Trinity dwelled within Themselves. Each was equally God and knew Each Other’s thoughts. There were no mysteries to be known or solved. God was entirely content within Himself. He did not need to shout or raise His voice. Forever dwelling within Himself was the perfect wisdom of knowing all and the pure simplicity of silence.


When we grow in God, we slowly begin to learn deeper revelations of His Nature, His Character, His Essence, and His Being. Our minds become expanded the more we walk in step with the Spirit and keep our eyes gazed upon Christ. This happens not merely from a dwelling of the Holy Spirit within, but through a constant thirst and desire to know more and have more of God.


As this ambition deepens and grows, we ourselves become enlightened by God’s Truth. Slowly, we learn more about God and are able to detect His movements and ways. With each passing day, our souls become more attuned to its spiritual senses. No longer do we merely operate by physical laws. No longer do we allow material externals to rule us. Rather, we look within the Ocean of Living Water within. We become filled with the Holy Spirit and in so doing we naturally hear the Voice of Him Who speaks without speaking.

God, in His glory and wonder, does that which is done without needing to do anything. God is able to speak to us without audibly speaking. He is able to reveal Himself to us without physically showing Himself to us.

God, in His glory and wonder, does that which is done, without needing to do anything. God is able to speak to us without audibly speaking. He is able to reveal Himself to us without physically showing Himself to us. God does without heeding to the ways of man. This is part of the mystery of God and the revealed magnificence of His Majesty.


““But the Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before Him”” (Habakkuk 2:20 ESV). When God dwells within us, we must take time to flee from the world, its pleasure, its noise, and people. Every day we need to have a sacred hour that we spend with God. Just as we are not merely to read the Word, but do It; so we are not merely to do It, but to meditate upon It. This meditative process is not one of new age philosophy or some carnal means by which we pretend to be “one with the universe”. This meditation is a simple stillness that allows Scripture to go from head knowledge to heart application. This process of how the Word not only dwells within but is also remembered, is done through the art of stillness within God's Presence.


Many times throughout our hurried life, we desire to go from one truth to the next. We never take time to simply pause and meditate with what has been revealed. We constantly want more. We embark on the journey of needing to know more than what was previously known; needing to know more than others; needing to know everything. Our pursuit is so much in haste that we no longer possess a patient reverence. Our pursuit becomes one that is demanding and entitled. We think that one truth or one new revelation is not enough. Immediately, we want to find the next one without taking time and simply meditate on what has been revealed.

Taking time to be still in God's Presence is what is needed for Scripture not merely to be read and understood, but to be remembered.

This is why stillness is imperative after reading the Bible. Taking time to simply be with God. Taking time to be still in His Presence is what is needed for Scripture not merely to be read and understood, but to be remembered.

Stillness allows what we learn to become part of us.

For stillness allows what we learn to become part of us. Naturally, what dwells in the mind falls into the subconscious. This process is guided by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit helps to filter through our minds and bring to light Scripture that is applicable when we are in certain situations. Though He Himself is the Spirit of God and knows the Word in Its entirety, He requires of us an effort and a pure pursuit to study God’s Word.

The Holy Spirit does not give greater insight, greater revelation, or greater knowledge and wisdom to those who are slothful and lazy.

The Holy Spirit does not give greater insight, greater revelation, or greater knowledge and wisdom to those who are slothful and lazy. He does not help persons remember Scripture who lack such a desire. The Holy Spirit forces nothing on man, yet, He is able to give us all that we need. He can enhance His gifts that have been given to us. The Holy Spirit can boost our morale and productivity for the Kingdom, and help us to understand, follow, and obey God at an ever increasing rate. This can only happen, however, if we are freely desire for these things to take place and we put forth some effort.


For we are not merely passive beings that are preprogrammed to function as such. We can change, and we can seek change in the power of the Holy Spirit. For many a man have coasted on and fallen ever-so short of the call God had and what He desired to do through one's life. For it is the Holy Spirit Who desires to live out the Christian faith through us. We must simply desire and be willing to deny ourselves, slaughter our own will, and seek the Father’s will. Only then will more of God be manifested in us as we are guided by the Holy Spirit.


Let us “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him” (Psalm 37:7 ESV). Stillness comes by patience, and patience brings forth a multitude of blessings. So long as patience is for godly gain, then we shall see the Holy Spirit’s transformative power at work. Internally, we will have more of God in us than the world in us. We will have a child-like faith and a willingness to surrender all. We will understand the reality that it is the Light Who dwells within. No darkness can overcome Him Who is Holy. As this truth sinks in, we will become much more apt and willing with waiting in silence and taking time to hear God’s voice.

God’s Voice is One that speaks without speaking. It is a voice that brings comfort and aid. Though God’s movements are unseen to the human eye, our soul is touched and vivified by His Silent Voice and Spoken Word.

For God’s Voice is One that speaks without speaking. It is a voice that brings comfort and aid. Though God’s movements are unseen to the human eye, our soul is touched and vivified by His Silent Voice and Spoken Word.

I found I had less and less to say, until finally, I became silent, and began to listen. I discovered in the silence, the voice of God.” Soren Kierkegaard

Soren Kierkegaard once said: “I found I had less and less to say, until finally, I became silent, and began to listen. I discovered in the silence, the voice of God.” When we are silent, we are able to hear from God. With hearing, our day becomes enlivened by God. We are able to understand and know what must be done, without prior knowledge or understanding.

Stillness brings forth God’s movement within our lives. As the Father outside us communicates with the Holy Ghost in us, we naturally become a passive vessel that is moved along by the Spirit.

For stillness brings forth God’s movement within our lives. As the Father outside us communicates with the Holy Ghost in us, we naturally become a passive vessel that is moved along by the Spirit. We are led along by Him Who now possesses us. We utter words of encouragement and truth, and are brought into circumstances and situations we otherwise would have missed and been oblivious too. Though we are still free to move, speak and act as we want, our soul begins to sink into the Holy Spirit. We no longer are in charge of ourselves, but have revealed to God our desire for Him to truly be our all.

May we take time to dwell in the Presence of God, in order that the meditations of our heart may be steadfast and pure in the Truth.

As we live, may we know that there is “a time to keep silence, and a time to speak” (Ecclesiastes 3:7 ESV). “Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few” (Ecclesiastes 5:2 ESV). May we take time to dwell in the Presence of God, in order that the meditations of our heart may be steadfast and pure in the Truth. For busybodies and independent men will always make haste in their life and in activity. It is only those who desire a deeper intimacy with God who shall go beyond the surface level by learning to be still before God.

Knowing God more can only come by hearing His Word and listening to His Inaudible Voice.

“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him” (Psalm 62:5 ESV). May the time we give God reveal our trust in Him. May we know that we are not alone. May we know that God is for us, loves us, cares for us, and desires fellowship with us. May God’s Original Language be learned and heard through our disciplines of meditation, stillness, and quietness. For knowing God more can only come by hearing His Word and listening to His Inaudible Voice.


May we be a reflection of the Divine Mirror. May the outpouring of Him Who possesses all power and knowledge guide our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.


LVT Poem

Lead us, O Holy Spirit, and sing to us a sweet song;

May we wait upon You in stillness, all the day long.

Renew our hearts and minds for Your Word, Your Truth, and Thee;

Guide us with Thy Silent Voice, now and into Eternity.


PRAYER


Heavenly Father, Great I AM, Him Who is Thee Alpha and Omega, speak Thy Holy Word through Thy Silent Voice. Bless us, O God, with a touch of Thy power. Teach us the way of hearing Your voice. Teach us the way of meditating on Your Word. Speak to us in Thy Original Language, that our intimacy with You would deepen, spiritually. God, we long to see You glorified in us and in the world. We desire to be led by You, Holy Spirit. Be God to us as You work Your power through us. May we die to self daily as we take up our cross and follow Him Who bore our sins. O Sweet and Blessed Savior, be exalted forevermore. In Your Holy Name we pray, Amen.


Lance VanTine

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