Does God still speak today? Does he speak through teachers, pastors, evangelists, parents…?
I clearly understand His Word is final in its Revelation. We have 66 Books, 39 in the OT and 27 in the NT. I get that. That is His written WORD.
But what about the “Living Word” that God through His Spirit lives in us. That God has appointed spiritual leaders to lead. Let’s assume that those leaders are in fact listening to God’s Spirit for leading and direction. ( I hope that is the case). Then why are we resistant to listen and follow them? Answer: We are like sheep, all of us and we wander and go astray. We want to go our own way. IF there is a word from the Lord through one of God’s servant leaders you would do well to pay attention. I love the words of Paul, “Follow me, as I follow Christ.”
No one wants to hear their leader or parent say, “I told you so” but that is what Paul said to 276 shipmates before they wrecked. This wreck could have been spared if you would have listened to me the first time….but “NOOOOOOOO” we want to follow a different path. God spared them and gave them a second chance. This time, they listen to Paul, which was the same as listening to God. God spoke through Paul.
Acts 27:25 So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.