Man shall not live from bread alone but from every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. A child of God must hear from God. Jesus said:”My sheep hear My voice they listen to Me, and they follow Me.” Many believers do not hear the voice of God, so they are spiritually dead. They claim to have the Word of God because they have a Bible but they do not hear from God, so they do not have the Word of God.
We can only have the Word of God if God speaks to us, if we are in communion with Him, if we hear from Him. Many people say that the Bible is the Word of God. It is not the Word of God, it is the Scriptures. The Bible cannot guide you every day, the Bible cannot teach you in the ways of the Lord. The Holy Spirit was sent to guide us into all truth, and those who are led by the Spirit of God they are the children of God. They hear from God. They get a word from God and they live by that word, because man shall not live from bread alone but from every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. You cannot follow Jesus if you do not hear from Him. Then you are separated from Him and that is why He will say to many people on the day that they die:”Go away I never knew you,” because they never heard from Him, they never listened to Him. They never followed Him. They did not have the Word of God, they were spiritually dead, they were not alive.
We need to hear from God, every day. We need to be led by the Holy Spirit. We need to be in Christ, doing His will, to be able to bear fruit for His kingdom. We cannot be part of the body of Christ if we do not have a word from God, if we do not hear his voice and we do not follow and obey Him. Many people say that they do not hear from God. They’ve asked Jesus to speak to them, but He does not speak. It is because He is not cheap. Many people think that they can just command God to speak to them, they can say:”Lord speak to me,” but they’re not willing to obey Him. Tey are not willing to pay the price of discipleship they’re not willing to obey the words of Jesus. They are not willing to repent of their sins and of their selfish lifestyle. Their life is all about themselves . They’re not willing to give up, they’re not willing to deny themselves and follow Jesus Christ, and that is why they do not receive a word from God. They are spiritually dead. They’re not connected to God and they will perish. Man shall not live from bread alone but from every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. You need to hear from Jesus, you need to follow and obey Him. You will live from every word that proceeds from His mouth if you listen to Him and you obey Him.
Are we children of God? Are we led by the Spirit of God? Do we hear from God or are we spiritually dead? Are we living from every word that proceeds from the mouth of God, because He is our Father and we are His children, or are we just fooling ourselves? Do we believe that we are saved, that we are Christians and that we have the Word of God because we have a Bible? Having a Bible does not mean having the Word of God. You need Jesus Christ. You need His Holy Spirit in you, to guide you. You need to pay the price, you need to obey Jesus. Repent, turn away from your sin, turn away from going your own ways. Follow and obey Jesus; be baptized in water, seek the infilling and indwelling of His Holy Spirit, then you will hear the voice of God speaking to you. You have to go after Jesus and seek Him with all your heart to be able to hear the Word of God. You must follow Jesus, go after Him until the very end.
May Jesus bless you.