In the opening lines of Scripture, the Spirit of God hovered over the surface of the deep, and then God spoke. The simple act of speaking released what was inside of Him into existence. Speaking made the invisible visible. His voice put substance around His desires. When God said, “Let there be light,” the light that was within Him became tangible as it took on a material form. God continues to create in this way today.
As we respond to God’s roar in our own lives and we join in communion with Him, we become people of His presence. He dwells in us and we dwell in Him. As we live in relationship with the Creator, we learn to hear and respond to God’s voice. He enjoys speaking to us, and when we give voice to His words, He continues His creative work.
Prophecy gets a bad rap because people over-complicate it or misunderstand it. At times, prophecy can even be misused because it’s not held within the context of love. It’s not an overly mystical, highly unattainable skill reserved for the elite. Prophecy is as simple as hearing what God says and saying it. It is a by-product of relationship with God.
When you are in relationship with people, communication is part of the relationship. God likes to talk! If we listen, He often has things to say that will release His destiny and purposes into people’s lives or circumstances. As His deep calls to our deep, the roar of His voice continues to create change in the earth. He speaks, and as we speak what we hear, His words do what they have always done— they bring light to darkness, resources to emptiness, and order to chaos.
They roar in a raging world!