Heard God through Others?
God speaks through His people. He empowers us as agents to carry His messages—as Ananias did to Saul, as Cornelius did to Peter (and Peter did back to Cornelius). This method, human agency, is the second of God’s two preferred methods of communicating with us. Examples of it abound in Scripture. And, of course, Scripture itself is an example: the biblical authors were His agents in communicating His precious words to us.
How does it work? Well, while God uses His still, small voice to reach us directly, speaking into our minds, originating thoughts there instantly, He uses that very same voice to also reach us indirectly—that is, by speaking directly into the minds of others, directing a few of their thoughts, and then allowing them to use their spoken or written words to take His messages the rest of the way, to us. It may…
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