|Hebrews 12:25-26 |
25 See that you do not refuse him who speaks. For if they did not escape, who refused him who spoke on the earth, how much more will we be liable, if we turn away from him who speaks from heaven [which is in your heart].9
26 Whose voice then shook the earth; but now he has promised, saying, "Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also heaven."
9 See that you do not refuse him who speaks. For if they did not escape, who refused him who spoke on the earth, how much more will we be liable, if we turn away from him who speaks from heaven. God speaks to us from heaven. Where is heaven? The Kingdom of God is within you and around you. Luke 17:21; it is in your heart. Christ, who is the Word of God, dwells in your heart. We are bluntly told how easy it is to hear God speak from heaven in your heart:
For this command [the words spoken as a command] that I command you this day is not hidden from you, nor is it far off.
It is not in heaven, that you should say, 'Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?'
Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, 'Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?'
But the word is very near to you, in your mouth, and in your heart, so that you may obey it. Deu 30:10-14
But what did it say? "The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart [so you may obey it];" that is, the word of faith, which we preach. Rom 10:8.
When you hear God command you to do something, or reason with you, you must heed and obey him; otherwise you will be subject to the fury of God in the next life, or even in this one too. Everyone has their day of visitation from God. Click here to see list of scriptures that show the consequences of not obeying the voice of the Lord within your heart.