Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable (in instruction by numerous examples); I will utter dark sayings of old [that hide important truth]
Psalm 78:1-2 Amplified.
Throughout the bible, we find that some of the ways God speaks with people, is by means of parables, and symbols. A parable can be a story, a symbol could be an object or an image. These methods are used by God, to represent powerful truths that he is trying to communicate to us.
For example, God showed Ezekiel a valley of dry bones. In this case, no one would imagine that God was referring to literal bones. But instead God explained later that these bones refer to the house of Israel
When Jesus said, out of your belly will flow rivers of living water, (John7:38) he did not mean actual water, but referred to the Holy Spirit.
I believe that we are living in a moment of time, where there is a rapid acceleration of the supernatural workings of the Holy Spirit in the earth today. God is speaking by dreams, open visions, signs, symbols, and he wants us to clearly understand what he's saying? He's speaking everyday and he wants to speak to you?
I can't personally remember a time when I was hearing God so clearly and so extensively.
For me and my wife Anna it's now strange if we're not hearing the voice every day or middle of the night, particually in the recently. Something new is happening in the spirit realm, I don't fully understand it, but one thing I'm sure of, it's for all of us.
For the last week, I have been constantly spoken to, by the Holy Spirit through the number 5. For example, one morning I woke at 5am, that evening I was watching a film and it's main point at the end of the film was revealed as the number 5? Sunday my step daughter had her birthday and received 5 cards, another day I read an email from a prophet who stated he woke up at 5.55am and an angel had said to him that we were crossing over into a new season, a new spiritual time where things would happen at a much greater pace to release Gods provision.
Five in the bible is the number of grace (I have not got time to go into this, you'll have to do your own study), it represents Gods undeserved favor which is going to accomplish in these days more than we can ask or think Ephesians 3:20.
God is saying to myself and to many many others who maybe have been through very challenging times, that the seasons have changed, and now it's time for a fresh manifestion of grace and favour.
Just like I saw the number five again and again and again, God was prophetically trying to get my attention through signs and symbols to remind me, that the days ahead will be a new day to see Gods grace working and operating through my life.
Dont limit God this year, to only communicating to you through the familar. The Holy Spirit is creative, so don't put him in a box? He can speak in a million different ways to his creation. Whether that be through, billboards, TV, the internet or your next door neighbour?
I am ready for that, how about you?