Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. (Hebrews 1:1-2 ESV)
There was a time when God only spoke through prophets. Having the ability hear the voice of God was a privilege and responsibility because what they heard must be repeated verbatim to the Lord’s selected audience. Now that changed when God sent Jesus to be the bearer of good news. As God in the flesh, Jesus brought the message of the gospel down to our level. And if anyone chose to believe in him and his words, they would have the mystery of salvation clearly revealed to them.
Jesus is the Word of God and he is trustworthy because he was with the Father at the beginning of creation. It takes faith to accept this as fact, not because it isn’t true, but because we need to filter out the opposing messages that create doubt in our minds. In a practical sense, we need to meditate on Scripture with confession and a receptive heart. It is only in this posture of humility will we be able to accept the value of God’s word as truth. Otherwise, pride will misdirect us and confuse our thinking.
Consider what Jesus said: “If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father” (John 10:37-38). If you don’t believe his words, then examine his work through the lives of other believers and the miracles he has performed past and present. They all testify that he is indeed the Son of God.