Does God Talks To
We hear many people claim
that God talks to them. Can this be true? If this is
true, then why does God Prophesy for a long time before He sends a
Major Prophet (Manifestation, Messiah, etc.)? It seems that
God talks only to One person, and that happens every few hundred
years or a thousand years.
We can see that many have
awaited the coming of the Messiah. He has to fulfill the
Prophecies, bring a New Revelation, and usually suffers immensely at
the hands of man, etc. This Truth that God does not talk to
everyone is Revealed in the Scriptures as well. Christ plainly
says this in a very elegant way: No One goes to the Father but
through Me. And Prophet Muhammad Revealed the same thing in the
Surah Counsel (Ash-Shura)
It is beyond the capacity of a mortal man to speak to God, save
by revelation or from behind a veil or through a Messenger to
reveal what He will, by His permission... (51)
You will find similar
Revelations from all the Major Prophets.
There are three
categories of humans who claim that God talks to them:
First are those who hear
voices and act upon these voices, and their actions show that the
voice they hear is not from God. An example of this is a
murderer who claims that God told him/her to kill someone. God
will not tell anyone to do that. God is Good!
Second are people who
claim that God talks to them and they create a new organization with
their followers, or they splinter an existing religion, etc.
We have seen a proliferation of this kind at this time of human
history. Indeed there are more teachers than followers, it
seems. It is these people who should be questioned if they
have fulfilled the Prophecies and have brought to humanity what God
The third category are
people who say that God talked to them and He told them a Truth that
helped them in understanding the Scriptures, meaning of a teaching,
received a solution to a problem, etc. These are mostly
related to an individual and/or community. These realizations,
of course, cannot be categorized as a Major Revelation and the
person who receives them is not a Major Manifestation (Prophet,
In the case of the first
category, of course, we have to recognize that such a person is
deluded and needs mental help. They might even be dangerous to
the society and should be kept isolated so they cannot harm others.
In the case of the second
category, man should not follow anyone but the Scriptures and the
Major Manifestations (Prophets, Messiah) sent by God. These
are clearly distinguished and History (His Story) has clearly
Revealed who they are. They have brought the Greatest
Revelations to man, and they are a part of the Seven Seals, Eternal Divine Path
and The Greatest Sign. People in this category should
be exposed and their followers educated so they will not follow the
false prophets. Only the Major Prophets and the Words they
bring to humanity (Scriptures) should be followed.
In the case of people in the third
category, these realizations cannot be called Revelations.
These are given to a person to strengthen his faith, help him to
solve a problem, understand a teaching and/or to help others to
understand any of these situations. These realizations
should be compared with the Words of God (Scriptures) to see if
they are according to the Words of God. If they are, with
some diligence, deep thinking, and understanding, they may be
accepted as help from heaven. That does not mean that God
is directly talking to them. It means that they have
received help from the level of consciousness they are in.
Some truths are even revealed to humanity, about their lives, in
dreams! That is why with analyzing dreams we can resolve
some psychological problems. These, however, are not
In general the approach
to this kind of message is this: Revelations from Prophets
(Scriptures) should be looked at as the overall umbrella in our
lives. Anything we receive (or anything in our lives) should
be under this umbrella. We have to examine anything that comes
to our lives to see if it is according to God’s Words (Scriptures).
If we find something is not according to God’s Will, we have to
avoid it and ignore it.
As Prophet Muhammad
Revealed in the verse above, God may talk to man “from behind the
veil.” “From behind the veil” here shows that although God
reveals some truths to some people and Guides them, by them being
behind the veil (their ego), however, they do not talk to God
directly. It is the same as we are saying, that man filters
the Words of God, and their egos do not let them hear Him in the
Purest form. That is why Scriptures are needed and man can
find the Purest Form of His Words in these Books.
Therefore, the only
person who directly talks to God is the Chosen Prophet
(Manifestation, Messiah) who fulfills the Prophecies and God’s
Promises. Those who claim to be a prophet of God, have not
fulfilled the Prophecies, and are not the One who fulfills God’s
Promises, are false prophets and should be exposed and ignored.
Those who say God told them to do bad things (God Is Good) are not
hearing God for sure. Those who receive guidance from the
Spirit (their Higher natures) should see if it is really from the
Spirit. They should see if it is according to God’s Ways
(Words, Scriptures). If it is not, it should not be followed,
and with fasting and prayer they may realize that it is not from the
Higher Self (Spirit)!
May this be a Guide
for humanity to lead them to a Purer Life and the Straighter Path.
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