“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
In this time of unprecedented stillness, God is speaking. He is calling to a fallen world and a lost people. Is this the end? No, but this is a warning shot over the bow. The whole reason God allowed His prophets to write down the prophecies concerning His return is so we would have a fair warning giving us time to repent. The signs of the times we always hear about are precisely that - warning signs: danger ahead! The Holy Spirit is reaching out in earnest with a clarion call for repentance. The time is nearing. Be ready!
God is merciful to a rebellious people. If not, none of us would stand a chance.
I Kings 19:11-13
"The Lord said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.
Then a voice said to him, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’"
The point of God speaking in the still, small voice was to show Elijah that the work of God is not always in dramatic revelations or manifestations. Divine silence does not necessarily mean divine inactivity. Zechariah 4:6 tells us that God’s work is “not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” meaning that overt displays of power are not necessary for God to work.
What is the LORD saying to you today? Even when we don’t see Him working, He is working. Let us all be conscious of His voice in the stillness. He is calling us deeper and closer.
Lord, help us to be available to the call of the Holy Spirit in Jesus' name, Amen.