Forever I Shall Speak for God
This of course does not indicate God needs me or any mortal to be his spokesperson. If anything is needed it is we, who are finite, and always in need of someone to stand for us. It is in a world where adversarial opponents are constantly looking for opportunities to upset us and in the process renouncing God. Here is where we as weak as we are must stand up for the creation that was given to us and the respect and thanks to our Creator, God.
It is so simple for too many people to take for granted what we have, and consequently forget who it is that granted us all we enjoy. In addition, the reason God has handed each one a pattern to follow making the awesome existence we enjoy a meaningful heaven on earth. When anyone can ascertain the very depth of our creation, we then will be the ones to speak for God.
How, one may ask, can man be a spokesperson for the creator of everything we have and for us exclusively as well? When Jesus began his ministry the most opposing persons were the learned and holy leaders who knew all about God, his constant guidance of the Israeli nation which too often fell away from him. They confronted Jesus and because of their pride to accept the divine message of the Lord became the most arrogant and jealous opponents to the Will of God. If anything, their turning away from the message Jesus brought to them was worse than their forefathers in the desert. There they only had Moses and his guidance. Here they had the Son of God, whom they did not believe.
Does God need man to speak for him? Yes, I would say, since our task is to evangelize we must stand up and proclaim who God is. Who was the first to pronounce the sovereignty of God, his endless love for sinners, and the will to forgive us? Jesus of course. If we are to follow the path Jesus walked, and reach out to the poor, the weak, and the lost souls, our task must be to show and tell those who do not believe in the very life-giving entity of the Holy Trinity.
This may be the most essential part of describing God, the Holy Trinity. The first time this divine presence was announced is when the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary. He said, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.” Mary asked “how can this be?” The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.” (Lk 1: 30 - 31, 35). All three persons of the Trinity are spoken of here.
Throughout the gospel accounts we can find references to the Father, and many more introducing the Holy Spirit as an active person in almost everything Jesus did. Acknowledging all three divine persons whenever evangelizing is an important theological premise. This is one very essential manner to speak for God, and to bring the true worship of our creator to light.
During the times any of us utilize our specific talents, we should in some way give credence to the Holy Spirit as often as possible. He, I guarantee, is the prime person assisting in our ability to complete an article, or create a symphony. We take the credit, but he is the essence of our work.
Ralph B. Hathaway