All these officials of yours will come to me, bowing down before me and saying, ‘Go, you and all the people who follow you!’ After that I will leave.” Then Moses, hot with anger, left Pharaoh.

9 The Lord had said to Moses, “Pharaoh will refuse to listen to you—so that my wonders may be multiplied in Egypt.”

This doesn’t happen to me often, but just on occasions I will have a dream, and upon awaking I will know it’s not ‘just a dream’. God is speaking through it in some way. This happened to me just a few years ago, and I recognised that the Lord was showing me how I would feel as I went through a particular period in my life. It was a vivid pictorial portrayal of what was going to happen, and in the time since having this dream I have been increasingly grateful for how God spoke and prepared me.

All of that to say that because I believe the whole Bible, I am convinced that God can still speak to His people through visions, revelations, dreams, prophetic words, spiritual gifts, and so on. If God should speak to you in one of these ways, it’s not because you are more spiritual than anyone else. The wind of the Spirit blows where He wills. He is sovereign, and if He speaks to you (or through you) by some gift, it’s about His purpose for you. God meets His people and leads them in varied ways. Your story is not mine; your path is not mine.

Moses’ story involved prophecy, and knowing certain things in advance, as today’s short reading shows.

We can’t manufacture spiritual gifts, nor should anyone try to. But let’s endeavour to stay wide-open to God as we walk with Him. This surely also means an openness to the miraculous and supernatural.