Hebrews 1:1,2 “ In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe.
What do these verses tell us? God in the past days spoke through the prophets as the Holy spirit in the Old Testament rested on prophets, priests and Kings. Therefore these were the only anointed people who were able to speak out the word that was entrusted to them through the Holy Spirit. Hence in the past days God spoke through the prophets.
Now lets go on a “ Time Machine” to the station of Jesus on earth. Jesus spoke through the power of the Holy Spirit that descended on Him in the form of a dove. When He was baptised in the Jordan river by John the Baptist (Luke 3 :21)
Signs and wonders followed His words because of the Holy Spirit indwelling Him.
Now lets go further into time when Jesus died for us on the cross and ascended into heaven. That was the period of the advent of the Holy Spirit( Acts 2 :3)
Now lets walk through time, God in the past spoke through the prophets, Then God spoke through Jesus. How does God speak to us now? God speaks to us through His Divinely Inspired word and through His Holy Spirit, in this “ Cosmopolitan Contemporary world” God pours out His spirit on all flesh, on all peoples of every race, creed and tongue ( Joel 2 :28, 29) on condition they accept Jesus Christ as Saviour of their lives.
When Jesus left us, Jesus still remained not by body but through His Spirit. That Spirit remains on earth today in you and in me. That Spirit enables us to be all that God intended for us to be before the creation of the world.
Now lets take the time machine to the future Revelation 21:2-4 says that when the new city of God appears Jesus will live among us and He will wipe away every tear from our eyes and there will be no more death and suffering. We will see Jesus face to face and we will be with Jesus forever more.