Four hundred years of silence separates the Old and the New Testaments, during which the Lord did not speak to His people. Can you imagine 400 years of silence from God?
This dispensation was “when heaven was silent.”
The heavens were shut up!
But John the Baptist, a prophet, broke the silence and was used of God to break open unprecedented moves of God’s Spirit. When heaven is silent, it becomes the time when God amplifies the voices He’s raising up in obscurity.
Believers often struggle with hearing the voice of God and recognizing what His voice sounds like. They often question whether prophecy is for today. My response is that the voice of God is always relevant in every generation and that His voice is that of a loving Father.