In early Biblical times, rather than remaining silent, God spoke through His prophets in visions and dreams…granting them divine insight into secrets and mysteries, but also giving them the ability to communicate this to His people. “But in these last days” as it says here, the era of prophetic disclosure came to an end. Why? The answer is Jesus Christ. But let me give you an example to show why. Let’s say I’m going to explain to you what it’s like to skydive…the exhilaration of feeling the wind, the anxiety of jumping out of the plane, the excitement of seeing the ground from so high up, the joy when the chute opens and my feet are back on solid ground. Now I can “tell” you all about it, but until you actually experience it for yourself, it’s still remains me just “telling ” you what it’s like. When Jesus came to earth…lived, died, and then rose from the grave, He enabled us to have a relationship with God that required no go between. No longer was it necessary to listen to someone else “telling” us who God was…for we could know Him first hand and experience for ourselves who He was…and even today, anyone can have an intimate encounter with the Lord if they desire, no middleman needed.