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Hearing God's voice
Transcript of Hearing God's voice
How does God speak to us?
Are we listening?
3 ways God speaks to us
1. through His Sword
2. through His Spirit
3. through His saints
12For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. - Hebrews 4:12
16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Tim 3:16-17
"Be Still! and know that
I am God"
Remember this: God will never Contradict Himself.
Conclusion: We must spend much time
reading the Word if we want to discern God's
2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. - Romans 12:2
daily to see
if what they
the Apostles was true. Acts 17:11
9Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. 10With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. 11Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
12Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. - Psalm 119:9-12
In the Jewish culture, young boys
by the age of 13-14 would have the
entire Hebrew text of the Old Testament
13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. - John 16:13
1. read it
3. meditate on it
2. study it
4. memorize it
"Blessed is the man...whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night" -Psalm 1:1-2
10But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
12Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. - 1 Cor. 2:10-14
His Spirit is a guide to all truth
His Spirit illuminates the Word to us
His Spirit interceeds for us
26Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. - Romans 8:26-27
3 key connections
24And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. - Heb 10:24-25
10A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. - Proverbs 17:10
14Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. - Proverbs 11:14
Paul warns us to "quench not the Spirit" in 1 Thess. 5:19
how do we quench the Spirit?
drown Him out
18 If I had cherished sin in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened; - Psalms 66:18
1 Kings 19:9-14
The Word is God
Make sure what you hear from others is
consistent with the other two methods
4For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. - Jude 4
6I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. - Gal. 1:6-7
14That we...be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about...by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; - Ephesians 4:14
wolves in sheeps clothing - Matt 7:15
1Now the Spirit speaketh...that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to...doctrines of devils; 2Speaking lies...3Forbidding to marry...commanding to abstain from meats...- 1 Tim 4
Not everything someone tells you is a "word from God"
17Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. - Proverbs 27:17
Paul rebuked Peter
Important to know:
Hearing and recognizing the voice of God is equilvalent to knowing and recognizing God through Jesus Christ.
27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: - John 10:27
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, a light unto my path"
in the Spirit
with the saints