The Voice of God

Review:
Ps Patsy – by the blood we can come boldly
Geoff – coming in and going out
Ps Tony – Confident heart – prayer fruit

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“There are lots of voices in your head – your father and mother etc.

No one can get in your heart but God” Ps Tony

Many languages and voices – all have meaning. 1 Cor 14:10

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God is always speaking – a river from heaven Ps 46

Revelation 22:1

And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.

A constant broadcast. How can we tune in?

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Humans were created as a 3 part being (OT vs NT) 

1 Thess 5:23 Spirit soul and body 

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Body (5 senses) = Physical World

Soul (mind, will, emotions) = Intellectual World

Spirit = Spiritual World

Only God can get in your heart/spirit

Proverbs 20:27

The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

VIDEO Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].

Led by the Spirit of God – Sons of God. Romans 8:14. 

He leads better than I follow

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Three ways He speaks:

  1. Audible Voice (not often) Paul on the Road

Matthew 3:17

And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

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  1. Inward witness 

Romans 8:16 

For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.

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John 16:14 AMP

He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.

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  1. Still small voice “… and the Holy Spirit said…” the job of the Holy Spirit – 

“is that You?”

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John 16:13 

13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 

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Train your heart to hear:

  1. Don’t ask for a sign – The devil will accommodate that. God speaks spirit to spirit. Natural speaks to natural. 

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  1. Fill up with the Word – the Holy Spirit will always agree with the Word

John 15:26

“But I will send you the Advocatethe Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me.”

The Word will divide soul and spirit – Hebrews 4:12

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  1. Pray in Tongues – a lot!

Jude 20

But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit;

Second brain

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  1. Take time to listen 

Look in your heart – Talk to God- expect Him to answer –  Is that You? 

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  1. Obey what He says to do – practice on small things – is it truth? 

John 2:5But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

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  1. Keep your heart tender 

Hebrews 3:7-8 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts

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1 John 3:12

21 And, beloved, if our consciences (our hearts) do not accuse us [if they do not make us feel guilty and condemn us], we have confidence (complete assurance and boldness) before God,

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What is God saying to you right now?