The Voice of God
Ps Patsy – by the blood we can come boldly
Geoff – coming in and going out
Ps Tony – Confident heart – prayer fruit
“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
God is always speaking – a river from heaven Ps 46
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?
Humans were created as a 3 part being (OT vs NT)
1 Thess 5:23 Spirit soul and body
Body (5 senses) = Physical World
Soul (mind, will, emotions) = Intellectual World
Spirit = Spiritual World
Only God can get in your heart/spirit
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
Three ways He speaks:
- Audible Voice (not often) Paul on the Road
And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
- Inward witness
For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.
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.
- Still small voice “… and the Holy Spirit said…” the job of the Holy Spirit –
“is that You?”
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.
Train your heart to hear:
- Don’t ask for a sign – The devil will accommodate that. God speaks spirit to spirit. Natural speaks to natural.
- Fill up with the Word – the Holy Spirit will always agree with the Word
“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
- Pray in Tongues – a lot!
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;
- Take time to listen
Look in your heart – Talk to God- expect Him to answer – Is that You?
- 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.”
- 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
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,
What is God saying to you right now?