Hearing God’s Voice (excerpts from 3 Teachers)

First, Oswald Chambers, “My Utmost for His Highest” (https://utmost.org/)

January 14: Isaiah 6:8, “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”  God didn’t lay a strong compulsion on Isaiah, Isaiah was in the presence of God and he overheard the call, and realized that there was nothing else for him, but to say in conscious freedom – “Here am I, send me.”

January 30: Get in the the habit of saying, “Speak Lord” and make time to listen. 1 Samuel 3:10, “ And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for Thy servant heareth.”

February 12: Once I finally do hear Him, the humiliation I’ve heaped on Him returns to me.  But our real delight in finally hearing Him is tempered with the shame we feel for having taken so long to do so.

February 14: Matthew 10:27, “What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.” But once you hear, He gives you the gift of humiliation, which brings a softness of heart— a gift that will always cause you to listen to God now.

2nd, A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God.  Chapter 6.  The Speaking Voice (Biblesnet.com)

Pg. 75, The speaking voice is a fact…When God spoke out of heaven to our Lord, self-centered men who heard it explained it by natural causes: they said, “It thundered.” This habit of explaining the Voice by appeals to natural law is at the very root of modern science. In the living breathing cosmos there is a mysterious Something, too wonderful, too awful for any mind to understand. The believing man does not claim to understand. He falls to his knees and whispers, “God.”

Pg. 76, The Voice of God is a friendly Voice…The heavens as well as the earth are filled with the good will of Him that dwelt in the bush.  The perfect blood of atonement secures this forever.

Pg. 78, “Lord, teach me to listen.  The times are noisy and my ears are weary … Give me the spirit of the boy Samuel when he said to Thee, “Speak, for Thy servant heareth.” … the music of Thy speaking Voice. Amen.

3rd, Andrew Wommack.  How To: Hear God’s Voice, (http://www.awmi.net/reading/teaching-articles/gods_voice/)

One of the greatest benefits of our salvation has to be that of hearing God speak to us personally…we can have the wisdom of God guide and protect us.

John 10:3-5,(NKJV) “To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”

Radio and television stations transmit 24 hours a day…we only hear them when we turn the receiver on and tune it in…Likewise, God is constantly transmitting His voice…

Psalm 46:10, (NKJV) “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

We often mistake the Voice of the Lord for our own thoughts.

John 4:24, (NKJV) “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”  the Lord speaks to our spirits.

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