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- 4 Ways to Know If You’re Hearing God’s Voice
At such a troubled time, it was no doubt encouraging for Him as well. Some compare the voice to the sound of thunder. Others think an angel has spoken to Jesus. Could it have been an angel speaking? The voice says that the Speaker had glorified His own name, so if it were any other being than the Father, this declaration would be false. Surely, the Father would not delegate the duty of glorifying His name even to an angel, especially at such a pivotal time. In the book of Revelation , we find many instances of voices of spirit beings during the end time.
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These examples include the voices of angels, of resurrected saints, of Jesus Christ, and of God the Father. For example:.
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Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's name written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps.
Revelation Although it does not specifically say so, the wording strongly indicates that the voice mentioned here is that of the Father speaking at another pivotal time in world history: the day His Firstborn stands upon Mount Zion to meet His newly changed brothers and sisters. Other biblical passages describe the voice of God in remarkably similar language to Revelation Notice this verse in comparison to Ezekiel and Revelation :.
His voice was like the sound of many waters. Now consider Job , Psalm , and :. Or can you thunder with a voice like His? Finally, note Isaiah :. It will be with tambourines and harps.
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These proofs seem fairly conclusive that it is the Father's voice described in Revelation What can we conclude from these examples? First, although infrequent, God the Father has spoken audibly and allowed humans to hear His voice. Second, when God the Father does allow human beings to hear His voice, a very important event is taking place. Third, although His humanly audible words are very few, they have great and very significant meaning.
Most importantly, however, are we hearing His voice? As far as we know, none of us have audibly heard the Father's voice, but if He has called us, we have heard it spiritually John Are we hearing the truth? Are we following it? Answering "Yes! Jesus says in John , the verse Church of the Great God has chosen to place on its logo: "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. The great voice of God! We can indeed look forward to the time when He moves His throne and headquarters to this earth—when we will probably hear His voice more frequently.
We also excitedly anticipate the time—1, or perhaps 1, years sooner—when we will meet Jesus Christ on Mount Zion and hear for the very first time the mighty voice of God the Father! And even now, we can hear His voice in His Word and respond with love and obedience in preparation for those times. The Bereans "received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so" Acts This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. Back to the top. Contact Us.
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II Peter Although Peter wrote these words around AD 66 or 67—almost forty years after the transfiguration occurred—his excitement about the experience was not dampened at all. In the Future In the book of Revelation , we find many instances of voices of spirit beings during the end time. For example: Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's name written on their foreheads.
Revelation Although it does not specifically say so, the wording strongly indicates that the voice mentioned here is that of the Father speaking at another pivotal time in world history: the day His Firstborn stands upon Mount Zion to meet His newly changed brothers and sisters. Hearing God's Word What can we conclude from these examples? Mount Carmel is another picture of God coming near to his people 1 Kings Later, in the New Testament, Jesus speaks to Nicodemus about being born again John when he calls Nicodemus to the gospel.
Special revelation made available to this religious man is also available to all John ; Hebrews In Acts, people are invited to respond to the gospel call Romans But, you may be asking, what about today? How does God speak to me, and how should I hear him? Let me suggest some practical helps for hearing from the Lord and responding to his Word:.
Scripture reading. The practice of temporarily abstaining from certain appetites, such as food, entertainment, sexual intercourse, and medicines, for the purpose of sacrifice in order to concentrate fully on spiritual truths 2 Chronicles 20; 1 Samuel ; Matthew Sabbath Rest. Practicing his presence.
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In fact, many people do miss his tender voice altogether. They are in rebellion. Their ears are dull, and they do not perceive the glorious gospel of grace Isaiah ; Matthew I can miss hearing from the Lord because of my rebellious heart. However, I am compelled to listen to the Lord because of his divine work in my life through the gospel.
Part of hearing the Lord speak is a matter of fruit-bearing John 15 in my life. The natural, resistant unbeliever rejects the Spirit and his voice. Second, be a teacher who perceives the hand of God speaking to the people around you. Third, embrace the gospel. Joel Badal is married to Lisa. They have four children and reside in Chicago, Ill.
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February 22, God Still Speaks This narrative elicits for me some questions about hearing the Lord and responding to his voice. Let me suggest some practical helps for hearing from the Lord and responding to his Word: 1. Our Response And so then, what is our response to these things? I say two things. Are you listening to the Lord regularly by opening his Word? How is he calling you to respond?