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Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Hearing God

Hearing God
 
In John 10 we find Jesus telling us that He is the door and He is the Shepard of the sheep. (Verse 3-5) To Him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear His voice: and He calleth His own sheep by name and leadeth them out. And when He putteth forth His own sheep, He goeth before them, and the sheep follow Him: for they know His voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
 
Not everybody can hear God speak or know His voice when He does. There are many people going about saying God said something when they have not heard God at all. They heard a voice, but it was not the voice of God. Even well meaning Christians do not hear or don’t hear well the voice of God. There are many things involved here and we are going to look at some of them in this study.
 
Requirements for Hearing God
 
The sheep hear! That’s right! If anyone is going to hear God it’s going to be those that are His. You must be born again to enter the kingdom of God. (John 3:3) You must be born again to be His sheep and Him be your Shepard. Just going to church won’t do, even though that’s a good place if it’s the right kind of church. Going to church doesn’t get one into heaven nor does it qualify one to hear form God. Conviction will come telling you that you’re in need of Jesus but you’re not qualified to follow the Shepard until you become His. (John 10:3) He that is of God hears God’s words.
 
He calls His own sheep by name. (John10:3) There is personal relationship with Jesus when we are His. We know that we belong to Him, we are His own. He calls us by name. He doesn’t call to us saying, “Hey You” He calls us by name! There is fellowship, sharing of life and all recourses belonging to Him.
 
He leads us out. He putteth forth His own sheep. Note that the Shepard is leading those that belong to Him. He is not in charge of all the others. The others are not His and will not listen and obey because they cannot hear him. What the Shepard is involved in is taking care of His own. Those that are of the world are hearing another voice and following it. So, to find sheep that are His, hearing His voice, you will find sheep that are obedient to Him.
 
His sheep follow Him because His sheep are submissive. Often people are trying to get free from snares and are not finding success. The snares could have been avoided by following instead of straying. If we will simply submit to God and resist the devil deliverance will come because our Shepard is ever willing and able to rescue us. But it will not come without submission.
 
Our Shepard goes before the sheep! We can always walk with confidence because we can hear our Shepard in front of us leading. He is not behind us pushing. So those that are hearing from God are walking by faith- not by sight because His Word is the light unto our path and the lamp to our feet going before us to show us the way! (Psalm 119:105)
His sheep are anointed to hear. Jesus said over and over “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” In Revelation chapters 1-3 He said seven times, “he that hath ears to hear let Him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” I John 2:27 says “But the anointing which ye have of received of Him abideth in you and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things and is truth and is no lie and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.”
 
They know His Voice
 
Why is it then that so many professing Christians don’t hear God or don’t hear Him correctly? Well to begin with there are many who believe that God doesn’t speak to anyone at all anymore because He gave us the Bible. Well, the Bible is God’s Word and God’s voice, however there are many things in life that you need to hear God about that you won’t find written in the Bible. Besides the early church had the Bible without the New Testament Scriptures and God spoke to them. Then there is the fact that the gifts and callings of God are without repentance. So, if God has ever spoken to anyone He still speaks today. He also gave us the Holy Ghost and told us He would speak to us. So then to hear God we must know that He speaks, and that He speaks to His own sheep and we must know whose voice is speaking. We have already seen that we have the anointing to teach us and for us to hear. That anointing is in us. He is the Holy Ghost given to us by our God. (I John 14: 15-17) Now that teacher is also the voice that we must learn to hear and know. He speaks! There are many voices and we will show this more clearly as we go, but for now let’s learn that the voice we, as born again believers want to know and hear is the voice of the Holy Ghost.
 
The Holy Ghost speaks! “When 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 show you things to come.” (John 16:13)
 
Any professing Christian that is serious about hearing God is going to understand that one of the main reasons the Holy Ghost was given to us is to teach us the way of God and in order for Him to do this He must speak to us and we must be able to hear Him.
 
He is not our Conscience
 
This understanding between conscience and Holy Ghost will clear up much for us in the area of hearing God. Every person has a conscience but not every person has the Holy Ghost. In Romans 9:1 Paul writes “my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost. (See also Romans 2:14-16)He was telling us that the Holy Ghost has spoken to him and because he listened and obeyed, he had a clear conscience, no conviction of wrong doing. In I Timothy 4:2 we find that people in the last days will have a conscience that is seared with a hot iron and will not be able to be convicted of sin. Why? Because they were listening to other voices, doctrines of devils and seducing spirits. This is man’s original sin, listening to the devil’s doctrine and believing it. Therefore a deaf ear is turned to the voice of God. “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine: but after their own lusts they shall heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (II Timothy 4:3-4) Beloved these scriptures are talking of professing Christians that will not stay tuned to hearing God. Just look at what happens to them! They begin to choose another god just as Adam did in the beginning. The Bible tells us that the blood of animals could not give a clear conscience when offered. (Hebrews 10:1-2) But the blood of Christ by the working of the Holy Ghost can and does for the believer who desires and allows that work to take place. (Hebrews 9:13-14)
 
Now then we see that even people without Christ can be led by their conscience which can either witness an approval or disapproval. But only people that are born again can hear the Holy Ghost lead them and have a clear conscience because of obedience. Keep in mind that anyone can disregard the conscience or the Holy Ghost because it comes under the will and authority of man to choose. The Spirit of God bears witness with our spirit, therefore it is a spiritual connection that makes it all work and nothing else will do. (Romans 8:16)
 
I Corinthians 14:10 There are it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.
This verse has usually been related to speaking in tongues. However he says many kinds of voices not many kinds of tongues and in the next verse he draws attention to knowing the meaning of the voice that is heard. Now look at the different voices that you hear:
  1. Holy Spirit
  2. Devil
  3. Flesh-your will-self
  4. World
 
Let’s begin with flesh because that is in reality our biggest enemy and the most challenging to silence and overcome.
Love not the World, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world the love of the Father is not in him. All that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world, the world passeth away, and the lust thereof, but he doeth the will of god abideth forever. (I John 2:15-17)
Know ye not that friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. (James 4:4)
Every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own flesh and enticed( James 1:14)
This I say then, Walk in the spirit and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the spirit and the spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that you would. (Galatians 5:16-17)
And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and the lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. (Galatians 5:24-25)
 
Now you see here in these passages of scripture that the world, flesh and desires for those things are in opposition to God. Yet we find that there is very little difference in the desires and ways of most professing Christians and the people of the world. Why is that? Because of listening to the wrong voices!
 
The devil, which is the god of this world and the god of the flesh, is in charge of the world and its ways and influences. So also is he the promoter and enticer of all that is fleshly. The lust and desires of the flesh are fed and promoted so as to get you to sin and break your fellowship with God. All the influence of world ways of thinking and reasoning build up imaginations and ways of thinking in the mind so the mind becomes more earthly and selfish and alienated from the life of God.
 
While people are making excuses for these things the devil is building a case against them and robbing the life they should be living. But it is by neglect, laziness, ignorance and submission that he gets this kind of hold on people that profess to know Christ.
Following the Holy Spirit’s voice will expose these voices and enemies for what they really are- thieves, liars, murderers. There is only one voice we can listen to and that’s the Holy Ghost! All others are our enemies. So let us examine ourselves- What do we look like- Who do we act like- How do we talk-What do we partake of- What do we overlook or allow- in answering these questions we will find what voice or voices we are following.
 
Things that keep us from Hearing God.
 
With purpose of heart, cleave unto the Lord” (Acts 11:23)
It is important that we keep our hearts uncluttered if we are going to hear God correctly!
Do not set your heart on the cares of this world or on the deceitfulness of riches. (Mark 4:18-19) For where your treasure is there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:21)
 
If these things exist we will be hearing the dictates of a heart that is devoted more somewhere else than to God. And that will always lead to confusion, trouble, doubt and unbelief.
 
In Matthew 15: 1-14 we are shown how holding to traditions of men will make our worship void and the Word of God will not be heard by us. We may know what it says but our spiritual understanding will be darkened so the Word heard will not bring life to us. It will always be interrupted according to the traditions that are held to dearly and hold the people so tightly. One of the amazing things I’ve seen over the years is that people that are bound up in traditions always think it’s somebody else that needs to be delivered and change. Such was the case with the religious leaders and people in the days of Jesus’ ministry. (We have a preached message on tape dealing with a subject called “The Prophetic Voice-Tradition or Transformation. If you would like a copy for further ministry and understanding- contact us and we’ll get it right out to you.)
 
We must be people that are always ready to be corrected and instructed. Proverbs 1-2-3 tells us that refusal to receive these will bring trouble and calamity to our lives, often times that cannot be fixed. That’s a strong word yet that’s what God has to say about it. If you are hard to receive correction and have a strong will and an often stubborn mind you are setting yourself up for a fall. This is not God’s will, way, nor is He doing to people, they are doing it themselves by not hearing and receiving correction, then taking steps to get things in line with what He is saying. These are the steps that lead to a reprobate mind and profaneness as Esau was. (Romans 1)
(Hebrews 12:12-17) This becomes a hardened heart that will not and sometimes cannot hear God’s voice. “Have ye your heart yet hardened? Having eyes see ye not, having ears, hear ye not, and do ye not understand?” (Matthew 8:17-18) “Today if you will hear His voice, harden not your heart.”(Hebrews 3:7-8) Pray always to have a tender heart, a heart to know Him, and expect that He will speak to you and you will hear, see, and understand and your life will forever be on a path of fellowship with Jesus! It has often been said that God gave us two ears and one mouth so we ought to listen ore than we talk. Isn’t it amazing that God’s Word says:” Be swift to hear, slow to speak.”(James 1:19)
 
Recently we had this verse in our home Bible Time with our younger children. We gave them this little exercise to learn the truth of this verse. We said, “Open up and button up.” Our emphasis was to open our ears to hear and close our mouth so as not to talk too much. Good lesson, right! Well, that’s what God teaches us all through His word. “In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin.”(Proverbs 10:19) If we talk enough we will sin with our mouth, no doubt about it! God says for us to be still and know that he is God! (Psalm 46:10) The word still here means to be quiet. Don’t talk, just listen. In listening we will hear God speak. It is very hard to hear when talking. Most people that talk a lot and especially those that talk too much are usually afraid to be quiet because of what they might hear. Some don’t want to hear so the noise of their own mouth drowns out God’s still small voice. Then others are simply trying to cover up what’s way down inside for fear of exposure to others. Its ok, God knows. He’ll heal your broken heart and all the pieces of a shattered life, dream, hope, or anything else can be put back in place if you will only listen to what He has to say to you. He is not your enemy, he is your friend! Commune with your own heart and be still. (Psalm 4:4) He is God and He is trying to talk to you.
 
One of the greatest enemies to your hearing God is to be too busy. Life will keep you busy if you let it. The world will always be calling you to participate in something. The devil is always trying to convince us that we need to participate too. In Luke 10 Martha was very busy and Jesus said she was cumbered about many things. She thought her activity was necessary to serve the master. Even ministers and ministries can get to o busy to hear God’s leading and instruction for them. How many shadows have been cast and how many people have been mislead, hurt and disappointed because of the mistakes made by people that didn’t take time to hear God. It is not how much work we do for Christ that counts. It’s how much He tells us to do and we do that counts. The Bible tells us that the cares of this life will choke the Word and it will produce no fruit. Though we may know the right thing to do we will not get it done if we are too busy. A regular diet of Word, prayer and worship will keep us in a position to hear God correctly. Mary chose that good thing that could not be taken from her. To sit at Jesus feet and absorb His words will produce prayer and prayer will produce service and service will produce worship for the God of glory will be magnified in hearing and obeying! (IThess 5:17, Luke 18:1, John 8:31-32, Romans 12:2, Psalm 119:130, Amos 3:3, John 4:23-24)

Some people live their whole Christian life never expecting God to say anything to them or if He did they don’t think they could hear Him. How sad! God is always speaking and He wants us to hear Him but we must be expecting to hear. It’s just like receiving healing, deliverance or anything else from God. We must believe in order to receive. We must expect to hear from God if we are to hear Him. In Rev. 1:9-10 John was in a place and position where most people would have just laid down and convinced themselves there was no more word, no more work, just waiting to die. But not John!! He was expecting to hear the Word of God and He did! What he received has become the greatest prophetic book of end times in the Bible. So, be expecting to hear! Who knows what God wants to tell you so you can share it with His body!
 
The Way God Speaks
 
When one thinks of how God speaks to people, we usually think in terms of an audible voice like when He spoke to the patriarchs of old, Moses at Mt. Sinai, Abraham and perhaps Noah or Adam. God was heard audibly at the baptism of Jesus and at the Mt. of Transfiguration. Then again just days before His crucifixion, people said an angle spoke to Him and some thought it thundered. (John 12:28-30) Then in Acts 9:3-7 Saul, also called Paul heard a voice and those that were with him. Peter also heard a voice from heaven speaking to him in Acts 10 and 11:7-9. In Rev. 1 John heard the voice of God that sounded like thunder, a great trumpet and other places in Revelation is described as the voice of many waters. I myself have heard this voice from heaven, audibly that sounded like thunder but spoke words to me. I have spoken with others over a period of time that have had the same type of experience.
 
Though these occasions are rare, they do still happen today. I am not certain what may prompt these kinds of events except judging by scripture occasions with Jesus and the apostles after Him coupled with my own experience and those of whom I have talked, it must be that these occasions are mainly for other people that can hear the voice and bear witness. In many cases it seems that this is the ultimate way God can get something through to us that otherwise we would not be able to receive. Example: Peter would never have accepted that God would grant salvation to Gentiles had it not been for the vision and voice from heaven telling him so. Paul would have never accepted Jesus without the experience and the voice on the Damascus road. John had to know it was Jesus and the voice of eternity, because Jesus had told him to remain until He came to him. I needed that voice for the occasion in my life. Such was the case with others. If you have had this marvelous experience, be thankful for it but also be aware that if you and I had listened better before it, we would not have needed it and would not have had it.
By Angels
 
Almost everybody knows that god uses angels to relate His messages to us. But not all messengers that appear to be from God are. Some are demonic spirits impersonating angels of God. There are many cases in the Old Testament of angels speaking to people: To Abraham when offering Isaac (Gen.22): Again before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah: To Jacob at Bethel: To Manoa when Samson was promised as judge in Israel: To Joshua at Gilgal before they engaged in battle.
 
But what about the New Testament?  Jesus was spoken to by angels after His 40 day temptation in the wilderness and again at Gethsemane before going to the cross. Some might say, “Yes, but that was Jesus.” Here are some other examples. Peter was delivered from jail and told to go preach the gospel in the Temple by an angel. (Acts 5:19-20) Cornelius was visited by an angel in Acts 10 and told to send for Peter to tell them about Jesus. Paul was told by an angel that all would be saved on the ship in Acts 27:23-24. Phillip was told to go down to Gaza by an angel in Acts 8:26.
 
Does God still use angels today? Most definitely! Many have testified of angels that spoke with them. Others have written books of the events. I am persuaded that angels would speak to us a lot more if we were in a position to receive them and their messages. They are sent as ministering spirits for us who are heirs of salvation. (Hebrews 1:14) Just remember to test the messengers as Zechariah and Mary did in Luke. However be humble in your inquiry. The other cases in the New Testament show us there was no question by those being spoken with, that this was an angel of God. In the few encounters I had, there was no doubt that the messengers were sent by God. Don’t begin to ask angels to visit you. This is one is most likely to get an impostor. The best way is to remain faithful in prayer and God’s Word. Stay in the right position spiritually and be prepared for what ever way God chooses to speak to you.
 
By Prophets
 
The Bible is full of accounts testifying to the fact that God speaks to His people by the mouth of prophets. You can turn to almost any page in the Old Testament Scriptures and you’ll find a prophet either speaking or it’s making mention of what a prophet has said. A prophet was sent before the coming of Jesus. Jesus was a prophet Himself and He quoted the prophets before Him. In Acts we find prophets were still here and functioning in the church. (Acts 11:27-30, 21:9-10, 13:1-2) Philip the evangelist had daughters that prophesied. Silas is called a prophet and he became Paul’s companion in ministry. Prophets are listed as God’s gift to the church for the perfecting of the saints, fro the work of the ministry. (Ephesians 4:8-16)
Prophets are given us because sometimes we are unable to hear God for our selves. They are sent to confirm to us what the Holy Spirit is already saying. Prophets predict future events. Prophets reveal to the will and purposes of God for us. They correct us, rebuke us, and warn us of pending consequences if we don’t heed the word that is given. Beware of those that always have only good things to say to you.
Try or test the prophet and the word before you receive it and act upon it. (I John 4: 1-6) If the person knows you well they may prophesy from their own heart and their desire for you to prosper and things to go well for you. This does not necessarily mean they are a false prophet. Check other words for other people before forming your conclusion. (Ezk.13:2-3) If someone is always speaking of only natural things, of things concerning the pleasing of the flesh, of things of this present world, then beware! Your hearing from someone other than God and it may just be a vessel of seduction and witchcrafts. God’s Words are spirit and life! If professing prophets are dissemblers- causing divisions usually for their own personal gain then they are not of God. Real prophets will sometimes bring about divisions for their word will pierce, and divide like a sword. Even Jesus did this and said that He would continue to do so. But it was not and will not be for personal greed or selfish ambition. It is because some will not receive the Word and some will. Therefore there comes a separation. (I John 2:18-19) II Peter 2, Romans 16:17-18) The Bible tells us to despise not prophesyings, prove all things, hold fast to that which is good. (I Thess. 5:20-21) The word of psychics will always have an error; they will never be 100% correct as they claim. Neither can anyone prophesy by any other means. Only the real prophets of God will be 100% correct.
 
 God says if we believe Him we will be established, if we believe His prophets we will prosper. (II Chron. 20:20) The prophet Agabus spoke over Paul and Paul spoke over Timothy and to this very day, the prophets speak.
 
By Dreams and Visions
 
Many people dream dreams, but most of them are just from to much activity. Some are from the kingdom of darkness, they are usually called nightmares. We usually have fed on something or are allowing something of a demonic nature in our lives that causes these nightmares. This is a very complex and deep subject that we do not have space to explain in this teaching. However if you need help or further information concerning this please contact us.
 
“A dream comes through the multitude of business.” (Ecc. 5:3) We can actually cause ourselves to dream dreams by desire and dwelling on something so much. Even wrong information can cause people to dream dreams. (Jer.29:8)
 
There are however dreams and visions that come to us from God. The Bible gives us many examples of this: Abraham dreamed of the children of Israel being in bondage in Egypt and their deliverance. (Gen. 15:12-21) Jacob saw the ladder of God at Bethel. (Gen. 28:10-22) Joseph was told in a dream to take Mary for his wife and to go to Egypt, then to come out again. The wise men were warned to avoid Herod in a dream. Paul and Ananias were both shown by vision of what God would order done. (Acts 9) Peter saw in a vision how God would accept all people that would come to Jesus by faith and carried that word to Cornelius who had sent for Peter to come. (Acts10) Paul saw a man in Macedonia calling to come and help them. Paul’s whole ministry responded to that vision. (Acts 16:9) Other examples are found in Acts 18:9, 23:11.
 
A dream comes usually when one is asleep. A vision is normally when awake and most often is experienced by a tremendous presence of the Holy Ghost. In a dream you may not notice any unusual presence of God but just experience the event very realistically.
The Bible promises us that by the coming of the Holy Ghost we will have dreams and see visions, and from these will come prophetic utterances. (Acts 2)
 
How do you know when it is from God? It will be very clear, not confused. Even though you don’t understand all of it, it will be certain in your spirit, not your mind. It will be very detailed. It will usually be something you have not been thinking or talking about. It will be confirmed by a word from someone prophetically or through the written word or repeated. Jesus said, Holy Ghost would show us things to come and bring all things to our remembrance that He has said to us.
 
Creation
God is always known as the God of creation. Though there are many evolutionists in the world trying to dispose this, there is still no explanation for the entire universe, except that of the creator. (John 1:1-3, Gen 1)
 
Psalm 19 says that creation speaks to all people. There is no place where the voice of creation does not testify of the Glory of God. “The invisible things from creation are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made. (Romans 1:20) Paul preaches Him as creator. (Acts 17:24-34) He bears witness of Himself by giving rain and fruitful seasons. (Acts 14:17)
 
Now God doesn’t talk by a tree or plant or animal etc. as some might say. God is the creator and all creation bears witness of Him, but He is not in the creation. When people say that trees and animals are talking to them, stay clear, they are hearing some other spirit not God. Jesus spoke in parables, speaking of things in creation to explain spiritual truths. But He never said those things were God, only that the truth of that natural thing shows a corresponding truth of spiritual things. Creation bears witness that there is a God and that God created all things for His pleasure. (Rev. 4:11) God has always given Himself as His witness. (Romans 1:18-25)
 
We are to be witnesses of Jesus Christ. It is He that we are to tell about. It is Him that brings salvation to people. You can talk about God all day and that may be good, but it is Jesus Christ that has to be preached and salvation through Him and only Him! (Acts 1:8, 5:30-32, 4:10-12)
 
Ways to Know His voice
 
Remember our beginning text told us that we who know God’s voice will not follow the voice of the stranger. So let’s make a little comparison study here to show us the difference between the voice of the stranger and the voice of the shepherd. Stranger: Usually to mind, loud-stubborn, demanding-pushy, condemning, forceful, persistent.
 
Shepherd: to spirit, gentle-still small voice, persuasive-leading, forgiving, powerful, and convicting.
 
These are just a few comparisons to help us recognize the voices. There are times when the demonic spirits will pretend to be the voice of God. In such cases we should always try or test the voice by comparing it to scripture. Sometimes we can find help with this from others in the body of Christ who have discernment and spiritual understanding and are able to hear God correctly themselves.
 
The voice of God will always bring life to us, even when He is correcting us. “In Him was life.” (John 1:4) “The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.” (John 6:63) His voice will bring peace to us no matter what situation we’re in or what’s going on around us. “I will hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace unto His people and to His saints.”(Psalm 85:8) “These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.” (John 16:33, John 14:27, Phil 4:6-7): These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you and that your joy might be full.” (John 15:11) “Thou wilt show me the path of life, in thy presence is fullness of Joy and at thy right hand there are pleasures for ever more.” (Psalm 16:11) Beloved, our God gives us so much joy that hearing His voice will be sought for just for the joy that it brings!
 
Jesus told us that we needed a comforter. The voice of God will comfort us “Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4) “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me- He hath anointed me- to comfort all that mourn in Zion.” (Is. 61:2) “The God of all comfort--who comforteth us in all our tribulation.” (II Cor. 1:3-4)
 
 He gives us hope and encouragement. “For whatsoever things were written afore time were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” (Romans 15:4 see also Acts 18:9-10, Acts 23:11)
The Lord will give strength to His people. (Psalm 29:11) “I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me.” (Phil 4:13)
 
If we want to have faith we are going to have to hear God’s voice in His Word. “So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17, 1:17)
Then there is courage and boldness. (Acts 4:13&29, Psalm 27:14, Psalm 31:24, Ephesians 6:18-20) Also fruitfulness and revelation. (John 15:5-16, Acts 1:3, 19:8,28:23, I Samuel 3:21, Matthew 16:17, I Cor. 2:9-10)
And we can not forget that He corrects, chastises and instructs us. (Hebrews 12:5-13, II Tim 3:16-17, Romans 8:1)
Then there is the knowledge, understanding and wisdom, the three golden keys that unlock the kingdom of God for us. (Ephesians 1:15-23, 3:13-19, Col 1:9-13, Proverbs 24:3-4
So I pray that we will all apply ourselves to learning, seeking, listening and hearing the voice of God correctly. So we can be the salt and light the world needs. May we serve our generation well and pass on a hearing ear to future generations if Christ tarries, Amen!