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Hearing the Voice of God

Pastor J. R. Wilhite

Let's start with a few verses (I found many more) that concern what the Bible says about the voice of God.

Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

Genesis 3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I [was] naked; and I hid myself.

Genesis 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast heMarkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I comanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed [is] the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life;

So who's voice are you listening to?

Isaiah 6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, [is] the LORD of hosts: the whole earth [is] full of his glory.

Isaiah 6:4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe [is] me! for I am undone; because I [am] a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 6:6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, [which] he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

Isaiah 6:7 And he laid [it] upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

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.

Isaiah 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

Our mouth, as James puts it, is our number one enemy.

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

So out of our heart (spirit) comes what we will speak. So, if we speak trash, doubt, and unbelief, our spirit is full of the same. But if we speak good, the word of God, then our spirit is full of good and the word of God.

How do we get our spirit full of the word of God?

Romans 10:17 So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Faith, (trust in, reliance on and confidence in Christ (The Anointed) for our salvation) comes by hearing. Read Mark 4, you'll find out that there are those with ears to hear (listen), and those with ears to hear (understand).

Understanding comes by the Spirit of God;

1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have 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.

John 14:26 But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

So we see by the above verses we are to hear from God, and by His Spirit we get understanding.

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