How to Hear God’s Voice and Not Your Own (or Others’)

i hear voicesHow do I know it’s GOD speaking, and not ME speaking? How do I know it’s the voice of GOD, and not the voice of the enemy? These are valid questions because 2 Corinthians 11:14 says, “…Satan disguises himself as an angel of light…” which means it will sometimes be difficult to discern between the voice of God and the voice of Satan.

In John 10:4 & 5, Jesus says His sheep know His voice, and they follow Him, but they also do NOT follow the stranger and run away from him because they do NOT know the stranger’s voice. That means, it’s not enough just to know the Shepherd’s voice, but we must also be unacquainted with the voice of the enemy!

Adam and Eve spent time hearing God’s voice in face-to-face encounters, but it wasn’t enough just knowing what God said. Adam and Eve knew God’s words, but they entertained the enemy! Likewise, our Bible helps us to know what God said! But it’s NOT enough to just know your Word. You have to defamiliarize yourself with the voice of the enemy!

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5 responses to “How to Hear God’s Voice and Not Your Own (or Others’)

  1. There is so much truth here. I have witnessed the uncanny difference it makes, firsthand. Thank you for sharing…

  2. That old secular statement that, “practice makes perfect” is very true indeed. The other thing, the Holy Spirit doesn’t SHOUT at you! His voice truly is the “still, small voice” because as a perfect Gentleman, He will never overpower you, you HAVE to be listening. Unlike the Holy Spirit, the devil will always be trying to get his voice heard above the fray, you can count on that as fact. He may APPEAR as an “angel of light” but his words are ALWAYS shrouded in half-truths and innuendos! Time and experience helps to prepare the one trying/practicing following the leading of the Holy Spirit and for when you “might” have made a mistake, our FAITH in God’s ability to lead will always correct the situation AND it is the one sure way to please our Heavenly Father!!!!!

    • Amen! There is definitely a qualitative difference between the voice of the enemy and the voice of God! But, if we seek Him, we will surely find Him; if we listen, we will surely hear!

  3. Pingback: “How to Hear God’s Voice and Not Your Own (or Others’)” 6/11/2017 Posted by Dee Knight for “Adjusted Sails” | God's group

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