Chapter1- Importance of GODís Voice
Chapter2-Dreams and Visions
Chapter11-How GOD Speaks
Chapter12-How to enhance The Voice of GOD
Chapter13-Beware of Satan and demonsí words
Chapter14-Proper Reaction to The Voice of GOD
GOD Is Good. HE Loves man and Wants to live happily eternally every time. GOD Desires to communicate with man every time so that HE Tell man what to do to live happily. This is possible only if man knows how GOD Speaks and is sensitive to His Voice.
When you do not how GOD Speaks, you are at big risk of obeying Satan and demons, making mistakes, confusing your feelings to The Voice of GOD, and reap sufferings.
Fortunately, This Book describes the various ways GOD Speaks, how GOD Conveys information to man. Moreover, you will learn from This Book what to do concretely to enhance your sensitiveness and understanding of The Voice of GOD.
To make This Book of greater help than it must be, a special chapter tells exactly what to do with The Information GOD Gives, how to react to The Voice of GOD.
For a start, let us see, in the very first chapter, how important The Voice of GOD is.
Chapter 1- Importance of GODís Voice
GOD Is Omniscient. HE Knows all things. Now, when you can hear GODís Voice distinctly, you will do wonders. This is because GOD Can Warn you of dangers and evil. Therefore, when you can hear His Voice distinctly, you will know how to eschew evil. For instance, The LORD Can Warn you of an accident or of death. And this information will help you pray in such a way you escape the very accident and the evil.
GOD Can Guide you. HE Can Tell you the best choice or option.
GOD Can Inform you of what to do to reap best results. This means if you hear His Voice distinctly you will know exactly what to do in order to reap best results. Women should cooperate with GOD so that HE Can Inspire them how to cook meals in such a way the food tastes amazingly delicious to the point all the eaters fall into amazement. GOD Can Inspire them what type of ingredient to put, what quantity to use, what tool to utilize and where and how to cut exactly (for instance onions, tomatoes, fish, meats, etc.) in order to get best results.
I remember as I was in second Graduate Pharmacy (the last year by then), I had to sit for a tough exam one Monday. It was Pharmacognosy exam. I had not yet revised my course. But I had to preach a sermon the day before Ė Sunday. I was in a dilemma: stay at home and study or go and preach? The Spirit Instructed me to go and preach. I preached on ďLet there be light!Ē And the whole assembly was greatly blessed by The Sermon. As you know, when you finish ministering, you are fatigued. So, I was so tired I could not revise the course. Moreover, there was a power-cut that period of time. When I arrived at home, I ate and slept until next morning. Up I woke, I headed to the university to face the unrevised exam, which was due by 9:00 AM. Do you what GOD Did? First, HE Made sure the lecturer arrived later than expected so that I could revise the course. Although the course was so bulky, The LORD Inspired to read EXACTLY The parts of the course on which the lecturer asked questions. And this taught me that with GOD it is possible to do great exploits in all areas of life, even in the area of studies.
In the leadership of local churches, The Voice of GOD is of vital importance. Otherwise, we will not serve HIM effectively. If the pastor and the other members are sensitive and careful to GODís Voice, wonders can only be the result. This is because the preacher and teachers will deliver The Message GOD Wants them to deliver. And this greatly pleases GOD and produces the results GOD Wants.
Also, when there is evil threatening the church, the members will be aware through GODís Voice, and will know what to do in order to escape the evil. The evil may be sin, neglect, accident, division, arrest, sickness, death, and many more.
Those who are not yet married can, if they hear GODís Voice, make best choices, which GOD Approves.
In marriage, when the couple can hear GODís Voice, they can get also information, as many as they want or need, on how to solve problems. This is a precious potential! GOD Can Tell them exactly what to do to solve problems and to prevent problems before they come.
Of course, in our daily life, we encounter cases that sound difficult. But the good news is that GOD Knows infinite effective ways to solve the cases or treat them adequately to get nice results. And HE Is willing to always Tell us, any time what to do to get the best solution or solutions. And HE Can even Suggest or Recommend more than two.
Therefore, company managers should not worry when they encounter apparently difficult cases because they have the opportunity to contact GOD, WHO Is Able to Solve all cases, in infinite number of ways. And GOD Can tell them what to do to come to solutions Ė effective solutions. The only thing is to pray to GOD, and hear His Reply.
In this respect, hearing GODís Voice is a precious potential company managers and leaders in other areas can use to do wonders.
GOD Can even tell company managers what to do to increase clientele and therefore revenues.
GOD Can also Warn managers of evil: stealth, swindle, smuggle, division, strike, split, murder, plot, crisis, etc. The LORD Can Tell the manager how to improve the way of doing things in the company to manage it much better, increase profit to supernatural levels. GOD Can Tell the manager and the board of directors how to refurbish the company infrastructure toward giving it a splendid look!
Of course, this also applies to businesspeople. GOD Can Tell them what is wrong in their business and what to do so as to reap great success, I mean to hook great cash in record time.
What to do to win so many souls to GOD and increase the number of members of the local church? GOD Is The Best Placed to Answer this question. This means the apostles or missionaries must pray a lot to let GOD develop their sensitiveness to His Voice.
Each person, in his work, whatever it may be, can exploits by simply asking GOD what to do and by hearing what GOD Says. GOD Can tell us what to do to get best jobs. GOD Can Tell us exactly what to do to perform the tasks neatly and perfectly to the point of being appreciated. Obviously, GODís Voice is of great Value. GODís Voice is very important in all we do in life for us to reap blessings.
The potential to pray to GOD and the potential to hear GODís Voice distinctly march together, and they help us obtain great blessings from GOD. In fact, prayer is Power. It is amazingly great Power. But when you hear GODís Voice distinctly, you will say greatly effective prayers. This is because GOD Can Tell you what to say, how to pray in order to get best and quickest results.
Making choices in life is very crucial. This is because bad choices lead to disasters. But good choices leads to happiness. With GOD you can know the best choice(s). GOD Can Tell you what choice(s) is (are) the best. We can therefore cooperate with GOD by asking HIM questions, and then listen to His reply while shopping (to buy foods, clothes, appliances, furniture, buildings, etc.).
GODís Voice is so precious. You can access precious information you need or you desire.
GODís Voice is able to make us far more than soothsayers who use devilish means to access information.
Evangelists can know where and whom to evangelize and win souls. The secret is to hear GODís Voice.
Intercessors can know how to pray, what to pray for and who to pray. The key is to hear GODís Voice.
Want to deliver a sermon people need? Consult GOD and hear His Voice! Of course, you should also practice what HE Says.
Want to organize a nice party? Ask questions to GOD, hear and then practice what HE Says.
Deliverance is a crucial work. When a person is bound, disasters happen to him and to his family, his surrounding, and in society. Now, GODís Voice is precious in that the person can know what to do to be delivered. Moreover, the ministers who ďcarry outĒ deliverance must hear GODís Voice to know what questions to ask the bound soul, and what the problem really is and what to do to bring the soul to deliverance.
A servant carrying out deliverance, who hears GODís Voice distinctly, will not grope or make a mistake. Rather, he will, in record time, act directly to bring the soul to deliverance and prevent the soul from falling into the same bond.
Obviously, GODís Voice is immensely precious. Considering the importance of GODís Voice in all the fields of our lives, it is vitally important to know how GOD Speaks, what channels HE Uses to Convey information to man. This is what we are going to see in the chapters to come.
Chapter 2-Dreams and Visions
A vision is a picture that comes to your eyesight and/or your mind Caused by GODís Spirit while you are still awake or while asleep. The picture you see may be a static event (as in a photo) or a dynamic event (as a movie).
Now, the visions you have while you are asleep are called ďdreamsĒ. Because dreams are visions, all that I am going to say about visions also applies to dreams.
A vision can be literal or symbolic. A vision is symbolic when its message is not directly despicable by its features.
It is important to realize that GOD Can Convey more than one Message through a vision. It is up to us to cooperate with HIM to get the main Messages HE Wants to Give us through the vision.
One important prayer you can say for all your life on earth is to ask GOD to Give you the ability to always understand easily and instantly (or at least the soonest) all the visions you have.
To further understand visions, you should also examine the relationship between the person or the things you see and yourself.
Always pray to GOD to Tell you more clearly what HE Means by the vision. GODís Answer may come to you by a clear understanding (inspiration) or by other means HE Will Find best for you so that you grasp His Message the clearest.
It is useful to note that when GOD Speaks, it is for the purpose for us to understand What HE Means. Therefore, HE Is always Available to Give the meaning of the visions HE Gives us.
To show Joseph he was, how prosperous he was supposed to be, GOD Spoke to him through visions (Genesis 37.5-10).
GOD Spoke to Pharaoh in a dream to warn him of a soon-coming famine upon Egypt and all the rest of the world (Genesis 41.1-7)
Solomon even had the opportunity to chat with GOD in a dream (I Kings 3.5-15).
The LORD Has Spoken to Apostle John through a series of Visions to Show him the things that shall come to pass in the last days so that we also can be aware and get ready (Revelation 1.1; 21:1-2,10).
The LORD Spoke to Peter through a vision in order to Tell him that he was supposed to deliver The Gospel also to the non-Jews (Acts 10.11-17).
When a vision is symbolic, The LORD Can Explain it to you. This is what Joseph recognized by saying:
Do not interpretations belong to God?... It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace. (Genesis 40.8, 41.16).
Concretely, GOD Will Place an Inspiration into your mind that stands an explanation of the visions, plus an assurance that it is the very explanation you are looking for.
Today also, The LORD Continues to Speak through dreams and visions. This is what Has Promised through Prophet Joel confirmed by Apostle Peter:
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. (Joel 2.28-29, Acts 2.14-16)
The LORD Can Speak to you through visions and dreams to Deliver you useful information. Job knew that when he said:
For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword. (Job 33.14-18)
One way to entice The LORD to Speak to you through dreams and visions is to have a special notebook wherein you clearly write all the dreams and the visions GOD Gives you. This also enables you to see the logic and complementarity of GODís Messages.
It is also good to ask The LORD to Speak to you more and more through visions and dreams, and to Grant you the supernatural capacity to interpret visions and dreams easily and instantly (or at least the soonest). By doing this, GOD Will Speak to you through visions and dreams so that you receive useful information through the channel of dreams and visions.
An inspiration is an abrupt idea, a sudden thought that springs inside your mind, generally beyond your expectation. For instance, it may happen that you forget where you leave your pen. Then when you pray to GOD, you receive an idea that your pen is inside your bag (maybe with doubts). And when your open the bag, here is the pen! Now, the idea that your pen is in the bag is an inspiration from The LORD.
This is the most used channel GOD Uses to Speak to man. In practice, even GOD Speaks through other channels, HE also Uses Inspirations to Make The Message clearer and understandable.
The Bible is The Word of GOD. This is because the main Text (The Books) were written by the specific people GOD Inspired. It means as they were writing The Text, GOD Was Pumping in their minds a chain of thoughts to write. It is why GOD, through Apostle Has Confirmed:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (II Timothy 3.16)
At a certain time in The Israelitesí history, the wall of Jerusalem was destroyed (Nehemiah 1.3). GOD Wanted it rebuilt. Therefore, HE first Inspired Nehemiah what the situation was (Nehemiah 2,4). Upon that sad and grieving information, GOD also Inspired him to depart to Jerusalem to organize the reconstruction of the wall (Nehemiah 2.12)
At a certain time, the temple of Jerusalem was destroyed. GOD Wanted it rebuilt. So, HE Inspired king Cyrus to have it rebuilt (Ezra 1.1).
An inspiration may be an idea to do something. It may be an answer to a question. It may be a teaching you have never thought of.
It is useful to note that Stan and demons imitate GOD. They also can speak to man like GOD. On the precise subject of inspiration, they can also inspire thoughts to manís mind:
And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him; (John 13.2)
That is why we should beware of the doctrines we receive for some of them are inspired of Satan and demons, while others manís philosophies although they might sound truthful (I Timothy 4.1).
Well, I am always humble to recognize that all The Books I write are Inspirations from The LORD.
In time of trouble, the LORD Can Inspire you what you can do, especially when you ask HIM (Jeremiah 33.3).
If you want to do great things, always associate The LORD, and HE Will inspire you great things.
However, Satan and demons can also give inspirations (John 13.2, Matthew 16.11-13, I Timothy 4.1). To hinder devilish inspirations from entering your mind, you should pray. One important prayer you ought to say for all the rest of your life is to deny in JESUSí Name the entering of any devilish inspiration into your mind. To maximize the effectiveness of your prayer, you can repeat it yearly, monthly, weekly, and any time The LORD Inspires you to.
Also, you should deny in JESUSí Name the interference of false and unwanted inspirations. This will help you get pure inspirations with no interference at all.
GOD sometimes Speaks to us by special feelings that HE Lays into our hearts. Te feeling may be pleasant (e.g. joy, peace, pleasure, willingness, etc.) or may be unpleasant (anger, hunger, discomfort, guilt, fear, etc.).
It is important to note that usually, GOD Associates feelings with inspirations (ideas). Most often, you will not realize it that there are ideas accompanying the feeling.
To Assure Hannah that HE Answered her prayers, GOD Laid a feeling of relief into her heart (I Samuel 1.18).
To Saul, in the beginning of his rule, GOD Spoke through anger. Scripture says:
And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly. (I Samuel 11.6)
When you pray GOD, GOD May Tell you to intercede for somebody by laying to your heart a special sadness and compassion for the person.
Spiritual men will usually feel guilt, sorrow and regret after they have sinned. These feelings are GODís Voice saying: ďYou have sinned, therefore repent immediately.Ē This is how GODís Spirit convicts manís heart of sin (John 16.8)
Obviously, the feeling of willingness to do good is one of the feelings GOD usually Uses to Tell us to do the good feel like doing:
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. (Philippians 2.13)
There are times when I intercede, GOD Puts a feeling of great hope to Tell me that HE Has Answered my prayer.
When you intercede and feel compassion for someone and the willingness to pray for him, bear in mind that GOD Is Telling you to pray for that person (Philippians 2.13).
One day, I charged someone to find me a whole house to rent. When he came and told me that he had found a house for me, I just felt reluctant to go for it. And when I went to view the house, it was already rented by 3 people who slept in the sitting room and expected me to occupy the 2 bedrooms so that we share the bathroom and the sitting-room. Yet, that is was not what I wanted. I wanted a whole unoccupied house. So, the reluctance I felt was GODís Voice Telling me not to go for the house the man was offering me.
So, GOD May Speak to us through feelings from the bottom of our hearts.
One more channel through which GOD Speaks is through Speaking-in-Tongues.
Speaking in Tongues means to speak supernaturally, namely moved by GODís Spirit, a language unknown to yourself and usually unknown to the people around you.
It is important to note that whenever a person speaks in Tongues, the words coming out of his mouth are meaningful although the people around him (maybe himself) cannot understand the words uttered.
Apparently, when a person speaks in Tongues, it seems as if he were the one speaking. But in truth, itís GOD HIMSELF Using the mouth of the person to Utter words.
On the subject of Speaking-in-Tongues, it is important to note that when a person speaks in tongues, it may be an heavenly language or human language.
Through Speaking-in-Tongues, GOD Can Convey a relevant Message by moving a specific person to speak in Tongues. Of course, for people to understand GODís Message, The Message must be interpreted. By the channel of Speaking-in-Tongues with interpretation, GOD Can Warn us, direct us, encourage us or exhort us.
A person who has the gift of Tongues speaks in Tongues frequently as an act of The Holy Spirit.
Those who deliberately utter forged meaningless words to make us believe they speak in Tongues must realize that they blaspheme against The Holy Spirit (Mark 3.29). This is because they lie to people and try to make us believe that GOD Speaks through them.
Also, those who underestimate the Speaking-in-Tongues, because of fake Speaking-in-Tongues or because of sinfulness of some who speak in Tongues, ought to change their consideration for The Speaking-in-Tongues. They should take It as a sacred, valuable and useful means whereby GOD Conveys important information.
Nowadays, most believers neglect praying to acquire spiritual Gifts. And yet, GOD Wants us to ask HIM for spiritual Gifts (I Corinthians 12:31). The Gift of Speaking-in-Tongues and The Gift of Interpretation of Tongues are important Capacities That you can ask GOD for (I Corinthians 14.13). Because GOD Has Promised to Give us whatsoever we ask HIM for and because HE Has Allowed us to ask for spiritual Gifts, HE Will Certainly Grant you The Gift of Tongues and of interpretation of Tongues if you ask HIM. And HE Will Use you to Convey important information to people through The Speaking-in-Tongues.
GOD Can speak to us through events. Of course, it takes our great attention for us to get GODís Message through events.
It may happen that you ask GOD a question, and that HE Responds to you through an even. It means HE Causes an event to happen so that though it, you can get His Message Ė The Answer to your question. Or HE Can Entice you to be attentive to a particular event so that you can understand something, namely the thing you need.
While The Israelites were in the wilderness, GOD Spoke to them by events. For instance, And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, GOD Meant that the children of Israel had to journey. But when the pillar of cloud abode somewhere, GOD Meant the children of Israel had to pitch their tents there (Numbers 9.17-22).
It is important to note that the event through which The LORD Speaks to you may be a sign you ask HIM for, as Eliezer and Gideon did (Genesis 24.12-15, Judges 6.36-40).
One of the Graces to The LORD Has loving Granted to me is to know the spiritual condition of all those who surround me and deal with me. And one of the channels The LORD Speaks to me is through events, namely by allowing me to live an event through which the people concerned behave in a way to let me know who they are. (Note that behavior is language.)
Sometimes, The LORD May also Speak to through signs or events without us to ask HIM for a sign. To Let Abimelech know that Rebecca was Isaacís wife, GOD Spoke to him through an event. HE Let Abimelech see Isaac caressing Rebecca (Genesis 26.8). This event was, for Abimelech GODís Message Telling him: ďWatch out! Rebecca is already married.Ē
One day the disciples of asked HIM when the end of the time would occur. In reply to their question, The LORD Promised to Speak by specific events: fake Christs, wars and rumours of wars, nation rising against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, famines, pestilences, earthquakes, etc. (Matthew 24.5-35)
Definitely, events are so important channels through which GOD Can Speak to us.
When you observe nature carefully, it holds GODís Message. The way nature is is a language of love GOD permanently Coveys to all humankind.
The sweetness of fruits, the deliciousness of meats, the varieties of flora and fauna hold GODís Message saying: ďI Am Good, I Love you, I Can Provide always.Ē
All the events you go through serve also as an edifying Message from GOD to help you deal with the rest of your life.
When you pray to GOD, and you miraculously receive what you prayed for, there is An Important Message GOD also Conveys through the very Miracle: ďI Love you, nothing is impossible to me.Ē
Obstacles, sufferings are also events through which you can depict GODís Language. Note that an obstacle may be orchestrated by The LORD in order to Spare you from evil. Therefore, the obstacle itself is GODís Voice Saying: ďDonítÖ!Ē For instance, GOD Can Prevent you from some receiving money from a particular person because HE Knows the money is devilishly consecrated and that once you receive it, you will be enslaved spiritually to Satan and will suffer.
To hinder Balak from cursing The Israelites, GOD Set obstacles (Numbers 22.22). GOD Did the same with Jonah to Tell him that Tarshish was not the place GOD Wanted him to go (Jonah 1.4)
Apostle Paul knew he was not at the right place to deliver The Gospel because GOD Set obstacles before him:
When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. 8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. (Acts 16.7-8)
Chapter 6-Your words
It is possible for The LORD to Speak to you through your own mouth. Well, this may sound a bit strange but this is what GOD sometimes Does.
When a preacher speaks, the words coming out of his mouth are not only addressed to the audience, but are also addressed to him. So, GOD Speaks to the preacher through the preacherís own mouth.
Through your Speaking-in-Tongues, GOD May Release A Message to you. In this case, HE Speaks to you through your own mouth.
When you give some advice to others, you should consider that the advice may be GODís Word to the people you address and to yourself also.
Many a time, it happens to me that I asked The LORD some questions. And when other people ask me the same questions, I give them the right answer that I myself was looking for!
Chapter 7-Peopleís words
You should be attentive to the words you hear from people, even little children because GOD Can Release A useful Message through the people you hear. Sometimes, GOD May use passers-by whom you do not even know, whose part of their speech or a single sentence or even a single word strikes to your mind. Other times, the person may be someone with whom you converse or a person who seaks to you giving you warnings, advice, exhortation, encouragement or even directions.
From the people who speak on the radio or on TV, GOD May Speak to you.
Of course, in church gatherings, GOD Speaks through Preachers, Teachers, Prayer Leaders, Service Presiders, through brothers and sisters.
It is up to you to ask GOD to Make you sensitive to His Voice when HE Speaks to you through people.
As The Israelites were still in bondage in Egypt, GOD Called Moses and Told him to meet Pharaoh, the King of Egypt, and tell him to let the Children of Israel free. When Moses arrived in the presence of Pharaoh, he delivered GODís Message exactly as GOD Told him (Exodus 5.1).
In fact, the instructions Pharaoh heard from Mosesí mouth was GODís Message. GOD Spoke to him through Mosesí mouth. When he disobeyed what Moses told him, he actually disobeyed GOD.
Today, GOD still Speaks through His Servants That HE Has Appointed. And HE Wants us to listen to His Word and do What HE Asks us.
Chapter 8-Audible Voice
GOD Can also Convey A Message in form of an audible human voice. This is a manner HE usually Spoke to Moses.
When it was time to bring Israel out of Egypt, GOD Called Moses. HE Spoke to him near a bush, which HE Made Appear as burning in order to attract Mosesí attention (Exodus 3.4). And GOD Spoke to Moses by Using a human voice audible to Moses ears. Moses heard The Voice coming from the burning bush.
When it was time for Samuel to start preparing his ministry at the feet of Priest Heli, GOD Called Samuel by Using a human voice audible to Samuelís ears (I Samuel 3.4-14).
To present His CHRIST to The Israelites, GOD Used a human voice that the hearers heard coming from the sky, from above The Voice Said:
This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. (Matthew 3.17)
On his way to Damascus, Saul saw a beam of light that pushed him to the floor. And The LORD Spoke to him in an audible human voice Saying:
Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? (Acts 9.4)
To tell the church that HE Had already Set apart Saul and Barnabas, GOD Spoke with an audible human voice as This Passage shows it:
As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. Acts (Acts 13.2)
At a certain time of my ministry, I was about to be extremely busy with GOD. Then as I was on a bus with other church members, who were busy chatting while me being alone, I heard A heavy human Voice seriously Speaking to me left ear Saying: ďDo every thing at the right time.Ē I recognized that GOD Spoke to me. And it is necessary for GOD to warn me at the every hour as I was going to get much busy.
GOD also Speaks to us through writings. When open The Bible, GOD Can Speak to you. There are times you may be looking for a solution, but when you open The Bible, you read exactly the verse that tells you what to do. And you should consider it as GOD Having Answered your questions.
GOD Told This to Joshua (and to us as well):
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. (Joshua 1.8)
GOD Recommended us to read The Scripture because HE Knows that HE Speaks to us through Scriptures. It is GOD, through Apostle Paul, Has Said:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. (II Timothy 3.16-17)
One of the thing which made Ezra a special man is that he usually read The Word of GOD (Ezra XX.XX). By the means of Scripture, GOD Would Speak to him. Because Ezra was usually in contact with GODís Word, GOD Spoke to him. And this helped him a lot.
Sometimes, it may happen that you ask a question to GOD, and to Answer you, GOD Entices you to open a specific Passage of Scripture wherein you get the answer.
Read GODís Word every day of your life, and ask GOD to Help you apply It so that you live happily now and eternally.
GOD also Speaks to us through books (other than The Bible) That HE Has Inspired various writers to write. It is also good to read those books because GOD Will Speak to you through them.
Do not only speak to GOD, but seek also His Voice; Seek to listen from HIM.
Through many other materials such books, magazines, flyers, GOD Can also Speak to you. But you should Ask GOD to always Guide your reading so that you read only materials through which HE Will Speak to you. Ask GOD to Direct you on what to read.
ď Despise not prophesyings. Ē (I Thessalonians 5.20)
Since a certain time, people on earth have underestimated the prophecy. Obviously, this is due to the fact that some people who are not Moved by The LORD have released words which themselves have called prophecies that have not been fulfilled. Yet, there are still honest people that The LORD Continues to Use to Give Prophecies which do not fail to pass.
In fact, GOD Is Omniscient Ė HE Knows all things in what we call past, present and future. GOD Knows all the details of events, not only in the so-called past, but also in the so-called ďfutureĒ. Because HE Knows the ďfutureĒ, HE Has all the foreknowledge, which few man access with great details permanently.
Prophecy is, indeed, an event that is programmed to surely occur in the ďfutureĒ by hook or by crook. A prophecy NEVER fails to happen.
In fact, GOD Speaks to us through prophecies for several reasons. One of the reasons is to warn of what "will happenĒ for sure, so that we can get ready or feel encouraged, or take the necessary precautions to escape the possible dangers.
Another reason is to confirm the truthfulness or value of the ministry (work) carried out by his servants.
Knowing that something will be tough or unlikely to happen, GOD Can Use a prophecy to Confirm that the event shall certainly happen by hook or by crook no matter the things that may make think it wonít happen.
It is important to know that a prophecy can come to you through a dream, a vision, a word by a prophet (or someone GOD Uses).
The LORD Can Use any person to release a prophetic word. Some very commonly, almost daily (for instance prophets), others from time to time, and others occasionally.
A prophet is the one GOD Has officially established to Speak through. A prophet, because having GODís Intimacy, accesses peopleís information not only about their past and current situations, but also about what ďwill happenĒ to them. To make the difference from the soothsayers who, from malicious means (namely by means of demons), can tell you about your past and current situation, the prophet goes as far as predicting, by GODís Move or Revelation, future events.
Many a time, The LORD Has Spoken to man through prophecies. Through Micah, GOD Predicted that king Ahab would surely die, and it happened (I Kings 22.28,37). Through prophet Jahaziel, GOD Confirmed victory, and it did not fail (II Chronicles 20.14-17). JESUS Predicted that Peter would deny HIM thrice, and it happened (Matthew 26.34, 68-75).
Definitely, prophecies serve as an important means through which The Voice of GOD can reach you.
Chapter 11-How GOD Speaks
We have just seen the various forms in which GODís Voice may come to us. Now, it is also important to know that GOD Uses various manners of Giving information in each form HE Chooses to Use.
Concerning the manner of conveying information, GOD May Speak:
-Partially or totally at the occasion HE Speaks
-Gradually or with the entire information at once
-In one form or in various forms
-Hiddenly or literally
-By repeating or only once
ďIt is the glory of God to conceal a thingÖĒ (Proverbs 25.2)
Many a time, GOD Speaks in a language which is not directly understandable. This is mostly the case of dreams, visions, speaking-in-tongues, Scripture.
There are times when GOD Speaks to us in a clear-cut way, without using symbols or covered language, in such a way you do not need any interpretation or ask a question for clarification.
Partially, Bit by bit
Because GOD Likes to work progressively, HE Can deliver part of information about a subject now, and then deliver other parts or the other part later. To convey some information, GOD May Give you the elements of the information progressively, bit by bit until you have the whole information. For instance, when you ask HIM a question, HE Can Reply progressively Giving you part of the answer now and the rest in course of time. All depends on His Will, your maturity, the kind of information.
In one form
GOD sometimes Conveys some information in one form only, for instance only in form of a dream, or inspiration only, vision only, etc.
In many forms
GOD usually Conveys one same information in 2 or many forms. HE Can Speak in form of a dream and inspiration, or through a vision and a feeling, or through an event and inspiration, etc.
It is important to note that when GOD Repeats the same information, revelation or warning, HE Intends to Insist that it is so crucial, so important.
All information at once
There are times GOD Delivers the entire information at once, at one same occasion instead of Giving it to you progressively or bit by bit.
Chapter 12-How to enhance The Voice of GOD
Now that we have seen how GOD Speaks, it is also important for us to know how to launch and enhance sensitiveness to His Voice. It is why this chapter tells what to do in order to make your spirit more and more sensitive to The Voice of GOD.
1) Sensitiveness to The Voice of GOD
ē The New Birth
ē Positive declarations in JESUSí Name
ē Praise and Worship
ē Teaching on Discerning GODís Voice
The New Birth
When you are born again, GODís Spirit Begins to Work inside you in a special manner. By the fact of Being born again, you will acquire also sensitiveness to The Voice of GOD.
One important prayer you can ever say for all the rest of your life is to ask The LORD to make you sharply sensitive to His Voice every day of your life. Because GOD Is Good and Loving, HE Will surely Grant you This Blessing. And because HE Has Promised to Give us all that we ask HIM for, HE Will Certainly Grant you this precious capacity.
Fast with the specific objective to launch or increase sensitiveness to The Voice of GOD. While you fast, declare in JESUSí Name that the fasting you do has launched in you the capacity to hear GODís Voice more clearly.
Of course, you can, while on fast, ask GOD to Make you sharply sensitive to His Voice every day of your life.
Intercede for people, so that they can hear GODís Voice much more clearly and easily, so that they can recognize It easily and clearly, and understand GODís Message clearly, easily and the quickest. When you intercede for people so that they get something, you actually attract the same thing with a reward to yourself if you also need the thing. Because you need also sensitiveness to The Voice of GOD, you will also acquire more sensitiveness to The Voice of GOD.
When you give GOD What HE Wants, HE also Gives you What you want. Because GOD Wants to be worshipped, when you give HIM The Worship HE Wants, HE also Gives you what you want. Therefore, you can worship HIM and ask HIM to Make you more sensitive to His Voice. And HE Will Grant what you ask HIM.
Declaration in JESUSí Name
Naturally, word is power. What you say is what happens (Mark 11.23-24). When you utter a word in The Name of JESUS, that word is endowed with the same authority as JESUSí own Words. Because JESUS is far above all principalities, powers, all matter, so is the word uttered in JESUSí Name.
Therefore, you can use the power of the word in JESUSí Name to launch and enhance your sensitiveness to The Voice of GOD. Just declare with faith that you are sensitive to The Voice of GOD every second of the rest of your life. And this will happen to you. Declare in JESUSí Name that GODís Voice is more and more clear to you, and that you recognize It easily and clearly, and that understand GODís Message clearly, easily and the quickest.
Teaching on Discerning GODís Voice
When you teach people to become sensitive to The Voice of GOD, you will automatically acquire greater sensitiveness to The Voice of GOD so that the spiritual law that the master is greater than the disciple can be fulfilled.
2) DISCERNING THE VOICE OF GOD
One precious capacity each believer should earnestly seek is to discern GODís Voice. In this chapter, we are going to see different ways that help us acquire the capacity to discern GODís Voice.
You can make use of these means to become be able to discern The Voice of GOD:
●The New Birth
●Declarations in JESUSí Name
●Comparing with other previous Revelations
●Referring to Scripture
●Praise and Worship
●Teaching on Discerning GODís Voice
The New Birth
When you are born again, GODís Spirit Begins to Operate inside you in a special manner. One of the Works of The Holy Spirit is to Guide into all truth.
Therefore, GOD in you will always Assure you whether HE Is The ONE WHO Has Spoken or not, and if HE Speaks, HE Will also Specify.
One important prayer you can ever say for all the rest of your life is to ask The LORD to make you always discern His Voice every day of your life. Because GOD Is Good and Loving, HE Will surely Grant you This Blessing.
You can directly ask GOD to Give you The Gift of discernment. And GOD Can Grant you The Gift of discernment if you pray to HIM (I Corinthians 14.1, 13).
As seen previously, GOD Speaks through The Speaking-in-Tongues, Which needs to be interpreted for people to understand GODís Message. By prayer, you can acquire The Gift of interpretation of tongues. If you ask GOD The Gift of interpretation of tongues, HE Will Grant it to you (John 14.13-14)
If it happens that you do not understand GODís Message or that you are sure not whether GOD or another being has spoken to you, do not fear or feel embarrassed to ask The LORD to Confirm whether HE Is The ONE WHO Has Spoken. Or ask HIM to Clarify His Message. For certain, because GOD Wants us to always grasp His Message, HE Will Confirm His Message.
Declarations in JESUSí Name
You can also launch and enhance your discernment by declaration in The Name of JESUS. Indeed, word is power. What you say is what happens (Mark 11.23-24). When you utter a word in The Name of JESUS, that word is endowed with the same authority as JESUSí own Words. Because JESUS is far above all principalities, powers, all matter, so the word uttered in JESUSí Name is. Therefore, you can use the power of the word in JESUSí Name to launch and enhance your capacity to discern The Voice of GOD. Just declare with faith that you are sensitive to The Voice of GOD every second of the rest of your life. And this will happen to you.
Comparing with other previous Revelations
Another way to discern GODís Voice (Message) is by comparing what you hear with what GOD Told you previously. Because GOD Cannot Contradict HIMSELF, the previous Revelations HE Has Given always march or coincide with The Revelation HE Will give you now and in future (I Corinthians 14.33)
Referring to Scripture
All Scripture is inspired of GOD (II Timothy 3.16). Therefore, what GOD Tells you cannot be contradictory to Scripture (I Corinthians 14.33, Numbers 23.19)
Fasting launches Wonders. It increases the effectiveness of prayer. Now, when you fast with the purpose of having GOD Launch in you the discernment of His Voice, you can only get appreciable results. The sad thing is that so far people scarcely fast to get spiritual things.
Intercede for people to discern GODís Voice easily. By doing that, you actually attract the same Blessing upon yourself with greater effect than in others. In fact, The Power of Intercession stands on The Power of GODís Justice. For you to understand the effects of Intercession on you, bear in mind that GODís Justice which Says:
Give, and it shall be given unto youÖwith the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (Luke 6.38)
Therefore, when you cause people to receive what they need, events will also happen so that you receive what you need. When through intercessory prayer, you cause people to discern GODís Voice, you also, in return, by The Power of GODís Justice, will acquire a sharp capacity to discern GODís Voice.
Praise and Worship
Give GOD What HE Likes, HE Will Give you what you like. Give GOD What HE Expect, HE Will Give you what you expect.
GOD Likes Worship and Praise. When you give HIM Worship and Praise, and you expect or desire to be able to discern His Voice, you will receive the capacity.
Teaching on Discerning GODís Voice
The Act of teaching is crucial. It is a way to say you are a master. GOD Is so Just that HE always Makes sure you acquire more than the people you teach for you to be able to teach them. Now, the more you teach on discerning The Voice of GOD, events will happen so that you remain superior to the people you teach. As they grow in discerning GODís Voice, you will, by The power of GODís Justice, grow in discernment so that you teach them more. And because GOD greatly Values His Voice, HE Will Reward you by making you a model, a leader and a master in the area of discerning His Voice so that others can follow your example and learn from you. GOD Will do that also in order to make you worthy and trustworthy of sharing your experience with those who need or want to discern His Voice.
3) Understanding What GOD Says
One more precious capacity is to be able to understand What GOD Says clearly, easily and soonest.
You can launch and enhance this capacity by these means spoken about above:
ē Positive declarations in JESUSí Name
ē The New Birth
ē Praise and Worship
ē Teaching on Discerning GODís Voice
The New Birth
One the reasons why many people do not understand The Word of GOD is that they are not born again. In fact, when you are born again, GODís Spirit Begins to Work inside you in quite a special manner. By the fact of Being born again, you will acquire also greater understanding to The Word of GOD.
One important prayer you can ever say for all the rest of your life is to ask The LORD to Give you The capacity to understand his Word clearly, easily and soonest every day of your life. Because Good and Loving, GOD Will surely Grant you This Blessing. And because HE Has Promised to Give us all that we ask HIM for, HE Will Certainly Grant you the precious capacity to understand his Word clearly, easily and soonest.
Fast with the specific objective to launch or increase your understanding of The Word of GOD. While you fast, declare in JESUSí Name that the fasting you do has launched in you the capacity to understand his Word clearly, easily and instantly.
Of course, you can, while on fast, ask GOD to Give you The capacity to understand his Word clearly, easily and soonest every day of your life.
When you intercede for people so that they get something, you actually attract the same thing with a reward to yourself if you also need the thing. Because you need the capacity to understand GODís Word clearly, easily and instantly, you will also acquire this capacity. Therefore, intercede for people so that they can hear GODís Voice much more clearly and easily, so that they can understand GODís Message clearly, easily and the quickest.
When you give GOD What HE Wants, HE also Gives you What you want. Because GOD Wants to be worshipped, when you give HIM The Worship HE Wants, HE also Gives you what you want. Therefore, you can worship HIM and ask HIM to the capacity to understand His Word clearly, easily and instantly. And HE Will Grant what you ask HIM for.
Declaration in JESUSí Name
Naturally, word is power. What you say is what happens (Mark 11.23-24). When you utter a word in The Name of JESUS, that word is endowed with the same authority as JESUSí own Words. Because JESUS is far above all principalities, powers, all matter, so is the word uttered in JESUSí Name.
Therefore, you can use the power of the word in JESUSí Name to launch and enhance your understanding of The Word of GOD. Just declare with faith that you understand GODís Word easily, clearly and instantly. And this will happen to you.
Teaching on Discerning GODís Voice
When you teach people to understand GODís Message, you will automatically acquire greater understanding of GODís Word so that the spiritual law that the master is greater than the disciple can be fulfilled.
Indeed, with all these secrets provided in this chapter, namely if you practice them, you will certainly be able to discern The Voice of GOD easily.
Chapter 13-Beware of Satan and demonsí words
Evil spirits (Satan and demons) also have the capacity to communicate among themselves, with GOD and with man. (Note that demons do not communicate with GOD. But Satan does.)
Evil spirits are endowed with the capacity to transmit information to man. Because they imitate GOD, they also speak to man as GOD does.
We should bear in mind that evil spirits can inspire man. They can insert into manís mind ideas, thoughts which may be true or false. It is here we can understand why there are false doctrines. Satan and demons cunningly instill in man false information and false teachings in order to pull man away from the truth which helps him enjoy life on earth and in the Eternity.
Evil spirits can also give false dreams and false visions. They can also entice people to speak in such a way you think that it is GOD Speaking. It is even disastrous when a person is demon possessed. As long as the demon(s) are in him, they will inspire him thoughts or ideas to maintain him in trouble and spiritual captivity. When you tell the truth to a demon-possessed person, demons will inspire him opposite thoughts with great assurance so that he can disbelieve the truth you tell him.
Now, considering the fact evil spirit imitate GOD, and can speak to man, it is manís part to pray in order to always detect evil spiritsí words, and eliminate the possibility of being spoken to by evil spirits. Below are the key prayers and declarations you can use:
-Ask GOD to Help you recognize the words of evil spirits whenever they speak
-Declare in JESUSí Name that no evil spirit can speak to you at every second of the rest of your life
-Declare in JESUSí Name that you always detect and recognize the words of evil spirit easily and instantly
By praying in this manner, you will be able to recognize the words of evil spirits. You will be able to detect the lies of evil spirits as well as false doctrines from evil spirits.
Chapter 14-Proper Reaction to The Voice of GOD
It is a bad habit to hear from GOD and do nothing about what GOD Has Said. When GOD Speaks, HE Expects you to react and act in a certain way.
When you donít know what to do, cooperate with GOD, ask HIM a sincere question such as: ďLORD, what shall I do?Ē
GOD Speaks only when it is necessary for HIM to Speak. HE Knows that if HE Does not Speak to you, some evil will surely occur to you. When GOD Warns you of something, HE, Seeing the time and each circumstance, Knows that there are events that might occur drag you from your welfare, your blessing, your mission.
When GOD Speaks to you, always thank HIM for Speaking to you. This is because it is a great Blessing to hear from GOD and because The Revelation GOD Gives you spares you and other people from evil.
When The LORD instructs you, obey His Instruction faithfully. If you donít, you will surely go through evil; you will certainly experience sufferings, disasters.
Every time GOD Speaks to you, believe what HE Says. This is because GOD Says only The Truth. Not believing in GOD is believing lies. When you obey GOD diligently, you will reap happiness. Moreover, GOD Will Reward you.
If GOD Speaks to you in a dream, write it down (Habakkuk 2.2-4).
When GOD Gives some information about a person or about a group, the purpose is not to Push you to mock, slander, gossip, brag, boast or do other evil things.
Note that unless you know how to keep secret, GOD Will not Reveal you so much information, namely the crucial ones and the ones related to peopleís privacies (Proverbs 11.13).
When you receive information or revelation from GOD, it is not always for the purpose of revealing it to people. Sometimes, GOD Gives some information not so that you can reveal it to people but that you can simply pray and/or take some precautions. Before you reveal to people what GOD Has Told you, first make sure that:
-GOD Wants you to reveal it
-It is necessary to reveal it
-It is time to reveal it
-The manner you think of using to reveal is the right manner
When GOD Warns you of A Blessing, thank HIM first. And then, pray so that you can acquire It easily and the soonest. Pray also so that no law, no spirit, no being, no strategy can hinder you nor delay you from getting The Blessing physically. Ask GOD to Make you ready to manage The Blessing. Do what you can and what is recommended or wise to do for you to be ready to manage The Blessing.
When GOD Gives you a pleasing promise, dream, vision or even verbal prophecy, note that HE also Warns you that there are events that may make you doubt or disbelieve that Promise will not take place. The events may be sufferings, obstacles, tribulations, sin, fear, doubt, your current situation, etc.
It is why not many years ago, GOD Has Shown me that when HE Warns us about a pleasing thing, we should pray so that all events that may shake us cannot happen. We should nullify every works of the Enemy (laws and strategies) that may shake us before accessing The Blessing.
In the event that GOD Announces you a new position you are to access, align your daily attitude to what GOD Has Said and get ready to assume that new position properly.
When GOD Warns you of something evil or a danger, thank HIM first. Then, pray against the evil so that the evil cannot happen unless GOD Specifies that it will surely happen. You should forbid in JESUSí Name the evil to happen, or just declare in JESUSí Name that the evil has not happened at all.
When GOD Teaches, do not only hear The Teachings but practice them diligently and well. And then you will reap happiness, nothing but happiness.
GOD Speaks. HE Speaks in various ways. Man can capture GODís Message and react appropriately. We have seen in This Book how GOD Speaks, how to enhance sensitiveness to The Voice of GOD, and how to increase understanding to His Voice before seeing what to do when HE Speaks.
It lies in your hands to practice The precious Knowledge you have acquired in This Book, sharpen your sensitiveness to The Voice of GOD and begin to relish abundant happiness through what GOD Says.
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