Satan Is Passionate That We NOT Hear God’s Voice

Satan’s Lies

God’s Truth

Dispensationalism – God no longer speaks in this dispensation

In the last days I will pour out of My Spirit and your sons and daughters will prophesy (Acts 2:17)

Demythalization – the supernatural accounts in the Bible are myths

A natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him (1 Cor. 2:14).

It is hard to hear – You must earn the right to hear God’s voice. When you are good enough and try hard enough, you can get a word from God. It is not enough to simply be a believing Christian. If you want to hear His voice, you need to fast 40 days and then do this… (the list is endless).

My sheep hear My voice (Jn. 10:27). Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? (Gal. 3:2-5)

It can’t be that easy – Once you discover His voice is as simple as spontaneous, flowing thoughts, satan tries to convince you these are only your thoughts and not God’s voice.

Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 18:3).

My sin is too big – God could never forgive me for what I have done. I can’t even forgive myself.

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Cor. 5:21)

Four Keys to Hearing God’s Voice

As exemplified in Habakkuk 2:1-2

Key Succinctly Stated

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I will stand on my guard post

Quiet yourself down by…

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And I will keep watch to see

Fixing your eyes on Jesus.

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What He will speak to me

Tune to flow/spontaneity.

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Then the Lord answered me and said, “Record the vision.”

Write down the flow of thoughts and pictures.

Key #1: Recognize God’s voice as spontaneous, flowing thoughts which light upon your mind.

Key #2: Quiet yourself so you can hear God’s voice.

Key #3: Look for vision as you pray. Fix your eyes upon Jesus.

Key #4: Write down the flow of thoughts and pictures that come to you.

 Four words that summarize the four keys to hearing God’s voice:

 Stillness—Vision—Spontaneity—Journaling

Hearing God’s voice is as simple as quieting yourself down, fixing your eyes on Jesus, tuning to spontaneity and writing. (Memorize and share this!)

Purifying the Flow

 Biblical Statement (John 7:37-39)

Key Confession

If anyone is thirsty

Let him come to Me

And drink

He who believes in Me

Lord, I am thirsty for Your voice

Lord, I fix my eyes on You

I tune to flow, drinking in Your words

I believe the flow within me is You!

The promise: “From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.” 

The heart posture summarized for receiving God’s anointing—”Lord, I ask for Your anointing. I see You at my side. I tune to the flow of Your Spirit. I receive this flow and believe it is You in action within me.”

With this heart posture you now release the flow, which can come forth as flowing speech, flowing writing, flowing creativity, flowing healing power, etc.

Praying with an idol in your heart—Seeing the thing you are praying for as a larger picture in your mind than the picture of the One you are coming to (Ezek. 14:4; Num. 22:15-35). This results in receiving a distorted answer back from God. Proper prayer begins by lifting your eyes to the Lord (Matt.6:9).

Inner stillness—Eyes fixed on Jesus, worshipful, relaxed, smiling and poised to receive God’s voice (flowing thoughts), visions (flowing pictures), emotions (flowing emotions) and power (flowing energy). Quiet your mind by shifting from left-brain reasoning to right-brain flow by doing any right-brain activity (i.e., using imagination, music, emotion, flow).

Spiritual advisors—People who are alongside you or ahead of you in an area whom you seek out for spiritual advice; who are willing to seek God with you and share with you, for your prayerful consideration, what they sense in their hearts. See Wise Counselors below.

Safety and success—God’s paradigm/system for success is not the brilliance of my mind, but rather the multitude of counselors and confirmation by two or three others (Prov. 11:14; 2 Cor. 13:1)

Submission—Openness to the Spirit-led counsel and correction of several others, while keeping a sense of personal responsibility for my own discernment of God’s voice within.

The primary categories for the prophetic—Two-way journaling (God and you conversing on paper) is essentially personal prophecy. Prophecy is best restricted to these three catagories: edification, exhortation and comfort (1 Cor. 14:3). Predictive guidance is OUTSIDE these three categories and is to be avoided as the future is in flux (Ezek. 33:13-16), and one can suffer shipwrecked faith (1 Tim. 1:19) if a prediction does not come true (Jonah 3:4,10).

The  Leader’s  Paradigm—A broad-based system for discovering truth based on six ways God communicates with us: illumined thoughts in our minds; peace versus unrest in our hearts; illumined Scriptures; illumined counsel of others; illumined understanding of life’s fruit; and direct revelation through dreams, visions, journaling and prophecy. A consensus of all six is sought, especially when making major decisions. See below on how to make wise decisions based upon God’s voice through six specific pillars of understanding.

Is My Heart Properly Postured to Easily Sense the Holy Spirit’s Flow? 

Make Wise Decisions Based upon God’s Voice Through Each of the Following

Pillar One: Illumined Scriptures

  • And they said one to another, “Did not our hearts burn within us, while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the Scriptures?” (Luke 24:32)
  • This pillar is experienced as the Holy Spirit illumines Scriptures to you — you sense them leaping off the page or just coming to your attention spontaneously.

Pillar Two: Illumined Thoughts in One’s Mind

  • It seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus. (Luke 1:3)
  • This pillar is experienced as the Holy Spirit guiding your reasoning process through spontaneous impressions.

Pillar Three: Illumined Witness in One’s Heart

  • And immediately when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, He said unto them, “Why reason ye these things in your hearts?” (Mark 2:8)
  • This pillar is experienced as an impression perceived in your spirit. Deep inner peace or unrest is often part of this experience.

Pillar Four: Illumined Counsel of Others

  • Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. (Proverbs 11:14)
  • This pillar is experienced as you ask your spiritual advisors to seek God for confirmation, additions or adjustments in the guidance you sense God has given you.

Pillar Five: Illumined Understanding of Life’s Experiences

  • Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? (Matthew 7:16)
  • This pillar is experienced as you ask God to give you insight and understanding concerning the fruit life is demonstrating. God gives you revelation as to what has caused the fruit.

Pillar Six: Illumined Revelation from God Through Dreams, Visions, Prophecy and Journaling

  • “And it shall come to pass in the last days,” saith God, “I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dreamdreams.” (Acts 2:17)
  • This pillar is experienced as you receive direct revelation from God through dreams, visions and journaling. Journaling is writing out your prayers and God’s answers.

Receive Wise Counsel from Your Multitude of Counselors Who Together Embrace the Following Heart Motivations

But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift (Eph. 4:7).

  • Apostle – heart for the whole (ensuring all parts are heard, honored and integrated)
  • Prophet – heart for  creativity
  • Evangelist – heart for sharing
  • Pastor – heart for loving
  • Teacher – heart for truth

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