I am careful in listening for the voice of God. His is not the only voice that speaks. Neither do I want to be led astray by human ignorance, stupidity or misguided spirituality. You will be like the prophetess, Anna, in Luke 2.
You will be widowed after seven years and spend the rest of your life ministering in sweet service to Jesus. We're getting married in June. If this nosy woman were right, I'd be dead in seven years. On our seventh anniversary I stayed awake until midnight just to be sure that the voice she had been listening to was not God's. Self and Satan can both wreak havoc in the lives of Christians who are unable to distinguish among the three. Whenever I sense what may be a word from God, I refuse to accept it until I carefully consider whether I am hearing from God, Myself, Satan, or hard-of-hearing, misguided humans.
The list is in broad generalizations and is certainly not complete, nor foolproof. No one point is sufficient to prove or disprove the voice of God. Nevertheless, I believe that these principles are helpful when they line up in a sensible, godly fashion. God tends to speak with gentle leadings in contrast to what I often perceive to be the compulsive, clamoring, loud demands of Self or Satan 1 Kings God tends to speak when we are consciously seeking Him. Self or Satan tend to speak with sudden intrusions of thoughts into the mind Jeremiah When God speaks there is a definite sense that everything is under control.
When Self or Satan speaks there is an inner sense that something is out of control Psalms God gives clear-cut, specific directions. Self or Satan often communicates in confused, uncertain wonderings God convicts of specific sins. Self and Satan often accuse in broad generalities that leave a lingering sense of haunting and unfocused guilt John God speaks with percent truth that can be tested by the Word of God.
Self and Satan often traffic in lies, deceit and half-truths John Self or Satan often do not Philippians Job Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
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Psalm God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God. Proverbs ,29 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; ….
Isaiah And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. New International Version For God does speak--now one way, now another-- though no one perceives it. New Living Translation For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it. English Standard Version For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it.
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