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Hear the Voice of God - Be the Voice of God - Lesson 02

by Dr. Ray Self

 


 

Keys to Hearing God



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Keys to Hearing God

Radio and television stations transmit twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week; but we only hear them when we turn the receiver on and tune it in. Failure to hear the signal doesn’t mean the station isn’t transmitting. Likewise, God is constantly transmitting His voice to His sheep, but few are turned on and tuned in. Most Christians are busy pleading with God in prayer to transmit when the problem is with their receivers. — Andrew Womack

Learn How to Tune In:

  • God speaks a lot more than we listen
  • It is possible to hear God even when you are busy



Be Born Again - John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Be baptized with the Holy Spirit - Acts 1:5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.

Believe that God loves you and wants a relationship with you.

Believe that God made a way for this relationship to happen by the sacrifice of Christ.

Believe that God is concerned about you – Matthew 6:31 -33 "Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?' "For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Believe that God’s spirit lives within you – 1 Corinthians 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?

Believe that the Spirit of God is alive and speaking - Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Believe that you are a child of God and your Father wants to speak to you - Romans 8:16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,

Believe that God always has your best interest in mind - Galatians 3:14 in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles,

Believe that God will guide you into more that you could ever imagine if you will listen to Him - Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,

Learn to be still - Psalms 46:10 "Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

Open your mind to God

  • An open mind is not an empty mind
  • Let your mind be available for God despite distractions



Renew your mind –

Rom 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,

1Co 2:16 For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.

God will speak through thoughts in our mind

  • Learn the difference between your thoughts and His
  • Isaiah 55:8 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD.
  • Pay close attention to thoughts that seem to come out of nowhere
  • Pay attention to thoughts at are messages or ideas you would not have thought of your self



As you read your bible ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you.

  • As you read scripture pay attention to scriptures that seem to “pop off” the page.
  • Read with faith



Pray and listen

  • Prayer should be a two way conversation
  • Pause and listen



Pay attention to divine appointments

  • You meet a stranger who says something to you that touches your heart in an unusual way
  • You receive a call from a friend at the exact right moment
  • You connect with a person in an unexpected way that turns into a blessing.



God speaks to us in many ways.

Our obligation as His children is to listen and obey.

AMEN.





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