(God’s Voice And His Written Word)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” (Revelation 3:20 NIV)
In a world where there are so many voices clamouring to be heard, do you sometimes wonder how you’ll be able to hear God speak to you above all the noise? Well, the good news is that those who belong to Christ have no problem identifying or hearing His voice.
Jesus said in John 10:27, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” In verse five of the same chapter, He also said, “…they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” God speaks through His Word. Even if He were to give you a prophecy or a word from the Spirit, it’ll always be consistent with His written Word. This means that your ability to recognise God’s voice is tied to your knowledge of His Word.
If you’ve found it difficult to recognise God’s voice, what you need to do is keep hearing and receiving His Word into your spirit; that way you’ll become sensitive to His voice. Moreover, you have to learn to act quickly on God’s Word and not delay. When you do this, you train your spirit to respond to His voice. The more you pray in the spirit, that is, in other tongues, the more sensitive your spirit becomes to God’s voice. All these help to condition your spirit and put you in sync with God’s ideas, visions, and promptings.
Go Deeper: Colossians 3:16; John 10:2-5
Speak: I’m a child of God; therefore I know the voice and the leading of the Spirit. I’m always quick to respond to promptings, instructions and counsel from God’s Word and His Holy Spirit within me.
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR Philemon 1:1-25, Zephaniah 1-3
TWO YEAR John 8:44-59, 2 Kings 24-25
Act: Study and meditate on the following scriptures: Proverbs 4:20- 22, Isaiah 55:10-11.