The Voice Of The Holy Spirit
While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. — ACTS 10:19
God leads by an inward witness. He leads by what we call the still, small voice — the voice of our own spirits. And he also leads by the Voice of the Spirit of God speaking to us. This is more authoritative than the still, small voice. When this Voice speaks, it is so real, you may look around to see who said it — even though it comes from inside you! There have been times I’ve heard the Voice of the Spirit and to me it was audible, although others near me didn’t hear it. It must have seemed audible to the child Samuel, too, yet Eli the prophet didn’t hear it.
However, this isn’t the ordinary way God leads. I have found in all my years of ministry that every time God has spoken in a spectacular way, such as in an audible voice (at least to me it was audible), there was rough sailing ahead. And if He hadn’t spoken so spectacularly, I wouldn’t have stayed steady.
The Bible tells us there are many voices in the world, and none of them without significance. However, this isn’t a matter of listening to voices. Be careful about following anything without first examining it in the light of the Word. Don’t pray to hear something. If God speaks to us, all right. If God doesn’t speak to us, we have His Word, and we can walk in the light of it.
Confession: I walk in the light of God’s Word!
Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 1988 RHEMA Bible Church AKA Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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