How important is it that we hear God’s voice?
The Bible tells us in John 10:27 (NKJV) My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
I have shared a few instances where I have heard God, but this is one I would like to live over again. I will tell you what happened then I will tell you how I would do it over, if I had the opportunity.
One day I was in a location where someone was making me a hamburger. I got this picture in my head (I hadn’t had too many God pictures at that time.) The picture was of a lady in the kitchen. She lifted up the top bun on my burger, pulled a hair out of her head, put it on top of my burger and put the top bun back on. I remember thinking, no way, she wouldn’t do that. She and I did have a relationship issue but I wasn’t holding it against her. So I just brushed off the little vision and accepted my burger with a thank you.
As I ate the burger, there it was, a hair, her color on my burger. It hadn’t been fried, it was straight from her head on top of the condiments. I remember thinking, darn I should have listened.
So here is my do over. When the burger arrives at my table, I will lift up the bun, take the hair off in front of her and hand the burger back and nicely say, “No thank you.”
I had been told about it, being there. I could have done that. If I’d listened. How important is it to take God seriously when he shows you something?
God has shown me quite a few things now. I will link to a few of these events at the bottom of this page.
Hearing God is so important. I like the verse that says anything that is born of God overcomes the world and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4-8
We are supposed to overcome.
A few years ago I was sitting in a prayer meeting and I saw a picture in my mind. It was a picture of a tine going into the back of my head. It alarmed me a bit. But I knew what to do. I said to the lady beside me, “Could you pray for safety for me and that the spirit of fear won’t bother me?”
She said. “Sure.” and the next time she got a turn, she prayed those specific prayers for me.
Within the week later, I was on my way to Winnipeg. I was reclined in the passenger’s seat of a car, sleeping. I was awakened, when the driver of the car SWORE. Before I even sat up or fully woke up, the word “Stop,” came out of my mouth. As I sat up quickly, I could see that our lane had run out and there were many cars going by, in the lanes to our right. As we got stopped, I saw a truck with a forklift in the back going by.
All of a sudden, I knew that if “Stop” hadn’t come out of my mouth we would have merged into traffic and been in an accident with that truck carrying the fork lift. And I could see how it would have happened. My driver may have thought now that the truck is by, I can merge into traffic taking us into the part of the vehicle carrying the forklift.
Hearing God is very important for us in many areas of our lives, beyond protection, and knowing when there is a hair in your hamburger, God wants to communicate to us that He loves us and He also wants to work through us for others. He can communicate with us in many ways. I will list a few; his still small voice, audible voice, dreams, visions, through the Bible, circumstances and through others.
I have been asked to explain the difference between hearing God through another person using a prophecy, a word of knowledge, or a word of wisdom and the new age practices of mediums and psychics, so here goes.
We hear from God through the Holy Spirit and some people hear, as well, from angels sent by God. The difference with psychics and mediums is that although the information they have is true, the source of that information is not from God or his angels.
We do have an enemy in the realms around the earth and psychics hear from them. They do know truths about what has happened and is happening on the earth. I don’t fault these people they are seeking for the truth, as a lot of people are. I pray that they find the truth. The Bible says though, that we are not to have anything to do with mediums, psychics, or sorcery.
1 John 4:1-6 (NKJV) Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess that[a] Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
So often I hear the New Age people referring to God or this higher power they believe in as The Light. We need to be careful with this because Satan can come in the guise of light.
2 Corinthians 11:14 (NKJV) And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
I hear people refer to the power of God, as The Universe and other things. Why don’t people call God, God, Jesus or Holy Spirit? We aren’t to have anything before Him.
Deuteronomy 18:9-12 (NKJV)
9 “When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you.
Below are more scriptures that talk about mediums and psychics being against God.
2 Thessalonians 2:9 1 Chronicles 10:13 Daniel 2:27 Zechariah 10:2 2 Kings 21:6 Isaiah 19:3 Michah 5:12 Deuteronomy 18:11 Exekiel 13:6-9 1 Samuel 15:23 Revelation 18:23 Acts 16:16 Exekiel 12:24 Isaiah 47:9-13 2 Chronicles 33:6 Acts 8:9 www.openbible.info/topics/sorcery
We are to enjoy a supernatural power, and that is what people are looking for, but it is the power of God we crave.