1 Corinthians 14:10 (KJV) 10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.
If you’ve been paying attention to what’s going on in the world today, there are a lot of people saying a lot of things – some good and a lot bad. How do you know who is right? How do we guard our hearts from being deceived when something seems to be so right? Good questions.
The short answer is:
1 – ask yourself what the Word of God has to say about it and –
2 – what do you witness in your spirit?
God always provides a way for you to know what is true and what is false but you have to set your heart to hear from Him.
Listen to what Jesus said:
John 10:4-5 (KJV) 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
John 10:14 (KJV) 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
John 10:27 (KJV) 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
Jesus said that His sheep know His voice but does that include you or are you still puzzled about actually hearing the voice of the Lord? Too many people are puzzled or don’t even know that it’s possible to hear from the Lord for themselves. This is not God’s plan for us.
So, how do we know that we’re hearing the Lord’s voice – our Good Shepherd – and not a wrong voice of the enemy?
First of all, we have to believe what Jesus said – that we can and do know His voice. If you start out on the wrong premise, you’ll never get to your goal. Never, never, never say that you don’t hear from the Lord or that He doesn’t speak to you! He’s constantly speaking to us but with all the clutter around us, it makes it hard to discern what we’re hearing.
You have to set your heart to know that you can hear the Lord’s voice. Make that determination and stick to it. God hasn’t lied to you. If Jesus said that you can hear His voice, then you can!
Romans 4:17b (KJV) 17 … and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Speak forth what you want, not what you have. Just like you have to call for your healing, you have to call for God’s Word to manifest in your life. Time is too short for us to float along and hope that things work out. We have to be on our guard 24/7 because the enemy is looking for whom he may devour. We need to be the “may nots!”
And remember to:
1 – Check God’s Word against everything you hear plus the witness in your spirit. If it doesn’t agree with the Word of God, reject it.
2 – If you don’t witness to it, reject it or put it on the shelf.
1 Peter 5:8 (KJV) 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
2 Peter 3:17 (KJV) 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
Revelation 3:11 (KJV) 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.