Discerning The Voice of God

How do you discern who’s voice you are listening to? Any voice that speaks contrary to The Word of God is literarily not of God.

God spoke to Moses in the book of Exodus chapter 20 – (read for clarity), where He gave the Israelites commandments, laws, and principles to live by. In the New Testament, when Jesus was asked the greatest of these commandments by the Pharisees of His days, Jesus responded thus:

Matthew 22: 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments

When you then hear any voice that leads you to hate God or other humans, you should know that, that voice is not of God. Any voice that instruct you to illtreat others, oppress them, oppose, malign or dissociate from anyone under any guise is not of God. Matthew 22:39 says to love others as yourself.

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How do you discern whose voice you are listening to? Whose voice are you following? God’s voice or Satan’s?

The voice that encourages acts that produces evidence of the fruits of the spirit as stated in Galatians 5:22 is the voice of God.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Any voice that encourages division, lies – for the devil is the father of lies – John 8:44; – oppression, abandonment, denial of justice, truth, dignity, equality of all men is definitely not of God. Any voice that speaks fear into your heart, unsettles your peace, and encourages wickedness is of Satan

A 16th-century priest named Dom Lorenzo Scupoli wrote, “The devil does his utmost to banish peace from one’s heart, because he knows that God abides in peace and it is in peace that He accomplishes great things.”

1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 

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John 8: 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”

And God says, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37 &38

The voices that tells you not to speak with another, encourages hate and division, causes disharmony amongst people, abandon cordiality and civility, feed your ego by taking you on ego trips, makes you think you are equal to God and places you as God in the lives of others is of the devil.

The voice of Satan will never take you to the path of humility, gentleness, kindness, empathy, self control and peace.

Father, we ask for the spirit of discernment so that we may know when you are speaking to us, and grant us grace so we may promptly obey your every word.

Lord, by your Holy spirit help us to know when Satan is speaking to us, grant us grace to resist him so he can flee from us – James 4:7: we ask in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom!

Voices, Vices! Truth!

There are many voices speaking daily to us. We speak to ourselves, and many more speak to us, our spouses, sponsors, children, friends, religious leaders, secular leaders, and so on.

Wisdom demand that we sift through what we hear, and take hold of that which nourishes our soul.

Every and any word spoken that gives you unholy sorrow or is contrary to what God says about you, you must reject right away. Do not give room for such words, regardless of the guise in which it was spoken a resting place to alight in your mind.

What has God spoken concerning you, your life’s situation, and circumstances? What are you hearing left right and center? Just because the prophecy is spoken by all and sundry does not make it The Truth.

You need to remember Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 18 – all 400 prophet prophesied the same thing and they were all wrong. Measure words with The Word of God.

At a point Jesus had to rebuke Satan speaking through Peter. Matthew 16:22b This shall never happen to you! How many good things, godly things have the naysayers say will never happen to you? Rebuke it!!

Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Matthew 16:23

By now you should know there are some Peters around you that need to be rebuked, from the pulpit to the bedroom, the statehouse to the classroom, and even in your own head!

Rebuke every voice that is not speaking the concerns of God in your ears. You have the power and authority to rebuke! Use it!!!!

Death and life is in the power of the tongue – Proverbs 18:21

Shalom!

Trust God Always With All Your Heart

Trust GodJob 5:17“Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects;
Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
18 For He bruises, but He binds up;
He wounds, but His hands make whole.
19 He shall deliver you in six troubles,
Yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.
20 In famine He shall redeem you from death,
And in war from the power of the sword.
21 You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue,
And you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes.
22 You shall laugh at destruction and famine,
And you shall not be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
23 For you shall have a covenant with the stones of the field,
And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
24 You shall know that your tent is in peace;
You shall visit your dwelling and find nothing amiss.
25 You shall also know that your descendants shall be many,
And your offspring like the grass of the earth.
26 You shall come to the grave at a full age,
As a sheaf of grain ripens in its season.
27 Behold, this we have searched out;
It is true.
Hear it, and know for yourself.”