Aug. 3, 2015
MY FRIENDS, ARE YOUR EARS ATTUNED TO THE VOICE OF GOD?
Attuned, is to bring into accord, or as one in harmony, to responding to the voice of God. 1 Sam.1:3-13 (NKJV) tells us, “And the word of the Lord was rare in those days;…..But, from his bed Samuel heard a voice calling out to him.
Twice he went to Eli and ask him if he had called, and Eli said no. On the third time the Lord called, “Samuel”! Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; ”Eli then realized that the Lord was calling Samuel.
So Eli told Samuel, if He calls you again, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel laid down. God speaks again, and in a vision tells Samuel that he will become the voice through whom he would speak to his people.
Learning to clearly distinguish God’s voice as the prophets of old would probably guarantee most of the world an easy path to Gods pure and holy kingdom. Also, if we could have the wisdom of Gods actual voice to guide and protect us.
Our lives would radically be transformed by reciprocating to the voice of the Master, as He directs us through every situation and circumstances or the very worst that we as Christians may encounter from day to day.
Consistent with this, we would be one word away from the Lord responding to us as we respond to our children Matthew 7:9-11(KJV) tells us “……If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”
But first, we must understand what method God is using to train our hearts to respond to His need “for such a time as this” and when I say His needs, I am referring to the needs of the harvest and those who live from day to day with no hope, those whose spiritual compass forever points away from Christ instead of towards Him.
Christ tells us “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” John 10:27 (KJV) Those who hear God’s voice are those who walk in the footsteps of God, and who have been saved by the transforming power of His love and grace through faith.
These are the sheep who hear and recognize His voice, who comes when He calls and follow Him wherever He goes because His Children know, the more time we spend intimately in the presence of God and His Word, the easier it is to distinguish His voice and His leading in our lives from the god of this world and the direction to perdition he attempts to lead us.
Employees at an airport are trained to recognize counterfeit ID’s by studying genuine id’s so closely from various States, and Countries, that it will be unimaginable not to recognize a fake one, simply because they have studied diligently the real from the fake.
In addition, we, as heirs to God’s kingdom should be so familiar with God’s Word and voice that when God does speak to us or directs us as we study His word, it will be absolutely clear that it is God’s voice who we here.
And in so doing, it will verify in our minds, any, and all, truth from error as we stand at the threshold of the promise land preparing to enter a place Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.1 Cor. 2:9 (NKJV)
So friends stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY