“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27).
The only voice I am interested in hearing is the voice of the Holy Spirit. This means I have to keenly listen with my spiritual ears, so I can comprehend when it is the Lord who is speaking to me.
Our spirits become connected to the Holy Spirit once we receive salvation. Then as we obey God, He calls us His children.
Romans 8: 14 states, “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” Verse 16 also says the Holy Spirit “testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”
We are children of the Most High God because we follow His will. Now, how do you follow Him? By listening to His voice. How do you become familiar with His voice? By spending intimate time with Jesus.
Think about your spouse or your best friend. Couldn’t you detect his or her voice over the phone or if you heard that person talking outside after church? Well, I can infer that we will be able to detect the voice of the Spirit after taking time to fully know Him.
Revelation 3:20 reads, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” This gives us great hope because our Messiah offers us a knocking sound that will lead us to Him!
Jesus then promises us that if we obey Him all our lives, we will sit with Him in His throne (verse 21), and in verse 22 He says, “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”
Once we make a decision to respond to Jesus when He speaks (instead of ignoring Him), we will win countless souls for Him here on earth, and reign with Him forever (2 Timothy 2:12).
Prayer: Father God, please help us to recognize Your voice. Give us the dedication to read the Word and to pray earnestly, so we, Your sheep, can hear Your voice and follow You. Forgive us for following our own voices. Cleanse us from disobedience. Cause us to hear You every moment of the day, whether it be through Christian music, the Bible, nature, people, or through the silence of our spirits. Father, give us the courage and commitment to reject anyone (any other voice) who speaks in our ears to subtly lead us away from You in the name of Jesus. I bind up every detracting, seducing, hateful, godless spirits that will cause chaos in the lives of God’s people. I command you, by the Blood of Jesus, to be silent now and to go back to the pit of hell where you belong! God’s people will hear His voice and they will obey because that is the will of the Father. Amen.
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