God longs to speak and fellowship with you. This truth is found in His Word, which is composed of love letters to mankind. Everything in His
kingdom operates by the faith system. Faith comes from His Word. Make
His Word your final authority and believe you will hear His voice.

  1. Believe that you are His sheep and you hear His voice (John 10:22-27).
    1. The Word of God must be the final authority in your life.
      1. Refuse to exalt anything above the Word.
      2. Your trust in the Word is evidence that you His are sheep.
    2. The Word of God is the source of faith.
      1. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17, AMP).
        1. Everything in the Kingdom of God operates on the faith system.
        2. It is impossible to please God without faith.

  2. God desires to speak to mankind.
    1. He knew you before you were formed in your mother's womb (Jeremiah 1:5).
      1. If you desire to know God's purpose for your life, ask Him and believe He will reveal it to you.
    2. God persisted in calling Samuel (1 Samuel 3:1-10).
      1. In the Old Testament, it appears people heard from God more frequently.
      2. The New Testament reveals better promises and privileges.
        1. God guides you through your spirit (Proverbs 20:27).
        2. Your conscience is the voice of your human spirit; it distinguishes right from wrong.
        3. Fine tune your hearing by spending time in prayer, reading the Word, and in fellowship with God.
    3. The Holy Spirit spoke to Philip and gave him specific directions (Acts 8:29-35).
      1. The Spirit of God also supernaturally transported Philip (Acts 8:35-40).
      2. God spoke to both Ananias and Paul concerning the same thing (Acts 9:11-16).
      3. God will sometimes instruct you to do something that may be uncomfortable.
      4. Obey His instructions because disobedience will harden your heart.
    4. God spoke to Cornelius in specific detail (Acts 10:3-6).
      1. The Lord acknowledged his prayers and his financial gifts to the poor.

  3. Welcome the presence of God.
    1. Prayer is a dialogue, not a monologue; be sure to allow Him to speak.
    2. Minister to Him; eliminate religious rituals and thinking.
      1. Do not allow your emotions to govern your prayers.
      2. Communicate with Him throughout the day, not just once.
      3. Make spending time with Him a priority. Do not just come to Him when you are in trouble.
    3. Come to Him with an attitude of thanksgiving, being happy with your portion.

  4. Five hindrances to hearing from God.
    1. Unbelief; not trusting God.
      1. Doubt and questioning God will cause you to waver (Romans 4:20, AMP).
    2. An undeveloped spirit; immature spirit.
    3. A spirit of deafness.
    4. A calloused conscience.
    5. Neglecting time with Him.

Scripture References:

  • John 10:22-27
  • Romans 10:17, AMP
  • Jeremiah 1:5
  • 1 Samuel 3:1-10
  • Proverbs 20:27
  • Acts 8:29-40
  • Acts 9:11-16
  • Acts 10:3-6
  • Romans 4:20, AMP
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