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Monday
Jan022017

When God Speaks

Shame is a great silencer. But it doesn’t just shut people up—shame drowns out the still, small voice of God.

Sometimes, when God wanted to convey an important message back in Bible times, He sent an angel to that person. Chances are, an angel is not going to appear to you in response to every question you ask Him. So, how are you supposed to know it’s God speaking when your own thoughts and emotions seem so much louder?

In Andrew’s How to Hear God’s Voice teaching, he says,

“The primary way that God speaks is not through the spectacular, not through an audible voice, not through an open vision. He can do all of those things. He has done it. I believe He still does miraculous things like that. But the primary way that God speaks to us today is just in this still, small voice, and it can be drowned out by other voices around us.”

One way you know you’ve heard the voice of God is when fear dissipates and a fresh boldness rises up in your spirit. Psalm 34:4 says, “I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears” (English
Standard Version
).

Another way to discern the voice of God is through hiding the written Word in your heart (Ps. 119:11). While developing a mental understanding of the Bible is good, the goal is a heart change. This requires more than memorization. Andrew continues,

“The Bible isn’t written to your brain. It’s written to your heart. You[’ve] got to read the Bible with your heart, not just your head. God will speak to you through the Word. But the natural man, either a lost man or a Christian who doesn’t have their mind renewed and is listening to the Holy Spirit, cannot understand ‘…the things…of God…they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned’ [1 Cor. 2:14]. And I’m telling you this is why so many people read the Bible, but it doesn’t do anything for them. And they don’t understand it because they are reading it with their intellect. You can’t just put information in your mind. It’s got to be quickened to you by the Holy Spirit.”

The Word is like gasoline. Not until a lit match falls on it will it combust into rivers of flame. You could be filled with the Word, even have whole books of the Bible memorized, but it will not ignite a fire in your heart until the Holy Spirit comes in contact with it. When the Holy Spirit quickens the Word in your spirit—WHOOM! You know exactly what to do, how to do it, where to go, and what to say. The old ways of thinking and believing—shame, unbelief, and fear—are burned away, and God replaces that with His ways.

Let the Holy Spirit light His written and spoken Word in your heart with Andrew’s How to Hear God’s Voice teaching. It’s available in CD format. You can also watch Andrew teach this on the Gospel Truth broadcast. This teaching will help Psalm 34:5 become your reality: “Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed” (ESV).

Post a comment below if this has blessed you.

Reader Comments (5)

This just blesses my soul and keeps me moving on. I live in a small area where there is no Holy Ghost tongue talking preachers or people. I go off island to fellowship a few times a month and do live stream but something keeps telling me to start up a fellowship of the forgiven. I was told by my pastor if I could lead 50 to the Lord and get them to attend he would then start a satellite church. I witness and share His love with most everyone I come across. God just blessed me out of a rental and into a purchase here on island. I just want to say thank you for your lessons and your words. Yes I am a supporter of your tv program but I am on a pension and I do not give much. but I do give monthly. Thank you for your sharing your spirit with me. I need all the encouragement I can get. I know I am here for this reason. Thank you for your prayers.

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia Stordahl

I bless the Lord for Andrew Wommack Ministries, Since by the grace of God I came across this Man of God almost 1.5 year ago, my life has changed, I have grown in The Lord, received supernatural healing,and I am blessed.Its so good to see a ministry thats constantly points you to God. I have the books, I download the teachings, I have lost count how many times I have listened to teaching I have downloaded to my laptop... I follow the TV program, God bless AWM... I have become a grace partner- I want more people to be reached. God bless you - From Kenya

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSamuel Partoip

I love you Andrew Wommack Ministries. Yours is one of the very few ministries which supports every teaching and every statement made - with the Word of God. Your ministry points out to the true nature of God. I am a viewer of your TV programme on GOD TV and I follow you on Facebook. I really liked the four Tuesday Bible study that you conducted recently. I am from India and hindi is the main spoken language over here. I wish your programmes were available in hindi as well, because that way so many of my hindi speaking friends could hear the same message. I pray that the Lord will use you more and more to reach out to people with the Word of God. Your teachings have blessed me so much. Thank you.

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJancy S. Thomas

Great entry Aria! This really blessed me today. I thank God for you and pray you continue to allow him to do big things through you!

January 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMyron P

Patricia, I am also very isolated in the faith world. My husband & I have been learning so deeply but we no no one who believes in healing apart from the logical natural path of doctors, no one who teaches the faith as Andrew W teaches. We are believing for things in our lives & sticking to faith yet in the natural it looks like we are crazy or just plain irresponsible as we wait in faith for manifestation. The people, family, friends, just mock us & say cruel things about us. Some even speak death over us, saying we will die if we keep trusting God for healing without also seeing doctors & surgeons. We have not received those words about death. Anyway, I reach out to you on your island from our "island" as believers in the midst of a large city full of people & churches on every corner. Thank you to Aria for the article & to Patricia for her faith & perseverance.

August 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCristina Suarez

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