ALL EARS Part 3: How To Hear The Whispers of God

January 17, 2021   /   Living Word Family Church

John 10:3-5 

“The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”

“If God doesn’t speak today, then the greatest disservice we could ever do to people is to tell them that they can have a personal relationship with God”.

~Dallas Willard, Author of Hearing God

1 Kings 19:11-12 

The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

1. He whispers encouragement.

Romans 8:16 

The Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our heart and tells us that we are God’s children.

Isaiah 55:3 

Pay attention, come close now, listen carefully to my life-giving, life-nourishing words.

2. He whispers warnings. 

Acts 16:6-7 

Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them.

James 5:16 

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. 

3. He whispers direction. 

Luke 2:27 

Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts.

Acts 20:22

“And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.”

4. He whispers dreams.

Job 33:14-15 

For God speaks again and again… He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night.

Acts 2:17

In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.

Be open to hear and eager to respond. 

1 Samuel 3:9 

“Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.”

Be open to hear and eager to respond.

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