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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pursuing Your Destiny pt 3

Dear beloved:  After you have asked  (ask and you shall receive Matthew 7:7) the Lord to reveal your destiny to you, how do you know if you are hearing the voice of God?  That is a question many ask, as they are not sure if they are hearing the voice of God, the voice of man, or sometimes even the voice of demons that may be speaking to them.  Beloved, rest assured that when you are sincere in following Jesus, and you are diligent to keep His commandments, the voice you will be hearing is the voice of God.  Jesus said in John 10:3 to him (the shepherd) the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. v4 "When he puts forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice." v5 "And a stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers."  If you are listening for the voice of God, and are God fearing, God is faithful and true to speak to you in regards to what you are asking for, according to His will.

There are many ways that God speaks to us as believers, I will list the primary ones, but God is not limited to these ways.  1. Through His written word, Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.  2. The  Holy Spirit, John 16:13 But when He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.  3. Audible voice of God, 1Samuel 3:10 Then the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, "Samuel! Samuel!" And Samuel said, "Speak, for Thy servant is listening."  4. Dreams and visions, Joel 2:28 And it will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.  5. Prophetic word through man, 1 Corinth 14:3 But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation.  6. An angel sent from God,  Daniel 9:21 while I was still speaking in prayer, then the man Gabriel, who I had seen in the vision previously, came to me in my extreme weariness about the time of the evening offering. v22 And he gave me instruction and talked with me, and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with understanding"  7. All of creation Luke 19:30 And Jesus answered and said, " I tell you, if these (disciples of Mine) become silent, the stones will cry out!"

Some wait their whole life for God to speak to them in some grandiose way, but ignore the still small voice, the prophetic dream, or even the word of God that clearly speaks to us to give us our charge.  Beloved, it's not too likely that God is going to fly by your house with a helicopter, pulling a long banner behind with your name and the next step in your kingdom walk clearly written out on it.  He could do that, but it is not too likely, so don't let the years pass you by in a passive state while you are waiting for that type of sign. Instead,be ready to receive the dream, the vision, the whisper, the prophesy that helps you move into your future.  Be as Samuel when Eli gave him this instruction in 1 Samuel 3:9 And Eli said to Samuel, "Go lie down, and it shall be if He calls you, that you shall say, "Speak, Lord, for Thy servant is listening."  So Samuel went and lay down in his place.   So get your pad and pen out and say to the Lord, "Speak, for Thy servant is listening."  May God bless you as you pray this day, in Christ, Jim

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