How does GOD speak to us?
How does HE speak to YOU, my friend?
How can you be sure it is really HIM speaking to you?
John 10: 26 -30
26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.30 I and my Father are one.
JESUS himself taught us how a believer will hear from GOD, will know HIS voice, will follow HIM – instead of the devil.
From my own experience, it can be the difference between life and death, between GOD and hell to know who is speaking to you, where your insights and your guidance are actually coming from!
Discernment is the key.
Remember when Solomon was granted a wish from GOD, whatever it may be?
(1 Kings 3)
And what he asked for was an understanding heart, the ability to discern.
The wisest man in the bible knew why!
Because discernment is the most vital gift of the gifts of the spirit!
It can keep you and your loved ones alive!
And it can save you a lot of trouble, sometimes even money, when you are dealing with people who want to steal or con it from you…
So how can you know that it is GOD?
How can you discern?
It is the same principle how GOD ALWAYS works:
- HE will teach you if you ask HIM.
- Whatever is coming to you, as a message, as a hunch, as insight, as some form of guidance, it can be from GOD or from the devil.
You need to test it.
If it is contradictory to anything the bible says, GOD says in HIS word, it is NOT from GOD.
GOD will ALWAYS guide you towards righteousness and towards obeying HIS commandments and towards a holy path without sin.
Sometimes things are not a matter of sin.
Sometimes it is a little help you need in making the right decision, not because of sin, because of wisdom, perhaps, or because you cannot know all the circumstances and only GOD knows…
It is always good to know not only how GOD works and speaks, but also how the devil does:
- when you are lead towards something that is too good to be true, it probably is a true lie!
- There will be a benefit to it, something extra, something that is sinful in some way, something that is luring you… it will feed your pride, your vanity, will make you feel special, not special in a way that you are loved by the MOST HIGH GOD and that HIS love is yours forever, but special in a way that you are better than the others… it will have some sort of sinful, unclean feel to it, as if it was forbidden, even though it may not be illegal – that is how GOD is trying to tell you to stay away from it, how HE is warning you that it is of the enemy!
Unfortunately, there was a time in my life when I was very mislead.
It was before I got saved.
I fell for many snares of the enemy and as you all know, I got into deep, deep spiritual trouble.
But the good thing is that you all can learn from my mistakes 🙂
So this is what I will share today about “guidance” or messages from higher beings, angels, ascended masters or even from JESUS, from Mother MARY or one of the archangels:
I used to believe for a while that I was a prophet, a medium, someone who had the privilege of receiving messages from these beings…
I even believed the messages came from GOD!
I didn’t know they were not.
And why did I not know?
Because I had not studied HIS word, HIS ways, had not taken the time to BECOME a prophet – and had started to listen to the demons first and instead!
Because I had not learnt the characteristics and how GOD speaks to us, that was why I though it was HIM speaking to me – the devil had me fooled!
I did receive messages and I wrote them down and published them in a blog quite frequently for quite a while, at the same time, my life got worse and worse and worse… today, I know that I was involved in witchcraft, that I was divining, that they were all demons who talked to me, fooling me into believing they were benevolent, holy and angelic beings, in fact, they did not tell me any mean or demonic things, on the contrary, the messages were really beautiful and deep and contained a lot of higher wisdom… but that doesn’t mean they came from GOD.
We mustn’t forget that satan is a fallen angel and that he took one third of the angels with him when he fell… they DO know stuff and do have power, he and his “angels” – and the bible tells us that he himself will disguise himself as an angel of light!
They know how to disguise themselves and get us to believe that they are benevolent beings – what they really are, is tempters and all they want is to lead us away from GOD.
If he told us and showed us all the hell and destruction and torment and pain he intends to bring upon us, would we ever fall for his snares?
Course not, we’re not stupid, now, are we?
Well, sometimes we are.
And I still am sometimes…
Discernment is the key.
Is THE spiritual gift to have!
I pray for discernment every day!
Especially after what happened to me, I am sometimes very insecure about who it is that is currently sending me insights or guidance.
I personally have discovered that GOD doesn’t speak, at least not in my perception, he doesn’t speak so that I can hear it inside… that is actually one way for me to identify a demon being at work, when there is a voice… when GOD, i.e., THE HOLY SPIRIT is sending wisdom, knowledge or insights, it is different – and I want to make it absolutely clear that this is MY inner representation of things and I am not even sure it is correct and I am still learning, just thought I’d share what I found so far and perhaps I can inspire you to find out more yourself, this is not a teaching and it can be different in your world, it is just my perceptions – when I “hear” from GOD, it is a knowing in my heart, accompanied by HIS peace, some realisation and a kind of relief, or a strong pull to do something or ask someone or take the bible or research on the internet… HE doesn’t SPEAK literally, like a voice… the only thing I would sometimes hear like a voice, it is a very specific voice, it is the voice of the speaker of the audio version of the King James Bible I have on my computer and I listen to it very often and many times, I let it play over night, and that is the only voice I sometimes hear, it always quotes some scripture in the King James version… that’s the only way I ever hear from GOD literally, through words, through HIS word… sometimes I hear from HIM through people… NOT through songs on the radio though, these are almost all satanic and made to seduce us and the more I listen to them (on the job), the more I recognise the patterns they contain, the efforts to lead us away from GOD…
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me…
I believe hearing from GOD and recognising HIS voice also comes through our relationship with HIM.
It is similar to a relationship with a person… in the beginning, when you don’t know them very well and have not known them for very long, you cannot be 100% sure it is their voice you are hearing, but the longer you know them and the more often you have heard their voice, the better are you able to tell for sure if it is them talking, now, aren’t you? Once you know them very well, you can’t be fooled anymore and you will know for sure if it is them or not!
And then, last, but not least, I ask HIM.
Ask if this is HIM, ask and pray for discernment, ask HIM to lead me to the correct answer. I ask HIM for wisdom!
James 1: 5
5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
My friend, I hope and pray that this will inspire, heal and bless you. And that THE LORD will bless you richly in all areas of your life, that HE will keep you and shine HIS face upon you. Always. In JESUS’ name I pray. AMEN.