- Why is it important to hear the voice of God?
Jesus says that “His sheep know His voice,” (John 10:17). The Word also says that if you don’t hear God, then you are not of Him (John 8:4-7).
Maybe you’re in that position where you are a Child of God and you are not hearing God clearly. Are you saying, “I pray and I pray and I still don’t hear God,” or, “I’ve tried everything, but God just doesn’t answer me?”
If you aren’t hearing Him clearly, it usually means that you have ungodly spirits blocking your ears and soul from hearing God. These spirits need to be identified and cast out of your body in the name of Jesus.
- Types of Hindrances
- Tormenting Spirits
- Religious Spirit
- Deaf and Dumb Spirit
- Spirit of Disbelief
- Spirit of Disobedience
- Rebellious Spirit
- Five Important Steps to Hearing God’s Voice
- Listening to God’s Word
- Receiving His Word in your heart and mind
- Seeking the Lord through His Word
- Waiting on God to speak to you
- Obeying His voice and will for your life
- Meditate on God’s Word Day and Night
Meditating is the act of keeping your mind and heart on the Word of God at all times. This practice helps you know God’s thoughts on all matters of life, especially His will for yours.
Prayer for Hearing God’s Voice
Lord Jesus, I come before you right now. Forgive me of all ungodliness in my life. I repent of witchcraft, rebellion, anger, unforgiveness, pride, jealousy, hatred, ______________ (List anything else you feel is spiritually hindering you right now).
I place myself under your authority, Lord Jesus. You are my High Priest, Jesus. I am a Child of God. I am under Your precious blood of Jesus Christ.
Cleanse me of all unbelief and doublemindedness. I come against deaf and dumb spirits in my life. I bind them and cast them out of my life in the strong name of Jesus Christ.
Holy Spirit, help me to receive the Word of God. Open my ears, mind, and heart to everything the Father has to say. Give me the mind of Christ to keep my Father’s commandments. Holy Spirit of God, help me to obey my Father’s Word and will over my life.
I choose Your will over mine, Lord Jesus. Your ways are higher than my ways! Your thoughts are higher than my thoughts, Jesus! I come before You in humility and repentance and I turn to You wholeheartedly. Give me an obedient heart and a stronger hunger and desire to keep Your ways and to do only what pleases You. In Jesus mighty name.
Amen and Amen.
Scriptures about Hearing God’s Voice:
“Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.”
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.”
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”
1 Samuel 3:7-10
Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. 8 A third time the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. 9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 10 The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”
“Out of the heavens He let you hear His voice to discipline you; and on earth He let you see His great fire, and you heard His words from the midst of the fire.
“But I heard the sound of his words; and as soon as I heard the sound of his words, I fell into a deep sleep on my face, with my face to the ground.”
He again fixes a certain day, “Today,” saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before, “TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS.”
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.”
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.”
But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
1 Corinthians 2:14
“The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.”
Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
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