The Process of Hearing a Revelatory God.
John 10:25-28The Voice (VOICE)
Jesus: 25 I have told you, and you do not believe. The works I am doing in My Father’s name tell the truth about Me. You do not listen;
26 you lack faith because you are not My sheep.
27 My sheep respond as they hear My voice; I know them intimately, and they follow Me.
28 I give them a life that is unceasing, and death will not have the last word. Nothing or no one can steal them from My hand.
I walk through an invisible membrane. No fanfare or forewarning and then It is there.
I love it.
“…. as I hear ” never a matter of “if”. He said it Himself that I will hear.
I know where it comes from.
I know Who it comes from.
and the clincher is… now it’s up to me.
Do something. Do nothing. It is my choice.
Doing something brings Heaven to earth and changes everything… and makes you one of the willing.
Many times it is a message just to me. A Voice breaks through my thoughts to bring a Truth I never had before… A conversation starter in our never ending discussion. Something unique to my struggles or celebrations…. often about thoughts only He would know… with answers and ideas I never had.
I love it.
I love Him.
Then there are the times the message is for someone. Walking, standing or sitting it can happen the same way… as if I just passed through a thin membrane. It may be for the cashier , it may be for he woman a few seats down, an entire congregation, a friend or for you.
More often than not it is well received. Most people want to hear from Him.
Sometimes they hate my voice …
He could tell me about the refining He wants to see in an area… How He is raising up a generation and wants them to be well equipped and not just passively watching cartoon vegetables on a screen. How He sees their souls as stronger than their elders and if the dangerous predators ,who have come to rob and steal, are not removed and the godly are brought in to teach the hopefuls; everything will collapse.
I call out a spiritual warfare I see right above… I call out their gifting, “You have authority over this.” They squint their eyes and try to hear as if I speak a foreign language…
But when it is well received… it is worth it all.
When the criminal prays against the slaughtering spirit that follows him and plagues his nights.
When the grandma bursts out in a prayer language and I giggle with joy to hear her freedom.
When the older wiser prophets from different sides of this world… shake their heads in affirmation and thanks.
When I speak hope to Hope and she can’t sit still from the Presence He sweeps her up in.
When the cashier with head hung is brought to joy to know He is thinking about her and knows her dreams.
To Hear from Him there is a certainty …. that was His choice to make.
To act on it and what to do with it… there is uncertainty … that is your choice to make.
To receive it and how to respond… there is uncertainty … that is their choice to make.
We were built for the process.