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THE AWESOME POWER OF LISTENING TO GOD
Have you been listening to God this week? I trust and pray that you have and that you've thought about the ways in which God speaks to us.
We talked about last week the ways in which God speaks and that God speaks to us primarily through His word. God speaks to us through impressions of the Holy Spirit and next week we are going to talk about how to tell whether an impression
is from yourself or from the Holy Spirit or from Satan because Satan can also give impressions and we need to know how to discern and try the spirits to see whether they are of God. Also, to try a message to see whether that message is of God,
whether it's a message we hear someone preach or a message that we feel is being communicated to us in another way. God speaks through His word. He speaks through the Holy Spirit. God speaks through open and closed doors and through
the circumstances of life. He speaks to us through gifted teachers that God has given us in the church to teach us and speak to us.
There are primarily four ways that He speaks to us: The Bible, gifted teachers, impressions of the Holy Spirit and then pain.
We are going to talk tonight about the way God speaks to us through the impressions of the Holy Spirit -- how the Holy Spirit impresses our heart.
Habakkuk, an Old Testament prophet is getting a message from God, in fact, you can divide his book up into three parts that make up the three chapters. He asked six questions in the first chapter and then he begins to get the answers from God.
You may want to read this entire book when you get home, but look what he says here. I'm going to read it first in King James and then we are going to look at another translation.
Habakkuk 2:1-2 (KJV) -- "I will stand upon my watch and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. (2) And ...
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