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THE AWESOME POWER OF LISTENING TO GOD
I saw an ad one time about hearing devices. It said, "The awesome power of the listening ear." I thought about that and thought, "Yes, but what about the awesome power of listening with your spiritual ear?"
What about the awesome power of listening when God speaks -- listening to what God says. So, we've been talking about that and about the way God speaks to us and we've mentioned several ways and about how God speaks though His word.
We've talked about how God speaks through the impressions of the Holy Spirit, that the Holy Spirit gives us impressions as we study the word. He brings the word of God to our remembrance. He can even speak to us and give us
impressions through dreams or through visions or through circumstances of life. There are many ways through which the Holy Spirit speaks to us.
You and I are privileged to live in the greatest nation on the face of the earth. Everybody here tonight is rich compared with most of the peoples of the world. We are greatly blessed beyond anything that we can imagine. We do not realize
what we have in this country. We do not have to suffer for our faith in Christ, but all across this world, Christians are persecuted. Christians are going through great trials, and great troubles. We have missionaries on our foreign fields who are
laboring under very difficult conditions. They are going through times of discouragement. Many times, when they share the gospel nobody will be saved and it seems like everything is against them. The government of a country will be
against them and the police will be against them and the culture will be against them and the religion will be against them. They have to go through that time of trial.
You and I go through trials as well. It doesn't matter who you are, whether you are young, whether you are old, it doesn't matter where you live, it doesn't matter ...
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