Psalm 34:4; Revelation 3:20
INTRODUCTION: One of the most essential tools for ministry God has given us is His voice and the ability to hear Him. Without the ability to hear God, we are stunted in our own walk with Him and we are stunted in our ability to minister effectively.
Lesson #1 - THE PROOF OF GOD'S VOICE
I. THE FACTS CONCERNING GOD 'S VOICE
Prayer is not a monologue, it is a dialogue.
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT GOD SPOKE TO DIRECTLY:
Gen. 2 - Adam and Eve
Gen. 6:12-16 - Noah
Gen. 12:1-3 - Abraham (Gen. 22)
Ex. 3:2-4,7,8 - Moses
1 Samuel 3:2 - Samuel
also David, Solomon, prophets, etc.
Old Testament Directives of Hearing God's Voice
Psalm 85:8 - ''I will hear what God the Lord will say; for He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones...''
Isaiah 30:21 - ''And your ears will hear a word behind you, 'This is the way, walk in it,' whenever you turn to the right or to the left.''
Isaiah 55:3 - ''Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may live...''
IN THE NEW TESTAMENT GOD SPOKE TO DIRECTLY:
Acts 8:29-31,35 - Philip
Acts 9:11-16 - Ananias
Acts 10:3-6 - Cornelius (non-Jew)
Acts 10:19-20 - Peter
Acts 16:6,7 - Paul
Revelation - John
New Testament Directives of Hearing God's Voice
Luke 12:12 (Mark 13:11) - ''...the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you are to say.''
John 10:3,4,27 - ''...the sheep hear his voice, and He calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.'' ''... and the sheep follow Him because they know His voice.'' *''My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.''
John 16:13 - ''But when He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.''
Hebrews 3:7 - ''Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, 'Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts...''' (The Spirit does the speak ...
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