Serving those who are responding to God’s call to love.

My notes Hearing God (if you’re interested)

Listening to the voice of God:

● Seek out His voice (Jeremiah 33:3; Matthew 7:7: Revelation 3:20)

● Because of the Holy Spirit we have access to the thoughts of God (1 Corinthians 2:9-13)

● In John the Holy Spirit hears the convos Jesus and the Father have and

communicates with us.

● In Hebrew the heart and mind are one (Romans 12:2)

○ This is what gives access to the thoughts of God

■ Philippians 2:5

■ The renewal of the mind is done through scripture

● Why do we hear God’s Voice?

○ For the sake of relationship with God and others

○ To believe in our lives

○ Romans 8 (Spirit of Adoption to call Him Abba Father)

■ He's given us this right to approach Him with ANYTHING!

○ John 15:15, Jesus calls us friends

○ Psalm 25:14

■ (Listen to Timothy Keller about the spirit.)

○ Purpose of Prophecy (1 Corinthians 14:1-25)

■ It's expected that we hear God for words to:

● Build up, encouragement and consolation

○ God speaks through:

■ Messengers

● Angel of the Lord

■ Donkey

■ Circumstances and direct messages to our hearts

○ Ephesians 3:14-19

■ Holy Spirit dwells in our inner being.

■ With the eyes of our heart we are able to see God.

● 3 typical ways we hear God (John 10:1-18******)

○ Hearing

■ Goal is to recognize His voice

■ 1 Samuel 3

● Heard the audible voice of God

■ 1 Kings 19:11-13

● Elijah hears God’s Voice as a gentle whisper

■ Psalms 29:3-9

● Power of God’s Voice. It's not always a gentle whisper

■ Matthew 3:17; 17:5

■ Revelation 2:7, 3:20

● He who has an ear let him hear

○ Sensing

■ Deuteronomy 30:11-14

■ Jeremiah 29:12-13***

■ Felt through: Discernment, Burden, Intuition, Gut Feeling

■ Our sense can be awakened to awareness of what God says

○ Seeing

■ No one has seen God with their natural eyes. They saw “The

angel of the Lord” is Jesus. Seen through vision, fire, smoke,

cloud of darkness

■ John 1:18

■ Daniel 8

● Daniel sick for days after huge vision from the Lord

■ 1 Corinthians 13:12

● Seeing God through the eyes of our heart when we get to

have knowledge and understanding

● 2 Corinthians 3:12-18

■ Ephesians 1:18

● _____ ■ Hebrews 2:2

● _____ ■ When Paul sees Jesus he goes blind for days

■ Psalms 17:15

■ Acts 2:25

■ Genesis 32:30

■ Behold: 3 ways of looking.

● Looking physically

● Gazing through the eyes of our heart

● Look with all in you

■ Faith is the gaze of a soul upon a saving God.

● John 3:14-15

■ Guided visual meditations of the scripture*****

● Visually meditate on Revelation 4-5

● We see through a mirror dimly, that is us

● God speaks through:

○ Invitation - John 6:44

■ God invites people to sonship

○ Scripture - 2 Timothy 3:16-17

■ Scripture is God breathed

○ Music - Psalms

■ Also Song of Solomon

○ Stories - Matthew 13:34

■ Parables

○ Conviction - John 16:8

■ Convicts us of sin & righteousness (ask God what you did that He

loved)

■ God’s gentleness moves us to repentance

○ Promptings - Acts 20:22

■ Nudges from the Spirit

■ Luke 2:25

○ Burden bearing - Galatians 6:2

■ Seek God’s wisdom and voice for how long to carry the burden

and give it to God because then it can be a baggage after a while

○ Visions & Dreams - Joel 2:28-29 & Job 33:13-18

■ God adapts the way that He speaks to how we can hear Him

○ Prophecy - 1 Corinthians 14:1-4

■ Strengthen

■ Encourage

■ Comfort

● Sacred is focused on the future kingdom, secular is people focused on now

● Muse is inspire. Amuse is numb and not inspired. I don't want to be amused but

inspired (useful when watching movies).

● Testing what you hear (3-legged stool) & testing what you receive

○ Does it contradict scripture?

○ Does it contradict what I know about God’s character?

○ Can the church confirm it?

● 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21

○ Test everything and hold what is good...

■ Is that you?

■ Why?

■ What does that mean?

■ Is there anything else you want to say?

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