Hearing God In Turbulent Times
The Foundation of Hearing God Is Scripture
ONLY THROUGH HIS WRITTEN WORD the Holy Scriptures, aka The Holy Bible, does God speak to all Christians. Scripture is the first and foundation way that Jesus speaks to his people.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
You are not required to receive or follow, in your church or your household or any other environment, the rantings of persons who will not subject themselves to Scripture. You must not, or you betray the Lord and begin to destroy your own self!
Observe God’s attitude about those of us who refuse to subject our knowledge or spiritual experiences to the Written Word of God compared to those who fight off temptation to depart from “what is written.”
1 Timothy 6:3-5
3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
“Hearing God” At Higher Levels Is
Baptism In The Holy Spirit
Jesus speaks through the written Holy Scriptures to every Christian, but “hearing God” at higher levels needed in these last days is the reason you need the miracle experience of being Baptized in the Holy Spirt by Jesus Christ, Himself.
Jesus proves by the initial miracle evidence of speaking in other tongues (spiritual languages) as the Holy Spirit gives the utterance, that He has done this invisible Immersion to you. This, particular, Immersion introduces a Christian brother or sister into the life of miracles in the Holy Spirit and “regular” hearing God in the miracle realm of the Holy Spirit for the loving protection of others. It is not given for you to regard yourself as a “star” of spiritual powers, craving attention and personal glory to yourself. The Holy Ghost testifies of Jesus — not YOU.
28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
The gift that every Christian should be seeking and anticipating is that day when Jesus Christ, invisibly, lays His hands on you and immerses you in miracle powers from Himself that come upon you through His Spirit.
No human being can grant or carry out baptizing you in the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit). The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a privilege that Jesus reserves for himself to “usher” the non-doubting Christian into a higher level of “hearing God”.
Again, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a privilege that Jesus reserves for himself to “usher” the non-doubting Christian into a higher level of “hearing God”.
God speaks to “all” Christians, first, through his Holy Scriptures. Therefore, those Christians who are “hearing God” at a higher level through being baptized in the Holy Spirit must censure what they are hearing, seeing, feeling, experiencing in the invisible spirit realm. The goal is to build up the brethren, and others in the faith of Jesus Christ, not bring glory to yourself. Contending against Scripture proves we are seeking attention and glory to come to ourselves — not seeking love for the church and other Christians or the Name of Jesus.
It is the duty of every Christian to censure his or her spiritual experiences against the non-changing rock of the Holy Words of God from Scripture! The moment you are so enamored with your spiritual experience that you are unwilling to prove it, aka test it, through Holy Scripture, then you have become satanic deceived and preoccupied with your own desire for vainglory. The Scriptures prove that you have become this kind of dangerous person in 1 Timothy 6:3-5,
You must not be trusted by other Christ seeking the same kind of life with Jesus that the first Christians had! Yes, you will always find those Christians willing to hang with you in your delusion — which leads to “denominations” and cults.
Denomination Loyalty Thwarts Hearing God
The moment you are so enamored with your spiritual experience that you are unwilling to prove it (aka test it through Scripture) for yourself and for the loving protection of other Christians, you have become satanic deceived,
At that point, you must not be trusted by other Christians seeking the same kind of life with Jesus that the first Christians had! Yes, you will always find those Christians willing to hang with you in your delusion — which leads to “denominationalism” and cults.
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is the gift that Jesus, specifically, came to bring to earth. It redeems His believing adherents back to the original condition of fellowshipping with God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Nothing of your Christian experience will replace the intimacy of fellowship in the powers of the Holy Ghost, which you were created for. You must not deprive yourself by doubting, rejecting, or opposing this testimony from Jesus Christ, himself, as given throughout the New Testament, and starting in the Old Testament prophecy of Joel. Both Old and New Testament confirm one another.
When a Christian chooses to doubt, reject, or oppose the testimonies of the Lord, but continue in religious ceremony weekly, he or she becomes aeither dangerously deceived (meaning destroying other Christians) or a “denominationalist”.
A denominationalist chooses partials of the Holy Scriptures for finding other Christians to join to — BUT — not continuing to seek the truth, the full Gospel that Jesus preached. Every Christian hangs on to the partial understandings that he or she has, and seeks fellowship with other Christians in the same. The difference with denominationalism is not continuing to seek the truth, the full Gospel that Jesus preached. John 8:31
As a result, in areas where Jesus’ words are rejected, the spiritual life of that Pastor or Christian brother or sister becomes dry. If, for example, the Lord’s testimony that he is committed to heal you is doubted — you become a Christian who, readily, accepts the powers of satan coming against your body and will chalk it up to “that’s just the way it is”. This lower level of Christian living gives way to a standard that causes those of that persuasion to no longer even expect Jesus to show up in their life or church meetings with miracles for them. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the inital miracle of speaking in languages of the Holy Spirit will put and end to “dry” Christian living.
Expect Envy and Opposition To You Hearing God
Due to the “dry” living of those who have rejected the Baptism in the Holy Spirit by Jesus Christ, these Christians will envy, mock, riducule or seek to DISCREDIT the regular “hearing God” that comes automatic with the precious experience of Jesus baptizing you.
You will hear “dry” Christians attempt to “slight” you or draw suspicion that you are outside the Bible with their statements like: “I’ve never heard anybody say that God talks to them all the time, like you say.” This is only because God does NOT talk to them as He talks to you. He cannot talk to them like he talks to you because they — not you — have doubted, rejected or opposed Him in this promise. He wants to, just as he talked “regular” with Adam and Eve before the fall. Thanks be to God, the Father, Jesus has come and redeemed all that!