He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Rev 2:7
The Holy Spirit is a communicator! He loves to speak! He loves to talk with you! He desires to have continual communication with you, not just during storms or trials. He wants to talk daily with you. He is very vocal, we just need to learn to hear Him.
Why do you think the Holy Spirit wants to talk with you? DO you think that He wants to talk to you? Maybe this is a new idea and you have never considered that God would actually want to speak to you.
Do you desire to hear God’s voice more clearly, regularly, and distinctly? Have you ever said, “I wish I could hear from God like other people do?”
Do you ever wonder, is this God or is this me? Many people ask, ‘How do I recognize when God speaks to me? How do I know that it is not just me’? Do you desire to effectively discern when someone tells you, ‘God spoke to me, or God told me’, whether it is from God or not?
Do you want to understand God’s Word more? Do you want to understand how to apply His Word to your life?
Do you have a desire to be His vessel, someone who hosts His presence, that no matter where you go, who you meet, you are ready to effectively minister His love, grace, and goodness?
We have heard that today God doesn’t speak the same way as He spoke in the Bible. Have you ever said to someone; ‘God spoke to me and said…’ only to have him or her look at you like you are crazy? Have you ever noticed how on TV, when they depict someone who has heard from God, they depict them as a crazy person, someone who doesn’t have all of their marbles in place?
But in His Word, He says that He does speak AND He actually expects us to listen and obey! There are many different ways in which God speaks to us. There is no set formula; God will speak to you in the way He chooses.
Jesus says, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27
The Holy Spirit does not speak of Himself, but He will receive of the Father and the Son and speak to us what they say. It is God’s plan for us to hear the Holy Spirit’s voice.
He is pouring out His Spirit today. God is speaking and He is pouring Himself out upon us today, presently. Joel 2:28-29, I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
- He speaks to us through words.
Acts 8:27-29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.”
- He speaks to us through dreams and visions.
Joel 2:28-29, I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
- He speaks to us in our spirits – a still small voice.
I Kings 19:12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.Romans 8:16 The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God.
- He speaks to us through what we see.
Through out the book of Jeremiah, He asks Jeremiah, ‘what do you see?’
- His communication requires a response. Further instructions or benefits are dependent upon our response.When God met Saul on the road to Damascus, God spoke to him and He required obedience from him. God gave Saul an instruction. Saul’s obedience brought him to Ananias where he received greater revelation and understanding. He received healing and he was commissioned.
- He gives you what to speak. He will give you the words to say and the exact moment you need them.
Mark.13:11 “But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
You may ask, ‘how do I hear the Holy Spirit’s voice?’ Set aside time every day to spend with the Holy Spirit. Get into the Word and spend time talking with the Holy Spirit and meditating upon God. Talk to Him about your day. Ask Him what He wants you to know today. You can bring specific questions before Him and seek Him for an answer. Listen for an answer and be willing to obey. Then as you go about your day, talk to Him; involve Him in your day and your decision-making processes. Involve Him in your conversations, speaking to Him and asking Him for direction and the right words to say. Become more aware of Him as you go about your day.
Get so accustomed to talking with Him that you know immediately when He speaks to you.