OBEYING THE FATHERS VOICE
Some of you who have been serving the Lord for several years now, may still remember a message or a prophetic word that impacted your life. You remember the details and the voice of the person who relayed the message from the Holy Spirit. When you receive a revelation, that “rhema” word is imbedded in your heart forever. Some of you could recall the times that the Holy Spirit convicted you of something that was not beneficial for you and you simply obeyed.
He showed you areas that needed to be corrected that may have been detrimental to your life if you continued on a certain path. He delivered you from unhealthy habits and people who were hindering your relationship with Jesus. You may have been so sensitive and receptive to the Holy Spirit at one time, but now you feel as if you’re in a dead zone. You no longer hear the Fathers’ voice.
There was a time when the voice of the Lord was rare and there was no widespread revelation. In 1 Samuel chapter 3:1, a young boy named Samuel ministered before the Lord alongside of Eli the High priest. The Lord called out to Samuel one day during the night three times but Samuel didn't recognize God's voice until Eli perceived that it was the Lord calling him. Samuel then went back, and the Lord called out to him a fourth time. Samuel replied; "Speak, for Your servant hears." He then heard God's voice for the first time.
Samuel grew up as a great prophet and none of his words fell to the ground. The Holy Spirit is calling out to you today. He wants to fine tune your hearing once again to His voice. He needs people to relay His messages in the land. He needs prayer warriors who hear his direction in intercession, and turn the nation around with their prayers. They are not afraid to stand up and pray against unrighteousness, sin and injustice, because they are steadfast in their convictions
He wants to tell us the divine strategies to thwart the plans of the enemy. He will give us the discernment to see into the enemies’ camp, and dismantle his plans of destruction through the authority of our words. There is a divine shift for some of you right now that is going to move you from the pew to the pulpit. Listen for the leading of His voice for wisdom and direction. He will bring clarity about this assignment.
The Lord is speaking in dreams and visions. As you quiet your mind and posture yourself before Him, you will learn how to hear His voice and become more sensitive to Him. His voice is His word. For some of you, the distractions of the world have led you away from this divine relationship. Jesus is calling you to come back to the place where you heard His voice through the written word.
The Lord says, as you hear My voice, you will be able to discern My purpose and plans for your life and ministry. You will hear My voice with more clarity as you come away from the noise and clamor of the world. As you go to sleep at night with expectation, you will be more receptive to hear from Me in your dreams. As you renew your mind you will conform to My ways and become attune to My voice.
As you read My word and meditate upon it, you will begin to discern My plans for you. As you lift your voice to Me in praise and worship, you will begin to hear Me in the song, rise above your circumstances and rest in My presence. I will give you the answers to your questions and concerns. My voice will give you direction. My voice brings transformation, healing and deliverance.
Allow Me to remove anything that may be hindering you from hearing My voice. Stay sensitive to My voice of correction. As you continually submit and surrender totally to Me, you will be able to hear with more clarity. Know that it is always My desire to speak to you and lead you by My Spirit, says the Lord.
Psalms 32: 8 - 9
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Do not be like the horse or like the mule, Which have no understanding, Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, else they will not come near you.
Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.