Hearing and Harkening to the Voice of God

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27

Jesus spoke of the parable of the good shepherd who looks after the sheep. Like sheep we hear the voice of Jesus our good shepherd and we follow his lead. Hearing from God requires a relationship with him. One where we know how to distinguish his voice from the voice of the enemy.

There are many voices of reason in our society today and many will be led astray by strange teachings and philosophies. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6

Paul warned the church to not be led away by strange teachings. Hebrews 13:9 My father always says that the bible is a good book, but it is not the only good book. As such, there are books that can help to edify us in areas related to our health and wellbeing. That being said, we have to test what we read and hear to see if it lines up with what the word says.

To those who did not believe his words and harken to the voice of God, Jesus said. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44 The Devil is the father of lies and he uses social media and other avenues to corrupt the truth of God’s word. He will also try to fill our minds with anxiety and fear and ideas that do not relate to God:

The most accurate way to hear from God is through his written word and the testimony of believers who have gone before us. Test the spirits to see if they are of God and study the word through scripture so that you do not accept false doctrine. We will survive the many voices in our world today by being still and listening for God to speak.