Sharpening Your Prophetic Ears: Hearing the voice of Your Father.
A group of children was sent on a mission in a faraway land by their Father. When they got to their destination, they realized that all the details they would need for a successful mission were with their Father. Some of the children learned how to hear their Father’s voice, some began to look for instructions from other sources. This is the situation of believers on earth. The Father is the Lord and we are the children. Many of God's children cannot recognize the voice of the Father anymore and unfortunately, they are yielding to the voice of Satan. Every instruction you need to succeed in your mission on earth is with the Father in heaven. Jesus came to give us that access to hear the Father by ourselves, and this is why the Scripture says “the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy”.
Every human being was born prophetic. This is why many children are highly prophetic. They hear the Father’s voice accurately through the Holy Spirit. But unfortunately, as people grow up, many ears get trained to become unprophetic. Words from the Holy Spirit become sealed to them. And people no longer receive instructions they need to fulfill their assignment on earth.
One of the easiest signs to know you are not hearing from God as you should, or you are not hearing from God at all is confusion. The spirit of confusion dwells in people who can’t hear God speak to them. When they are about to make important decisions in life, the spirit of confusion comes forward, mixing right and wrong together, and presenting mixed options with competing benefits. This is a tactic of Satan to jeopardize the assignment of many on earth.
As a child of God, you must seek to hear God speak to you. The danger of not seeking to hear God’s voice is that you depend on others to hear from God for you. This has brought more troubles for many people when they consult seers who divine through mediums and demons, they become blatant enemies of the Living God, and He turns His back completely away from them.
We are living in the times where God’s spirit is being poured out upon all flesh as stated in Joel 2:28 “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions”. Beloved, hence, desire to hear God’s voice through visions, dreams and all other ways that God speaks to His children.
Starting to Hear God’s Voice
Salvation: Unsaved people can hear God’s voice. But their hearing is limited to the call into salvation. God sends His ministering angels to minister those that will inherit salvation, the scripture says. And Whenever a person decides to accept Jesus, it is after having had an encounter with the Lord, through a dream, or through the sharing of the gospel. So before you believed, you heard the words of God and accepted deliverance from death. But a non-believer cannot hear the voice of the Lord for other assignments they have been sent on earth by God. They need to walk into salvation first before more of God’s voice is given to them.
To become God’s child, accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior by praying this prayer:
(Father, I accept that Jesus Christ is your Son, and you sent Him to atone for my sins with His blood. He came as flesh to the world and suffered the punishments I would have suffered and nailed it to the cross, and He resurrected. Forgive me of my sins and write my name in the book of life. Pour out your spirit upon me that I may hear your voice and be called your son or daughter, in Jesus Name)
Holiness: Holy living is number 1. Our God is a holy God. Do away with all works of flesh highlighted in the book of Galatians 5:19-21 and other things that the Lord detests. Brokenness and contriteness of heart will sync your mind to the mind of the Lord, and you will hear Him clearly. Sin pollutes. A sinner who comes into full repentance and lives in holiness will not be rejected by God. God does not reject a contrite heart, and when the contrite heart longs for His words, He sends His words into the contrite heart and quickens the heart such hearts to learn His voice.
Unguarded Ears: If your ear is not guarded, anything will flow into it. The devil goes into unguarded ears to fill up the mind with its own agenda. The devil begins to give such unguarded mears its own instructions. God’s voice is never clear to unguarded ears. Hence, hearing God’s voice requires you to close your ears to worldly voices that have no benefit than to pollute.
Father, expel the spirit of confusion out of all its hiding place in the name of Jesus
Father uproot the stronghold of confusion out of my foundation in the name of Jesus