Hearing God’s Voice – It’s a Choice

God has always wanted to reveal Himself to us.

  • Psalms 98:2 (NKJV) – The Lordhas made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations.
  • Isaiah 40:5 (NKJV) – The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
  • This Messianic prophecy of Jesus reveals how God was going to reveal Himself to mankind – Isaiah 53:1 (NLT) – Who has believed our message? To whom has the Lord revealed his powerful arm?
  • Colossians 1:15 (NKJV) – He (Jesus Christ) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
  • The last book of the Bible is called “The Book of Revelation.”

Thus – God has a desire for His people to hear His voice.

  • John 10:4, 11 (NKJV) – And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice …11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

Surrendered lives produce à changed hearts.

  • Psalms 95:6-8a (NKJV) – Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lordour Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice: Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion …

It’s a holy exchange – our junk for His glory!

  • 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 (NKJV) – Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord (to turn to the worship of the true God), the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
  • Now we are able to follow His commands (1 John 5:2) because Christ is living thru me (Galatians 2:20).

But it’s a choice.

  • So if you will – 2 Chronicles 7:14a (NKJV) – If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways …
  • Then the Lord God will respond – 2 Chronicles 7:14b-15 (NKJV) – … then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 15Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place.

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