How Does God Speak?

by Roy Waldrom No 1, Through, His written word. Ps. 119-105 Rom, 10-17 No 2, Through, dreams and visions. Matt 2-13. Acts 16-9 No 3, Through, an audible voice. Acts 9-10, Matt 17-15 No 4, Through, a thought or impression. Acts 18-5 "My sheep hear my voice, I know them and they follow me." John 10-27 Blockages to Hearing No 1. UN-FORGIVENESS Mark 11-25 "And when you stand praying, forgive.: Not forgiving is one of the major keys to why people cannot hear God's voice. 1John 2-11 "He who hates, (does not forgive) his Brother is in darkness." To be in Darkness is to have no living relationship with Jesus. No 2. PAST INVOLVEMENT WITH THE OCCULT. Deut. 18-9 to 12. Those who are involved will be driven out. Acts 8-9 plus 22 and 23, Practiced sorcery. (magic) No 3. INIQUITY. Psalm 66-18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. INIQUITY = REBELLION OF THE HEART. 1Sam. 15-22 and 23 REBELLION = Witchcraft. WITCHCRAFT = Control. STUBBORNNESS = iniquity and idolatry Some Practical Reasons We Do Not Hear. No 1. I already know the answer. No 2. I don't want to know the answer. No 3. There is a sin in my life and God wants to deal with it. No 4. It is an area that God does not want to talk about now. God's voice is in our thoughts. We need to get still, listen to what thoughts are coming through, and sort them out, because there are 4 voices in ones mind. God's, Mine, Others and Satans. People today are filling their minds, drowning out the still, small, voice that is trying to get their attention. The Bible calls it a word of knowledge. The first word I can remember receiving in this way, happened when I was driving one morning to pray for a couple who's marriage was on the rocks. I prayed, "Lord, what is the problem?" Immediately the word anthropology popped into my mind. This turned out to be the key, the one had judged it as good, the other as evil, and it was driving them apart.