THE VOICE OF GOD
By Elaine Tavolacci
There was a time when the voice of the Lord was rare and there was no widespread revelation. (1 Samuel chapter 3:1) A young boy named Samuel ministered before the Lord alongside of the High priest Eli wearing a linen ephod. 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. He told Samuel to go and answer him the next time that he calls. Samuel then went back, and the Lord called out
to him a fourth time. Samuel replied; "Speak, for Your servant hears." He then recognized God's voice for the first time. Samuel grew up as a great prophet and prophesied with accuracy and precision. The bible says that none of his words fell to the ground,
meaning that every prophetic word that he spoke came to pass.
The Holy Spirit is speaking to every believer today. He speaks in dreams and in visions of the night. He speaks in the secret place, he speaks through nature, he speaks in the
desert, the wilderness and he even speaks in the lion’s den. In the New Covenant that Jesus made with us, we don't have to be in the five-fold ministry or be a prophet to hear his voice. How much more should you be able to hear his voice then the prophets
of old because the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you and quickens your mortal body. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and He is speaking to you, but some of you are not recognizing His voice.
As I was writing
this word the Lord showed me someone tuning up a piano. I did a google search for piano tuning and this is what I found. To tune a piano you have to make adjustments to the tensions of the strings of the piano to properly align the intervals between their
tones so that the instrument is in tune. Fine-tuning a piano requires an assessment of the vibration interaction among notes, which is different for every piano. Many factors cause pianos to go out of tune, particularly atmospheric changes. Some of you may
have gone out of sync with Jesus and your hearing needs to be tuned up. The Holy Spirit wants to fine-tune your hearing to hear his voice.
As you go to sleep at night with expectation you will be more receptive to hear from him in your
dreams. As you quiet your mind and posture yourself in an attitude of prayer, you will learn how to hear and become more sensitive to his voice when you pray. As you prepare yourself by conforming to his ways, renewing your mind and attending to his words
you will become more attuned to his voice. When you free your mind from the cares of this world you will begin to hear with more clarity. As you read the word of God and meditate upon it, you will begin to discern his plans for you. As you lift your voice
to him in praise and worship, you will begin to hear him in the song. You will then begin to rise above your circumstances and rest in his presence. As you go about your day, listen for his voice. Know that you are entitled to hear from him as your inheritance
as a child of God.
1 Samuel 3:19
So Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.
1 Samuel 9:6a
And he said to him, "Look
now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honorable man; all that he says surely comes to pass.
1 Samuel 10:6
Then the Spirit of the Lord will rush upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be
turned into another man.
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