Sunday, February 11, 2018

Hearing God's Voice for Every Situation


LESSON 6

In Habakkuk 2:1 the prophet chooses to set himself on the watch tower to SEE what God is SAYING.

He was in the situation where he saw iniquity, trouble and violence in his natural surroundings.  He was crying out to God, naming all the negative things. After God replied that He would do astounding things, the prophet still had questions about things he didn't understand.  Isn't this where we often find ourselves?   

But the prophet sets the example to us, namely to position ourselves on the watch tower to watch and see what God will say to him, and also to receive correction (if necessary).

 Then the Lord answered me and said:

“Write the vision And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
 For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry."

Jesus says that His sheep hear His voice, so if you are born-again, that is your birthright!   God wants to speak to His children and make known His ways to them.  So, in the passage we get the instruction of how to go about it:

1) Position yourself in a place of quiet with the intention to watch in order to hear and see what God is saying and doing.
"Be still and know that I am God" (Ps.46:10).
Make it a daily habit and discipline so that you can live from every Word that goes out from the Father's mouth, just like Jesus!

Jesus stated that He only did what He saw the Father doing and only said what He heard Him saying.  This is possible for us too!  
When this dawned on me, I stopped trying to figure things out with my own wisdom and understanding. I started to watch and look what God is saying - even in my dreams, in visions, through the Word, through other people, through nature, through His still, small whispers in my spirit.
2) Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it shall be opened unto you (Matt.7:7).
3) Be expectant and attentive to see and hear God's instructions while you are listening attentively.
4) "Write down the vision".  Keep a journal of everything He shows you and says to you.
How does this work practically?  Simply receive spontaneous impressions, pictures, thoughts by faith and test it by the plumb line of the Word.  Then write it down and pray over it - especially in tongues, asking God to give you the interpretation and make it clear.
5) Declare what God is saying into the situation by faith and keep the expected end of the vision before your eyes. 
6) Wait for it to come to pass.  If God said it, it shall surely come in its appointed time!

When God has given us the new picture of His intent, we do not look at the old picture anymore, but wait with faith for the expected end of His good intentions for us and our circumstances. In the meantime we keep declaring His Word over the situation, envisioning the outcome accordingly!   

This frees us up from worry, fear and stress and we can live the abundant life with peace and joy, choosing to believe God for His miracle power because He is faithful!
Hallelujah!

This is also the strategy that I use when praying into any situation for myself or for others.  Once you learn to lean into the Holy Spirit, expecting His guidance, you will find how easy it is to see and to hear with your spiritual senses.

There is a free e-book available on my web-site, called "Visionary Tablets", which illustrates this in depth.
Simply request a copy via e-mail: glory7ministry@gmail.com.


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