Key Verse

  • God does speak—now one way, now another— though no one perceives it. Job 33:14 NIV
  • “For God speaks once, And even twice, yet no one notices it Job 33:14 AMP
  • God speaks in one way and in another, yet no one notices. Job 33:14 BSB

How Does God Speak?


  • “With him I speak mouth to mouth [directly], Clearly and openly and not in riddles; And he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?” Num 12:8 AMP
  • the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. Ex 33:11 ESV
  • Now the Lord had told Samuel in his ear the day before Saul came, saying 1 Samuel 9:15 NKJV
  • Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left. Isa 30:21 NKJV
  • “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me Ezek 3:17 NKJV
  • “Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me. Ezek 3:17 NASB
  • “So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. Ezek 33:7 ESV
  • “Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from My mouth and give them a warning from Me. Ezek 33:7 NASB
  • the Spirit said to him, “Simon, three men are looking for you. Acts 10:19 NIV

Through Prophets

  • “The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; His word was on my tongue. 2 Sam 23:2 NIV

Through People

  • So Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything that he had said. Ex 18:24 AMP
  • Children, obey your parents in the Lord [that is, accept their guidance and discipline as His representativesEph 6:1 AMP
  • Listen to whatever Sarah tells you Gen 21:12 NIV

God Still Speaks


  • I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear [to hear] them now. But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth]. John 16:12,13 AMP
  • My sheep hear1 My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27 NKJV
  • Whoever belongs to God hears1 the words2 of God. John 8:47 BSB

1191 ἀκούω [A)KOU/W] {akoúō} \ak-oo’-o\
a primary verb; to hear (in various senses):–give (in the) audience (of), come (to the ears), (shall) hear(-er, -ken), be noised, be reported, understand.

24487 ῥῆμα [R(H=MA] {rhēma} \hray’-mah\
from 4483; an utterance (individually, collectively or specially),; by implication, a matter or topic (especially of narration, command or dispute); with a negative naught whatever:–+ evil, + nothing, saying, word.

We Often Hear But Don't Realise It's God

  • Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, nor had the word of the LORD yet been revealed to him. 1 Sam 3:7 NASB

COMMENT: Samuel heard the Lord thrice but did not recognise it was Him.

When does GOD Speak

During Quiet Time

  • In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will prepare [a prayer and a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait [for You to speak to my heart]. Ps 5:3 AMP
  • Moses: Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it at a distance outside the camp. He called it the Tent of Meeting, and anyone inquiring of the LORD would go to the Tent of Meeting outside the camp. Then, whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people would stand at the entrances to their own tents and watch Moses until he entered the tent. As Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and remain at the entrance, and the LORD would speak with MosesExodus 33:7-9 BSB

During Worship

  • While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said Acts 13:2 NIV

COMMENT: GOD speaks all the time, the above are just a few specific times that He does.

Other Verses


  • I will bless the LORD who counsels me; even at night my conscience instructs me. Ps 16:7 BSB
  • it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure. Phil 2:13 AMP
  • He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple [as One who is taught]. Isa 50:4 AMP
  • I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Ps 32:8 NKJV
  • For (as many as are) being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons and daughters of God. Rom 8:14 NASB/NKJV
  • Your ears will hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left. Isa 30:21 NASB
  • Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise]. Col 3:15 AMP

1 thought on “GOD SPEAKS”

  1. 1 Samuel 9:15 | NKJV
    Now the Lord had told Samuel in his ear the day before Saul came, saying

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