God Speaks

GOD SPEAKS

  • 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?

Directly:

  • the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. Ex 33:11 ESV

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. (about appointing people) Ex 18:24 AMP

Holy Spirit Speaks

  • the Spirit said to him, “Simon, three men are looking for you. Acts 10:19 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

PROMISE

  • My sheep hear* My voice John 10:27 NKJV

*191 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.

HEAR BUT NOT REALISE

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

GOD COMMUNICATES

While Spending Time With God:

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

Through Close People:

  • Children, obey your parents in the Lord [that is, accept their guidance and discipline as His representatives] Eph 6:1 AMP
  • Listen to whatever Sarah tells you Gen 21:12 NIV

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