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How to Hear God Pt.1 – A Must for 2017

Acts 2:17-21
‘In the final unfolding days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. In those days I will pour out my Spirit on those who are serving me, men and women, old and young and they will declare the word of the Lord. And I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below-…  And  everyone who receives their message will be saved.’ How to Hear God

Acts 1:8

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

John 14:11-12

Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

How to Hear God, Knowing God’s Will

2017  THE YEAR OF BREAKTHROUGH

We said
in 2017

We move from

God Needs you (2016)  to God Using You (2017)

 

Our focus for 2017 :

Releasing the Power of God Through Your Life

 

We’re building on RELEASING THE MIRACULOUS IN 2017

We said
The key to
the next move of God is..

We need  to believe In and For MIRACLES

Essential for 2017

We must believe that God will demonstrate His power

In the situations we are believing Him for

Formula

God’s Power  + Our Involvement (faith) = Miracles

We need to release the Lord in 2017

We looked at

WHY ARE MIRACLES IMPORTANT IN OUR LIVES

and

HOW TO PRAY FOR MIRACLES (to you and through you)

 

Turn to someone and say “IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SPIRITUAL”

TODAY (rebellion, riots, division  our nation)

 

The next area that I want us to look at is essential subject in order to move in the power of the Holy Spirit and to seek breakthrough that the Lord is declaring for 2017.

It is the Christian advantage and the very basis of our connection with the Lord.

Is an area that brings us confidence and security in the very daily issues of life.

And yet it is rarely appropriated in the full measure that the Lord has purpose for the Christian.

 

Let’s begin

Next

Let me make an  important foundational statement “

To be blessed and Effective for God

Remember….

        God Honors/Blesses   His Will

That’s why we pray- “Thy kingdom come Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven (where His will is)

God can only Bless what  He can Bless

Our next series is entitled

    How to Hear God

                &

    Knowing God’s Will   

How to Hear God                      

AKA

  • How To Hear God In A Busy World
  • Discerning the Voice of God
  • Fine Tuning Your Hearing In 2017
  • Essentials to Hearing God In This Next Season
  • Why Hearing God Is Essential For Your Future
  • How To Guarantee God’s Will In Your Decisions
  • No More Mistakes

Our goal is To move from “Can you hear me now?”

to

“You Can hear me  Now”

Over the years  the No. 1 area I deal with in counseling is requests about God’s will
Questions like

“Does God really speak to us”

“What does the Lord want me to do?”

“Is this of the Lord?”

“Is God wanting me to do / not do this?”

“Is this the Lord, me, or the devil?”

“What is God saying?”

“What is God’s highest for me?”

“How do I hear God?”

 

90% of people regularly feel that it’s difficult to hear God

98% of people say sometimes it’s not clear whose voice their hearing

100% of the people have had difficulty determining His will at times

 

Some Reasons why people don’t hear God

  • They don’t know how to listen
  • Unfamiliar how God speaks
  • They don’t know how God sounds
  • Fear
  • Inadequacy-unworthy
  • Blockages (sin, disobedience, unforgiveness,only want to hear their answer )
  • They don’t give God an opportunity
  • They do not know God desires to speak
  • They don’t realize God speaks in many ways

 

Bottom Line in Receiving from the Lord – He Knows Best

Good is  one too many  0

Ps 25:4-5 Show me your ways , O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Prov 3:5-6   Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;   in all your ways acknowledge him,

Isa 55:8-9   “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,“  declares the Lord.   “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways  and my thoughts than your thoughts.

 

Hearing and Knowing  isGod’s Will  is  Essential Each Day ( not just on Sunday)

  

Hearing God is essential for

  • Direction in life
  • Relationships
  • Knowing God’s will
  • Ministry
  • Receiving God’s “Favor”
  • Answers to prayer

Say again : “It’s All About the Spiritual”

Warning !!
The enemy is at work to confound the process and to rob you.
Let me set the stage

The enemy is at work to confound the process

  • His purpose  towards you is to:
  • Distract (confusion, noise, business look at today)
  • Distort  ( manipulation of truth)
  • Discourage (overwhelmed, timing)
  • which brings about…
  • Disconnection (question, doubt, fear, insecurity, timidity)

That’s why DISCERNMENT AND HEARING GOD is  very important for the days ahead

 

Let me lay the basic Biblical foundations on Hearing God

These points must be  established in your spirit.

Remember:

“God wants you to hear Him more than you do”

How to Hear God

Here’s what God’s Word says

God’s Word  on His Direction (to you-personally)

The word says
His voice will be

  • Personal  (not just general)

Prov 3:6

Listen for GOD’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.

Psalm 25:12

To those who seek the LORD?
He will speak to them and show them the path they should choose.

 

  • Clear (not confusing)

    How to Hear God

Ps 5:8

You Lead me in the right path, O LORD,
You tell me clearly what to do,
and show me which way to turn.

 

  • Correct   (not full of mistakes)

Ps 27:11

O Lord you teach me to follow,

and lead me on the right path to life

 

  • Unfolding ( not the whole picture)

Psalm 37:23

The steps of the godly are directed by the LORD. He delights in every detail of their lives.

The bottom line according to scripture..

You’re not out there to make decisions according to circumstances.

The Lord is standing by to direct in every step of His plan

for you and your ministry

 

  • Continual (will never stop)

Isaiah 58:11

I will always show you where to go. I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places

Psalm 48:14

Our God forever, who guides us till the end of time.

We are to have confidence that..

 

The Lord wants to release His will daily and direct YOU  in the details of your  life.

Remember:

God wants us to hear Him more than we do

“My sheep hear my voice”