Project Description

– Hearing God –

God Is Speaking… It Starts Here

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.

John 10: 14; 27
Ps 23:1

(Jesus says) “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me– just as the Father knows me and I know the Father–and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep. They too will listen to my voice, My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Our focus for 2017 :

Releasing the power of God Though Your Life


Turn to someone and say “It’s all bout the Spiritual”

TODAY (rebellion, riots, division  our nation)


Let me underline an  important foundational statement

To be blessed and Effective for God

        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

We continue our series

    How to Hear God


         Knowing God’s Will   


Our goal is
To move from

“Can you hear me now?”


“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

Hearing and Knowing God’s Will  is  EssentialEach Day ( not just on Sunday)

  •   Hearing God is essential for
  • Direction in life
  • Relationship
  • Knowing God’s will
  • Ministry
  • Receiving God’s “Favor”
  • Answers to prayer


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) (read)

That’s why DISCERNMENT AND HEARING GOD is  very important for the days ahead
Word says
John 10: 27-28

(Jesus said) My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can take them away from me.

Are you a Sheep ?  (Listen to message)

Jesus said

“My sheep know Me”

He was saying

“They know Who I am”

“They know My ways”

“They know My character”

I said

  • When you know someone you know what they sound like (husband wife, child, friend acquaintance)    “Voice recognition”
  • When you know someone you know how they act and respond(their mannerism)
  • Even when they deliver a vocal or written message from someone else, You know that it’s them.

It’s a “learned process… Same with God

We looked at Ways God Speakes

  • Inaudible Voice
  • Audible Voice
  • Ministries (teachers, pastors prophets, etc)
  • Others
  • Self
  • Circumstances in daily life
  • Nature (creation
  • Desires and burdens
  • The Bible

We continue our series HEARING GOD

The Lord has been attempting to reconnect with man since the loss in the Garden of Eden

  • Adam-Eve
  • Noah and the Ark
  • Abraham – start a new nation of people
  • Moses- burning bush (I AM) / ark of the covenant
  • David- Shepherd / Psalms
  • Prophets
  • Jesus
  • Word of God (Bible)
  • Holy Spirit

Lord desires to speak to us

Ps 32:8

The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
I will speak to you and watch over you.

Hearing God starts here
Quick List

Prerequisites to Hearing God

1.You have to be honest (do you really want to hear)

2.You have to be in a place where He is speaking (not a location – connected  )

3.Be still enough to listen

4.Place yourself in a hearing mode (not  fearful, depressed, anxious, stressed out.. peace)

5.You have to be willing to respond

6.Have completed  the last thing you know God directed

7.Believe the Lord desires to speak

We are to have confidence that..

He wants to release His will daily and direct us in the challenges of life.


God wants us to hear Him more than we do

“My sheep hear my voice”

Deut. 30: 19-20 (CIV)

Now choose life … and love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and follow His directions. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you the increase He has promised to you…