Don’t believe the hype… People are under some illusion that God doesn’t talk to His children today like He did in olden times. This lie is even told by Pastors, Priests, Reverends, Chaplains, & whatever else they call themselves these days. I think they do it because they have not experienced interacting with the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit on this level. Still…even if He doesn’t talk them audibly…they have no right to try to make others believe their lies.
God does in fact speak audibly to us today as he did with Moses. If I am lying, I am flying….and, seriously,… I am sitting down right now. Let me tell you a little bit about my story in this regard. The first time that I really remember God speaking to me out loud was when I was living at Cannery Square Apartments… many moons ago. I was home alone & had just come into the apartment. I remember that I was fussing about something. Really, really, fussing. While I can’t recall what had upset me, I know I was reeeeeally upset. I was saying something like, “I am so sick of this place and these crazy a– people. People just keep doing crazy s— and they just don’t care about each other.” ( I told you I was upset) As I was talking out loud, (I thought just to myself) I bent down to pick something up from the floor and a voice said, just as plain as day, ” I know.” It scared me so bad, I stood straight up, shut up and immediately sat down in a nearby chair. I thought to myself, “Now, I know there is nobody in here but me…but, somebody just said, “I know.”
There was noooooo doubt in my head about what I had heard. To say the least… I was not upset anymore. I was just scared to death. At that point, I was too scared to get up and too scared to stay sitting in the chair. After about ten minutes, I got up from the chair and started doing things around the apartment. The fear slowly started to dissipate. As it did…I started talking again, but, this time to God. I said something like, “I think you just answered me when I was fussing. So, you do listen to us.” Then, there was this overwhelming sense within me that God was right there with me. I can’t explain all that I was feeling but the next thing I knew was…I was crying. Through tears, I said, “You are listening and you do talk to us. I knew you did…I just knew you did!!!” At this point, I was sooooo happy. This event was a breakthrough in my relationship with my Father. Let me explain. While I knew in my heart He was real, it was a whole other thing to have such an outward experience which REEEEAAALLY let’s you know just how real He is. The kind of “I want to talk to my children” real.
Well, that episode let me know that my Heavenly Father was not only listening to me, but…. that He also wanted to communicate with me audibly. You see… I now knew that He could interact with me…not just through the Bible, or in my head, or in dreams, or in visions, or someone else relaying a message to me, etc… He could interact with me by talking to me AUDIBLY. I thought, “How cool is this? Oh, my God… I just love you, love you, love you!” And, it’s been history ever since. The more I talked to Him, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, the more they talked back audibly to me. Now, we talk all the time, daily. I don’t think anymore that I am having a conversation with God,…we just talk. It’s as normal as me talking to anybody else…EXCEPT, He is God!!!
God does not change. He said He is the same today, yesterday and forever. (Malachi 3:6) (Hebrews 13:8) If He talked to Moses, Jeremiah, the Prophet Samuel, and the disciples back then,…why wouldn’t He talk to me today? Why wouldn’t He talk to you today? Listen to me people…He will and He does talk to us audibly. Oh… let me tell you this. The Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit have distinct voices…just like we all do. I know whose talking when they talk to me. Sometimes, I will be talking with the Holy Spirit (let’s say I’m asking Him a question because I didn’t want to bother the Father) and my Father interjects himself into the conversation and answers my question. His power is off the chart. Sometimes, I literally jump in my seat when He first starts talking to me. The Father can come across like a thunderous, mighty sound. It is sooooo powerful that it shakes the soul. I have said things to him like, ” Oh Father, it’s you, I know your busy and I didn’t want to bother you.” Then, all three of us start talking.
The only difference between me and someone else, who doesn’t hear Him audibly, is probably the degree of the relationship that I have with Him. I don’t just say that I will have no other God before me, but Him. I believe it and act accordingly with every bit of me. He is everything to me. He is first in my heart, mind, body and soul. Shoot, He is my heart & I am not just saying this. He truly is EVERYTHING to me. The kicker is…He knows I’m telling the truth. He reads my heart and knows how much I love Him. He knows that my greatest desire is be with Him all the time.
So, if you want to hear Him audibly, I would suggest that you start getting closer to Him. Read the bible and start writing it on your heart (memorizing it). Get to know what pleases and displeases Him. Do what He says without any expectation of anything in return. A good start should include learning the Ten commandments and following them. We are human and we will make mistakes (no doubt). He understands this. Just ask for forgiveness and repent when you mess up. Then, try to mess up… less and less.
If you come closer to Him, He will come closer to you. Let me say that one more time. If you come closer to Him, He will come closer to you. The Bible says, “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” (James 4:8).
© 2014 Iris R Whiting