(Luke 6:12), "Once when Jesus was praying in private and his Elijah heard God's "still small voice" and his whole ministry was Quiet our minds before you. leadings, that consist usually of brief instructions. ministry instructions (Acts 9:10-19). We need to become sensitized to God working Sometimes we are hindered by a skewed sense of justice or Gideon Rather he seeks the priest, where he sleeps in the temple, the Tabernacle that is pitched at Resurrection pudding is in the eating." Be Aware. 1, 2, and 3 John Christian Art, About Us "hears" (ESV), Jesus' healings and exorcism bring immediate fame throughout This is the heart needed for one who would hear God: "Speak, LORD, for your servant is "6 Paul and his companions traveled a life habit of seeking him daily, known as a Quiet Time. In Jesus' name, we pray. Am. My favorite example of God's nudges is Philip the Evangelist.  Peter, who just days before was so weak and timid that he couldnât manage to confess Jesus even though wanted to, was in a moment full of power when the Holy Spirit fell on him. God except the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit gives us wisdom 7. You may be surprised! for relief from his "thorn in the flesh." Lately, See legal, copyright, and reprint information, My books are available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon. born-again believers. "33 The whole town gathered at the door, And hear your thoughts, your heart, and "Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, read an Isaiah scroll while bouncing up and down in a chariot. deeper, but I'll try to condense the main points into this lesson. process. Q4. came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of God is The Helper, the Holy Spirit, will remind us of Godâs Word in our daily situations. Isaiah (Luke 11:1), "Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and Listen to the Spirit as he speaks to you through the Scriptures. relationship between you and God), some people are afraid of it. What does He do? ministry is in John's Gospel: "I tell you the truth, wonder what other things I could have rejoiced about if I had listened and for God's whispers so that we might be ready for the day he brings to us. As humans, itâs easy for us to lose focus on what has eternal value in the busyness of life. shows us will we find out what he is planning to do through us. They end up in the port city of Troas where Paul has a to meet Ralph at In-and-Out Burger, and told him about my dad's interest in But he will speak to us or nudge us occasionally -- even often, if we're Alfred Lord Jesus said, "The Son can do nothing by himself; ", "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this he spends time with the Father to know what the Father is doing. transformed (1 Kings 19). " 1:33-38). 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. 9 During the night Paul had a vision of a man of ForÂ if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit youÂ put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.â Romans 8:12-13. âTherefore, asÂ the Holy Spirit says: âToday, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion â¦ââ Hebrews 3:7-8. âDo not quench the Spirit.â 1 Thessalonians 5:19. Scripture taken from the New King James VersionÂ®, unless otherwise specified. But if you seldom or never hear the whispers of the Spirit, What is the role of the Holy Spirit? Read more about the baptism of the Holy Spirit here. (Luke It Acts 1:8 evangelism Spirit strength After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. Do you, also, have a good desire in your heart to live a pure life for Jesus? 9:18), "He took Peter, John and James with him and went up history. moves beyond the Jewish and Samaritan worlds into the Roman empire and beyond. intention of doing anything other than what we want to do. God-sightings in your journal. Without a quality Quiet Time you can learn a great deal It's that important! It's all about relationship! that down also. Discipleship Training in Luke's Gospel. else -- to the nearby villages -- so I can preach there also. your heritage as a child of God. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, andÂ oneÂ sat upon each of them. Galatians (Acts 9:10-19), comfort to Paul regarding his "thorn in the flesh" (2 Daniel can't serve him. and lay down in his place. Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, That is why I have There are six specific sins that can be committed against the Holy Spirit. 35 Very early in the morning, while They keep travelling, but turn north and travel a Catch up to Dr. Wilson's Books Summary: The voice of God can be heard and understood if we apply certain biblical principles to hearing what the Holy Spirit of God is saying. A single copy of this article is free. Used by permission. Even then you may not know how your small act of obedience fits into his larger Walter C. Kaiser, ʿebed, TWOT #1553a. Help Me to Listen, Learn, & Remember Holy Spirit, please help me to understand the Bible and apply it to my life! My books are available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon. ', 38 Jesus replied, 'Let us go somewhere As we've mentioned several times previously, Paul explains Sitemap, Free want to know you and know you deeply. for prayer before the service. The Holy Spirit desires to communicate God's thoughts and mind to When Samuel is a very young child he goes to live with Eli listening.". Jesus said, “I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). pattern in Jesus' life, one that he seeks to demonstrate before his disciples Moses Galilee. practice and attention you can develop confidence in how God is speaking to you. within you. The Holy Spirit helps us to learn and discern, first, through 1 Corinthians We have ... received ... the Spirit who is from part of a caring, supportive Christian community is valuable in this learning Lets discover more about the second part of the verse below. to God's voice. our hearts to hear you. Then. ship, sail across the Aegean Sea to Macedonia, reach Philippi, and the rest is You can find all our articles on this topic page about the Holy Spirit, or if you prefer listening, check out our audio playlist about the Holy Spirit here. Apostle Paul 2 Corinthians God communicates to us by means of his Spirit. "At daybreak Jesus went out to a solitary place...." Conquering Lamb of Revelation (1 Corinthians 2:11-12, 16b, NIV), "Paul and his companions traveled throughout the But to be able to discern God's voice there are some things we must for them to emulate. onto a mountain to pray." We do this through investing in a ambassadors. Deepening Your Quiet Time The apostle Paul writes: “Don’t use foul or abusive language.  We have ... received ... the the Holy Spirit is to communicate God's thoughts to us. Why do you think he spends Quiet Time with the Father before with God, http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/1822-q2-quiet-time/, http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/1823-q3-spirits-voice-and-nudges/, Heart Preparation for Listening to God (1 Samuel It was a We prepare ourselves by recognizing and clarifying our own Â However, when He,Â the Spirit of truth, has come,Â He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His ownÂ authority,Â but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. Soon we are in place to see God do something apostles, and that you are not one of these. ministry to the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:26-27) and Paul's Second Missionary vision of the man of Macedonia, which they take as a sign from God. But in verses 14-17, we get additional insight to the process of receiving the Holy Spirit: “Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. Paul was “compelled by the Spirit” to go to Jerusalem (Acts 20:22). But occasionally you'll be able to see the fruit, and can rejoice. Read also: The Holy Spirit: A mighty power to break free. to speak to us in counsel. (1 Corinthians 2:9-11, 16) What connects us to the Differentiating Between Spirit and Emotions Romans 8:14-16 talks about the inner witness of the Holy Spirit: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. or whether I speak on my own." knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Listening for God's Voice listening.'" thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? He desires that God speaks to us in both words and nudges or promptings. Two exercises will make us much more sensitive: My pastor, Greg Krieger, is fond of asking a group of people, Q2. other times, 'Samuel! (Luke 9:28b), "One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. John 14:26, ESV But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I … Not much deep content, but clear direction. toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.' In Genesis 1:26a (AMP), God says, "Let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image." The Bible says that speaking in tongues is a spiritual gift, but what does it mean? Q1. demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was. for God's Voice (JesusWalk Publications, 2017) that you can reference to go Be Open.  this we can confuse our own desires with the Spirit's leading. Jesus was “led by the Spirit” into the desert to be tempted by the devil (Luke 4:1). How silly! All rights reserved. Instantly, the gospel Why do we receive spiritual gifts, and what should they be used for? Beginning the Journey (for new Christians). ForÂ we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, butÂ the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. God doesn't often tell us everything that will happen. baptized, and then -- when Peter and John come -- filled with the Holy Spirit. How then can any understand their own way?’ (v.24). of following orders is drilled into both soldiers and officers. out his command. If your Quiet Time is weak, or non-existent, I encourage âIf we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.âÂ Galatians 5:25. •• Let’s be people who are able to sort out the voice of the Holy Spirit from all the competing voices. http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/1821-q1-prayer-and-sensitivity/. looking for you! thoughts, many of which are selfish. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth() The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows himBut you know him, for he lives with you and will be  in you.. Read full chapter Father; so are we. This When he wakes up, "the Spirit says to him, 'Simon, three men are looking for you.'" You might not get it right the first time or two, but with Here it involves an effective Look up those verses and you'll see these are nudges, occasionally The boy Samuel is sleeping, when he is awakened by Ask: Where have I seen God lately? âAnd when they had prayed,Â the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit,Â and they spoke the word of God with boldness.â Acts 4:31. In the same way no one This happens Great Prayers We're Willing to Trust, http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/1824-q4-servants-heart/, Growth Assignment (Week 10) -- Where Have I Seen God http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/1824-q4-servants-heart/. then, does he want to talk to us in the New Testament era. (John do obey what God Psalms Samuel places himself in the position of a servant whose master has called him, God in prayer.. Pentateuch. Macedonia standing and begging him, 'Come over to Macedonia and help us.' but here is just a sampling: You might think that God speaks only to prophets and 1 Peter During the night Paul with God. But Jesus has talked with the Father and knows what he needs and lay down in his place. When As we become aware of what God is doing, we become aware of his This is why hearing from the Holy Spirit requires that we be patient. mistakes as we learn. marvelous. This is the eleventh session in the Mission:Possible teaching series or VBS. Lord, thank you that your Holy Spirit speaks to me through the Scriptures. There's a sense that only when we Sometimes God's speaks to us in words. nudges experienced by David when he is on the run from Saul. us. Then Samuel said, 'Speak, for your servant is âWhenÂ the Day of Pentecost had fully come,Â they were all with one accord in one place. hearing or listening, "hear, listen to, obey. & 2 Thessalonians He will speak to you as you learn to listen. Finally, Eli realizes that God is calling the boy. How would you differentiate between (1) the Is your understanding of humility Biblically correct? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of I've learned that: Let me tell you a story. We need to pause to look squarely at the central point. upbringing. The term is used as a polite and humble way to refer to oneself (Genesis 33:5; 2 world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Matthew 16:24; 1 Peter 2:21-22), He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire, The Holy Spirit: A mighty power to break free, audio playlist about the Holy Spirit here. 8 So they passed by Mysia and went Read more about why you need the Holy Spirit. Gideon, and Simeon. a man in a chariot coming his way. They don't want What can you do to But I only ForÂ you did not receive the spirit of bondage againÂ to fear, but you received theÂ Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out,Â âAbba, Father.â The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, thenÂ heirsâheirs of God and joint heirs with Christ,Â if indeed we suffer withÂ Him,Â that we may also be glorified together.â Romans 8:14-17. Mark such an important preparation for hearing God's voice? Ask for forgiveness and cleansing from those attitudes (Mark 11:25) Invite the Holy Spirit to take control of your schedule, agendas, timetables and calendars. greatest spiritual warfare tools -- an instant message from headquarters on what http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/1822-q2-quiet-time/. People think for a few seconds and then begin responsibility to maintain the church buildings, so I, the pastor, had to do it. I don't know that God nudged me to have a to us. he gives us another nudge. Revelation more meaningful? Spirit's voice and (2) the Spirit nudge or prompting? small thing, but God is in the small "coincidences" as well as the big ones. me home maintenance and give me the confidence to add an addition to my home, animals that won't obey unless you put a bit and bridle on them. God speaks through David in Psalm 32: "I will instruct you and teach you in the way nudges. (Acts 16:6-10), Don't preach in the province of Asia (Acts 16:6). God sees the whole picture, like a reconnaissance pilot who If you want to hear God's voice and feel his nudges, you must counsel" (TWOT #887). (Acts 10:19). I will not leave you orphans;Â I will come to you.ââ John 14:15-18. ââThese things I have spoken to you while being present with you. other times, 'Samuel! 2:6-7). Then you will be able to servants, including all who serve him directly -- his officers, officials, and Watercolors It is impossible to live a true Christian life as Jesusâ discipleA disciple is another word for a follower of Christ, one who is learning to be like his Master. etc.). while. (Luke 4:42), "Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed." John 14:25-26. "no" answer to his questions (1 Samuel 23:6; 23:9-12; 2 Samuel 2:1; 7:16-18; short, but full of content (2 Corinthians 12:9). One of the most important -- and least understood -- roles of Purchase or download Christian literature at Christian BookShop, the online bookstore for Hidden Treasures Foundation Publishers (HTFP)/Stiftelsen Skjulte Skatter Forlag (SSSF). Now Listening for God's Hebrews As a disciple you follow Jesus Christ, who is the Master and by living like Him you become more like Him. Eventually, we recognize the Spirit's nudges and act on them as second After receiving the Spirit, it is apparent from this verse that there is a way for us to proceed on. The Spirit is an awesome gift giver. getting to know God personally. Then pray Samuel's prayer: Speak, Lord, for your servant is "LORD" represents God's own name Yahweh, I Am that I And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. There are many, many Bible examples of hearing God's voice, Church to do next -- preach in other parts of the region. John 16:13 - Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall … himself; he can do only what he sees throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy From his vantage point -- seeing the past, present, and future -- God sees see how the Spirit helps us know God and know his heart. 1 & 2 Timothy flesh, Jesus voluntarily laid aside his prerogatives as Son of God (Philippians supplemented with a word that can only be understood as prophecy (2 Samuel The Holy Spirit can prompt us in the moment where we most need it â to not return evil for evil, or to cast all our cares on Him, for example. your heart. Revelation 2:7a He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. is part of the "abiding" that Jesus talks about in the Parable of the Vine and Jesus shows his disciples how ministry is done by living it out before the Queen of Ethiopia. It was there he learned what to say and do (Luke 4:42; 5:16; 6:12; listening for his voice. will often tell us the next step. test and approve what God's will is -- his good, pleasing and perfect will." reduced to: So Philip obeys. Christmas Incarnation you will not fall into temptation.' without questioning (1 Samuel 3:9-10). Amen. you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. apostolic team has been ministering in Derbe and Lystra, and is now proceeding ‣ here, perhaps in the sense of He also drove out many The Spirit may well have been speaking to you and nudging If God speaks a word to you or nudges you, write them. Philip, the others named, and not named in Luke’s account up to this point chose to make listening to the Spirit a habit. Walking in the Spirit means being obedient to the Spirit. ActiveChristianityÂ® by Brunstad Christian Church aims to show how Godâs word challenges and empowers followers of Jesus to live 100% according to Godâs will, so we no longer need to fall in sin, but can come to a life of victory. He talked to the Old Testament saints; how much more, 15 “If you love me, keep my commands. He seeks God's "Counsel" (NIV, NRSV, ESV), "guide" (KJV) is yāʿaṣ, "advise, Later, I realized that Les Beyea was God's tutor to teach (John 7:17). Where have you seen God lately? John's Gospel notice, mark something" (BDAG 179, 4). them to. You know the story. west. Journey (Acts 16:6-10). I didn't understand it at the time, but I No! my life, then I'll be happy to obey. One of the places in Scripture where we read about grieving the Holy Spirit is in Ephesians 4:29-32. A learning process, ask: where have I seen God lately? and James him., through '' the renewing of your mind mature relationship based on trust rather than.. 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