How can I hear the Holy Spirit’s voice?

How can I hear the Holy Spirit’s voice?

Written by: Thorleif Holm Andersen | Place: Bergen | Published: Friday, February 11, 2011

The Holy Spirit speaks about the things of the kingdom of heaven.

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Revelations 3:22.

From what John writes here, it is understood that not everyone has an ear to hear the Spirit’s voice. The Holy Spirit speaks about the things of the kingdom of heaven; He speaks to us in life’s many different situations about how we should respond to them so we remain in love and goodness and be partakers in eternal life.

Disciples hear the voice of the Holy Spirit

Those who have become disciples of Jesus Christ can hear His voice. That means that my innermost longing is to follow our Master Jesus Christ and learn from Him. When God sees that my heart is true, He opens my ear so that I can hear.

Isaiah writes about hearing like a disciple, and that the Lord has awakened his ear. (Isaiah 50:3-5). Jesus says in Luke 14:33 about becoming a disciple, “So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.”

Only God can turn on the “heavenly channel.” He looks at my heart to see whether it is pure and if I have a mind that seeks heavenly things. If there is anything I “own,” – my own thoughts or opinions that I am not willing to give up – this will prevent me from hearing the Holy Spirit’s voice.

Senses that are exercised to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit.

When God has opened my ear so that He speaks to me through His Spirit, I must be attentive so that this voice is not disrupted by other voices. In this way, my senses become exercised so I can prove what the will of the Lord is (Romans 12:2). This is a life-long education, and when I get grace to hear and do what the Holy Spirit says, God will show me more and more of the things that belong to the kingdom of heaven. Not only that, I also gain the kingdom of heaven within me.

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