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You see, we are all called to run a race for Jesus, and repentance is the starting line of that race. It’s futile to try to run the race if you never made it to the starting line to begin with! This is the problem with many believers today. They are trying to follow the Lord, but they have never truly repented and surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ. The result of the false gospel so prevalent today can be seen in churches full of half-hearted Christians whose lives are still centered on selfishness and the principles of the world. Jesus came to bring the kingdom of God to the earth. He came to completely transform individuals, families and nations from the inside out – a radical revolution that would change the world through obedient, blood-bought servants who are willing to bow their knee and say, “Lord, after all You have done for me, what would You have me do for You?” – WRITTEN BY BROTHER YUN

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

GUEST ARTICLE - 11 (CONSTANT HEARING OF GOD'S VOICE - WRITTEN BY MS. AYSHWARYA)



God doesn’t reveal his whole agenda all at once to us. Even if He does we cannot ever perceive and our mind can never conceive it all. Hence His revelation comes gradually as time progress. So it is must to hear His voice constantly and not dwell on the past consideration.  Don’t consider either you got it all or you are so familiar with His ways because in Isaiah 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.”

Recently God have taught me the importance of constant hearing of His voice. I would like to explain you the intrinsic worth of this truth from the life of the two great people - Noah and Abraham. 

We all were so familiar with Noah’s story that Lord reveals Noah that Lord going to put an end to all people, for the earth filled with violence because of them. So He decides to destroy both human and earth with forty days of flood-waters. Only Noah and his family found favor in the eyes of Lord. As a result He said Noah to build an ark with so and so measurement and to take with them so and so animals and required foods for forty days survival in ark. And Genesis 6:22 and 7:5 clearly says Noah did everything as God commanded him.  

But one thing I like to emphasis the manner Lord commanded Noah to enter in to the ark and exit from the ark which is in Genesis 7:7 and Genesis 8:16, former verse says Lord said Noah to enter into ark along with his sons and followed by his wife along with his son’s wives and Noah did as such. The latter verse says Lord said Noah to come out along with His wife followed by his sons along with their wives. But you know what Noah did? He came out as he entered into the ark. To facilitate you can read in Genesis 8:18 which says, he came along with sons and his wife along with his sons wives. You may ask what a big deal in it, when you read Genesis 9:18-27 you may understand that Noah did great blunder that he came along with his sons so he lived in tent along with sons because of that when he was drunk and lay uncovered in his tent, his youngest son was happen to see his father’s nakedness. When Noah found out what his youngest son had done to him he cursed his own son (Ham the father of Canaan) and his whole generation has become cursed generation. If at all Noah doesn’t failed to hear the voice of Lord constantly, he would have obeyed to what God had commanded o do thus he might be lived in a tent along with his wife and his youngest son may not happen to see his father’s nakedness and may not be cursed by his own father.  

Now let’s come to Abraham the Father of Faith that in Genesis 22:2 only Lord asked Abraham to sacrifice his only lovable son Isaiah as burnt offering to Him and Abraham desperately obeyed the voice of Lord and took his son to the place where lord showed him. There Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. At that moment he again hears the voice of Lord which says, “Do not lay a hand on the boy and Do not do anything to him” (Genesis 22:12) He consciously obeys the voice of the Lord and did not laid his hand on the boy. Abraham was not just living out of what he had heard from Lord but he was living out what he is hearing from God. If at all like Noah, Abraham had stick on to what he heard from Lord then he might have killed his own promised son.

What I’m trying to state from these both illustrations is that we all have to learn to live out life by what we hear from Lord and only not by what we heard from Lord.  It is possible only when we have intimate relationship with our creator the Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Never have any pre-occupied mindset but have an open heart and mind to hear from Lord constantly and to walk in His ways.

We were all more privileged than Noah and Abraham because we have Jesus as our shepherd who said in John 10:27 that my sheep hears my voice. It is more than a command. It is a promise. Jesus is the living word who instructs us constantly and also has given Holy Spirit to guide us persistently. According to John 8:47, whoever belongs to God hears what God says. So now through Jesus Christ we belong to God and there is no doubt that we hear God’s voice. But learning to hear His voice is not an event, it is day by day progression. You will hear Him more clearly as you learn to discern His voice in every walk of your life through intimate relationship with Him by reading bible and spending more time in prayer. Constant hearing to the voice of God is true life style of every believer.

According to John 5:24 as Jesus said “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”

You will receive life, joy, peace and you will never miss out any of His blessings upon your life as you learn to hear Him constantly.

(Note: My dear young friends, this article was written by Ms. Ayshwarya. She is working as a guest lecturer in a college. GHG team thank Ms. Ayshwarya for the article. May God bless her abundantly. If you wish to send your article, mail it to goldenhandsofgrace@gmail.com)

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