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Class 9: Hearing From Heaven!


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Part 3: Voice of His Spirit

(This is part 3 of 10 parts in this class)


The most everyday way - the every moment way - God communicates with His people is by the voice of His Spirit in the quiet of our hearts. Jesus encouraged His disciples by telling them this. He said,

When they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

Matthew 10:19,20 - NKJV


God's Spirit speaks in you! The prophet Elijah had to learn (1 Kings 19:11-12) that God speaks by His Spirit within His people and not always in the external realm of the physical senses. He had to learn to attend to the still, small voice of God coming from the quiet of his heart. He found out when God was not heard in the strong and mighty wind, the earthquake or the fire He would be heard in the delicate, whispering voice known to the heart.

There is no harshness in the voice of the Spirit. There is no hint of domineering in the voice of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit does not drive God's people but gently leads His people in company with them. God's Spirit gently leads us in the right way and tenderly teaches us to profit.


By Isaiah the prophet He declares,

I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go.

Isaiah 48:17 - NKJV. (See also Isaiah 40:11.)


God's Spirit lives in you and speaks in your heart. He speaks to you there of your new relationship with your Heavenly Father and He discloses to you His plans and purposes. In a delicate, whispering voice the Holy Spirit intimates the things of God to you in your heart.