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Monday, August 14, 2017
R.T. Kendall: Are You Listening to the Spirit Correctly?

What could be more important than correct listening? (Pexels)
"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Rom. 10:17).

What could be more important than correct listening? We only worship God to the degree that we hear Him speak. This is why there are injunctions throughout Scripture about hearing and listening. Jesus would frequently end a parable with the words, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear" (Luke 8:8d). The psalmist said, "Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah" (Ps. 95:8a). This was echoed in Hebrews 3:8. There is also the warning in Hebrews 5:11, where the writer says, in effect," "I was getting ready to talk to you about Melchizedek, but I can't go on, seeing that I have many difficult things to say, and you are hard of hearing."

Isaiah said, "Seek the Lord while He may be found, call you upon Him while He is near" (Isa. 55:6).

What we are talking about is the ability to recognize and respond to the Spirit's impulse. I consider this to be the highest level of spirituality that exists.

Are we able to see the work of the Holy Spirit? Would we recognize revival if we saw it or heard about it? If God poured out His Spirit in some unexpected place, would we still recognize Him? Do we know when God is speaking to us? Can we sense the way God is leading us? The spiritual ability to recognize the Spirit's impulse comes from listening to and hearing God.

I want to approach this subject from the general and then move on to the particular. By general, I mean knowing how to listen to God anywhere—at home, at work, on a train, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. read more
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