The more ways we try to explore God’s ways, the more closer we will come to Him. It is the same with our friends and family. If we do the same thing every day over and over again the friendship becomes stale. We have to try out new things to keep the friendship alive and fresh. Some routines are very good and necessary and at other times we need to change things a little. So as to see new things in the person that we didn’t know about before. Somebody who has been married for 50 years, are still finding out new things about each other. That is the way our relationship with God is so supposed to be like. If we keep doing the same things over and over again, how can we find about new wonderful things about our God and Father, if we don’t let Him show us.
Recognising God’s Voice
I was thinking the other day about God wanting to communicate with us all the time. We have been told many times. We have to learn how to recognise His voice from our own and that of the evil one. God may communicate to you one way all through your life, but there are many other ways in which He does communicate. I tend to have visitations, so I have been spoilt in that I thought that is the only way He would communicate to me. Through experimenting how to come closer to God, from outstanding Christians. In other words Christians that have proven to be faithful to God is important. There is so much evil in this world and too many people who may sound trustworthy until you have a closer look at their lives. Don’t get confused of rumours either. There are too many people out there these days that are deliberately attacking good honest Christians, with shocking lies about them. Wanting to destroy their characters before the eyes of the public, and therefore trying to damage the reputation of Christianity. So it is so important to pray for discernment. The devil is very desperate at the moment to lead the most people astray from God and their eternal inheritance. He is more aware than any of us how short his time to rule the earth is left to him.
How it Works With Me
I am learning more and more how to recognised God’s voice other than visitations of Jesus in spirit. The best way to work for me, is to start writing to God. As I am writing I ask Him to speak to me through writing. I have found with me, as soon as words start to coming to me, I just start writing them down. If I don’t falter it starts to flow quickly. Sometimes so quickly I can’t keep up with it. I have read that can happen. I am thinking maybe God does it that way so that the devil doesn’t have a chance to butt in. The moment I question a word and stop, the flow then also stops and I can’t start it up again. What I have noticed if I just write the word that I am confused about anyway, after I have written the whole letter down and re-read it, it makes beautiful sense.
A Method of Discerning
You do have to watch the devil, because he will present words to you that sounds good, but is just to get you in. I have found the devil will often quote Bible passages with me, so as to win my confidence over. There is a difference when God speaks to you. When it is God who speaks to you it so touches your heart and makes you so joyful. You feel so loved. The devil I would imagine works differently for each person. In that everybody has different weakness in what they feel comes from God. Remember what Jesus tells us how to discern a false prophet or a wolf in sheep’s clothing. ‘By their fruits you will know them.’ If it leads to true holiness, which includes love and meekness then it is OK. If it ends up leading you to think you are better than others, or you find the messages no longer resemble the character of Christ, know it is not from God.
I believe God is really pouring down His Holy Spirit onto people. I Know I am not the only one who can see this. I believe without a doubt it is due to the many and countless Christian martyrs being tortured and dying for the Lord. I believe they have paid the price for us, to receive the Holy Spirit at a new level. We all have to work to increase the kingdom of God, according to what we have to offer. Martyrdom is a very powerful way that appeases God’s Justice. And therefore showers mercies on people that otherwise would not have receive it. Some receive the grace of salvation and others salvation and incredible increase of the supernatural gifts from the Holy Spirit. I am certainly finding that I have been incredibly been blessed with increase and I know it is not only because I serve God with all my heart, but others have prayed for me and I thank the martyrs also so much. Our faith was founded on the Martyrdom of Jesus Christ and all His disciples. With the exception of one, they were all martyred to death. And you look at Christian history, when the enemy of our faith tries to destroy our belief in Christ, through killing off all the Christians. What it does instead? It increases our devotion to our God and we call on Him like nobody’s business and guess what? The faith in truth grows more speedily, during persecution than in peace time. Have you ever noticed? More come to know Him and therefore instead of less Christians the enemy has to attend with, there are more. That is the way God rewards the Martyrs. They bring in a rich harvest for Him.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Sometimes we hear a verse in the Bible so often we don’t really pay deep attention of what it is saying. The above verse is so important to meditate on it all our lives. You should never get tired of hearing it. And likewise the verse below is so important to remember as well, because Satan will do everything in his power for you not to believe in the promises of God.
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in you heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
When you believe in your heart, it is going to show in your actions. Our tendency to skip what we don’t want to hear is very strong in all of us, unfortunately. We mustn’t do that!! If we want to be saved we must learn to listen and obey. If you really believe that Jesus is Lord, you are not going to disobey him. So look careful what St. Paul is saying. Too many people are giving lips service to God. If you want to make God angry that is a perfect way to do it; somebody who gives only lips service, is a fake Christian.