There are times when you might feel like God is not saying anything to you. It could be that at this very moment you are not hearing God say anything to you. And your biggest question is “Prince what do I do when God is not talking?”
Do you know what I do when God is not talking? I adjust my hearing. I adjust my hearing because I know that God is ALWAYS saying something to us. It would mean, just like on a radio device, I need to adjust my ‘frequency’. At this point I know what you are thinking “No, Prince that is too simplistic. Surely there’s more to it” To be honest, there is more to it. But it gets even simpler.
When it comes to you hearing God, He is not trying to play hide and seek with you. He is not on a mission to be inaccessible, and only accessible to a few. Whoever wants you to believe that, is a cult leader waiting to happen. God says “My sheep hear my voice” John 10:27. So the basic criteria for hearing God is to become His own. I think that gives all of us DP (you know, that entrance exam mark). And if you are still not convinced Joel 2 says “In the last days I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, you sons and daughters will prophesy…” Joel 2:28. So if you have the Holy Spirit in you, as a statement of fact, you are able to hear from God and then deliver that message. And guess what? Your gender is not a barrier! (I had to put that in there!)
That should settle the doubt you might have had of whether you can hear from God or not. Or whether you qualify or not. The bible is clear, every Christian is able to hear from God. This takes us back to issue of why it is then you are not able to hear God? “The Spirit is the One who gives life. The flesh doesn’t help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life” John 6:63
If the Words that God speaks are spirit, then it means you can only hear them when you are sensitive to the spiritual. When a bird chirps, other birds are able to make sense of the chirping because they are sensitive to the chirping. In that same way, even though God is always speaking, it might all be meaningless to you because you are trying to hear Him from outside of the realm in which He is speaking. Makes sense?
The good news here is that we do not have to learn the language God speaks. He does not speak English or some other man made language. He speaks Spirit. All we have to do is to be in the Spirit to hear and understand the words spoken by God.
John says, “I was in the spirit on the Lord’s Day and THEN I heard.” Revelation 1:10. His ability to hear God was dependant on Him being in the Spirit. The same really applies to you. The reason you are not hearing Him is because you are in one realm trying to hear Him from another.
Even if He spoke in English or Xitsonga, if you are not in the spirit, you would still not hear Him. John 8:43 records the Lord Jesus saying “Why don’t you understand the language I use? Is it because you can’t understand the words I use?” So it is not really a language barrier per se, it is a realm issue. So now that we are here, I hope you see why I eased into this. To “adjust your hearing”, simply means moving from not being in the spirit to being in the spirit. So to hear God you need to be in the Spirit, that is the answer.
On Day 3, I want us to then look at WHAT it means to be in the spirit and HOW to be in the Spirit.
Thank you so much for reading, and God bless you. Meditate on this today, see you tomorrow!