We know that Jesus is the Good Shepherd and He wants to give us abundant life. We know He speaks to us. However, with so many “voices” telling us so many conflicting things, how do you hear HIS voice?

 

God understands. That’s why He’s given us a strong tool.

“For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

Sometimes, Satan tries to appear as an angel of light, dressing up and making himself look like God so that we believe he is God when he isn’t. Sometimes, we battle with ourselves, wondering if the voice we heard was ours or God’s.

God gives us His written Word to be able to tell the difference. It’s going to be the final authority on anything we’re hearing or seeing. If you hear or see something that violates the written Word, then, you need to make up your mind that you’re going to throw it away, no matter how spectacular it might seem.

Dividing the Soul and the Spirit

The Word of God divides the soul and spirit — two connected, but different parts. Many people often think they are the same thing, but you cannot divide something that is the same. They are, however, closely intertwined.

Your soul ends up being the deciding, discerning factor when trying to decide whether to yield to the flesh or the spirit. Your spirit works with the soul, programming it to be in line.

That’s why it’s so important to know the Word of God and renew your mind with the Word of God. That’s why the Bible says we are transformed by the renewing of our mind. The more your soul is saved and refreshed by His Word, the more you’ll yield to the spirit.

The more your soul is in line with the Word, the more you’ll walk out what’s on the inside.

If you lay down your Bible, you’ll be in a constant state of confusion. Keep your Bible open. You’ll learn the real thoughts and intents of your heart — and if what you’re hearing is from you or God. Get the Word down on the inside of you, feeding you, because it’s the most important tool you have in your hearing from God.

 

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