Hearing Test

Exodus 20:1 And God spake all these words, saying,

Exodus 20:19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

From Exodus 20:2 thru verse 17 God spoke the Ten Commandments. The people didn’t want to hear it. I have often wondered if the problem people have with hearing God is because they do not want to hear what He has to say. Here in Exodus 20 God spoke and the people heard and it scared them to death.

We who are in Christ have accepted our Lord and Savior. We love Him and fear should not keep us from hearing His voice. Yet constantly I hear fellow Christians proclaim they have not heard God. I wonder why. Isn’t there some hearing test which will help us identify our hearing problem?

The first thing that has to be addressed is a need to take the test. If you do not know that you have a problem, you do not know that you need to be tested. Saying that you do not hear God is acknowledgment of the problem, yet it does not cause everyone to take a hearing test.

Is it possible that some do not want to hear God? That like the followers of Exodus 20:19, they are willing to have a Moses speak but do not want to hear directly from God? Fear kept them from listening. Do we have followers of Christ who only want pastors and teachers and preachers to tell them what God has to say, because they are afraid of what God might have to say?

I cannot answer that question for you. All I know is what I hear of the Lord and this He said about that.

Isaiah 6:8-10 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

“with their heart”

Do You

Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Do you believe without a shadow of doubt?

My experience is that this only happens via obedience of faith. There are many things I want to happen, even some really godly things, but if it is not the will of God, the results are disappointing. Failure will cause doubt. Did I really hear God? I mention this because hearing God is the most essential issue of moving in power.

Perhaps the problem isn’t that your heart isn’t right, but rather you need to become more familiar with God’s voice. Sorry, I don’t know any better way of expressing it, He speaks the language of faith. Faith is how we hear God. Faith is how we receive His commands. Obedience of faith is how we are used of God.

Romans 16:25-27 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

The whole point to this comes into focus in the knowledge that the revelation of the mystery is for obedience of faith, and to glorify Jesus Christ, not us. So many of us just want to be used of God but we get busy rather than listening carefully.

Perhaps there should be a hearing test. What do you think?