John 3:5-8 English Standard Version (ESV)
5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
The last six devotionals were written specifically to lead us here to this conversation.
“What does God’s voice sound like?”
The bible records Jesus’ words in John 10:27 English Standard Version (ESV) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me
I cannot dismiss the question offhand because of John 10:27. I would however prefer to reshape the question in light of John 3:8 which is also true. Since the Holy Spirit is given at our quickening and it is the Comforter who testifies of Jesus and reminds us of all that Jesus has said, then how can we listen for the testimony of the Holy Spirit?
During the past six devotionals there is one common thread throughout. The Word changed me without my understanding of how just reading the Word could do that. I was being led to relevant passage without understanding how I got there. I ended up in a place where I received help that I could not provide for myself. I didn’t know how I got there.
These three items were not of my own design. I did not make a willful decision to change, to understand or to find help. The Holy Spirit had been with me from the beginning and was a force within me that accomplished the will of God without being heard. There was no “voice” to be heard by the ears of flesh.
Why do we expect fleshly ears to tell us what God’s voice sounds like?
The wind, like the Spirit has effect without having an auditable voice.