Discerning the Voice of the Lord


There was a time when the voice of the Lord was rare and there was no widespread revelation (1 Samuel 3:1).  As a young boy Samuel ministered before the Lord alongside of the High priest Eli wearing a linen ephod.  The Lord called out to Samuel one day during the night three times but Samuel didn’t recognize God’s voice until Eli perceived that it was the Lord calling him. Samuel then went back, and the Lord called out to him a fourth time.  Samuel replied; “Speak, for Your servant hears.”  He then heard God’s voice for the first time.  Samuel grew up as a great prophet and none of his words fell to the ground.

The Holy Spirit is speaking to every believer today.  In the New Covenant that Jesus made with us, we don’t have to be in the five fold ministry or be a prophet to hear His voice.  How much more should we be able to hear His voice then the prophets of old, having the Holy Spirit living inside of us.  Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and He is speaking to you, but some of you are recognizing His voice.

The Lord says, listen for My voice.  I speak to you in various ways.  I speak in dreams, I speak in visions, I speak in nature, I speak through your circumstances, I even speak to you in your trials.  As you go to sleep at night with expectation, you will be more receptive to hear from Me in your dreams.  As you quiet your mind and posture yourself in an attitude of prayer, you will learn how to hear and become more sensitive to My voice when you pray.  As you prepare yourself by conforming to My ways, renewing your mind and attending to My words you will become more attuned to My voice.  When you free your mind from the cares of this world you will begin to hear with more clarity.  As you read My word and meditate upon it, you will begin to discern My plans for you.  As you lift your voice to Me in praise and worship, you will begin to hear Me in the song, and you will begin to rise above your circumstances and rest in My presence.

As you go about your day, listen for My voice in your traveling.  I will speak to you on your jobs, and even as you are shopping.  Seek Me with expectation throughout your day knowing that I will speak to you.  Learn how to recognize My voice through other people.  Learn to recognize My voice for solutions to your problems.  Learn to recognize My voice in all the affairs of your life.  I will give you the answers to the questions and concerns that you have.

My voice releases authority.  My voice brings direction.  My voice brings instruction.  My voice brings transformation.  My voice brings healing.  My voice brings deliverance.  Allow Me to remove anything that may be hindering you from hearing My voice.  Stay sensitive to My voice of correction.  As you continually submit and surrender totally to Me, you will be able to hear with more clarity.  Know that it is My desire to speak to you as My bride in covenant with Me says the Lord.

“The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you”   John 14:17.

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come”   
John 16:13.

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me”   John 16:27.

“Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?”   1 Corinthians 6:19.


Blessings in Christ Jesus,
~ Elaine

Staten Island, NY

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