Many people do not understand how it works. The Heart is that part in us that is called by the Lord, the spirit, or man’s spirit. It is in this spirit that God’s Spirit does come into and make his home, now, in this new covenant day. Paul called the heart or spirit of man, THE NEW MAN. That the spirit of man has been made new is a fact because ALL THINGS BECAME NEW when Jesus Christ saved us all. Then, according to Ephesians 1:13-14 we have all received the earnest of the Spirit (down payment to our eternal salvation) of God upon salvation. HE LIVES INSIDE THE HEART OF MAN….. “THE SPIRIT OF MAN IS THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD”.
EPHESIANS 5:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
This being the case WHEN YOU PRAY it is not wrong to listen to the Heart because the Heart is your spirit which has been renewed with HIS PRESENCE AND SPIRIT. Thus the Mind of Christ is in us…….
Now let me show you some scriptures to back up that which I have said…:
“27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.”
“4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
“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.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
According to the Scripture above and thought from Scripture…. THE HEART OR SPIRIT OF MAN IS THE CANDLE (LIGHT) OF THE LORD.. , THEREFORE YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE HEART OR YOUR SPIRIT, WHERE THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVES… ***And If you will DELIGHT IN THE LORD….. The promise is: I WILL GIVE YOU THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART OR SPIRIT…… And WHOSOEVER will SAY… (In Faith based upon NO DOUBT) IN YOUR HEART OR SPIRIT….. will “HAVE THEM” saith the Lord.
***NOTE THIS: MANY ARE SAYING: DO NOT LISTEN TO YOUR HEART (SPIRIT) BUT LISTEN TO THE LORD…. But is NOT RIGHT TO SAY THAT… because if you believe that, YOU WILL LIVE IN CONFUSION… NOT UNDERSTANDING TO HEAR THE LORD because he is IN THE HEART OR SPIRIT.. He that does than the Scriptures tell us, MUST WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH.
Now let me say, from experience talking with the Lord and hearing his voice…… ***THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN THE (VOLUME OR SOUND) IN THE VOICE OF THE HEART OR SPIRIT OF MAN (which does speak) ….. THAN THE VOICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT…. I can recognize and know that voice as being my spirit speaking because the voice will be A STILL SMALL VOICE. When hearing the spirit within it will speak oh so quietly and I really have to listen and not have any interference, or I will not fully hear. But… WHEN THE VOICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF SPEAKS… He is much LOUDER. I always know when HE IS SPEAKING, because I can hear him very clearly and understand. But he the Holy Spirit does not always speak to me. I will hear my spirit say (MANY TIMES NOT ALL), PRAY IN TONGUES. Then I know that the HOLY SPIRIT WILL TAKE UP THE TONGUES AND PRAY FOR ME GIVING UNDERSTANDING, EVEN MYSTERIES REVEALED. I will hear the Tongues coming up, and I repeat them in prayer… When I do than I HEAR HIM SPEAKING INTERPRETATION OF THOSE TONGUES. I do than continue to have a conversation with the Holy Spirit. This understanding of HEARING THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS GROWN THROUGH RELATIONSHIP over time and experience. I have HEARD HIM SPEAKING many times after I begin praying without speaking in Tongues. But when it is hard to hear but only my spirit and not him, I PRAY IN TONGUES.. than the breakthrough comes.
Jesus said in John 10:4-5
“4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
Every Child of God who is born of the Spirit and has THE SPIRIT OF GOD INSIDE HIM OR HER… Can and will hear Him. If you hear the spirit of your inner man who HE LIVES IN AND IS CREATED A NEW CREATURE… you are haring from the Lord. Yet, I say this, YOU CAN HEAR HIM DIRECTLY because HE SPEAKS LOUDLY. I believe many do not hear because they do not get quite and come seeking his face (a very intimate relationship where you come JUST TO HEAR HIS VOICE AND TO LOVE HIM AND HE LOVE YOU.
Now I will add to this note by saying, I HAVE NOT ONLY HEARD MY SPIRIT, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT SPEAKING, but I have heard JESUS SPEAKING as well. When Jesus Speaks HIS VOICE IS MUCH DIFFERENT and I recognize him. He has come to me and spoken to me on various occasions, and it has been most wonderful to talk with him. Jesus is so kind and so very loving. One night he came to my bedside. It was three in the morning and I felt his hand on my ankle (through the cover to touch me) and he shook me and said…YOU MUST BE CONSISTENT TO PRAY… I AM HERE LET US TALK. I got up and put on my clothes and went into the living room. IMMEDIATELY I HEARD HIM SAY…….“I AM JESUS, I TELL YOU, I AM” I asked him Lord, why can I not now see you? He said there is a reason (I know now why) you will not see me now, but YOU WILL LATER. Well I did see him later one night when I was caught up out of my body. He was standing in the beautiful sky and He walked right up to me and looked into my eyes. There have been other times too I have heard him speaking. Like the time He literally stepped into my body and HE BEGIN TO SPEAK AND MOVE WHILE I WAS PREACHING. It definitely was not me who was walking or speaking, BUT I KNEW IT WAS JESUS HIMSELF WHO WAS THERE TO TALK TO ME AND ALL HIS PEOPLE.
Than, let me say, there has been times I fully believe I HAVE HEARD THE FATHER because of the BOOMING VOICE and totally AWESOME PRESENCE WHICH SENT ME SOARING. When In the desert I was on the mountain and was caught up to stand before Him. IT WAS A MOST AWESOME EXPERIENCE TO SAY THE LEAST. When the Father was talking I was latterly flying and everything around me was moving, and moving, around and around… and I felt as if I was literally INSIDE HIM. I know now that WHEN YOU TALK WITH THE FATHER YOU WILL NOT SEE HIM because HE IS EVERYWHERE AND YOU WILL BE LITERALLY IN HIM. That day the whole top of the mountain did go around and around. I heard him speaking, but not only that… I HEARD AND FELT HIS VERY HEART AND I FELT HIS COMPASSION AND LOVE. That experience with the Father CHANGED ME FOREVER.
That was my Encounter with the Father. I came down from the mountain and could not talk (speak) without laughing and crying so profusely that I could not tell anyone about the experience for over 3 months. Everyone thought I had had a total mental breakdown and that I had lost my mind. I could only say a word or two, than I would break out crying and laughing. Those who stayed to hear me out, bits and peaces, were greatly touched by his Spirit and they too were changed.
I know what Moses felt like that day when he stood and watched the Burning Bush burn, than suddenly HE HEARD THE FATHER SAY…. “MOSES”. I know and understand why, MOSES WAS NEVER THE SAME AFTER THAT AND HE STOPPED HERDING SHEEP AND WENT TO EGYPT TO SET THE PEOPLE FREE.
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
Evangelist/Prophet/Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES” in Belen, New Mexico, USA. He writes on this Web Site, many Prophetic words, Sermons and teachings while leading people into true church settings and preaching in an End Time Gospel Ministry. NOTICE: One of the ways you can get involved in this OUT OF THE DESERT ARMY is to become a PARTNER or to GIVE A DONATION. We are believing God for many more Monthly Partners to stand with us in Monthly Giving and Offerings. If you have a desire to help and give, please know we need your help. God is sending people as I write to this place. We need your help and prayerful giving to enable us to do more for more people. Please send you pledge to becoming a Monthly Partner or to sow an offering into this Ground. To make a donation to OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES please send to: PO BOX 223, BELEN, NEW MEXICO. PLEASE PRAY ABOUT SENDING A LOVE OFFERING TO SOMEONE WHO IS IN THE MIDST OF THE BATTLE FOR SOULS.. AND TO OPEN BLINDED EYES OF THOSE WHO ARE SLEEPING IN THE BODY OF CHRIST. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO ALL THAT GOD IS SAYING FOR US TO DO. THANK YOU ALL …