The Sounds of Silence


Several years ago when cell phones first became popular, there were times when two people would be having a conversation and suddenly they would lose the call.  They may have entered what was called a “dead zone”.  This doesn’t happen very often any more due to the improvement in technology, but the Lord showed me this.  Many Christians today are walking with Jesus and then for unknown reasons they lose their reception with Him.  There was a time in the bible in 1 Samuel 3 when the voice of the Lord was rare and there was no widespread revelation.  Then He called Samuel as a young boy but Samuel didn’t recognize His voice until Eli the high priest told him that it was the Lord calling him.  The story goes on to say that Samuel became a great prophet and none of his words fell to the ground.  Some of you may be going through a time when the Lord is silent, and for others, He may be speaking to you but you may not recognize His voice.  You may feel as if you lost your connection with Jesus but that is far from the truth.

The Lord says, do not become disheartened during the times of silence.  Do not become weary when it seems that My voice is so distant but know that I am with you and will never leave you.  You have not lost favor with Me, neither have you lost communication.  Seek Me during those times of silence and know that It is in the quiet times that I am refining you.  It is in the quiet times that I am pruning you.  Don’t lose your focus in the process.  Don’t become fainthearted.  I will speak in the difficult times as well as the good times.  Do not give up hope in the quiet times but continue to contend.

I will speak to those of you who have lost your spiritual hearing.  You who have been desensitized to My voice will hear once again.  Those of you who had ears to hear will become perceptive to My voice once again.  My voice is able to break through the barriers and tear down the hindrances that are blocking you from hearing.  My voice will bring peace to your heart and mind.  To some I will speak once again In dreams, and reveal My plans in visions of the night.  I will speak in hidden things as well as things in the natural.  My voice will bring victory into every situation. My voice will come through My word and intimacy.

As you spend time with Me, I will bring times of refreshing back to you.  Do not try to perceive My voice with your natural mind.  Never allow dismal thoughts to rule your mind but as you come to Me with expectations I will give you clarity.  As you fan the flames and stoke the fire that once burned intensely with love for Me, you will rise up and hear once again.  My anointing that seemed to dissipate from your life will be restored.  Just as I revealed Myself to Samuel in Shiloh, I will reveal Myself to you in peace. In quietness and confidence will be your strength says the Lord.

1 Samuel 3:10   “Now the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”
And Samuel answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.”

Job 33: 15-16   “In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, while slumbering on their beds, then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction.”

Psalm 85:8   “I will hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace to His people and to His saints; but let them not turn back to folly.  Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land.”

Isaiah 30:21   “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,  “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left.”

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