The Holy Spirit showed me something interesting this week to share with you. Famines are mentioned several times throughout the bible, especially in the Old Testament. During a famine, people will eat anything that is available to them. In 2 Kings 6:25 the people were so famished that they ate donkey heads and doves dung . In verse 29 they even boiled a child and ate it.
In the book of Amos 8:11-12, God pronounced a judgment on the land by saying that there was coming a famine in the land, not a famine of bread or a thirst for water but a famine of hearing the voice of the Lord. Many people today don’t realize that this spiritual famine was for a season.
We are no longer under the law of judgment, but we have entered a new Covenant with Jesus and He now says, My sheep hear My voice.
There is a great hunger and desperation in the church today. Christians have been searching for a word from the Lord any place that they could receive one. Many are so hungry to hear a personal word for their lives, families and ministries, but they don’t recognize the fact that the Holy Spirit wants to speak to them personally. They don’t realize that the famine is over, and that the Lord is speaking to those who have ears to hear.
The Lord is calling you to stay in alignment and spend time with Him so that you will be more sensitive to His voice. He will make His voice known to you. There is no longer a famine from hearing the voice of the Lord, but all you need to do is simply tune your hearing to His prompting.
As many of you have been feeling spiritually impoverished, read His word. His word is your daily bread, His word is His voice and His word carries life. Be careful what you are feeding yourself with, as some things release darkness into your life. Your eye is the lamp of your body. If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness. This will hinder you from hearing His voice.
His voice is intuitive and not always logical to the natural mind, but The Lord is faithful and His promises are true.
“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” Isaiah 30:21.
“If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority” John 7:17.
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” John 10:27.
“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. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you” John 16:13-15.