God is speaking all the time, but most people have not been trained to slow down and catch it.
Or they might hear God regularly, but it goes through their filter of theories or beliefs. Because of this, the interpretation of what they are hearing can sometimes be off.
“Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.” Proverbs 8:34 NIV.
Daily Prophetic Words
A few years ago, I began writing what God speaks to me. I now call them Daily Prophetic Words. For the most part, these prophetic words are what I would call confirming words.
Most of the time people have already sensed God speaking the same message to them before they read the encouraging word. There is a sort of echo or confirmation to the prophetic word, where God is repeating Himself to reassure people that they have heard Him accurately.
The Daily Prophetic Words are very short because I release them on Twitter and social media sites, which limit the number of characters you can use. I generally get them a month or more in advance, one for each day of the month.
They are not for every person on every day. But more times than not, God uses the Daily Prophetic Words to speak to people and give them encouragement. I am often surprised myself when I read them each day.
How do I get the Daily Prophetic Words?
As a seasoned prophetic minister, I have diligently given prophetic words to thousands of people each year. I am used to standing in front of a person and getting prophetic words for them.
Daily Prophetic Words come to me the same way, except I am standing in front of a day or date on a calendar, rather than in front of a person. As I stand in front of the day, I receive a short word from the Holy Spirit for that day.
It is not all that complicated or mystical. I have received a lot of positive feedback, from thousands of people around the world, on how the Daily Prophetic Words have spoken to them about their situations.
To me the Daily Prophetic Words remind me of the parable of the mustard seed in Matthew 13:31–32. It is a small seed of revelation that produces a big tree, or growth, in people’s lives.
The Daily Prophetic Words have become the thing that I am most known for with my ministry. God has gifted me to understand the times and seasons. This is why my weekly and monthly prophetic articles often contain specific dates and periods of time.
Hearing God is Not Mystical
I try to explain as much as I can about how these words come to me. I try to let people know that it is not always as mystical as they think to hear God.
It actually becomes naturally supernatural when you can grasp and activate the ability to hear God on a daily basis. I try to demystify it and really activate people into recognizing the fact that God is speaking all the time, and most of us are missing it.
If you want to accurately hear the voice of God in your life, it takes time and effort. In Luke 5:16, it says that “… Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” (NIV).
We can set aside time to pray through things and begin to get a hold of them. It does not matter what time of day you do it or how much time you spend. The important thing is to find the best time for you.
You Can Learn to Discern God’s Voice
Just as things are rapidly changing in the world around us, so our ability to hear the voice of God is changing as well. Many people, including myself, might have been trained on how to hear the voice of God using methods that were more effective in previous seasons.
God is speaking through dreams and visions, prophetic words, divine circumstances, art, music and media. We simply need to develop our spiritual eyes and ears to tune into God and filter out the negative and counterfeit. It does take practice, like anything else.
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The more you set yourself towards hearing God’s voice — the better you will get at it.
~ Doug Addison
Doug Addison is a prominent conference speaker captivating audiences with clean stand-up comedy and high energy prophetic messages, also shared on TV, radio and the Internet for over a decade. He brings laughter, fun and a unique prophetic style while empowering people to transform their lives, discover their destiny and understand dreams, tattoos and piercings. His powerful messages stay with his audiences long after hearing him.