HEAR AND KNOW GOD’S VOICE

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.” (John 10:27‭-‬30 NKJV).

“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ”. (I Corinthians 2:14‭-‬16 NKJV).

“And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.’ But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it. “Therefore hear the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”
(Matthew 13:10‭-‬23 NKJV)

““And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’ “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens” : “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3:1‭-‬13 NKJV).

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
I John 5:4-5

ONLY TRUST

TRUST IN AND RELY CONFIDENTLY ON THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord [with reverent awe and obedience] and turn [entirely] away from evil. It will be health to your body [your marrow, your nerves, your sinews, your muscles—all your inner parts] And refreshment (physical well-being) to your bones.
Proverbs 3:5‭-‬8 AMP

“TRUST IN THE LORD , and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord , And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord , Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass”.(Psalms 37:3‭-‬5 NKJV).

When you trust God, Galatians 2:20 becomes your lifestyle, which says:
I am crucified with Christ: neverthelessI live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me…

+++Think about this, Christ lives in you. How? Through the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
19 What? know all of you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which all of you have of God, and all of you are not your own?
20 For all of you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
+++The Holy Spirit is in you so Christ can live through you.

Remember you were crucified (died) with Christ when He died on the cross. Your newness of life now is all about Christ.

When you think it’s in His mind (you have the mind of Christ). When you speak, it’s His Words which is in your heart. When you act it’s In His strength and the Power of His Might.

Philippians 2:13 says,
For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
+++Remember you have laid down (sacrificed) your life in Christ. Now the life you live is for Christ and His glory.
Matthew 26:41 …the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

The spirit is willing: You are predisposed (always ready) in your spirit by the Holy Spirit to obey God. You are strong in your spirit by the Holy Spirit.

The flesh is weak: The weakness of the flesh is it’s susceptibility to sin and it’s inability to obey God.
Remember what Romans 8:8-9 says,” So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But all of you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.”

However,Galatians 5:16-17 says,
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, (let the Spirit make the decision) and all of you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that all of you cannot do the things that all of you would.

But thanks be to God you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you, Phil 4:13. “AND THEY THAT ARE CHRIST’S HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS AND LUSTS. IF WE LIVE IN THE SPIRIT,LET US ALSO WALK IN THE SPIRIT”{Galatians 5:24~25}.
Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!