Bible Discussion Thread

  • Tom on Matthew 5
    Does anyone hear the word of God?
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Matthew 5
    Hi Tom,

    I wanted to correct another passage.

    I'm batting a thousand so far in misprints and bad spelling.

    It seems I got off track with the very first letter, the He should have read "We"

    and again the 2nd word of course is hear.

    It should read:

    We hear the Lord with the inner ear.

    Thank you.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Matthew 5
    Hi Tom.

    He here the Lord with the inner ear.

    The Lord speaks to his "CHURCH" by the spirit.

    REVELATION 2:29. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

    JOHN 10:27. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

    HEBREWS 1:1-2. God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

    Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

    If God decides to speak Audible it would take the spirit to reveal truth.

    The inner ear is the work of the Holyspirit revealing that truth.

    We have to be cautious of seeking an experience whether by sight or hearing or miracles and rely on faith in God's word.

    Hebrews 11:1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

    Israel seen and heard "As a Nation " and received external blessings and miracles, deliverance, Promises, and the Gospel.

    Hebrews 4:2. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with ""FAITH"" in them that heard it.

    God bless.
  • Adam - in Reply on Matthew 5
    I've never heard an audible voice from God if that's what you mean. Sometimes I read the Bible and don't feel anything in particular and don't have any noteworthy impressions, but sometimes I do. I don't think we should seek a feeling in attempt to validate our Christianity, but rather just be obedient and be thankful when God's Word speaks to my heart.
  • Lance - in Reply on Matthew 5
    You can "hear" if you attend church. Provided the person speaking is a true minister of the Word and has the Spirit. Romans 10:14
  • Lauren - in Reply on Matthew 5
    When I was first saved, one day driving in the car I was humming to myself a popular song on the radio.. suddenly I heard within, "ssshhh, be still." This startled me, as I had never heard interior words before like this. The feeling drew me in, it was very attracting. it felt hugely peaceful. I didn't know whether to trust it. Then I heard more . . . . . I began to trust it, for the effects it brought, peace, amazement, wisdom, guidance, solutions ..... I started to write in a notebook all I heard. Over time, he has become my constant companion. When you live with such wisdom, the world holds nothing anymore. My reasoning mind no longer competes with him.

    btw, I believe the Holy Spirit "speaks" in many different ways to believers. Not just interior words.... But this happened to me.
  • The Work of the Holy Spirit - in Reply on Matthew 5
    In my experience, the Holy Spirit most often speaks a scripture to show me which way to go.

    I was never good at wondering what other people are thinking. The Holy Spirit already knows what direction your mind is leaning towards. Might as well talk about it. No question is lame. Start some dialog.

    One time He said: the Tree is known by its fruit. I read all of the fruit scriptures I could find.

    Develop your TEACHER - STUDENT relationship. We need to fine tune our listening skills. Be willing to be in an position of intense listening. He is a real person who just happens to be invisible; living inside your heart.

    He has so many roles towards us. Just look Him up in a Bible Encyclopedia sometime.
  • Bro Barney - in Reply on Matthew 5
    You will have to expound on that question. In Hebrews it says:

    Heb 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

    Heb 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son,

    As believers we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and He speaks to us by way of the Bible. He often works in directing our lives if we will let Him. But we no longer hear "audible" voices if that is what you are asking.

    God bless
  • Thomas - in Reply on Matthew 5
    I simply asked if anyone hears the word of God. Then if you do, Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand.
  • Thomas - in Reply on Matthew 5
    Then listen, for now you know the way.


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