*IN HIS QUEST TO HEAR THE AUDIBLE VOICE OF GOD, HE HEARD FROM THE DEVIL…HE RAN MAD!*
(THIS IS A VERY TRUE STORY).
During my years of service in northern Nigeria I met a certain brother that was very committed to the things of God. I was the Christian corpers President in the territory which we both served, whilst he was the Bible study teacher in his denomination in that territory.
One day while he visited my quarters, we began talking about our spiritual encounters, escapades and so on…and this dear brother was to share a shocking story with me that happened to him few years before our meeting.
He said he once desperately needed to hear the audible voice of God on a daily basis – Yes, the reason he desired this was a selfish one.
When I mean the audible voice of God I mean that he wanted to start hearing God speak to him directly into his ears as human to human conversation usually is.
This led him to do several things that were strange and extra scriptural and one of these opened a spiritual gate to him that caused a spirit of insanity to embrace him.
He went to visit a certain prophet who gave him a bottle of oil and instructed him to anoint his ears by exactly 12 midnight and he will start hearing “the voice of God…”
Being desperate, this brother followed the instruction to the letter and anointed his both ears by midnight that night, then came the voice of…
The voice he heard called out a certain phone number to him and told him the name of the person and asked him to call the person which he did and confirmed it to be true.
So he rejoiced the following day as one that has begun hearing God as many do today.
In Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, he notified to the Church that there are certain voices on earth and not all is the voice of God.
There is the voice of demons…
There is the voice of the human reasoning and,
There is THE VOICE OF GOD.
You must understand that the voice of God is everywhere today and it yet speaketh.
God speaks every now and then into the human spirit and that is what we refer to as THE INWARD WITNESS and this one isn’t audible.
The voice of God is everywhere but securing the audible voice of God is a scarce enterprise.
The last time men heard it at Mount Sinai, they pleaded with God to stop speaking like that and requested that he spoke to only Moses that way.
Even during the incarnation and the ministry of Jesus on planet earth, the audible voice of God manifested only three times before men.
This was during his baptism at Jordan, during his transfiguration on the mountain and while he taught about his death in John 12 (the men in that environment didn’t even hear the audible voice when it came, they rather heard sounds of thunder).
My friend began glorying in his “new spiritual grace and dimension” not knowing he had opened up himself to demons.
This young man became accurate in the prophetic with secret details of people but he never knew he was like a Titanic ship that was just about to hit the rocks.
One very night, the voice woke him up and gave him instructions as usual, but this time it was for him to bend down and eat the four corners of his room wall. He was asked to eat up the paints and he obeyed as usual.
In the realm of the spirit, any voice we submit ourselves to becomes our governor, whether of God or of the devil. Selah!
More than 70% of those who parade themselves in the name of hearing God’s audible voice today are nothing but captured souls who have been hijacked by familiar spirits in the spirit world. They hear a voice yes, but the voice of the stranger.
WHEN YOU BEGIN TO HEAR THE AUDIBLE VOICE OF GOD WE WILL KNOW. THE FRUIT CANNOT HIDE ITSELF.
After doing that very assignment, the next place he found himself was in chains. He became 100% mad to the extent that his parents took him from Church to Church, yet, NO SOLUTION.
His madness was crude to the point that he could break chains and overpower many men and this continued like that.
The mercy of God appeared to him one day when God instructed a certain pastor to ask them to starve the spirit in him for seven days with no food but water.
As he was on this fast it was the evil spirit in him that starved and on the seventh day HE REGAINED SANITY.
From that experience, my friend became addicted to the voice of God in a new way which was in HEARING GOD THROUGH READING THE BIBLE.
He began studying the Bible and meditating therein daily until the voice of God from His written Word became flesh in his human spirit. He thus mastered the voice of God from his spirit man. That’s how he became a Bible study teacher and a sound one at that.
God speaks through the audible voice, yes, but it is rare. Some persons hear that voice just once or twice or thrice in an entire lifetime.
That pattern isn’t a regular route for God to man and in seeking to hear this audible voice many young men have joined prophetic mafia clicks and have been bewitched with familiar spirits of sorcery and divination, yet they are still doing “ministry”.
I know something talks to you daily sir…I know it’s an audible voice and you even hear it like you hear me, but please CHECK AGAIN IF IT IS GOD THAT IS THE ONE DOING THAT THING.
God is still speaking and we hear him in several ways: From reading the scriptures, through the Inward witness, by an audible voice, though dreams/visions/trances,
From a preacher, from a friend/family or a loved one etcetera.
If He indeed speaks to you through any SPECIAL WAY, congratulations.
But we must be very careful…
If you have fasted dry for 21 days with only water and you still heard no audible voice from God, please respect yourself and listen to the inward witness within you before you run mad like my friend.