The Voice and Circumstances
God has a voice, and He expects those who know Him to recognize that voice. And, there is another voice, not an equal voice, but an opposing voice that will attempt to distort, if not totally drown out the voice of God. Each time God speaks, the opposing voice will mimic the voice of God. Whatever means God uses to speak, the opposing voice will use. If God uses a small voice, the opposition will use a small voice. If God uses a human voice, the opposition will raise up a human voice, If God uses a circumstance to speak, the opposition will use a circumstance to contradict and confuse.
The challenge for the Christian is to be able to recognize the voice God so clearly that even though there is an opposing voice, it cannot distort what God is saying. This is especially true when God uses the circumstances of life to speak and bring direction. The question is simple: how does a Christian know when the voice of God comes through circumstances?
I. Does the Circumstance Violate the Known Will of God?… 1 Corinthians 16:8-9
II. Does the Circumstance Have Validation?…
- From God… Acts 22:21
- From Man… Galatians 2:1-4; Acts 15: 19, 28
III. Does the Circumstance Produce Victory for the Known Will of God?… Acts 28:28; Romans 1:8; 10:18; Colossians 1:23; 1 Thessalonians 1:8
Senior Pastor Richard Hogue attempts to help Christians hear and recognize the voice of God in their daily lives.