As A Believer, Can I Be Able To Hear The Voice Of God Speaking To Me Like Moses And Abraham Did?
voice of consciousness, that is
what made them so big, was their capability to know what the Spirit says in their own heart, which has became one with the voice of their own mind.
Hence, Faith is the proof of things unseen (unseen here means withoutphysicalvision), and in my dictionary, unseen is on the same level with unheard (what i mean by unheard is without sound wave that hits our eardrum).
I believe every conversation between them and God takes place no where else than in the mind. Just like Abraham's conviction to sacrifice Isaac, was nothing else than cultural inheritance by his pagan family who was most likely embraced child/human sacrificed, as it was common for different tribes in the whole back then.
so yes, we can hear God as much as they heard God. That's how Solomon concludes: "Wisdom Speaks"
Moses and Abraham, many prophets, and some New Testament writers like Paul, all saw visions and heard utterings from God.
The Bible does not say it is impossible to see or hear God today. So, yes, it must be possible.
However you may not want to. In almost all cases, God visited people with a job for them to do. And the job almost always sucked.
Sometimes God just wanted a message to go out. Even that was dangerous. For example, the prophet Isaiah had so much bad news from God, the rulers finally sawed him in half.
This is a fallen world, and people who believe and love God already don't fit in. If God chooses you to be a "real" prophet, to hear his voice and battle the world system for his glory, then you'll probably so not fit in that you'll be martyred, like all the others before you.
Since we don't actually have any "real" prophets walking around today, my Bible is my own personal prophet. It's as real today as it ever was.
Although God could audibly speak to us if He needed to, I believe under the new covenant, we are spoken to through the Holy Spirit and through His Word, the Bible. Saying God couldn't do something is simply ridiculous, but Moses and Abraham lived under a completely different covenant, and did not have the Holy Spirit or the Bible as guides.
Yes, Self faith and purification of mind will lead one near to God who will talk to God in his or her sub-conscious mind under sleep at night like Moses and Abraham provided the person devoted the entity of self to God.
If you mean literally and out loud, then I'm afraid it's possible only if you're schizophrenic or extremely deprived of sleep.
God can do anything... His word became flesh, if He wanted to tap you on the shoulder and verbally speak to you, He could BUT would you believe it was Him....
God spoke to me I told Him to go away, He spoke louder, I didnt want to listen, but in the end I heard His voice LOUD and clear... I just spent the day writing it all out in a hub page
I hope you take the time and read about the day God spoke to me.... this question inspired me to write the hub page that I linked too
Should that be God's Will, it WILL happen. Of course, He will understand that you must test the spirit to be sure it is His Spirit, and He will guide you, if it is He. Otherwise, forget it.
I know because it happened to me a couple of times, I tested the heck out of it, I was reassured (sometimes again and again) and so....if it can happen TO me, it can happen TO other believers too.
Can we hear God's - yes.
Do we hear like Moses or Elijah - often not, because we can experience the Holy Spirit differently.
God can speak to anyone, even a fallen murderer like Cain, but before Jesus made the Holy Spirit available to all believers, he would come and go and rest upon some from time to time.
Since Jesus' was resurrected and glorified the Holy Spirit actually comes to dwell in the believer and speak directly to our spirit, which then communicates through our soul to our mnd and human brain, which is why God's voice so often sounds like our own and speaks to us in the first person.
In Matthew 16:15-18, we read:
He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
The 'Rock' upon which Jesus says he will build his church is the living principle of the believer's ability to hear God's voice directly through the Holy Spirit.
Of Moses and Elijah, Jesus had this to say in Matthew 11:11,
"Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he."
John was the last great Old Covenant prophet, of whom Jesus says there has been no greater (including by implication, Moses and Elijah). Yet, even John would be lesser than the least believer because of the New Covenant believer's reconciled intimacy with God through the Holy Spirit, in a way not open to earlier generations.
Yes but not as a believer but, as someone who knows, and G_D has been trying to get us to listen since the prophets. G_D wants a one on one relationship with mankind. We the masses are just too scared of it. (See old testament on the decologue) and assigned representitives to intercede between G_D and man. (prophets, priests, kings, etc...) How do you think G_D felt when everybody rejected his voice?
No you do not need purify yourself or to have blind faith. In fact the concept of faith or belief is so weak when it comes to something as important as the creator. You have to know. Thats it, just know. No I believe, or I have faith. Just plain simple, " I know". Hard isn't it. Powerful isn't it. And no one can preach that to you. You have to come to it all by yourself.
Also, stop expecting a spectacular revelation. G_D speaks with "a still small voice" as the good book says.
But that is my opinion, I could be wrong
I hope not, that will scare the hell out of me and probably make me crazy=)
YES - But beware of methods. In general, God does not shout, he speaks to you in a still small voice and it is never frantic sounding. If the voice is screaming like a banshee or seems more like a pressuring rather than a simple nudge, then that is Satan, not God. God never needs to scream to get his message across if you are a believer, Satan on the otherhand does.
I'm not sure if you are going to believe , Yes, as if you are dreaming...My experience perhaps to the others is unbelievable but i had when I was still twenty eight years old and worked as a domestic helper in UAE.
The Holy Spirit of God did not indwell believers before the resurrection of Christ Jesus. Now, God speaks to us through His Word being preached, and His Spirit speaks individually to those who believe in a still, small voice from within ~ our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit when we are born again.
As with the Apostle Paul's experience, I have heard testimony, especially one of a Muslim, who saw Jesus in Spirit ~ Jesus spoke to Him to tell him Who He is ~ He said, "I am Jesus Christ, the living God." So, I think it is possible yet ~ with God, all things are possible.
God speaks to each and every person who desires to hear from him and is willing to listen to what he has to say. God will also try to speak to those who do not.
His words may not be prophetic in the way he spoke to His prophets, but He is willing and able to speak to you always, to teach you and guide you throughout your life.
Yes, go out in the desert, go without food for a few days, get totally dehydrated, maybe take a few drugs, and you too can experience hallucinations similar to those that Abraham (supposedly) and Mohamed experienced.
Absolutely yes. GOD also shown me in a vision the other side of death on August 1, 1982 A.D. a Sunday morning. It is glorious. Since I have been to the other side of death I am in no hurry to go there because there is much work for me to do for the benefits of humanity through my 1 unpublished hub on hubpages. It is a blockbusting hit now around the world. GOD told me to write it on November 2, 2009 A.D. and I obeyed his voice and the results of my 1 unpublished hub is a 1 of a kind hub that is above all others for the purpose that it was written for all of humanity. What you do with it is up to you. I have fulfilled my purpose on the earth and will now kick back with longevity of life and watch my 1 unpublished hub turn humanity into a new direction in life on the earth for human beings. I know that it will not happen overnight but I am in no hurry because I have been to the other side of death for human beings. It is glorious.
I know people personally who have heard God speak audibally to them. These experiences were just once, I think.
So far, no one claimed to hear the voice of God. If you say you do. Anyone can send you to a mental institution.
You can "hear" the voice of God speaking to you by means of the Bible....That is the way God speaks to us today.
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