Knowing His Will and Hearing His Voice
By: Stephen Hedges
Length: 222 pages
Release date: Dec 20, 2013
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Throughout the Scriptures we read about great men of faith who accomplished amazing things after personally hearing the voice of God. God told Noah to build an ark. After hearing the voice of God, Abram left his home and settled in what was to become the Land of Israel. Moses was instructed by God to lead the children of Israel out of their captivity in Egypt. Joshua heard the voice of God and led the children of Israel into the Promised Land. None of these men could have accomplished the purposes of God for their lives unless they first heard His voice and understood what He wanted them to do.
Noah did not build the ark because he saw the depravity of mankind and knew that the judgement of God was coming. Before the great flood, it had never rained on the earth. So even if Noah had known that judgement was coming, there was no way that he could have realised that it would come in the form of rain and a flood.
In order for us to do the will of God for our lives, we must hear His voice. God has a plan and a purpose for everyone; none of us are accidents of nature. Before God initiated His creation, He already knew the exact details of your existence: when and where you would be born and what your name would be. Before He created anything, God chose a path for you and established a purpose for your life. Just like the great men of faith in the Bible, you have to be able to hear and understand His voice in order to discover what God has planned for you.
However, being able to hear God’s voice and understand His plan for your life does not automatically ensure that you will actually fulfil His plan for you. You also need to know how to fulfil His plan for your life.
God did not establish a plan for your life that was impossible, or even too hard for you to accomplish. He knows your strengths and weaknesses and He knows that you are able to carry out His purpose for your life. It is never in God’s purpose for you to fail. Like any loving father, His desire is for you, His child, to succeed. Therefore, after you hear His voice, all you need are the directions about how to complete His plan.
My purpose through this book is to show you how to hear the voice of God; how to know His plan for your life and how to set that plan in motion, so that you accomplish all that you were created for.
Among the subjects covered are:
The Holy Spirit as Guide and Teacher
The Status of the Old Testament
Cleansing Ourselves from Sin
The Work of Love
Led by the Hand of God
Finding God’s Will for Your Life
How to be a Living Sacrifice
Carnality versus Spirituality
What is Humility?
How Did Abraham Hear the Voice of God?
Abraham – Our Example in a Walk of Faith
The Definition of the word Faith
The Steps of the Faith of Father Abraham
Three Types of Faith
The Problem of the Adamic Nature
Guidance Through Seeking a ‘Word for Today’
Guidance Through Making a ‘Fleece’
Guidance Through Visions and Dreams
Guidance Through Special Verses
Guidance Through Knowing the Word of God
Guidance Through Knowing the Holy Spirit
Guidance Through Knowing the Mind of the Lord
Guidance Through ‘Divine Providence’
Guidance Through Personal Integrity
There is a full bibliography for those who wish to do further study. Also included are extensive footnotes that will be helpful to those who desire to know more about the original Hebrew and Greek texts of the Scriptures.
Although this book is written in British English, I have tried to use words and phrases that are common to most forms of English and as much as possible, I have avoided using words that have different meanings in other forms of English.