This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
I am not Weird
If you want to hear what God is trying to communicate to you,
you do well to know this: “The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 1 Cor 2:14.
God has many ways to get through to us. The Holy Spirit lives inside me. So His preferred way, (and mine as well) is to communicate Spirit to spirit. If you really want to hear Him, you must have a born again spirit in you. You must learn to listen to your spirit and finally you begin to discern which voice you are hearing internally–which his His–which is yours–and which is Satan’s. Over time that inner voice gets so loud you could swear it came externally, some words are so distinct, the impression lasts for a lifetime. Some people, just as in Bible times, actually do hear an audible voice of God. For me that has been very rare.
14"Indeed God speaks once, Or twice, yet no one notices it. "In a dream, a vision of the night, When sound sleep falls on men, While they slumber in their beds, Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction” Job 33:15 Occasionally, God speaks through open eyed visions. He has only done that a few times with me, but it was powerful. And again, His other favorite way is while you are reading the Scripture, a verse will jump out for you in an ah ha experience or sometimes it is something another person says and you sense an impact as being beyond normal. But everything has to square with Scripture. That is our safeguard. And it is always safer to check it out with some one with a proven track record of also hearing the Holy Spirit.
God began communicating with us at Pentecost. Peter said: “This is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: In the last days, God says: I will pour . . . out my spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.”
Prophesying is speaking forth what the Holy Spirit is saying to you. You can’t do that if you don’t hear the Holy Spirit. So all you doofuses who think I have a problem better get back to the drawing board. If you are not hearing God you are missing the best part about being a Christian.
Posted by Blogger at 6:30 PM