Once you were let astray.. now stay wise

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1 Peter 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
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THERE ARE  MANY LIES, FALSEHOODS I TOO HAVE BEEN DECEIVED BY IN MY EARLY DAYS AS A CHRISTIAN..
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-THE FIRST ONE WAS RELATED TO THE FACT WE CAN SUPPOSEDLY FULLY TRUST ANYONE, PASTORS AND ELDERS OR ANY DENOMINATION NOW  INCLUDED.. THERE BASICALLY  REALLY IS NOTHING GOOD IN ANY PERSON, ANY MAN, WOMEN OR CHILD
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It ALSO  is not just kids that often get falsely abused in North America, but it is also adults too.. abused by Pastors, so called preachers, bad persons, cops, civil servants or what ever.. it is not surprising when you consider most of them are still very ungodly persons in reality.. the abuse occurs at work, in churches, on the internet.. I have to admit that I was as very much supposed when I met my first abusive pastors, now of many, so next it really was not suppressing to know, encounter abusive elders who maintained this abusive pastor.. Birds of feathers flock together.. it seems clearly.. tell me who you friends are and I can likely tell who you are..
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Matthew 10:36-38 New King James Version (NKJV)  36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’[a] 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.;
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Micah 7:6  New King James Version (NKJV)  6 For son dishonors father, Daughter rises against her mother, Daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; A man’s enemies are the men of his own household.;
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Matthew 10: 6    Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.17    But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;18    And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.19    But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.20    For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.21    And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22    And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.23    But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.24    The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.25    It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?26    Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.27    What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.28    And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.29    Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.30    But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.31    Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.32    Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.33    But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.34    Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.35    For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.36    And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.37    He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.38    And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.39    He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
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Generally the people who have to use titles to promote themselves are false.. they should be firstly now still promoting Jesus Christ and not themselves.. Let us all stop here and remember that anyone not being Baptized and led now by the Holy Spirit is still a real waste of time. And without the real application of love any approach will still fail too. Also voluntary, unenforceable, mutual, reversible accountability and submission is an integral part of the New Testament church structure rather still and of all true churches today as well . Even Apostle Paul does not always pull rank. Acts 15: 4 we see, “they were received of the church and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.”
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Jeremiah 17:5. “Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.”
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(Galatians 1:10). “do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ”
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1Corinthians 11:3. “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ;
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The people who falsely exalt themselves are following Satan’s path
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(2Corinthains 11:13-14-15) Such people are false apostles; dishonest workers who are masquerading as apostles of Christ..
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(2Cor 11:14) And no wonder, since Satan himself; masquerades as an ‘angel’ of light.
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(2Cor 11:15) So it is not surprising; if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their ‘damnation’ will match their deeds!
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The natural man prefers earthy discernment because they still are sinful, also earthy, sensual, demonic and without the Holy Spirit’s spiritual discernment, one cannot know what they can inherited. as Born from above Holy Spirit filled Christians.
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At any point in our Christian life we can decide to turn back, to choose the things of the world rather than the things of God and heaven. 50 percent of all of the once loudly professing Christians I know eventually do fall away from the Lord, deliberately chose not to follow after him anymore, mainly cause they have a desire to get rich or to experience more of the pleasure of this world..
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(Luke 17:32 KJV) Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
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(1 John 2:15 KJV) Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
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It is better to trust Jesus  Christ alone over any other person still too.
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THE SECOND COMMON DECEPTION  WAS THAT THE   STUDY OF THE SUPPOSED END TIME PROPHECIES WAS VALUABLE.. IT IS NOT.. MOST OF WHAT IS BEING PRESENTED OUT THERE IS JUNK, UNBIBLICAL, RATHER IS FALSE PORTION OF SELF..
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2 Timothy 2: 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
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Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: (Isa 29:13 KJV)
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The year 2000 was a favorite year among the much too many false doomsday prophets and  THEY WERE ALL WRONG TOO..Most supposedly Christian prophecy sites these days are still grasping at straws in their air while some clearly Prophecies now are coming to pass.. It is an untenable fact of life that the masses of people, even most professing Christians are still very much Bible ignorant persons who mainly and falsely rely on others for their Christian knowledge and doctrines . And it also an undeniable fact of life that even most preachers do have hidden or not so hidden agendas, Fame, Prestige, Power, Monetary aspects and sex included now, so they are also still mostly false preachers and they deceive the masses of people, professing Christians even. This all very sad while the devil is laughing all the way, as he is happy with the end results..

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Dispensationalists and Christian Zionists are not the only cultish professing Christians groups as there are many others now as well..
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Sep 11, 2001 One of the most tragic and significant days in US history. The World Trade Center was destroyed and the Pentagon attacked by madmen, causing thousands of deaths, billions of dollars in damage and untold suffering. If there’s any day that the doomsayers should have foreseen, it’s this day. However, NOBODY STILL was able to predict this event or pinpoint this day.. WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT ALL THIS SELF PROCLAIMED PROPHETS, PROPHECY EXPOSITORS? NOTHING GOOD.
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It is really still very unbelievable that most posts, writings on the Chronology of End-time Events – Bible Prophecy are trash, crap INCLUDING 1948: THE FALSELY RECOGNIZED SIGN OF THE APPROACHING END OF THIS AGE ! Why?
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The really important and interesting Question. Do we rely on GOD, THE BIBLE for our guidance, Knowledge? or on people, even the secularists? Valid Scholars rightfully do want indisputable proofs, and we do not blame them. The fact is, we all have also been misled on certain important subjects in the Bible, over the years.; until we had made a closer examination…
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It is an UNDENIABLE  fact of life that the masses of people, even most professing Christians are still very much Bible ignorant persons who mainly and falsely rely on others for their Christian knowledge and doctrines . And it also an undeniable fact of life that even most preachers do have hidden or not so hidden agendas, Fame, Prestige, Power, Monetary aspects and sex included now, so they are also still mostly false preachers and they deceive the masses of people, professing Christians even. This all very sad while the devil is laughing all the way, as he is happy with the end results.. The New Testament elaborates these undeniable negative truths existing even today in the last days
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In real life yes there are much too many false prophets, self serving liars, spin doctors that we all do need to look out for, and not just the bad car salesmen or the bad car mechanics.; YES you do know that in the daily real life now there are a major amount of significant portion of people in the population that that are unacceptable major liars, OR EVEN PERSONS WHO HAVE A HIDDEN AGENDA, sometimes not that well hidden, and that often now even includes ; HUSBANDS, HOUSEWIVES, too many politicians , business persons, professionals even such as pastors nurses, doctors, cops, civil servants, too many of those who do make a claim they are here to serve you when in fact the are basically still self serving, looking mainly after number one and that is themselves.
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Now the Bible accurately foretells specific events-in detail-many years, sometimes centuries, before they occur GENERALLY ABOUT JESUS CHRIST, THE MESSIAH . Supposedly 2500 prophecies appear in the pages of the Bible, about 2000 of which already have been supposedly fulfilled to the letter—no errors. But he validity of some of the fulfilled Biblical prophecy is even questionable as it often is still solely a matter of personal opinions, interpretation . And as to those that re presently being fulfilled,. even most prophetic preachers cannot seem to agree on this, if it is true or not. But how real Important is all this supposed Hype about last days, end times prophecies being now even fulfilled before our own eyes when most of the same professing Christian, money hungry people even clearly now are not even Holy Spirit filled? Rather clearly they seem to deny, hate the Holy Spirit and his manifestations now too.. and what these fools think they are going to Heaven and not Hell.. dream on..
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The New Testament Bible does not contain any prophecy concerning Israel today, except that she will continue to “fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentil…es be fulfilled” (Luke 21:24).
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No Christians should be focusing upon the Middle East today; but rather, upon preaching the Full Gospel to the world (Matthew 28:19,20). We are also now to love all people, of all nations, of all races.
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“…For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel… That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God” (Romans 9:6,8).
“For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.” —Romans 2:28,29
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“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” —Galatians 3:28
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The New Testament teaches that Christians are to focus on the heavenly Jerusalem, not the earthly one (John 4:21, Galatians 4:24-28, Hebrews 12:18-24). We are told in Hebrews 11:13-16 that even Abraham has no further interest in a restored Jewish state on earth, because he is in a much better place in Heaven
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ESCAPISM, THE STUDY OF NEWS EVENTS RELATED SUPPOSEDLY  TO END TIME PROPHECIES IS MOSTLY USELESS STILL AND IS A FALSE ATTEMPT GENERALLY TO GLORIFY THE DEVIL, ANTICHRIST. SELF  AND TO TAKE YOUR EYES OFF OF JESUS, TO DISTRACT YOU FROM SERVING HIM  TODAY.End time prophecies, conclusions based on selective interpretations of Biblical language have plagued humanity since early Christianity. 
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When Jesus  said it was finished . This is the end, all new, all the prophets and kings are done with and what we have now, all fell short of any glory. When Jesus said it is finished it  is finished. how can you now  get more out of finished, but just false doctrines AND  more evil distortions, the sin of man, etc..
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1 Corinthians 2: 1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
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This scripture, The Bible, the Words of God, says of all persons who are Born again in the Lord Jesus Jesus Christ:
1) We have received the initial gift of God’s Holy Spirit 2) The Spirit was given to teach us to “compare spiritual things with spiritual” 3) This is called “spiritual discernment” 4) Natural minded people cannot accept “spiritual discernment” because it is foolishness to him 5) By spiritual discernment we can “know the things which are freely given to us” by God;
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And all this still applies only if we are spirit led, and listen to the teaching of the Holy Spirit and not rather the lies of the devil and mere men and women.as .the flesh profits nothing,
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1 Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
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(Heb 12:1 KJV) Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.).

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Ephesians 1:19 “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,”
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My third false deception was assuming that God basically was not involved in the things of this world, that there was no’s such things as God personally speaking to us where we can hear his voice, have a direct conversation what him, and there were  mo. miracles of healing, no baptism of the Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit . no holy spirit  gifts . Boy was I really   wrong here too.  Sadly   many Christians too are so busy working and also so  worrying about how to change the others, but are they themselves firstly now even walking in the right path? 95 percent of Christians do not read the Bible or pray  more than 5 minutes a day shows the basic Christian problem here too.
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Let’s see some biblical examples of how easy it is to miss God. -Jacob went to sleep unaware that he was literally lying over the very gateway of heaven (Genesis 28:11-17). -Young Samuel could not distinguish the Lord’s voice from that of the man he served every day (1 Samuel 3:4-5). -Multiplied thousands of people rubbed shoulders with the Son of God. They heard teaching like no one had ever given. They saw miracles that took their breath away. And almost none of them had a clue as to who he was. -For miles, the resurrected Jesus walked and talked with two of his disciples, and they never realized who was speaking to them. ‘ . . . they were kept from recognizing him.’ The moment they discovered who it was, he vanished (Luke 24:13-31).
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But we all still do have to listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, to hear.  Personal Humbleness is one of the basic prerequisite to allow God to personally speak to us. I know that many persons now tend to limit, cripple how God can speak to them, as only being through the Mind, through the Bible, only through others, or through circumstances.. well I also know that the devil can speak to you and me that way now too.. or he devil can send you a supposedly wise person telling you what you should do , what to do. and often rather making it a lot worse.
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But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31   
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In today’s take charge , self control freaks society one waiting for God to tell us what next  to do is still not very popular. Get used to waiting for God. Even Prayers are not always answered immediately. This may be a bit uncomfortable statement in age that is after “fast food” and everything “instant”. Someone said that God responds to prayer in three ways: the first is an immediate answer “yes”; the second is a definite “no”; and third often is “wait.” Wait upon God some more too. It also indicates your true spiritual state, the waiting part and your reactions are quite revealing as to who you really are as well. Patience is a virtue and impatience is not, impatience is a sign of spiritual immaturity too.
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Nobody wants to wait. It would be easier to quit on a need than wait.  One of the hardest things for many persons to do is to WAIT on God. To Worship before Him. They almost seem obsessed with not waiting, of being in a hurry to accomplish, to do  something, to be on  go, for people to see, and places to be at! And our society is filled with people that are in a hurry to get some place, like they are on some kind of mission.  And who is driving them.. Satan is and why he is in a hurry to make them do something so that they can sin and reap negative consequences. god forbid that hey stop and think about what and why they are doing what they are doing… they may change their minds and do the right thing with God.They that wait upon the lord shall renew their strength…. (Psa 11:1 KJV)  . In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
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To thee I lift up my eyes, O thou who art enthroned in the heavens!  Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he have mercy upon us. (Psalm 123:1-2)
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The Psalmist is willing to wait on till God shows mercy upon him. It is even more difficult for many persons to wait upon the Lord now in this fast moving world. The demands of modern life seem to need the  quick fix solutions. Quick fix solutions may stay in place for a while or may last long. One thing is certain those who go for these are certainly to miss the power of God. They may a get a double promotion from a human point of view but miss important spiritual lessons that determine the quality of their walk with God.
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But why is it so hard for us to wait upon God? One of the reasons we have a hard time waiting upon God is because we from our human perspective see the situation that we are in as hopeless. And because of that we feel if we don’t do something now, since God isn’t doing anything, we are just going to be in more trouble. David, in Psalm 37:7 had the right perspective. He said “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.”
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The second reason it is hard for us to wait upon God is because we become inpatient. We see an opportunity and if God is not going to act we better before the door closes. And it is hard to wait when God has placed a burden upon our hearts, but if He has not opened the door of opportunity, you will be foolish to try to kick it down yourself. You will only find frustration and failure.
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The third reason why it is hard for us to wait upon God is because we see time ticking by and begin to think it is now too late for God to do anything. The feeling may be “God, you had your chance to do something, but now it is way to late!” 
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See  the example of Lazarus, dead 4 days before Jesus responds to the cry of Lazarus’ sisters to come and help their sick brother. But now it is too late and as Jesus comes by, Martha rebukes Him for not coming sooner. She said “…’Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.'” John 11:21. In other words, because Jesus took so long, and now Lazarus is dead, nothing can be done for him. The decay process had already begun.
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But Jesus, in no real hurry, tells them to remove the stone from the tomb and Martha responds by saying “…Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, ‘Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.'” John 11:39. And Jesus just thanks the Father and says “Lazarus, come forth!” and he does. You see, it is never too late for God. He is not in a hurry. It is according to His timetable and plan. Thus, all we can do is wait upon God.
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Although I had been a Christian for 15 years already..I was 35 years old when someone said I could hear God speak to me and boy I  was mad.. mad  mad.. and I said it was all untrue..   I  recognized next that  the sprit of God was telling me not to get upset and that God would talk to me this evening, next i was to drive to my favorite spot where i loved to see the mountains views this evening a and which i did..  when i got there God told me to shut up and be quiet for 30 minutes first.. next he said for me to praise the lord.. which i did for 30 minutes.. and then i could hear God talking to me specially.. for about an hour.. he God next told me he had my life planned for me. Now from then on I have learned to talk with God, to pray to him, to share with him my needs, and to discuss them, as well as listen to what he says next..
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Now I  had send a birthday present my nephew and I had left a part of it out.. God told me I could send it in another Parcel, so next I had  sent the other parcel next when I was subsequently told that the parcel was lost in delivery. This surprised me cause as why would God tell me to send it.. But a few weeks later I got a phone call telling me the parcel was found. it was still  delivered.. Jesus said my sheep hear my Voice, and the Bible says that you will not go to the left or right unless you hear a confirming voice telling you this is the way walk there in.
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Some people seem amazed that God can, and will now speak to his children, given the proper conditions being met, but me I am often amazed how is it that so many people cannot hear God, as to what un-confessed, un-repented of sins are obstructing their relationship with him now..
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God will speak to us
Believe it I do often hear God, Jesus, holy Spirit talking to me in an audible and in audible voices. It brings me great joy always now too.
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There is also a huge pitfall in Christianity: thinking the Bible is solely the Word of God, and thinking all the commands in the Bible referencing the Word of God, refer to the Bible; when the references really mean going to God directly and listening to the Word of God speaking to you. If you don’t listen to the Voice of God, you will never grow; you will never know from what to repent; you will never receive his changing, purifying grace; you will not find God; and you will not have any reward in the Kingdom of God or Christ.
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You can memorize the entire Bible, quoting chapter and verse, and it will gain you nothing with God. It is easy to read the Bible. It often feels good to read the Bible, as long as you discount all the requirements such as holiness, perfection, and purity while ignoring the disqualifications of anger, lust, immorality, impurity, greed, etc. The Bible wasn’t even printed until 1516, but the early church thrived for 300 plus years without it. Like many in the early church, even if you can’t read, you can be changed and purified to enter the Kingdom of Heaven as a son of God forever – by listening to God’s voice and obeying it. For he calls us all to repentance, Christhood, and the Kingdom of Heaven.
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Hear this! Understand, the Bible is not the sole Word of God, for the many scriptures that refer to the Word of God are not referring to the Bible, but rather to the voice of God or the Lord – his words from him, the living spirit Word – otherwise you are looking to the wrong source of growth – a book, instead of God’s spirit, who desires to speak and teach you outside of the Bible. The Holy Spirit will teach you all things. John 14:26. He desires to teach you individual, personal things about yourself, and how he wants you to live, how he wants you to improve, what he wants you to deny – as well as encourage you, tell you of his love for you, and open up the scriptures to you, including the mysteries. If you limit yourself to reading the Bible, you will only get crumbs beneath the table.
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Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Mat 4:4
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Many persons have a godly desire to serve the lord to become Apostles, Prophets pastors-teachers, evangelism, elders. The best way they can prepare themselves for this is firstly giving themselves all unto God and learning to hear God speaking to them.. Surprising ring how many professing Christian people do not still hear God personally speaking to them. Tragic that most so called Christians don’t hear the voice of God and are not really led by him at all. As they definitely don’t wait upon the Lord including Pentecostals.
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(1 Sam 3:10 KJV) And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant hearth.
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In our fast food, take control society Nobody wants to wait. It would be easier to quit on a need than wait.
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But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31  The Lord is saying to us that if we wait upon Him, we will not be tired, we will not be frustrated, and all of His tasks will be accomplished in the perfect amount of time;
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How can I be more spiritual? How can I tap into the hidden wisdom of God that will bring forth my breakthrough? The key is hearing God’s voice behind His written Word. To identify God’s voice, we must actively communicate with Him. If we want to hear from Him, we must fellowship with Him through regular praise and worship, even by meditation on His Word and our consistent prayers. 
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Some people seem amazed that God can, and will now speak to his children, given the proper conditions being met, but me I am often amazed how is it that so many people cannot hear God, as to what un-confessed, un-repented of sins are obstructing their relationship with him now. The other   denominations do wrongfully limit to God speaking to us only in his Words the Bible or through only the preacher.
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As Believers who have been Baptized with the Holy Spirit, we can also speak to God by praying or speaking in tongues. Through praying in the Spirit, we speak the very mysteries that could unlock the answers to the situations we face in life! By speaking in tongues and praying for the interpretation it we get divine revelation Knowledge imparted by God directly to each one of us. There is something miraculous powerful that happens when we spend time communicating with God, praying in tongues. It is often during these quiet times that we do even hear the voice of God speaking truth and wisdom directly from Heaven.;
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I also learned that I personally can Hear the Voice of God in more ways than one.. Jesus now in reality is not a thought or an ideology, He is a Person. People have relationships, and relationships presupposes mutual communication. The Holy Spirit can and will speak to us directly if we let him to speak to us or let others next to speak to us, to guide us but he does want us to mature, to seek Him, to seek His face for our guidance. We still cannot make our on views, experience now still as God’s rule for everyone else. But many people do. Some people wrongfully do claim that God today can only speak to each one of us personally, to all of us through his written Word the Bible, cause that is all they have experienced maybe? but in fact I am very sure that these very same people God often cannot still even personally reach them firstly even by his Word… you know that is why so many people read the Bible and have different interpretations, doctrines, denominations even cause it is really not God who is talking to them through it… mere man is or self or the devil.. And yet many Bible scholars, pastors who know the Bible are blind to God’s truths and yet they know the Word on the outside.. their real inadequacy is that they really still do not, did not know God on a deep personal level, they have not communicated with Him and thus they are still in the wilderness themselves still. It is one thing to know the Word, but it is another thing to know the Author himself. How well do you know the author, not just his writings?
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Some people sadly are using still their corrupted, unregenerated, human spirit to try to understand God and his truths and they will fail at it still too. (Psa 66:18 KJV) If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: That iniquity can still be operating in the the kingdom of self.. If any will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Luke 9:23 
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“There was a day when I died;
died to self, my opinions, preferences, tastes and will;
died to the world, its approval or censure;
died to the approval or blame even of my brethren or friends;
and since then I have studied only
to show myself approved unto God.”
(George Mueller)
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He is the Rewarder of those Who Diligently Seek Him! Heb.11:6
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Clearly one of the unique, great, valid emphasis of the Pentecostals from the other denominations is also their emphasis on personally hearing God speak. even personally and collectively speaking to us, verbally individually or in a collective setting by prophecy.
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Now the word of God is generally revealed to us in two different ways.
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There is written direct Scripture (the Greek word logos), which shows us all God’s general will.
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There are next also times when the Holy Spirit quickens a particular Scripture or otherwise gives us a direct word (the Greek word rhema) concerning God’s specific will in a particular situation. We have to be open to both ways too.
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(John 10:27 KJV) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
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The manner of God speaking to us through Scripture has much not to do with what we are we mainly desire to know, or what personally are dealing with at the time but what he wants to reveals to us.
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We are always slaves, servants of God who listen to his will, his instructions above all. But don’t personally read into the Bible as to what is being said rather first listen to Him, God, the Holy Spirit explaining next the scriptures to you personally. Allow the Scripture to “leap off the page” at you, as receive his divine revelation, and His Bible passages take on a meaning that you hadn’t noticed maybe even a moment earlier. There can be a passage of time between the initial reading of logos before it becomes rhema . One might as well read the same Scripture over and over again, and then next one day it “speaks”. This act of divine speaking, revelation of God through his Word is called “rhema” in the original Greek language of the New Testament.
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The WHOLE Church is to also encourage the personal development of gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially prophecy. I was surprised to read it is not just only today that some people object to anyone prophesying… it is still the devil who is behind this objection.. he does not want anyone to know, experience the power of God
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(1 Cor 14:39 KJV) Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
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(1 Cor 14:13 KJV) Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. (And no exceptions now too)
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(Num 11:24 KJV) And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle. 25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease. 26 But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp. 27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. 28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. 29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD’S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!
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(1 Cor 14:26 KJV) How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. 27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. 29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. 30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. 31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. 32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
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(1 Cor 14:39 KJV) Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
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The people who also tell us to use only the Bible they often still lie further to us.. they ask us also to use men’s commentaries, instead of the Holy spirit to next interpret the Bible.
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(Eph 4:18 KJV) Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
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I can remember one time I was really depressed standing in the hall by a door and I openly had said to God that if Heaven is like hell on earth then I do not want to go to heaven.. God immediately, immediately spoke to me and said Heaven is nothing at all like hell or earth for nothing evil, bad will ever enter into Heaven.. Men have often disappointed me here on earth, but God does not let us down, we are blessed in full when we have a relationship with him. (John 14:21 KJV) He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
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I have seen a lot in the last 50 years, MANY REAL miracles too, but I have noticed often now too that absolutely nothing, absolutely nothing brings me as much joy AS when Jesus talks to ME, in fact HIS TALKING TO ME it often next becomes an overflowing stream of joy and peace.
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The false demotion of the Holy Spirit is sadly a reality amongst too many Christians is still demonically inspired as well ..
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True Christians believe that God reveals himself through more than the inspired words and thoughts and books. Words and thoughts and books, even when they are divinely inspired, are inadequate to reveal God’s person. What distinguishes us as Christians is that we believe that God revealed Himself uniquely in Jesus Christ.
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The Bible still is not superior to Jesus and the Bible is not equal to Jesus as divine revelation.
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Jesus is God’s perfect revelation. The Bible is the record of God’s revelation. To the experience, true Christian believer It is undeniably clearly that the Holy Sprit is the persons, individual that will lead and guide us into all truth, even explaining the Bible to us now as well.. 
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The People with an empty, imposturous Christian spiritual life now next turn even to idolatry to wrongfully try to compensate for their definite void, guilt feelings, their failure to reach, acquire a deeper Holy Spirit led, filled, spiritual life in Christ…. They instead now falsely promote, do encourage the worship of men, creeds, history, doctrines, things, places, books, videos, rather than solely worshipping God, Jesus alone, himself.
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For example: “The Mainstream Baptists have repeatedly warned that Southern Baptists were being led into Bible idolatry… the Living Word of God is being subordinated to the written word. The Bible has become an idol and the uniqueness of Christian revelation has been undermined.Sadly even other denominations, groups are really falsely also now doing the same wrong things.. for there is great danger that most of these persons will subordinate the Living Word of God to the fallible interpretations of men, the false worship of mere men, objects too…
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(Jer 2:11 KJV) Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.
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(Jer 2:13 KJV) For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
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(Jer 2:32 KJV) Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
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(Rev 2:5 KJV) Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
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(Rev 3:20 KJV) Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
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We all are told to come to Jesus directly..
 “Abide in me and I in you… I am the vine, ye are the branches…for without Me ye can do nothing” (John 15:4-5).
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If a branch is cut from a vine, it withers and dies. If you and I are cut off from our daily source of nourishment – prayer and hearing   God’s Word – we die spiritually.
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(Mat 4:4 KJV)  It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Jesus said that as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself except it abide in the vine, neither can we. If we do not receive a full supply of nourishment from Jesus, our life will not show the Christian fruits of “love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance” (Gal 5:22-23).
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No one really  taught me how to wait before God by quietly  reading his word, praising God,  quietly listening for his words, his spirit, for I had learned this with Jesus alone. It always brought me peace, faith, tranquility as well when I did it. It is always a good thing to do as well daily. Sadly it has been my own past personal experiences dealing with many persons that they do not know how to hear and do God’s will,  as they also do not wait daily, hourly upon God even for their instructions, guidance,  for they rather do that which appears right in their own eyes, or even worse, they do what they want to do, even though Jesus clearly said that without me you can do nothing. These people falsely actually next still do tend to even think still God will bless all what they do too. Instead the face major un resolvable  personal hardships in their own lives and that of their family.
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(Mat 6:33 KJV)  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
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Wait upon the lord, let his Holy Spirit move, learn to listen to his voice, for where the Holy Spirit of the Lord is there is peace, sweet peace.. in his timing he will tell you where to go, what to do.. ” I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go, I will counsel you with my eyes.” Psalms 32:8
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Psalm 34:8 – “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!”
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(Heb 11:6 KJV)  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
/God is with us and he can personally speak to us all of the time. This statement can cause a wide range of reactions: even from those who claim they now have a relationship with God, some honestly scoffing and ridicule all those who claim to hear God speak . all those persons who have a continual relationship with God, and they do rightfully say “why haven’t I yet found it?”. There are valid reasons, they need to look into themselves. Some honest people who want such a relationship but haven’t found it yet, are encouraged by stories of those who have developed a relationship with God but also can hear God speak . Many of them wonder how you start to develop and nurture such a relationship with God , not mere men. First, you must trust and believe the fact that God exists and he now is with us all. and all of the time. And God has not abandoned you yet but your unrepentant, unforgiving sins stands in the way, blocks your relationship with God. You need to slow down and obey God not just open your eyes, ears, and mind in to know see, hear, and understand them. You can start by accepting Jesus Christ as your lord and personal Savior by asking him into your life, by confessing and renouncing all of your sins, as well as quietly meditating on God’s words, and Praising him, and also by tuning out the noise of self, others, and the devil, the world around you. Once the background noise level gets turned down you will get to know God better . While in this state will may notice that his voice come to you and you know it is not to be your own. These words will start to give you insight into your life, God’s will and plan for you and he can even begin to shed light on issues that have been concerning you. These words are the beginnings of God talking with you. Learn to wait upon God, to relax, be quiet, and reflect on Him.
 
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There are many different voices available to us today to listen to still, even the voice of the enemy, the devil and his followers.. or own voices and finally God’s voice. Learning how to listen to and listen daily, continually to God’s voice is not optional too. Now God still speak to us through his word, the Bible, but God also still speak to us by His Holy Spirit as well. When you talk about what the scripture DO say you honestly should mean how you interpret what the scripture says.. cause too many of us read different things out of the same scriptures as we all do know firstly..
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(Isa 30:21 KJV) And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
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(Jer 6:16 KJV) Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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But they said, We will not walk therein
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 God’s voice and spiritual gifts are not the only thing the devil blinds many people too;; Follow after God alone and not mere man… God still speaks too …
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Many have longed for the power of God to be manifested in their lives, but from what I have seen in the body of Christ today, many of these same people are not willing to press through the veil and receive this gift or the power from the Lord.
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About thenonconformer
I am a Canadian, retired and I do have an Engineering degree, from Concordia University , Montreal 1968, plus I had also now worked as a Re/Max Realtor in Calgary too.

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