This is what I heard the Lord speak last night as the staff and board members of Intercessors for America spent some time in prayer for the nation at our annual gathering. It confirmed what I have been hearing the Lord speak recently. He IS hearing our prayers – and our voices. But, are we hearing His?
In the next few weeks, we are going to be assaulted with propaganda – on all sides. It is the enemy’s way to shut us down, cause confusion, stir dissension, create doubt, etc. The enemy is not after the candidates in this election – he is after us. If he can cause believers to react in fear, unbelief, or offense, he will kill the very strength we have – our unity in the Spirit. Don’t let him do it.
I believe that the ones who will remain standing firm in their faith “to the end” are those who have personally heard the Father’s voice. We cannot depend on information, alone – good or bad. We must hear His voice. Don’t be like Peter who missed Jesus’ plan and was rebuked as being demonized because of unbelief (Matthew 16:22-23). Surrender your ideas for His. He is testing our faith and doing a new thing in this season. Can you HEAR it?
This “hearing” will come to you in ways unexpected. It may not even come when you ask. Rather, it will come in a way that is outside your current paradigm that will testify to the heavenly source. As you lean your heart to His, He will respond in a way that is personalized just for you. He knows what you need to hear – and how. He is pruning our methods of discernment to focus in on His voice in this hour. He is preparing us to be led of His Spirit, and not our human reasoning or understanding. He is preparing us for the supernatural ways of the Spirit that are about to be poured out on the earth. For this, we MUST rightly discern His voice for many other voices will try to drown Him out.
Allow the Holy Spirit to sanctify your hearing. Rid yourself of any blockage of fear or hindrance of unbelief and give Him permission to shatter your current perspective of what is and what isn’t. He is calling us higher into the Spirit. He is refining and purifying our collective hearing to perceive His voice and the sound of heaven. Expect to hear Him and expect to be expanded.
As much as He is revealing Himself through dreams and visions right now, I believe there is a SOUND that is coming that will shake the earth – and it starts with His voice.
“Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; He lifts his voice, the earth melts.” (Psalm 46:6)