Monday, November 18, 2019

From the Kitchen Table

Victorious Living Day 40

They answered him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works Abraham did, but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did. You are doing the works your father did.” They said to him, “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father—even God.” Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me. Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.”         John 8:39-47.

“Whoever is of God hears the words of God.”  Our faith is determined by the voice we hear and listen to.  Our spirit operates by faith in what it hears to be true and we think and talk accordingly.  Remember this, the voice of God comes personally and privately.  He speaks to each of us individually.  That’s why following Jesus isn’t about following the masses.  God comes to each of us personally to love us and lead us.  The voice of Satan speaks to the masses, reverberating across the face of the earth like a voice echoing through the canyon.  The voice of the enemy is more political than personal.  It’s more about supporting & sustaining his kingdom than it is our lives.  The voice of the enemy works to command the masses.  The voice of God is personal, calling us to step out from the masses and it is passionate, calling us to live in love.  Learn to hear the voice of God and understand that only those who have God can hear God.

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