Actively hearing God’s voice — His comments inside you

Sometimes a comment will flash out of nowhere into your mind’s sky and the words will flame in your heart. That’s God’s voice!

Sermon hearing trains Christians to be passive. Now some preachers are telling people that grace means it’s okay to be passive and ignore the voice of God.

The Bible says that faith shouldn’t “rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.” Experiencing God’s power is convincing!

The Bible talks about the gifts of the Spirit, but not about the offices of the Spirit. Paul said that the Christians in Rome were “competent to instruct one another.” (It’s the same today if pastors would let them.) The Bible says, “Encourage one another.” One man was never meant to monopolize the ministry in a church meeting.

The Bible contrasts “words taught us by human wisdom” and “words taught by the Spirit.” They are not the same thing.

The Bible says: “No more boasting about human leaders,” and “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

The Bible says that the rulers of this age “are coming to nothing.” Perhaps we need more than politics.

I love unorganized faith 
That freely flows
From people's hearts,
Instead of programs.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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3 Responses to Actively hearing God’s voice — His comments inside you

  1. Tobie says:

    Hi Steve. A couple of years ago you posted a fascinating piece on a man who was (I think) a contemporary of Luther, but who was not swept away with the Reformation and all their extra-Biblical nonsense. I cannot remember whether he was an Anabaptist or part of the Radical Reformation, but I do remember that I was astonished that someone of his calibre never gained much recognition (as we would refer to it). Do you remember the post? I cannot remember where I saved or bookmark it, and would l love to retrieve the info. Thanks!

  2. Tobie says:

    I did a search of Luther on your blog and found it: Andreas Karlstadt. Thanks!

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