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How can you hear from God?

Quick Answer: How can you hear from God? While some claim to hear audibly from God, the New Testament never says we’ll hear from Him in this way. Instead, it encourages us that we are in union with Christ and can walk by faith in Him (1 Corinthians 6:17; Galatians 2:20). God’s Spirit communicates with us through the new, obedient heart and new spirit He has given us (2 Peter 1:3-4; Hebrews 8:8-12; John 4:24).

Diving Deeper: In the Old Testament, God speaks audibly at times and with visible signs. However, under the New Covenant, we are in union with Christ (1 Corinthians 6:17). So, we actually experience God inspiring us through our new spiritual desires (2 Peter 1:3-4; Hebrews 8:8-12; John 4:24).

We do not have to look for God’s will to be revealed by some external means. Instead, we can be assured that God is working in us (through our new desires) to fulfill His purposes. We can also know God’s agenda is to reveal our new identity in Him and His great love for us (Romans 8:16; John 16:13-14, Ephesians 3:19).

We don’t need to guess what God is saying. We can look to Scripture and to the new, righteous desires He has implanted within us in order to hear from Him by faith.

Let’s Make It a Conversation!
1. How did God speak in the Old Testament? How is it different today?
2. How can “hearing from God” be abused today?
3. React to this statement: God speaks through the desires of your new heart.


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