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How does one learn to recognize the voice of God in the midst of all the other voices and messages that vie for our attention and obedience?

We read in Scripture that we are to be lead by the Spirit of God. This leading is one of the ways we know that we are the children of God. "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God" (Rom. 8:14).

But, how do we know if we are being led by the Spirit of God, the spirit of this world or our own soulish nature?

Can a born-again believer, a blood-bought child of God be following a misleading voice even though he believes that he is hearing God? Is it really possible for the redeemed to be deceived along these lines?

Unfortunately, it is not only possible, it is quite probable. I have come to realize that most Christians have not been taught in the early stages of their Christian walk to discern between the many voices that attempt to direct their lives and the one Voice of God.

Does this surprise you? I pray that it will not only surprise you, but that it will shock you to the point that light will flood your understanding and deliver you from what could be a confusing, or even disastrous, future.

What Voice...?
As Christians we learn early that there is safety in the Scripture. Most of us, quickly realize that we will never know God's way without God's Word and that we will never really know Him outside of His Word.

This is basic for a healthy Christian walk of victory. The need to memorize and verbalize the Living Word is understood and widely practiced. The Bible is the Voice of God expressed in written form.

Each of us attempts to apply the written Word of God to those other voices that clamor for attention: streams of thought breaking into our consciousness, the sense of peace in the midst of turmoil, those good feelings about things, impressions that we call the leading of the Lord.

This is extremely important, as we are quick to learn. Demonic spirits attempt to insert fiery darts, doctrines of demons, corrupted directives into our thinking. The only safety is a right understanding and intimate familiarity with the written Word of God.

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Author Biography

George Stover, Jr.
Web site: Wellspring Ministries
Drs. George and Sharon pastor Wellspring Church of All Nations in Las Vegas, NV and oversee many ministers, churches and missionaries via the Wellspring Ministerial Network.

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