John 10: 4-5 says, “And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers”.
Your security and safety in life will be dependent on how much of God’s voice you can recognise and that you will obey.
The voice of God comes to a man with power. So, God’s voice comes to us and opens new possibilities of life to us.
The safety of every sheep is in the ability of that sheep to recognise the shepherd’s voice. The proof of your sonship is your ability to hear God’s voice.
There are many voices in the world, but it is only one voice that God wants you to master and respond to always: the voice of the Lord.
“The proof of your sonship is in your ability to hear God’s voice.”
Whenever the voice of the Lord comes to a man, his life picks up. So, 1 Sam 3:4 says, “That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.” So, from that point on, the journey of Samuel only went upward and forward.
Isaiah heard the voice of the Lord in Isaiah 6:8 saying, “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me”. The voice of the Lord is what makes all the difference.
I want you to develop more than ever before your ability to hear the voice of the Lord. When you see people struggle in life, it is because they do not hear correctly or hear the wrong voice.
Isaiah 30:21 says, “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” So, God is always in the habit of speaking to His children, but men are also always in the habit of not listening to His voice.
When a man masters hearing the voice of the Lord, he will be at an advantage in life. So, God told me when I started ministry two subjects that I must master so well: HOW TO BE LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT and HOW TO LIVE BY FAITH.
This is my 40th year of obeying God’s call; every time I see men struggle in life and get stranded, they miss the voice of God somewhere.
Your next level is directly linked to your ability to hear the voice of the Lord. Any time we lose the voice of God, we lose the direction and participation of the Lord. But, on the other hand, the voice of the Lord brings new mercies into our lives. It is the voice of the Lord that gives us our daily allocations. It is the voice of the Lord that takes us to new heights and new realms in God. The voice of the Lord guarantees our safety, security, progress and success in life.
Let your desire and outcry be to learn more to listen to the voice of the Lord and obey, which will guarantee your perpetual victory as you go into the days ahead. It is well with you in Jesus’ name.
Till next week, go and win with Jesus.
Rev. Olusola Areogun.