Just Google “How to Hear Jesus Voice,” and you’ll be looking at 117,000,000+ results. Whew! If you could read all of those How To’s in just one minute each, it would take you 222.6 years. By then, you’d be hearing or would have heard Jesus voice up close and personal.
But, if Jesus sheep do hear his voice, then why are others in the church so preoccupied with teaching you how to do it? If you follow Jesus, it’s inevitable. Is it not?
Maybe it’s the difference between the words “hear” & “listen.” I’m sure, if you’re like me, you have told someone who has accused you of not listening, “I hear you.” You know, it’s when their voice and words enter your ears but for whatever reason, you choose to dismiss it. The NLT version of Luke 14:35 says. “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!” Problem is that Listen and Hear are from the same root word in the original language. If you look for other passages to distinguish listening and hearing, you’re likely not to find any.
So, if hearing Jesus voice is something we learn to do through others, then fine. We’ll need someone to teach us. If, on the other hand, it’s something we just know when we’re given ears to hear (mark 4:23), then why is the church so concerned with making sure you know how to do it?
What are your thoughts?