HAS GOD EVER SPOKEN TO YOU AUDIBLY?

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HAS GOD SPOKEN TO YOU AUDIBLY?

  • YES, GOD HAS SPOKEN TO ME AUDIBLY IN THE PAST

    Votes: 27 57.4%
  • NO, GOD HAS NEVER SPOKEN TO ME AUDIBLY

    Votes: 20 42.6%

  • Total voters
    47

Locutus

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<------ Bones can't hear, but his skeleton sure rattles....:p
 

Blain

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Only one time, I was walking back to my house and had finished my energy drink I threw the can on the great and a booming thunderous voice commanded me saying pick it up and my body just moved it did as I was commanded. I was honored that he would do this.
But I think linking mental illness to hearing his voice is going to far
 

1ofthem

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perhaps like the sound of many rushing waters




we will all know, one day
Thanks for the reply and yeah it could be like the sound of a many rushing waters or maybe like a rushing mighty wind.

Acts 2:2
2 [FONT=&quot]And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

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But you are right... one thing is for sure one day we will all know.:)
 
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Yes.I don't remember the first time though.The last time was quite awhile ago,like in my late 20s.He has given me dreams and revealed his presence from my past.I've had Jesus reveal himself during my worst times countless times.Most of those times I'd hear scriptures and musical instruments before he showed himself.

I've been in a mental health unit.Not going to explain how it happen because I talked a little about it in my testimony.
I'm not charismatic at all.Not even sure why God would want to use me while I'm like this lol.I'm not the same person I was before.

God said a lot of things.He showed what he wants of me in the future.I was shown what takes place during the Two Witnesses of Revelation.I'm a Remnant.
 

Locutus

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#26
Yeah, but he needed one of dese:

 

stonesoffire

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Yes, the first time He asked me which way would I go.

His Voice is in my middle area.

No mental health problems, no drugs for that either.

Am Pentecostal.

If you talk to Him and know that He hears you, don't be surprised if He answers.
 

Jackson123

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About 25 years ago I hear the Voice that Jesus come soon, not to think about money, I was broke then and think how to make money. I guessed It was the voice of God, I think God come in a year or 2 after , but It has been 25 years and He is not come,
I do not know why, after I ponder, It always happen since 2000 years, God tell to His follower He come soon.
 
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Audible inside your head, or outside your head? If outside, i would say mental illness! Even when God spoke to Paul in Acts 9 on the road to Damascus, his fellow travellers did not hear the voice.

God spoke to me clearly when he saved me. He spoke to me when he called me to a Baptist church, when I had been out of fellowship for 2 years. He spoke to me in the early 1990's when he called me to seminary, giving me information I did not know. He spoke to me in 2005 when he called me to seminary the second time. It was the same voice, but in my head. And not intrusive thoughts.

I was unsaved when he spoke to me the first time. I can still hear it, it was so powerful. It was a voice you couod not deny! I was Pentecostal the second time he spoke to me, to call me to seminary. I was broken and hurting, sitting in a Baptist church when he spoke to me the next time, and what he told me came to pass! I was Baptist when he called me the second time to seminary.

I don't think the denomination has anything to do with it! God can speak to anyone he wants, when he wants!

Oh, and God speaks to me all the time in his Word. He also speaks to me when I pray, if I take the time to listen! But that is the "small, still voice." The kind that spoke to Elijah!

"To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice." John 10:3-4

Not sure how you can NOT hear the voice of the good Shepherd, if you are following him. Although I do know people who have not heard God's voice, who follow Christ by faith. I'm more of a doubting Thomas, it helps to hear his voice, especially when he saved me. I had to see, (well, hear) to believe. No, i have never seen God!

PS I work with the mentally ill. The Christians hear his voice, and they say it is different than audio hallucinations. The non Christians do not hear his voice. That makes sense to me!
Interesting. There have been some times when I have perceived a thought God had for me, but not audibly. Also, it has been common that my pastor would mention something in a sermon that seemed directly targeted at me..more precise than I think was meant generally for the membership.

However, I'm very pessimistic over claims that are audible. I'm not totally convinced that God doesn't communicate in ways other than Scripture, though. I know some Muslims who have had dreams that had a gospel content, or led them to someone to learn the gospel from. And, one of the individuals I know at some level personally and I find him to be credible.

I guess part of my pessimism relates to the claimer rather than the possibility. There are a lot of nuts on this site, and if I've heard them say things that are theologically strange, I pretty much discount them with regards to any claim.

I wouldn't place you in the same group, Angela. You seem to be a sound thinker so your remarks would carry more weight with me than many others. If someone displays an erratic theology, I am likely to discount them out-of-hand.

If my pastor or some other sound thinker related an account like that, I'd be likely to believe them.
 
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#32
Yes, the first time He asked me which way would I go.

His Voice is in my middle area.

No mental health problems, no drugs for that either.

Am Pentecostal.

If you talk to Him and know that He hears you, don't be surprised if He answers.
Yes, and don't be surprised if He answers you in a way you most certainly did not expect! :)
 

7seasrekeyed

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#33
this thread is fine, but really, reaches no conclusions other than those that are both experiential and subjective

as far as mental illness goes, that is dismissive and a slam. no need for that. so easy to dismiss another's experience while claiming your own experience is superior

that is proof of nothing IMO

is there mental illness where people hear voices? you betcha!

but who is to say God never speaks in an audible voice to anyone because YOU and YOURSELF never experienced it

God speaks in many ways and not everyone receives what He has to say

however you believe God is speaking to you though, you should ALWAYS put the written word first and examine what you hear

some people do fall into deception listening to 'other voices' that are not God...of course most not audibly...and the more they listen, the worse the deception until they think they have 'the truth' and everyone who is trying to correct them in conern are wrong and 'of the enemy'

this plays out in real life scenarios quite often...probably more so then many would be comfortable with
 

FlSnookman7

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[h=1]“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” T. Aquinas[/h]
 

Angela53510

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Interesting. There have been some times when I have perceived a thought God had for me, but not audibly. Also, it has been common that my pastor would mention something in a sermon that seemed directly targeted at me..more precise than I think was meant generally for the membership.

However, I'm very pessimistic over claims that are audible. I'm not totally convinced that God doesn't communicate in ways other than Scripture, though. I know some Muslims who have had dreams that had a gospel content, or led them to someone to learn the gospel from. And, one of the individuals I know at some level personally and I find him to be credible.

I guess part of my pessimism relates to the claimer rather than the possibility. There are a lot of nuts on this site, and if I've heard them say things that are theologically strange, I pretty much discount them with regards to any claim.

I wouldn't place you in the same group, Angela. You seem to be a sound thinker so your remarks would carry more weight with me than many others. If someone displays an erratic theology, I am likely to discount them out-of-hand.

If my pastor or some other sound thinker related an account like that, I'd be likely to believe them.
I realized I had forgotten my usual codicil!

"If God speaks to you and says anything contrary to the Bible, you can be 100% assured it is not from God!"

Too many people run amuck with signs dreams and/or visions that directly contradict the Bible. That being said, false voices should never preclude that others HAVE heard the voice of God, when it confirms to Scripture, and if it concerns a path to take, it comes to pass!

I'm in Chronicles right now, and every king consults some kind of seer regarding wars, and God's will. In Ahab's case, most were utterly false in what they heard from God! In fact, they probably hadn't heard from God at all, just making it up to please the king!

But one prophet, Micaiah, son of Imlah, did prophesy gloom and doom. In 2 Chron. 18, he is instructed to "speak favourably" to the king, and he does! But Ahab commands him to speak the truth, he prophecies disaster, and points out lying prophets that the King listens to! Of course, Micaiah does speak God's truth, Ahab is killed by a random shot in battle, and Israel is "scattered" forever 100 years later!

Now, this really leads back to the cessessionist vs continuist debate (sp??) of course. The canon is closed, God has given the church all it needs to function, to grow and to spread the gospel. But, why would we limit God and say he is not able to speak to people? The early church did not have a completed canon, they were led by the Holy Spirit. But, heresy did arise, hence the need for many of the epistles.

As you say, God does speak through the preachers, and through his Word! We can be thankful for that! Sometimes he speaks through other people, confirming what God may have already spoken to us through his Word! But sometimes, in the case of me wandering in the New Age movement, or Muslims, he speaks in dreams, or with an inner voice! God is certainly able to use whatever method he chooses to save the lost! And, in my case, he spoke to me at pivotal moments, when I truly needed that personal touch!

Not that it is necessary to hear from God that way, as we do have the Word, which does speak to us clearly!
 
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He once told a man to go and marry a prostitute.
Is that biblical?
 

7seasrekeyed

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He once told a man to go and marry a prostitute.
Is that biblical?

it isn't biblical, but it is in the Bible

do you see the difference?

world of difference between the OT and NT

problem is that far too many charismatics do a mashup of the two

and again, I am not a cessationist but I do wish many of the so called prophets who call themselves prophets these days, would cease

would you make a doctrine of a believer marrying a prostitute? if you think you would, then please post the scripture from the NT that indicate that would be a directive from the Holy Spirit

maybe you can also supply your understanding of why God told Hosea to do that. it would help to understand the why in this case
 

Dino246

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Even when God spoke to Paul in Acts 9 on the road to Damascus, his fellow travellers did not hear the voice.
We seem to have a case of internal contradiction here... Acts 9:7 says that the others heard the sound (voice), while in Acts 22:9, some translations say that they didn't hear (some say they didn't understand). The NASB has a footnote, "or hear with comprehension". I suspect the truth is buried in the meaning of the Greek word(s) used... whether "hear with understanding" is implied or not.

We have a similar situation in English. Consider the phrases, "I hear you" and "I can hear you". The experienced English speaker knows that the first implies shared understanding while the second only indicates reception of meaningful sound. The individual words don't convey the distinction, so a knowledge of the idioms would be required to translate the phrase properly.
 

Dino246

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it isn't biblical, but it is in the Bible

do you see the difference?

world of difference between the OT and NT

problem is that far too many charismatics do a mashup of the two

and again, I am not a cessationist but I do wish many of the so called prophets who call themselves prophets these days, would cease

would you make a doctrine of a believer marrying a prostitute? if you think you would, then please post the scripture from the NT that indicate that would be a directive from the Holy Spirit

maybe you can also supply your understanding of why God told Hosea to do that. it would help to understand the why in this case
This is a great case illustrating why, as I say often, it is a bad idea to make doctrine from narrative. :)
 

HeavenUp

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Yes about 7 years ago I had an issue at work that I needed to respond to in a strong way. I knew what I needed to do but I was concerned about knowing the right time to take action, so I gave to God and asked him to let me know if and when I should take action. Several months went by and one day a voice as clear and as loud as it needed to be said "Do it now". I did what I needed to do and the outcome was very good. The voice was to me like any normal voice and it was like someone talking very close to you where the voice sounds inside and outside of you at the same time. And no I am not mental or on drugs.