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God can speak to us in many different forms of ways –

1. Still Small Voice: This is a very common one yet useful, where you can have conversations with God. We could say God speaking to you in your thoughts. When we listen to God’s voice it is also important to quieten our thoughts, clean our hearts, throw off our made-up minds and preconceived ideas and listen to His voice.

2. Impressions: This is also a common way God often speak to most people. Sometimes God may bring impression in your heart to do something, it could be anything, either to give words of encouragement, to show kindness, prophetic acts, or other things.

3. Wisdom and Revelations: God may give us wisdom and revelations in how we should be doing things, how we should plan, how we should be making decisions. This is one way God can speak to us.

4. Dreams: We find many places in the Bible where God speak to people, for example – when Jesus was born, Joseph the father of Jesus was given directions in dreams. God can speak to us many different things in dreams.

5. Prophetic Acts: This is an inspired act, God can speak to us through inspired acts, especially when we need to see them by visualizing, and can be powerful.

6. Scriptures: God can speak to us through scripture, the Holy Spirit can highlight a scripture to encourage us, build our faith, direct us or teach us. But scriptures are not to be taken as a raw, because the Devil too can use them, even the religious spirit can use them. It must be inspired by the Holy Spirit.

7. Tongues: God can speak to us through tongues and it’s interpretation. The interpretations can come to our thoughts as we speak in tongues.

8. Angels: We find countless in the Bible where God speak to people through Angels, in dreams, felt in our spirit, or with our physical eyes. We can also ask God what are the names of the angels that we saw or encounter.

9. Circumstances: It is also important to know that not every circumstances comes from God, not everything happens in God’s will, some circumstances could also be of the Devil.

10. Creations: God can speak to us through creations, if you look at the skies and the creations, they are revealing the Glory of God, God can speak to us anything through creations.

– David Chawngthu

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First of all, if you are God’s sheep, you need to hear from God, if you have not practiced hearing from God, you need to learn hearing from God. Because Jesus said in (John 10:27)

“My sheep hear’s my voice, I know them, and they follow me”

The first time you respond to the voice of the Lord is when you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord, when you receive the love of Christ in your heart, when you were first born again, and that’s by faith you believe.

It is important that we learn to hear God’s voice and we learn to obey them. Many times hearing God’s voice will provide the abilities we will not be able to do by our own.

It was in 2006, around the month of August, we were in Hyderabad, India, far away place from home. My wife and I only got around 6000 Indian rupees, a little bit more than 6000 rupees. I was having my quiet time, time with the Lord alone, it was a morning time, the Lord spoke to me to give 6000 rupees to one of our friend from South India, and that money was all we’ve got. I told my wife, and then we decided to give the money to our friend, we knock at his room door, and gave him that same day. HE WAS AMAZED TO SEE THE MONEY COMING AT HIS HAND, because he was in a real need for finances, that whole night he was praying and asking God for finances, at the same time God spoke to me in that same morning to give him all that we’ve got 6000 Indian rupees.

A few days later, my wife and I didn’t even have any single rupees, not even 1 rupees. But it is a joy to have those type of testimonies where you seems to have a prove that God spoke to you clearly, and that itself is a blessing.

– David Chawngthu

It is possible for us to hear God easily and have friendship and conversations with God.

It was 1st November 2017, almost 3pm, I was waiting on the Lord to hear from Him, I heard Him easily other days and just start writing them down as I opened my hearing God’s voice journal book. But that moment I want to hear something more, as I remember someone’s preaching that he would go to the secret place and nearby trees and would wait even till midnight to hear from God, which I heard him from internet, and must be YouTube. Actually, I believe he is much better than me in hearing God, because I have seen him must be on YouTube that he heard words of knowledge easily in public and people would be healed, and more. He probably heard easily from God, though he was known as an Apostle and probably not a Prophet, he don’t seemed to be a Prophet as long as I have heard Him. Anyway, he must probably heard very well.

And however, it is also important to know that prophesying, and getting words of knowledge are also different from hearing God’s voice, and even though wisdom greatly carried favour as we find in proverb, and is also the result of relationship with God, it is still different from hearing God’s voice, friendship with God, and conversations with God. Even though all these could be part of hearing God’s voice, it is also possible to have a great and deep word of knowledge in public but have a not so good personal hearing God’s voice, friendship with God and conversations with God.

Whatsoever, as I have heard him preaching in one of his video, he would spend till the middle of the night to hear from God, and that’s true and I believe I have experienced those kind of things in my journey with God several times to hear from God.

And on this day 1st Nov 2017, as I wait on the Lord in the afternoon to hear from God, I remember my experiences as well as his preaching that he would even spend till midnight to hear from God, so unlike other days I tried to wait on God for a long time and hear something unusual as I have experienced and heard him preach, I must have shut up even what God spoke to me in that moment in order to hear from God more clearly and to just make more sure it’s God who spoke to me in all other days.

And it’s the Devil’s job to make us doubt that it’s not God who spoke to us when God speak to us, he is a liar, and that’s his job.

But then as I tried to wait on God for a longer moment and hear His voice more clearly I felt the Lord spoke to me clearly, “You do not need to wait that long to hear from me, you just can open up your book and start writing”, so as I heard I did it and easily start to wrote all the things God spoke to me at that moment.

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And here’s the point, it is possible that we do not need to wait on God for a long time for God to speak to us, we can just start hearing or start writing them down as He speak to us in our heart and our thoughts, though it is important to recheck them with an open heart. But it is also important to know that it is possible that we can easily hear from God.

– David Chawngthu

– Knowing our Identities in Christ will help us hear God’s voice better, and continually hearing God’s voice will build our Identities in Christ.

Knowing who we are in Christ will help us approach God more closely, with confident, and faith to hear His voice. “You are a precious and valuable child of God”.

– Having a clean heart will help you hear God’s voice better, and will protect us from hearing the voices of demons, it is important that we make sure our heart is clean before God when we listen to Him. God must have probably desire to have a closer relationship with people of pure heart that are after Him, because Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God”. The ability to hear God and have conversations with Him itself is a blessings (Matt 5:8).

– David Chawngthu

God’s voice is peaceful at heart, gentle and not harsh, loving and not condemning, encouraging and not discouraging, faith building and not worrisome, valuing people and not despising people. We know who He is by continually having friendship with Him.

Here are 10 voices of demons you might like to know –

1. Gossip
2. Words of condemnations
3. Manipulative words
4. Words of threatening
5. Abusive words
6. Harsh
7. Lies
8. It makes you worry
9. It makes you fearful
10. Words to harm others

Does demons can speak through Christians? Yes, he can also speak through speakers, preachers, and servants of God, and demons can even speak from the pulpit.

– David Chawngthu

The teaching’s here is a very easy way to start hearing from God, even if you have problem sometimes hearing God, this is very good way to start activating to hear Him speak.

It was around 2007 and 2008, I was appointed to preach in one church on Sunday afternoon in the Salvation Army, it was not our church Aizawl Bazar Corp, it was another church, same city in Aizawl, India, and it was a youth service, I taught on “Hearing God’s Voice”, and then let them do the practical after teaching, I let them go to different corners of the church and told them to listen to His still small voice, after sometimes they all came back, and I asked them if they hear from God, non of them heard anything, I know it was not easy at once and must have probably been the first for most of them, it take some practice.

However it was around the same year around 2007 and 2008, I’ve got a chance to preach in a crusade, they might be around 100 to 200 children, so I used this method of Hearing God’s voice, telling them to write down how they felt God speak to them, everyone were writing down, it was all quite, after sometimes I asked them “Do you enjoy?”, many of them were shouting “Yes”, you can feel the presence of God, and I believe many of them heard God’s voice at that time from the first practical.

Having been in several Discipleship Training Schools, and has trained numbers of youths, I also came to find that it takes time and it take practice to hear God’s still small voice. However, here’s the very simple and easy way you can do every time you got a problem Hearing Him, or you can start with, it helped me many times to be more sensitive to Him. Jesus taught us to receive the Kingdom of Heaven like a little child, therefore here’s a very simple and easy way even children enjoyed in their first practical time.

Here’s the simple way to start Hearing God:

1. Change the proclamation words into Hearing God’s voice and start Hearing from God:

Example: –
Proclamation words – “I am God’s son, He loves me so much, God knew me before I was even born….”
Hearing God’s Voice – “You are my son, I love you so much, I knew you before you were even born….”

This is one of the most simple way to start learning How to Hear God’s Voice for yourself. Do not despise them. Remember that sometimes God might just let you soak in His Love again and again as you hear His Voice.

2. You can start writing “A letter from God”, a letter from God to yourself:

As you continue to write, you will get more and more inspired, God will speak to you.

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3. Continue to Hear Him regularly:

You can take time to practice them, write them down. As you do this regularly, you will become more and more fluent.

– David Chawngthu

Heb 1:14 says, “Are they (angels) not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?”

God communicate to His people in many different ways including Angels. Angels are one of the ways God speak to His people, we find countless of angelic manifestations in the Bible, we find in the Bible that many times God sent His angels to minister to people in a really important matters.

When Jezebel tried to kill Elijah and Elijah ran for his life, an angel of the Lord appeared to him (1 Kings 19:5-8).
The birth of Jesus Christ was foretold by an angel of the Lord to Mary (Luke 1:29-38).
An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream while he tried to leave Mary the mother of Jesus (Matthew 1:20-21).
When Herod tried to kill the baby King, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream (Matt 2:13)
An angel of the Lord told Joseph in a dream that those who tried to take the child’s life are dead (Matt 2:19-20)

So, angels are one of the ways God speak to His people, and many times they come in really important matters. It is also important to know that when there are angelic manifestations, or when God speak to us through angels, it is more clear than many other ways of hearing God’s voice, it is easy to remember for a long time, and seems more real in our thoughts and hearts.

We know that God can speak to us in many different ways, for example, when God speak to us through impressions, sometimes we do not recognize that God is speaking to us, because it comes in the form of our heart desires, that means God speaking to our heart, putting His heart in our heart, sometimes we don’t know that God is speaking to us even though every voice of the Lord is valuable. Again Still small voice is more clear than impressions where we can communicate with God, but when God sent His angels, it is very clear, it can be remembered for a long time, it can even break our made up stubborn minds in an instant where our friends, family, and others wouldn’t win over us, an angelic manifestations and God speaking to us through angels can win over us, it is a very high level of God speaking to us very clearly, therefore many times God will often use angels to communicate His words in many important matters.

On the other hand it is also important to know that even though God may use angels many times to communicate important matters to His people, God can also use any form of ways to communicate a very important matters, for example God can also use Impressions, songs, friends, and anything else to communicate one of the most important matters of your life, there is no limit where we can put them in a box in the way He communicate to us, when it’s God’s voice they all are important.

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Another 2 ways where we can say that angels are greatly involved in our life is when we are in Worship, deeply worshipping God, and in the presence of the Father heart of God to minister to God’s people, to bring healing to people.

If God spoke to Mary the mother of Jesus that she is going to conceive a baby through impressions, still small voice, Prophets, or any other form of ways, it would be hard for the virgin Mary to believe that she is going to conceive a baby, it would be hard for anyone to believe that, we can conclude that the virgin lady Mary would thought it’s just her voice rather than the voice of the Lord, but she could say, “I am the Lord’s servant, may it happen to me according to your word”, it was because God sent an angel to communicate to her. Even though there are many different ways God can speak to Mary, God chose angels to minister to her, therefore God has a purpose for His angels to communicate to His people. And therefore many times God would use angels to communicate some really important matters to His people.

– David Chawngthu