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Hearing Jesus’ Voice

Hearing Jesus’ Voice

We have postured and romanticized that concept to the point of spiritual paralysis. We think Jesus’ voice is always sweet and gentle. That is basically a true statement, until you put the “always” in the sentence. Yes, He’s the same yesterday, today and forever, but our problem is that we tend to think He’s “always” the “same” as our idea of Him. His definition of “good” is not “always” the “same” as ours. Our definition is corrupted by our attachment to emotional triggers. His goodness is sweet to those choosing against all odds to follow Him and believe in His definitions rather than their own or, God forbid, the world’s. His goodness is anything but sweet towards the thing that causes you and I to agree with any perception of Him that is contrary to His revelation of Himself or especially Satanically manipulated.

His voice, in that case, will not be sweet and gentle. We initially will feel, because of our vulnerability to the delusion in the world, that it is the devil! It will feel foreign, attacking and insulting. Note this carefully – WE are the ones with the sovereign choice to trust and follow our instinct – or – His Spirit. Now. Which one of those desperately needs to be re-trained?

In training, especially in sports or the military [see what Paul says about that], in order to change physical and mental programing to win the competition or the war, it takes confrontation, insulting calls to build courage, when the instinct is to whine and quit. Contrast the reward for that struggle in sports, even the reward in death in exchange for another’s freedom, with death to self-diafication, personal sovereignty and the isolation and ignorance of individuality, which blocks all wisdom and insight into God’s reality, to become a personality, integrated in, one with, the source of Life itself, to follow the only One who knows the Way, to have His peace rule in all encounters with the squatters in your heart’s dark corners, victorious because the One you’re with holds the Blood-Deed to the whole of Creation, which includes that particular darkness-infested corner.

When confronted by hardship, insult, discouragement, even death, feelings are NOT our identity. Our identity is Yesus Christo! Yeshua HaMashiach! Isa! Yesu! who did not think it robbery to lower Himself to be bruised for our iniquities, tortured for our healing and carry the stake to His own execution. That cross is our transformation, our transition into the Life we were designed for. Let the Holy Spirit make it real in you by renewing your mind. No whining! It’s a choice only you have authority to make.