How To Hear The Voice Of God Tip #1 - Sow the Word and You’ll Reap the Word
"God, I'm working in the family's vineyard."
What should I do now?"
The Lord gave me a word concerning the Church and I shared it with my brothers and sisters in Christ a while back. I want to share it with you. As we talk about Sowing and Reaping, I want you to find in your Bible all the passages of scripture that point to this in the Kingdom of God. When you’re done that, read on to find out what the Lord shared with me in Jesus’ Name.
The Lord shared with me:
“My people have forgotten the art of sowing and reaping and so I’ve got to restore this to them.
Too many give up after 1 day of sowing 1 seed. And yet they are calling me to put them before kings and nations. I will do so, and I will get the glory. That’s why it’s taken so long.
It’s because they want to sow the seed 1 time and expect to feed a nation or nations of people. I will give them whatever they ask Me in My Name, and I will equip them to walk in it. But a single light that appears dim can’t bring much glory to me in a room of nations so I’m going to have you sow the same seed many times and in many areas.
When you’re tired and worn I’ll give you a seed, My word, that will comfort and strengthen you in this row or season of sowing and it will provide you with a more brilliant light for the time that I’ve shown you.
You’ve asked me for much. And it has been given!
But remember, for whom much is given, much is required.
What I have shown you in dreams and visions shall come to pass. And you will shine more brilliantly because of the word that abides in you, and you in that word.
Sow on my child, sow on in the things that I have called you to do. Some may be big and yet others small. As you abide in Me as my words abide in you, then you will have before you what you’ve asked for.”
The Lord shared with me that there has been a lot of teaching out on the initial and final stages of sowing and reaping, but there is little or no understanding about the stages that come in between.
So what I’m going to do for you is briefly tell you about sowing, and reaping, and then by God’s grace I’m going to give you some understanding concerning the whole process. Is that okay with you? Okay. Good.
Do you know when is the best time to water the seed? *This will help you tremendously with overcoming procrastination and stubborn fear.
The best time to water the seed (the Word(rhema) that the Lord has spoken to you) is right after it is planted. That’s right- you water that seed with the Holy Spirit led support of the Word of God(logos). This is where you take out your Bible from in your pocket and find scriptures that will help you to water the Word for strong and steady growth. It becomes even easier when you know the scriptures by heart because you’d be able to water that seed even before it goes into the ground.
What does growing involve?
Growing involves a whole long list of things, but the most prevalent, and the most powerful parts of the growth stage is Faith working through Love.
If you’re going through a period of heavy shaking, and storms because you’ve believed the Word of God(good for you!) then you’re in the growing stage. This is the point where you’re testing will, well...
Let’s look at growing some more below.
We first start out with a seed - the word of God.
The seed bursts open, and the roots go down into the soil. There, in the soil, the roots must first jut down into the firm foundation, - the only foundation that can be laid- The Word of God Himself- Jesus Christ.
The more that the roots go into the soil (The more we learn about Jesus, and God’s plan in our lives), the more we spread our roots. This is the point where we want more of Jesus.
There comes a time when the root system expands-( this is when you know who you are and who you’re meant to become), the word, the seed given to you, begins to open up, and you begin to grow, as what’s in the soil, which is in the foundation goes in through the roots and more life, more abundant life is birthed in the seedling. The higher you grow the more you have to embed and ground yourself in the Word of God- Jesus Christ. This is why in the growing stage, I said that Faith working through Love is important. It’s because as the scripture says, Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Rhema).
This Will Help You In Being Sensitive To The Voice of God So You Can Hear Him When He Speaks And Gives You Guidance
Faith is what causes you to grow, and this faith works through Love in Christ. It’s when you’re faith is being tested that you gain a deeper understanding of the Love of God in Christ.
Yes, you’ll never make it to be the great fruit bearer for the Kingdom in music, song, literature, athletics or any other ministry without growing up!
It is only when you’re tested that your Faith really grows and set in motion; bringing nutrients to help you grow in the Lord, and harvest the fruits of your labor.
Guess what happens to the seedling when Faith is tested or when it’s growth is being hampered by the strong winds, and the hail, and the storms? It sends it roots further down into the soil, ie.,the strong foundation, the only foundation that can be laid- our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
This is why James 1:2-4 says this:
2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”(bold font is my emphasis)
Glory to God.
Your Ability To Hear God will Be Tested. But That's How You'll Be Sure You're Hearing the Lord
In testing, you should count it all joy because nothing shall separate you from the Love of God which is in Christ Jesus. In fact, the more that you undergo testing, the more that you spread your roots in Jesus, Who sends you His Word(Rhema) that brings the nutrients(spiritual blessings in Christ)you need to grow. Hey- it’s from Him that you’ll get access to every spiritual blessing talked about in Ephesians1. They’re in Him.
Here’s the twist!
The more that you get tested on account of the Word, the more that you abide in Him, the more you tap into the nutrients that you need to grow(i.e. every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1)), the more that you move and grow in Faith, because you are in Him, and He is in you! The devil can’t hold you! You’re going to grow in Faith regardless.
And this is what you’ll discover from this period of growing, especially when it gets to be extremely intense.
(I’d be smiling about this if I were you!!!)No weapon formed against you shall prosper. Glory to God.
God’s got you. Oh, He’s got you. You’re in the strong foundation, Jesus Christ, and you’ve got everything that you need. You’ve got the support that you need. You have the Love that you need.
You have the Faith that you need. You have the outpouring of His blessings that you need. And all that you have to do is ask. And as you ask, believe that you’ve received and push your roots down.
Set yourself, and receive from Him grace in your time of need to hear God, grow, overcome, and show yourself to be more than a conqueror through Him who loves us.
Okay, read this scripture and soak it in your spirit really good. I’ve got something that will accelerate the growing process for you by radically boosting your faith by God’s grace.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: “ For Your sake we are killed all day long;We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”[a] 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35-39)
Now here’s the thing. God says that his people perish for lack of knowledge.(Hosea 4:3)
Now that you know what’s going on and how all of this is going to be used for your benefit, then you should get a sense of boldness in the Lord - a no-quit, no-dying attitude about fulfilling God’s call on your life.
The Growing Issue - When The Lord Speaks And Gives You Guidance
The problem with many in the Church is that they’re afraid of testing. When things fall apart, they fall apart. But, that’s not the way it’s supposed to be. You’re supposed to endure to the very end just like the word endures forever.
Now let me share with you some deep stuff. Jesus says that in the same way that Our Father sent Him so He is sending us (John20:21). God our Father sent His Word.
And now, Jesus, the Word made flesh is sending us with His Words.
So, when the Lord gave you the words that you’ve received from Him when you remained in His presence and read His Word, He intends for you to grow up into Him as His words abide in you.
You have to go with the full weight of His word- the word of the King - backing you up in your actions. The Word isn’t supposed to be separate from you. The Word is in you by means of the Holy Spirit, and now you need to abide in the words of the Word. Now you have to be in full agreement with the word spoken until you come up into the full Word by the transformative power of the Holy Spirit.