Loud As the Voice of My Thoughts
The Power of God. The Love of God. The Voice of God.
Did you know He will speak to you? His Still Small voice inside you. That He will guide you through the Power of the Holy Ghost, to the scriptures that are relevant to your situation you are in? He will give you the book, chapter and verse, if you ask.
Often I find the Voice of God, but I question it. So I ask Him: “If it’s Your Holy Voice, it’s tested against the Holy Scriptures. Show me in Your word, confirm your Rhema, in your Logos. Confirm the Word in me, with the Word written.”
For the Voice of God will never be contrary to the Prophecy in the Book. They will match, or I have heard the wrong voice. Other voices can speak to you, you know. As they did to Eve in the Garden, she listened, the results disastrous.
This Morning God Spoke to me. Can I tell you about it? The very Voice of God, loud as the voice of my thoughts. Speaking directly to me, directly in me. Not a voice outside me, not some voice in my room, but in me, powerfully, louder than the voice of my thoughts.
Ive been struggling with an issue, struggling with an attack, a person, who has chosen to stand against me, speak badly of me to others, spread a bad report against me, when I had nothing against them. As I rose this morning, considering how to defend myself, I had many thoughts. I settled on a course of action. Then, my thoughts well known to me, my desire to defend, avenge myself, well planned. I knew my thoughts, they were mine, not God’s.
My intentions well planned, I consulted the Lord. No just some lord, but God, the Lord of Hosts, Master and Creator of the Universe, The Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. I said: “God, I will defend myself, here is my plan, these are my thoughts, this what I will do.” And finally, “Is this what I should do?”
The Voice of the Lord, Loud as my thoughts, came to me, saying: “Do not do it.”
“But God,” I reasoned, “I must defend myself!”
As I struggled in indecision, I asked the Lord to confirm His Rhema in His Logos. Do you know these Greek words?
Rhema: The spoken Word of God. The Voice that drove the Prophets of old, and Lead them to write the Book. The Voice of God, louder than my thoughts, competing in me for supremacy, because I do not make Him supreme, I make Him equal to the other voices by feeding my flesh, without washing it, in the water of the Word.
Logos: The written Word of God. Written as shown in 2Peter 1:20-21: But you must know this First of All: That no Prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretations, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men were moved by the Holy Spirit, and spoke from God!” Gods Logos was written that we may have confirmation of His Love for us.
AS I prayed for confirmation of the Will of God, He directed me this morning to the Gospel of John, chapter 14, verse 17. He was truly speaking to me, for I love Chapters 14-17 of John. But he was telling me not John Chapter 14-17, but John 14:17. I wondered how this might be relevant to me. I don’t have that verse memorized. I wondered what John 14:17 might say to me, how it might be relevant to the situation of the attack against me. I started reading in verse 16, often I will read some Context of what God is trying to say to me, and found these verses highlighted in my Bible.
16. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever. 17. That is the Spirit of Truth, whom the World cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him, because He abides with you, and will be in you. 18. I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you.
Verse 21: He who has My Commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me, and he who loves me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and will disclose Myself to him.
God was telling me that I should not question the direction he gave me. That the Spirit of Truth, that the world cannot receive, is in me. That I should keep His commandment, and follow what the Voice of Truth in me, was telling me about my situation.
I laughed out loud when I realized what God had told me. That God Himself, spoke to me, confirming His Logos to me. A feeling of relief washed over me. I would keep the commandment of the Spirit of Truth!
Then came the other voices, maybe even my voice, snapping and growling at the heels of victory, trying to dissuade me, rising up against the Word of the Lord.
“But God, my spirit is troubled, I worry, I am in the storm, my soul is very disquieted! Speak to me again, that I may confirm Your word.”
So He lead me. “Same Book,” He said, “John 6:17, we will stay with the same number, seventeen”.
When I turned there, I found that God had indeed spoken. It’s the story of Jesus walking on the water. The disciples go down to the sea after seeing Jesus feed 5,000 people. It was so like me, I had just seen God feed me, and now here I am.
John 6:17: After getting into a boat, they started to cross the sea to Capernaum. And it had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18. And the sea began to be stirred up because a strong wind was blowing. 19. When therefore they had rowed about three or four miles, they beheld Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat, and they were frightened. 20. But He said to them, “It is I, do not be afraid.” 21. They were willing therefore to receive Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.
Wow. That was my situation exactly. A disciple, lost in a storm, seeing God, but afraid that it isn’t Him, and when I question, He says “It is I, do not be afraid.” But will I receive Him into the boat?
I began crying uncontrollably. That God should talk to me, Louder than the voice of my thoughts, loud enough that His word, written by men thousands of years ago, moved by the Holy Spirit, brought Prophecy into my situation.
But the voice of my thoughts came again. Or was it the same voice of the serpent, that Eve heard? “Surely God, I should defend myself from the things that are being said about me?”
The Voice of the Lord came again to me. “We will stay in the same number, 17. Go to Psalm 17.”
Dear reader, I will let you read Psalm 17 all by yourself. It was highlighted in my Bible too. Suffice it to say, that in my Bible, the headline of the Psalm is:
Prayer for Protection against Oppressors.
Wow. Double Wow. No, triple Wow: three Scriptures in a row, given by Prophecy, men moved by the Holy Ghost, thousands of years ago, to speak into my situation.
GOD IS GREAT 888
Here are bits from Psalm 17:
Hear a just cause, Oh Lord, give heed to my cry;
Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.
Let my vindication come forth from Thy Presence,
Let Thine eyes look with equity.
Thou hast tried my heart,
Thou has visited me by night,
Thou hast tested me and Thou dost find no evil device in me.
I have called upon Thee, for Thou wilt answer me, oh God.
Wonderously show thy Mercy, Oh Saviour,
Towards those who take refuge at Thy right hand,
From those who rise up against them.
Keep me as the apple of the eye,
Hid me in the shadow of Thy wings,
My deadly enemies who surround me,
They have closed their unfeeling heart,
With their mouth they speak proudly,
They have surrounded us, to cast us down to the ground.
Arise Oh Lord, confront him, bring him low,
Deliver my soul from the wicked, with Thy sword,
From men, Oh Lord, whose portion is in this life,
As for me, I shall behold they face in righteousness,
I will be satisfied with Thy likeness when I awake.
GOD IS GREAT 888