My Sheep hear My Voice

Jesus and Sheep

 

As we approach the end of our S.D.A probation, it’s important that we keep our “airwaves” open. As the above words of Christ’s says, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they know Me.” (John 10:27).

Let us look at how we can hear His voice and “follow the Lamb wheresoever He goeth.”

In today’s bombardment of advanced technological gadgetry, we are faced with sounds almost everywhere. Most of the sounds are man-made and not nature made.We go to work with the radio or stereo playing. We come home and turn the TV on and hear it nearly all night.

The Lord’s voice, through the Holy Spirit,  has to compete with these sounds much of our waking hours. But once we become converted, and change from worldly-minded to spiritual minded, this devil snare can quickly be halted.

Speaking from my own experience, I was one who was truly addicted to music. I just had to listen nearly all the time, to the truck radio or CD’s or tapes. Pop music or Rock was the main stay. It literally was one of my all-time idols. And when the day was done, you’d often find me listening to more of the same well into the evening (if I wasn’t out carousing at a local club or casino).

But conversion came and soon the Lord spoke loud and clear– cut that out! I obeyed and haven’t looked back since. The big life changing day occurred one morning when I clearly was convicted of listening to the worldly music. I had been an Adventist for only a short time, yet the Lord spoke loud and clear.

I found myself so convicted that I went into the yard, and pulled out a large trash can, and went inside and grabbed all the albums (large collection) and CD’s and tapes, and tossed them into the trash can. This was a lifetime collection. Some of them were probably worth some bucks. But I had decided to “follow the Lamb wheresoever He goeth.” He spoke I acted. I would no longer drown out His voice.

I could remember that day as I sat on the bed in the room pondering what had just transpired. I sensed angels flying above me, like they were giving high 5’s to one another saying, “Rob has just slayed a life long idol!” Joy swept over me and a big weight on my shoulders (spiritually speaking) had been lifted.

In Luke 15:10 we read, “Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”

You see, our Lord wants an imitate relationship with us, because He has things to say. He want’s to “sup” with us.

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”(Rev. 3:20)

In the family structure, when is the most intimate family gathering? Is it not around the supper table? This is the time where the members talk of important matters of the day, or their lives. Our Master has used this human tradition as a symbol of His communicating with us. He want’s to speak. Are we listening?

SOP says, “Hearts are not reached by eloquence or logic, but by the Holy Spirit. The still, small voice of the Spirit of God has power to change the heart.” (Royalty and Ruin, page 59)

Let us be mindful that our King loves us truly so much that he knocks and knocks and knocks all day and night, but we will never hear Him if we drown Him out with the world’s many counter voices and sounds.

Come Lord, speak to us, we are listening.

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2 Responses to “My Sheep hear My Voice”

  1. Rene Says:

    Amen brother, Good testimony. Wherefore “let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9.

  2. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Amen, that Scripture shows a good reminder to ‘faint not” and be grounded.

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