What voices are we hearing?

Can we understand the voices we hear from within.

God is a Spirit and the Spirit of Christ indwells us if Jesus is our Lord and Savior.

But, He is not the only one using our voice.

We contend with demonic influences.

Satan is called the “god of this world”

2 Cor. 4:4

God is trying to draw us near to Himself,

Satan is trying to lure, seduce, and deceive us

He hijacks our inner voice to sound like God and confuse us into

thoughts, feelings and actions more desirable to our flesh.

We have God’s voice speaking to us from within.

We have Satan attacking us from without.

It’s a spirit beings warfare of voices speaking to us—

We can yield to God’s voice

We can yield to Satans usurping voice that confuses us to set us on a

false course of sin and decisions contrary to God.

Know you not, that to whom we yield ourselves servants to obey,

his servants we are to whom we obey;

whether of sin unto death,

or of obedience unto righteousness

Rom. 6:16

We’re out from under the old tyranny,

does that mean we can live any old way we want?

Since we’re free in the freedom of God,

can we do anything that comes to mind?

Hardly. You know well enough from your own experience

that there are some acts of so-called freedom that destroy freedom.

If we Offer ourselves to sin, for instance, that’s our last free act.

If we offer ourselves to the ways of God the freedom never quits.

All our lives we’ve let sin tell us what to do.

But thank God we’ve started listening to a new master,

one whose commands set us free to live openly in his freedom!

Rom. 6:15-18 personalized

We have no obligation to do what our sinful nature urges us to do.

For if we keep on following it, we will perish.

But if through the power of God’s Spirit we turn from it and its evil deeds,

We will live.

Romans 8:12-13 NLT

“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify us completely;

and may our whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless

at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

1 Thessalonians 5:23 (NKJV)

We hear voices in three areas.

First, we hear our own voice in the reasoning process of thinking

and human conscience which is our soul.

Our soul is our mind and emotions.

Its our thought-life, emotions, and imagination.

There‘s the voice of God’s. He speaks to us in a variety of ways—

through His Word

He asks us to meditate on His voice

constantly in His Word

He abides (lives) in us.

There’s the voice of temptation, lies, deception and accusation from the devil.

That happens in our imagination. This is the devil’s playground to torment us!

Satan tempts us to go a path that is most satisfying to our flesh

for personal gratification or selfish wants.

His goal is to lead us away from God and toward an ever-increasing

carnal life that would eventually result in personal destruction.

His other strategy is to lead us into religious confusion—

These are religious beliefs, practices, and behaviors

that sound spiritual

but are contrary to scripture.

Satan speaks in seducing voices to lead us away from God’s will

revealed through scripture.

“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.“

says

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