FREQUENCY

Part 1

FREQUENCY Part 1

(John 10:3-5) “The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”

(Proverbs 3:6 MSG) Listen for GOD's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track.

 

Preparing to Hear

(Luke 8:8) “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

(Luke 8:5-8) “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.” When he said this, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

 

  1. The polluted heart.

(Luke 8:12) Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.

(James 1:21 NLT) Get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the message God has planted in your hearts, for it is strong enough to save your soul.

 

  1. The distracted heart.

(Luke 8:13 NLT) “The rocky soil represents those who hear the message with joy. But like young plants in such soil, their roots don't go very deep. They believe for a while, but they wilt when the hot winds of testing blow.”

(Luke 10:39-40 AMP) And she had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and was listening to His teaching. But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted with much serving.

 

 

  1. The immature heart.

(Luke 8:14) “The seed that fell among weeds stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way, they are choked by life’s worries, riches, and pleasures, and they don’t mature.”

(Hebrews 12:1-2 GW) Since we are surrounded by so many examples {of faith}, we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially sin that distracts us. We must run the race that lies ahead of us and never give up. We must focus on Jesus…

 

  1. The prepared heart.

(Luke 8:15) But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

 

• Repent.

 

• Refocus.

 

• Revive.

 

(2 Corinthians 7:1 MSG) Let’s make a clean break with everything that defiles or distracts us, both within and without. Let's make our entire lives fit and holy temples for the worship of God.

 

God’s voice is clearest in a prepared environment.

Part 2

FREQUENCY Part 2

(John 10:3-5) “The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”

(Proverbs 3:6 MSG) Listen for GOD's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track.

He speaks to me.

 

(1 Samuel 3:1-10) The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions.

One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called Samuel.

Samuel answered, “Here I am.” And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down. Again the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”

“My son,” Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.”

Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.

A third time the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 10 The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

 

  1. A humbled heart ushers in the voice of God.

A humble heart gives you fresh ears. Old wineskins cannot hold new wine. He could have  spoken through Eli but He choose the fresh ears of Samuel. Luke 18 - childlike faith not childish. Let our action, word, faith, serving and giving be fresh.

 

  1. Every verse speaks His voice.

There is so much potential in every verse. And if we mix it with childlike faith it becomes truth for our lives. We need daily communication through God's word. His word is His voice though whom He communicates to us.

 

  1. Value His voice above all.

Eliminate all other competing voices. We want God to turn up HIs voice and He's wanting us to turn down our lives.

 

  1. Share what He says.

Samuel told Eli everything God said. Even at the most awkward and inconvenient times we have to share in love  what He says.

 

  1. What He says to do, do it.

Obedience is our love language to God. When I obey He releases His destiny for my life. Verse 19 He was known throughout Israel and was confirmed a prophet of the Lord.

 

Life is not lived in a special edition box.

 

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