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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FREQUENCY  Part 3

(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.”

Why God Speaks

(Matthew 1:23) “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

  • God speaks to facilitate friendship.

(Exodus 33:11) The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.

  • God speaks to give guidance.

(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.

  • God speaks to provide perspective.

(2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV) For we walk by faith, not by sight.

 

 

The Whispers of God

(1 Kings 19:11-12) The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

  1. He whispers encouragement.

(Romans 8:16 NLT) The Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our heart and tells us that we are God's children.

(Isaiah 55:3 MSG) Pay attention, come close now, listen carefully to my life-giving, life-nourishing words. I'm making a lasting covenant commitment with you, the same that I made with David: sure, solid, enduring love.

  1. He whispers warnings.

(Acts 16:6-7 NKJV) They were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them.

(Isaiah 30:21) Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

  1. He whispers direction.

(Luke 2:27) Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts.

(Acts 20:22) “And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.”

  1. He whispers dreams.

(Job 33:14-15 NLT) For God speaks again and again... He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night.

(Acts 2:17) “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”

Speak to me LORD… I’m open to hear.

(1 Samuel 3:9) “Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.”

I’m eager to respond.

(John 10:27) My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

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FREQUENCY Part 4

 (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.”

 

 

Recognizing God’s Voice

(1 John 4:1) Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God…

(Proverbs 14:12) There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.

  1. Does it line up with the Bible?

(Matthew 19:3-6) Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?” “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

(Luke 21:33 TLB) And though all heaven and earth shall pass away, yet my words remain forever true.

  1. Will it make me more like Christ?

(Philippians 2:5 NCV) In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus.

(2 Corinthians 10:5) We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

(James 3:17-18) But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

  1. Does Godly counsel agree?

(Proverbs 12:15) The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.

(Proverbs 19:20-21) Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.

(Proverbs 24:6) Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers.

  1. Do I have peace?

(1 Corinthians 14:33 NKJV) For God is not the author of confusion but of peace…

(Philippians 4:6-7) Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

Frequency

Tune in to God every day.

(John 10:4 MSG) When he gets them all out, he leads them and they follow because they are familiar with his voice.

Tune out things that oppose God.

(John 10:5 MSG) They won’t follow a stranger's voice but will scatter because they aren't used to the sound of it."

Take steps toward what God has spoken.

(John 10:27) My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

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