DO YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM GOD?
Here’s a question for you, Would you continue to speak to someone who has blocked his ears from listening to you?, someone who wouldn’t welcome you at all?
If your answer is NO. Then why should God speak to those who don’t want to listen?
Some of you might say “But I want to listen to God”, and my question is “Are you really sure you want to listen to Him?” Or you only have certain things you want Him to tell you, if He doesn’t mention what pleases you, you don’t want to listen
All the prophets I have read about in the Bible were greatly despised, persecuted, rejected and hated by the people of their times but it’s so funny that prophets in this generation are opposite of the ones in the Bible, they became friends with evil, sins and darkness, they say only the things the people like to hear—Are these prophets from God?
Jesus was friend with sinners but not friend with their sins
When you pick up the Bible, Do you just look for the part of the Bible you like or would like to use?, Are you ready to allow the Bible teach you God’s truths and Are you willing to obey those truths?
I know of a preacher who for over 30 years had been reading the Bible and have been using the Bible to preach what he likes until the day the Holy Spirit convicted him and said “all these years you have been doing your own thing and not God’s work, you are not teaching the pure truth, you are only using the Bible to preach what you like”. So, I was thinking “Does that mean a preacher could spend 30 years of ministry doing his own thing and not God’s work?”
Matthew 15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
I discovered that the same thing applies to the members of the congregation, it’s possible that we could have a preacher who preaches the pure and complete gospel of the Bible but the congregation only wants to listen to those of his messages that they like while they ignore every other message he preaches that they don’t like
So, the next question for you is, Do you really want to hear from God?, Do you want to hear God rebuke your wrong lifestyle and wickedness?, Do you want to hear God correct your sinful living?, Do you want to hear God tell you to do what is not convenient and comfortable to you?
Any God that only tells you what you want to hear, only give you prophecies about good things of this world and ignore your dark lifestyle does not love you at all, that God only wants you to perish forever. And if that God is the Almighty God, then it means He has already concluded about your case that you can never live with Him in heaven
Here is where I conclude my discussion, you MUST check the heart by which you serve God and worship Him, you must check the heart by which you read and study the Bible. Is your heart fully surrendered to the will of the Lord?, Do you really love God?, Do you put Him first or yourself first?…Do you want to listen to those messages of Him that millions have blocked their ears and hearts from listening to?…Do you want to end up with God in heaven?
1 Corinthians 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
God bless you. Amen