How to Hear God’s Voice

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Hearing God’s Voice

I used to think only a few select people, a special group chosen of God, could hear His voice as part of their daily walk.  All throughout my life I’ve heard numerous Godly people say “the Lord told me” this or that.  Until the last few years of my life, I never really experienced hearing that “still small voice” (at least not with any confidence it was actually God speaking to me).  Through circumstances, over time, this has slowly changed and now I am much better at discerning when the Lord is speaking to me versus when I am “thinking” aloud internally. Knowing when the Lord is speaking to you is almost artistically intuitive.  And admittedly I have not perfected it.  It’s important to hone one’s ability to hear that “still small voice” (ref. 1 Kings 19:12) as it is arguably the most important way to hear God speak.  Unlike the other ways which have certain physical limitations, hearing that “still small voice” has the potential to be a continuous and near-real-time process.

The Lord can also speak to a person through things that other people say to you.  He can speak through what appears to be an impossible coincidence whereby the timing of an event can be a major clue that it’s a communication from the Throne Room.  Since the scripture says “resist the devil and he will flee from you”, it’s reasonable to estimate that you should be hearing from God all the times IF you are “practicing righteousness” (ref. 1 John 3:7) and have your God antenna tuned in (e.g. you are paying attention expecting to hear Him speak).  This is what I would refer to as the “sanctified intuition”. For example, if you have been seeking God (e.g. praying reverently and repeatedly for an answer to a question), you may find yourself standing in the kitchen thinking about what to make for dinner and suddenly receive an answer to the question; “out of nowhere”.

That’s God.

The Lord will also speak to us visually.  You may be wondering about something while driving down the road when suddenly your eyes lock onto a billboard with the perfect answer.  That’s God.  Allow me to give you an example of this dynamic.

I was sitting in a local restaurant having breakfast with an old friend.  While he was talking to me a thought of past sin suddenly entered my mind.  This is an example of what the Bible refers to as a fiery dart.

Eph 6:14-17

14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.


I was frustrated that this thought entered my mind; and I asked the Lord (quietly in my heart) why is this happening?   As I looked above my friend’s ball cap, I see a sign on the building across the parking lot.  However the only word visible through the horizontal blinds was “buffet”.  What really made this event supernatural was earlier that morning I had been reading the Bible and actually read the story about Paul and the “thorn in the flesh”.

2 Cor 12:7-8

7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.


Here below is a picture I took of that very moment.  Notice how the horizontal blinds perfectly align such that I am centered on the key word the Lord wants me to hear.  The brick building in the picture houses a 96 item Chinese buffet, however the meaning of the word God was conveying was totally different and a direct quote from the scripture.

buffet me

I was awed by this event.  Times like this make me fall in love even more with God.  He was confirming for me that Satan’s demons were shooting fiery darts into my head.  This is why it is critical we hold every thought captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ.

2 Cor 10:4-6

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.


The Lord also speaks to us through the casting of lots as well.  You can search in your electronic Bible (providing you have one) for “casting* + lot*” and it’s all over the place.  Here below is one such example where the apostles used the casting of lots to determine who should replace Judas as one of the twelve.

Acts 1:23-26

And they proposed two: Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed and said, “You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen 25 to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.” 26 And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles.


While the Bible is not clear what method they used, the twenty first century method is typically done by the opening of a book, such as the Bible.  For seeking a specific answer it may be useful to use a book such as a Thesaurus.  I’ve had amazing results using a Thesaurus and, in more than one case, have burst into tears as a result.


17 thoughts on “How to Hear God’s Voice”

  1. YES Thankyou for that awesome version of Agnus Die. Got hooked on it listening to it all the time on your MP3 shows. Found it on YouTube tonight thanks to those details. I would not have guessed it was Darlene who sang it. What an excellent choice to introduce your shows! Awesome John…

  2. Thanks for the tips on hearing God’s voice. What could be more important? Communing with out Creator is what we were made for, yet we seem content to just learn about God rather than be with Him. Keep up the good work, John!

  3. I prayed today because I woke up yet again and started crying I haven’t stopped since I saw -101+ which led me to your videos and then here today. My BF was at school and I broke down and really completely lost it crying out to GOD because I was doubting myself and the plans I was making to stop working as a nurse and go into transcription instead it will be less pay but I have searched land to live on off grid I thought I asked for your blessing FATHER and I thought I had your blessing was everything and my prayers I was making the right decision where then did that voice come from that made me think about going to AK where my Grandfather was born since I am the last child in his and my mothers blood line and I have no children I thought that would be a good place to live the rest of my life full circle of my heritage (my mother bore one child and I murdered 4, she told me she would rather have me on drugs then pregnant at 15 and she got her wish, GOD forgive me)Where then did it come from I am begging LORD please help me I am terrified I risked losing my friends by sharing these two you tube sites Jonathan Kleck and nicholoson1968 my BF thinks I seriously have gone insane (he is atheist and he is not going me) with this non stop crying and fear for his very soul because the time is now and here is proof! but as usual I have no clue and I am being sucked into a cult WHAT DO I DO FATHER I am scared am I listening to the wrong voice. Help me JESUS to understand I cant go on like this I cant even function at this point. I am all freaked out about my birthdate 5/18 (Mt. St Helens) and I pulled myself together, got up hit the net and was led to Tribulation Now site then led to the FB page and I am on FB a ton so I then cried out in a private message and was answered straight away and Cathy led me to, not this show but the one on tonight 1/8/14 and I listened and my soul was calmed and I realized I WAS hearing him and to not worry just keep my eyes open and on him and it is which let me to your broadcast on how to hear GODs voice. So here I am at midnight listening to this broadcast and recalling all the times I would say I KNEW that was going to happen or I had the thought and blew it off because it was inconvenient only to see later that thought was there for a good reason. Praise GOD for you all who are riding this thing out in GLORY FOR THE LORD!

  4. God Bless You.

    I was in prayer 7-6-2013 @ 4:22am. I felt impressed to write down the words that came into my heart. Read the words below and judge them for yourself.

    Perilous times are coming and I (Jesus) am the only way out. You need complete and total trust in me. I will tell you things that the world can’t know unless I (God) reveal it to them. I don’t need gps systems, the medical profession, the global market, food administration or a sovereign nation because all of these things already belong to me. I AM GOD! 2 Timothy3, John 14:6, Proverbs 3:5-6, James 1:5, Psalm 24:1, Psalm 46:10.

    My word reveals who I am and what I have done. There is nothing new under the sun. I will continue to do that which I have done. Seek Me in this midnight hour while I may still be found. Tell the people to give their hearts to Jesus and seek the face of God. Read the Bible and the Holy Spirit will bring you into all truth concerning my plans and the plans of the adversary for your life. Choose ye this day which you will serve, then go that way. The judgment seat is an appointed time for everyone. Deuteronomy 29:29, Hebrews 13:8, Acts 16:25, Isaiah 55:6, Proverbs 23:26, 2 Timothy 2:15, John 16:13, Jeremiah 29:11, Matthew 6:24.

    Tell them that I love them. I made them for my Glory. To walk and fellowship with me. They are the delight of my heart when they praise me, when they give to others and help one another in my name. Come to me all those who are heavy leaden and I will give you rest. Revelation 3:16, Isaiah 41:10, Genesis 1:27, Psalm 150:1-6, Matthew 11:28.

    If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and turn from their wicked ways (disobedience to God in any way is wicked) then I will hear from heaven and I will be their God and they will be my people. Now hide my word in your hearts as fast as you can and walk with me so that I can be your real, legal and righteous protector. God the father, the almighty most high living God. 2 Chronicles 7:14, 1 Samuel 15:23, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Psalm 119:11, Proverbs 3:5-6.

    I would that no man be lost. Time is very, very short. Come to me now! When I call you out I will make the way possible for you to go. This message is the same for everybody. The time has come when the things in this life will do you no good unless they be directed by me. Nothing you have is sacred and you can’t bring it here. So use it there to bless and be blessed. Be willing to open your mind to me. I want to do so much for you but you limit me. Your thinking is too small. I am a big God. I can do exploits. I will do exploits because I love you and I know the plans I have for you to do good but I can have no parts or piece of a double minded man. How will you know which part or piece is me unless you know me wholly and become single minded about who I really am in your life. 2 Peter 3:9, James 4:14, Acts 2:17, Revelation 13:17, Mark 8:36, Luke 6:38, Proverbs 3:5-6, Ephesians 29:11, Jeremiah 29:11, James 1:8, Matthew 6:33.

    I am the God that created and owner of all things. Now is the time to pray for individual souls to be saved and hearts and minds to be turned toward me. The worldly position of a person is not important only the position of the heart towards me. Pray for everyone to turn to me while I may still be found. Colossians 1:16, Romans 13:11, 1 John 1:9, Mark 8:36, Revelation 3:15-16, Isaiah 55:6.

    1. Thank you so much!! I needed to hear all of this tonight!! The Lord bless and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Love to you in Jesus Christ <3

    2. Thank you God! I need help memorizing long term. I Need your help!!!
      Ketra Strohmeyer

  5. As I was reading all the comment and scriptures I was in tears I used to hears his voice in my40 now 74 So many thing happened to me lost my husband and then remarry and he was a good man but lost my house cause lack of knowledge Had 3 teen from previous husband Back operation ect;;; But the most important is my walk with the Lord ;;It slowly fade but always talking to Him I feel at my age I blew it The fire is low but my heart is burning ounce in a while Please can you advise me I need encouragement almost every time I look at the clock it is 333-555 -222=even 111 that I don’t like to look at the clock mostly 555 I got in your page by accident God Bless you

    1. Gosh all I can say is that we know Christians from all over the world have been seeing 111 (and similar) and they appear to be signs from God that we are very close to the rapture. Do not let your heart be troubled about your walk with the Lord. Many of us go through these periods. Spend more time seeking him. Confess to the Lord the choices you have made in your life that you do not feel good about. Ask Him to please reveal to you anything that was unpleasing to Him. ALSO start your own “Intercessory Prayer Ministry”. Spend a couple hours per day in deep heart-felt prayer praying for the lost people of the world. God needs our prayers and will reward you for your “work” in helping save their souls. We all technically “blew it” at some point in our lives. DO NOT GIVE UP AND PRAY PRAY PRAY for the LOST as hard as you can. Make this YOUR personal offering to GOD. God bless you.

    1. The second a sinful thought enters your mind, you STOP IT immediately and go do something else or start singing praises to Jesus. Do not let the thought turn into an action.

  6. I do hear from God, but during high stress periods it becomes harder. It can be thoughts or more like intuition, dreams and visions. However, I never expected the end to be this bad. It is almost too much. I’m worried for all, especially children. Elites are the most vile beings to exist, as well the Aryans. They never cease doing evil.

  7. I love this information it buss my faith in Christ Jesus and help me to be careful as i live on this earth.

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