If you won’t be obedient to what’s in black in white, why would you be obedient to anything else?



I realize that not everyone “hears” the Lord’s voice…feels the Spirit within their own spirit the way I do at times. One young lady with whom I am working is a very sensitive person and a new Christian. She is especially wanting the Lord to give her clear direction, to speak to her and let her feel his presence. If we do not seek God’s will in his Word first, where it is clearly given, why would God give us other means of hearing him? Anything we hear or see we are to “test” against his written Word. If you don’t know what God has said in the Word you can get quite deceived by the other ways because while satan can bombard us with messages, he has nothing on which to stand when we point to the truth of the Word as evidence that we recognize his deception. That was a lesson God taught me in the first few years of my new life in Christ…..
2 Timothy 2:15
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
I found that as I studied the Word more and more, God began to be more intimately present in my life and I was able to receive His presence, instruction, and consolation and know the truth because everything God says, all that God is, will never contradict the revelation of God’s self in the Word.