In this times that we are in we need to hear the Lord for ourselves and also to be a people that are diligent at the word of God. We must be like the Berean Christian that seek to receive the truth with all readiness of the mind and then search to see those truth in the word of God.
Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and SEARCHED THE SCRIPTURES DAILY, whether those things were so.
Acts 17:12 Therefore many of THEM BELIEVED; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
We need to really hear the Lord even as we study the scriptures for ourselves. We need to hear Him.
“Hearing the Lord in the word of God is what will birth truth in us”
We must be diligent with the word of God, we should not be satisfied until the Lord opens the word to us. Trusting Him to make clear His word and always desiring to hear Him. We saw in a place where Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well and then after her conversation with Jesus she went to tell others, many believed on Jesus because of what she said
John 4:39 And many of the Samaritans of that city BELIEVED ON HIM FOR THE SAYING OF THE WOMAN, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
But there were many more that actually believed not because of what the woman said that Jesus told her by the word of knowledge but because they heard Jesus themselves, I believe there was something they heard more than what the woman said to them
John 4:41 And many more believed because of his own word;
John 4:42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we HAVE HEARD HIM OURSELVES, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
Let us prepare our hearts to hear God for ourselves even beyond what we will hear from the altar, and from people.
“When you’re diligent to what you hear by hearing Jesus yourself and you give heed to it, it can not be taken from you”
What can not be taken is what you heard Jesus said through His Spirit from the altar. We must cultivate the attitude of hearing Jesus in every message we hear and the scriptures we read because Jesus said that the scriptures testify of Him when the Jews challenged Him and sought to kill Him
John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and THEY ARE THEY WHICH TESTIFY OF ME.
“One thing we should expect from God is just to hear Him speak His word, just to hear Him like an athlete wait just to hear the gun so that he can move, so must we move at the word of the Lord when we hear”
We must pursue that which testify of Jesus which is the truth of His word by hearing Him for ourselves. Be blessed!