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We are always left with a choice of how the voice of God's speech can be heard in our lives. More below!

Reference: Psalm 62:11 Amplified Bible (AMP) "God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God."

Hearing twice is an adequate response to the voice of God by faith, and its relative to the quality of knowledge and authority the Speaker (the Divine) possesses. By the latter, I mean that hearing it twice implies that the knowledge expressed is discernably true and it is the case in all essence of life. Now the voice of God (the honourable Speaker) in this case, reads, "Power belongs to God." In other words, the origin of power is God. Hallelujah!

Now watch this: When God spoke, the man heard it twice. However, this does not mean he heard it twice from God, but rather, it plainly suggests that there are two specific modes in which the "hearing" exists or is experienced by the hearer. The first one is the physical sense of hearing which has to do with aural faculty in the human body. While the second hearing is the spiritual standpoint of perception, which comes with peaceful satisfaction of the inspiration from the Holy Spirit rooted in His interpretation from the spiritual realm. Simply put, it is the hearing you receive in your spirit or inwardness.

To instantiate this verity, when Jesus was revealing the purpose of His parables, He told the disciples, "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside, everything is said in parables so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled: 'When they see what I do, they will learn nothing. When they hear what I say, they will not understand...'" (Mark 4:11-12 NLT). Now watch this: My main focus within this Scriptural reasoning is the phraseology: "When they hear what I say, they will not understand." In fact, Matthew 13:14 was straightforward with it. The Amplified Bible reads, "In them the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, 'YOU WILL HEAR and KEEP ON HEARING, BUT NEVER UNDERSTAND...'"

In line with Jesus' expository significance, the first hearing (You will be ever hearing) denotes hearing with the "physical sense of hearing" while the second hearing denotes hearing with "sense of spiritual understanding." In the disciples' case, Jesus was saying that those outsiders were not permitted to understand or perceive what they heard, because their senses of understanding were blocked, on account of fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah. So when our referenced Scripture says, "God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God," it suggests that the hearer's "aural faculty" and "sense of spiritual understanding" are both alive and active. It doesn't mean that he heard the same message from God "two times." Simply put, he heard it first, with the physical sense of hearing and then assimilated the message by sense of understanding. Got it? Hallelujah! (I used the word, "assimilated" because you have to first take in [the information or idea], in order to fully understand).

Make no mistake, to hear from God with the "sense" of understanding is to stay and function in the most relevant region of His eternal purpose and perfect will, which denotes what is spiritually appropriate to the current time, even in a world full of challenges, noises and distractions. Notably, to keep hearing from God at a deeper level, not through the voice or experiences of other pastors, gospel ministers, prophets or Christians, you must get rid of any selfishness or self-centeredness in yourself. God finds such attitude distasteful, and unfortunately, a lot of people are not aware of this truth. In fact, sheer numbers of God's people are sorely lacking in terms of this understanding and so, they hardly notice the rhythm of unconscious self-centeredness in their audible relationship with God.

To instantiate this truth, when Moses heard the voice of God in the wilderness, he heard it on behalf of Israel's deliverance. So he was an instrument in God's hand for the purpose of delivering the sons of Israel from Egypt, meaning that the voice of God he heard wasn't for his selfish interest. However, a man named Jonah was too selfish to visit the great city of Nineveh when God sent Him there with a message, thereby taking His voice for granted. Stay tuned for part 3. Shalom!

Scripture Reading - Deuteronomy 5:27; John 8:47; John 10:27; Romans 10:17.

Exuberant Declaration: God speaks and I hear and perceive it because the ears of my heart are fully active and the eyes of my understanding are clearly flooded with light of the glorious gospel. Hallelujah!


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