Yesterday Today and Forever Ministries

Teacher: Mike Calvo

Phone: (407) 459-4424

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Hearing God’s Voice

 Who Said That?


John 10:3-4 “To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.“When he puts forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him.  they know his voice.

Hear His voice.

Call by name.

Leads us out.

HE goes before us.

JOHN 10:5 “And a stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.”

In this context, Stranger means demon.

James 1:5-7 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,

John 10:14 and 16 “I am the good shepherd; and I know My own, and My own know Me, “And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they shall hear My voice; and they shall become one flock with one shepherd.

The more you grow in the Lord the less you hear His actual voice.

Then Why pursue this?

JOHN 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

Prerequisites to hearing God’s Voice

·        Come To Christ.

What’s your focus?

·        GOD FIRST

·        Spend at least an hour a day with God.

What is the flesh?

The natural mind and it’s desires for self satisfaction both sexual and nonsexual.

Sanctification holiness Heb 12: 10 For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, that we may share His holiness.

Seek to be holy.

What is holiness?

Making a habit of lining up or living God’s word and will. Not just hearer but doer.

James 1:23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural (or fleshly) face in a mirror;

Want what God wants. Hate what He hates.

Is Holiness the same as righteousness?

No. Righteousness is given to us when we are saved. Holiness is a life long work or process done by the holy Spirit.

Philippians 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

JEREMIAH 17:5 and 7 Thus says the LORD, “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD.

The Lord is never going to lead you to:

·        bankruptcy or divorce court

·        ministry or business failure

·        a bad consumer deal!


Different Voices


1 The voice of God
2 The voice of your conscience
3 The voice of your reasoning
4 The voice of your flesh,
5 The voice of the devil



·        A. Abide in THE LORD

·        B. Believe in your heart.

·        C: Carry out the Word of the Lord in your life.