Different Kinds of Voices You Hear-2

Different Kinds of Voices You Hear-2

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 14:10

“There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.”


 Yesterday, I listed the twelve different voices we might hear every day.  We trust God to continue with those in more details. Recognizing the various voices in this world and their attempts to influence you is the first step in understanding God’s will. Being led by the Spirit of God is the art of choosing the appropriate voice.

God has sent His Spirit to guide you through this life in order to prevent you from making tragic errors because He wants to deliver you from evil. Satan, who is both God’s enemy and the opposing party, is attempting to lead you astray or at the very least, to confuse you.

Please, allow me to share these scenarios Bishop Dag Heward-Mills shared as an example of the different voices we may hear often and making decisions out of them.

A young man may claim that the voice of God spoke to him, directing him to marry a beautiful young lady in the church. He may approach the young woman and tell her. “God spoke to me last night.” Is this young man telling the truth? Did he really hear the voice of God?

Let me make an important point here. There are at least twelve different voices that this young man could have heard. He could have heard the voice of circumstances leading him to marry this young lady or he could have heard the voice of his flesh, desirous of the opposite sex. He could also have genuinely heard the voice of God. None of these is without significance. What is important is to know which voice is leading you.

Here is another story about The Thirsty Donkey Bishop shared in his book- “At the end of tedious journey a donkey was in through a desert, the donkey was tired, hungry, and thirsty. As it trudged along, it noticed two stacks of hay at different ends of the field. The donkey thought to himself, “There is food for me!” Then he realized that the two different haystacks were at opposite ends of an extremely large field.

The donkey, being a Christian”, decided to seek the will of God concerning which of the haystacks he should approach. The donkey decided to pray. As the donkey was bowing his head to pray, he noticed a bucket of water positioned by the haystack on the right. The donkey then prayed a simple but powerful prayer and said, “O God, I want to know you will concerning which direction to go. Should I go the haystack on the right or the one on the left?”

After praying, the donkey gathered himself together and began to walk towards one of the haystacks. Which of the stacks of hay do you think the donkey went to? The stack on the right or that on the left? Well, when the donkey was asked, he said, “God has directed me to the one on the right.”

The donkey’s claim that God had guided him to the haystack on the right was a given, as was the statement the donkey made. But you and I both know that the donkey was probably drawn to the haystack on the right by the bucket of water. It’s time to be truthful! The time has come to be honest! Are we being led by God’s Spirit or are we being led by the voice of our circumstances and our flesh?

Finally, it’s important to keep in mind that there are more than twelve different ways that someone could have acted in accordance with the “Spirit of God” whenever they make such a claim. One of at least twelve distinct voices is the one he claims to be hearing. Is that what his friends are saying? Is his wife’s voice audible? Is it the voice of the circumstances? What is actually leading this person?


Trying Jesus, it is sometimes difficult to identify the right kind of voice which is “the voice of the Spirit.” We have learned that the only way out is to be led by your Spirit. We ask and in the name of Jesus to help us be led by the Spirit of God, Amen.

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Pastor Bob.

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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