Saturday, 19 November 2011
Recognizing God's Voice
Pastor Peter teaches 7 questions from the Bible that you can use to test whether a thought or impression came from God.

RECOGNIZING GOD’S VOICE

Hearing God’s Voice – Part 2

Peter Dupre

November 20, 2011

“What you think is the right road may lead to death.” Pr. 14:12 (GN)

“Don’t believe everything you hear just because someone says it is a message from God; test it first to see if it really is!” 1 John 4:1 (LB)

Jesus: “Anyone who wants to do God’s will can test this teaching and know whether it's from God or whether I'm making it up.” John 7:17 (MSG)

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“Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away.” Lk. 21:33 (NIV)

Truth stands the test of time.” Pr. 12:19 (NLT)

“Let God's curse fall on anyone, including myself, who preaches any other message. Even if an angel comes from heaven and preaches any other message, let him be forever cursed.”  Gal. 1:8 (NLT)

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“In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus.” Ph. 2:5 (NCV)

“We take every thought captive so that it is obedient to Christ.” 2 Cor. 10:5 (GW)

“If you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition…such ‘wisdom’ is of the devil. The wisdom that comes from God is pure, peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy, impartial and sincere.” James 3:14-17 (NIV)

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“God’s intent is that through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known.” Eph. 3:10 (NIV)

“The wisdom of the righteous can save you.” Pr. 11:9 (GN)

“In the multitude of counselors there is safety.” Pr. 11:14b (KJV)

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“We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Eph. 2:10 (NIV)

“God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well…” Rom. 12:6 (LB)

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Jesus: “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?  You must follow me.” John 21:22 (NIV)

“Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.” Rom. 14:4 (NIV)

“We will all be judged one day, not by each other’s standards, or even our own, but by the judgment of God.… It is to God alone that we shall have to answer for our actions.”

Rom. 4:10, 13 (Ph)

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CONVICTION (from God)    VS.  CONDEMNATION (from Satan)

Exposes what’s wrong Attacks your value

“This needs to change” “You’re worthless”

“There is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” Rom. 8:1(NLT)

“Those whom I dearly and tenderly love, I tell their faults and convict and discipline. So be earnest and repent (changing your mind and attitude).”

Rev. 3:19 (Amp)

“Satan is the accuser of believers.” Rev. 12:10 (NIV)

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“God is not the author of confusion.” 1 Cor. 14:33 (NIV)

“Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:6-7 (NLT)

“Listen to this wise advice; follow it closely, for it will do you good, and you can pass it on to others.” Pr. 22:17 (LB)

“He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you don’t hear is that you do not belong to God.” John 8:47 (NIV)