How are you today? I’m well.
Today, I would like to share with you my experience of hearing the Voice of God. In December 2016, I took a two-week class on “Hearing the Voice of God” by Sister Margaret Seaward in Asia Theological Center in Singapore. It was a half-day class for two weeks and I could use my annual leave to sign up. I’m still grateful to the Lord that I could take the class and learn how I could take up the journey to hear the voice of God daily. And I’m also grateful for the teacher, Sister Margaret Seaward.
In the class, I learned that He speaks to His children in many ways such as the Bible Scriptures, dreams, visions, prophecy, sometimes even audible voice, and so on. And His voice is many times still small voice. As in the natural realm, there are five senses in the spiritual realm. And anything that is contradictory to the Scriptures is not from the Lord. And the voice of condemnation is not from the Lord, but from the enemy. And the Lord repeats and confirms things when important. And prophecy is not something new to us, but it’s confirmation on what we already knew.
As usual, I loved to listen to Sister Margaret’s real stories in her life and others’ testimonies that were shared for teaching. Today, I would like to share my story from the class.
In the class, after many teachings were shared, Sister Margaret gave the students the time to practice. It was a group exercise. Each group must consist of members who don’t know each other. It was to make sure the students don’t mix their own thoughts or take them as the voice of God, in case they know any member in the group. So, the group was totally made of strangers to each group member. And each person shared what was seen in vision, what was heard, or any other about the member who became an object in turn. I found it challenging to me when I tried to hear His voice in that setting and I shared what I felt was from the Lord with my group members without confidence. Yet I was very certain that the Lord would speak to me through my group members when it was my turn to be made an object. Interestingly, a lady said to me, “The Lord said you are His fragrant offering.” I was so amazed to hear that, after smelling all the nice fragrance from the Lord. And just the night before, I could receive a painting from Irene Wong, a Singaporean artist who has a prophetic gift. I got to know of her from my Christian colleague and had an opportunity to see her beautiful works on her website. I got to know that she paints for her clients after she prays for them and the Lord shows vision and gives her words for them. Many times, she doesn’t know anything about her clients except for the names given to her for prayer. After seeing her works online, I wanted to get a beautiful artwork for me together with His words. So, I ordered one for me and it was supposed to be available sometime in January the next year. But surprisingly, it came earlier so that I could receive her painting the night before my group exercise in the class. When I saw her painting with His words, I was even more surprised. The theme of the painting was “Healing Aroma” and the verse was one of the verses that I took in my heart since I could smell the nice fragrance from Him, “For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” from 2 Corinthians 2:15. And I love the painting with a big golden leaf together with small little golden flowers as if they spread the sweet fragrance. In addition, the artist wrote more words about healing and I was surprised to read it. While taking the class, I thought to myself, “Maybe the Lord will give or already gave me the gift of Healing.” Then, I received this prophetic word with the painting way earlier than the target delivery date. I felt it was His confirmation, just as I learned in the class.
Later, on the last day of the class, I read the Scripture from Exodus 15:26 early in the morning at home, keeping it in my heart that probably the Lord put healing anointing in me. Then, in the class, Sister Margaret read the same Scripture out loud as I just read at home “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.” I was amazed and kept it in my heart.
I think I would write more on this in my future blogs, but in the meantime, I would like you to join me in the journey to walk with Him and listen to His still small voice. I always find it so amazing and wonderful to see how He speaks timely in many different ways. And I also pray that my writings would be one of the ways He uses to speak to you in person just in time.
Have a bliss!
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. (John 10:27~28)