HEARING

HEARING:    4/24/19

One of the first verses in the Bible is about hearing concerns Adam,  Gen.3:17  And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life…   And all through the Old Testament we find that the ears to hear and the heart to understand in man has been severely damaged.  David even picks it up on the Psalms 115:6  They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:  In proverbs 8:33 even Solomon picks up the cry:  “Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.  Christ Jesus in Matt.13:12-14 went on to teach:”  12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.  13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.  14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive.  Paul in Rom.10:17 says it this way:So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.  So when you open your heart to hear the Word of God’s Truth you grow in Faith.

So what is the difference in Hearing and Hearing but not Hearing?   Hearing not is like Christ Jesus taught in Matt.13:14 concerning the good seed falling to the way side and the chicken (demons) came and ate it up and there was no germination.  James 3:17 writes that the Faith that saves also causes action.  That heart faith causes change while head agreement does not.   So it is altogether possible to agree with something in the head that is profound and still not apply it your life because it has not become seated in your heart of hearts,  Rom.10:9-10 clearly makes that distinction.


So one of the most important factors in a Christian life is to HEAR the WORD of GOD clearly in the HEART, and in humility, obey it.

Abraham is an exceptional example of this.  He was so sure of the voice that he heard in his heart that he was willing to take his miracle Son of his old age up on a mountain and make him a sacrifice to the God that he heard in his heart.   We all know the story,  but do we realize how strong his contact with GOD must have been.  How clear was his hearing…    And also to pack up his family being sure of the same voice and leaving his land to go where he had no idea of where he was going.  Heb.11 is a short record of how HEART FAITH works when the voice of GOD is clear and obeyed.
 
One of my favorite versed on this subject is James:4:8-10  8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.  Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.  10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.


Perhaps, tomorrow evening, at our House Church we can share more about this as this is very primary to having Victory, ( Rom.8,) in our Christian Walk.


Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,   Ken<><  www.Trinity-Aloha.org  (Home Page has more thoughts like this under,  “Worth Considering.”)

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