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Hearing God’s Voice 101
Hearing God’s Voice 101
PMN 346
Personal Spiritual Formation
Dr. Ron Walborn
9 Scriptural Tests for God’s Voice
1. Does it edify, exhort or console?
“But one who prophesies speaks
to men for their edification,
exhortation and consolation.”
1 Cor. 14:3
9 Scriptural Tests for God’s Voice
1. Does it edify, exhort or console?
2. Is it in agreement with God’s
Word?
“All Scripture is God-breathed
and is useful for teaching,
rebuking, correcting and training
in righteousness.” 2 Tim. 3:16
9 Scriptural Tests for God’s Voice
1. Does it edify, exhort or console?
2. Is it in agreement with God’s Word?
3. Does it exalt Jesus Christ?
“He will bring glory to me by taking
from what is mine and making it
known to you. John 16:14
“…the testimony of Jesus is the spirit
of prophecy." Rev. 19:10
9 Scriptural Tests for God’s Voice
1.
2.
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Does it edify, exhort or console?
Is it in agreement with God’s Word?
Does it exalt Jesus Christ?
4. Does it have good fruit?
"Watch out for false prophets. They come to
you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are
ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will
recognize them. Do people pick grapes from
thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Matthew
7:15-16
9 Scriptural Tests for God’s Voice
1.
2.
3.
4.
Does it edify, exhort or console?
Is it in agreement with God’s Word?
Does it exalt Jesus Christ?
Does it have good fruit?
5. If it predicts a future event, does it
come to pass?
“If what a prophet proclaims in the name of
the Lord does not take place or come true,
that is a message the Lord has not spoken.
That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do
not be afraid of him.” Deut. 18:22
9 Scriptural Tests for God’s Voice
1.
2.
3.
4.
Does it edify, exhort or console?
Is it in agreement with God’s Word?
Does it exalt Jesus Christ?
Does it have good fruit?
5. If it predicts a future event, does it
come to pass?
Do not put out the Spirit's fire; do not treat
prophecies with contempt. Test everything.
Hold on to the good.
1 Thes. 5:19-21 (NIV)
9 Scriptural Tests for God’s Voice
1.
2.
3.
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5.
Does it edify, exhort or console?
Is it in agreement with God’s Word?
Does it exalt Jesus Christ?
Does it have good fruit?
If it predicts a future event, does it come to pass?
6. Are people turned toward God or away
from Him? “If a prophet, or one who
foretells by dreams, appears among you and
announces to you a miraculous sign or
wonder, and if the sign or wonder of which
he has spoken takes place, and he says, "Let
us follow other gods" (gods you have not
known) "and let us worship them," you must
not listen to the words of that prophet or
dreamer.” Deut. 13:1-3
9 Scriptural Tests for God’s Voice
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Does it edify, exhort or console?
Is it in agreement with God’s Word?
Does it exalt Jesus Christ?
Does it have good fruit?
If it predicts a future event, does it come to pass?
Are people turned toward God or away from Him?
7.
Does it produce liberty or bondage?
“Because those who are led by the Spirit of
God are sons of God. For you did not receive
a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear,
but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by
him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit
himself testifies with our spirit that we are
God's children.” Romans 8:14-16
9 Scriptural Tests for God’s Voice
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Does it edify, exhort or console?
Is it in agreement with God’s Word?
Does it exalt Jesus Christ?
Does it have good fruit?
If it predicts a future event, does it come to pass?
Are people turned toward God or away from Him?
Does it produce liberty or bondage?
8. Does it produce life or death?
“He has made us competent as
ministers of a new covenant--not of
the letter but of the Spirit; for the
letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
2 Cor. 3:6
9 Scriptural Tests for God’s Voice
1.
2.
3.
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5.
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8.
Does it edify, exhort or console?
Is it in agreement with God’s Word?
Does it exalt Jesus Christ?
Does it have good fruit?
If it predicts a future event, does it come to pass?
Are people turned toward God or away from Him?
Does it produce liberty or bondage?
Does it produce life or death?
9. Does the Holy Spirit bear witness that
it is true? “But when he, the Spirit of
truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.
He will not speak on his own; he will speak
only what he hears, and he will tell you what
is yet to come.” John 16:13
9 Scriptural Tests for God’s Voice
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
7.
8.
Does it edify, exhort or console?
Is it in agreement with God’s Word?
Does it exalt Jesus Christ?
Does it have good fruit?
If it predicts a future event, does it come to
pass?
Are people turned toward God or away from
Him?
Does it produce liberty or bondage?
Does it produce life or death?
9.
Does the Holy Spirit bear witness that it is true?
6.
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