“If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.” And he said unto them, “Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.” (Mark 4:23-25)
Do we pay attention to what we’re paying attention to? Take heed what you hear:
Do we listen to the Spirit of God? How much? Are we asking questions and merely listening for the answers to them? Do we prefer to spend our time in entertainment: watching, reading, listening to keep our minds occupied, or listening to God’s word? With what measure ye mete, it will be measured to you again.
Would we rather hear the world than God? …he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
Or do we tune our ears to hear the Spirit of God as a lifestyle?
Does our listening to God’s Word take precedence in our lives? Do we study, meditate on, and memorize God’s word because we delight in hearing His voice? For he that hath, to him shall be given:
A lot is happening in the world, and many are looking for answers, for revelation, for the inside information. Does God have it? Certainly He does. Are you listening?
There have been many in these days who have risen up as ‘prophetic voices’ proclaiming messages adulterated with partisanship, factions and biases. There have been loud and proud false prophecies, and (it seems) minimal repentance. … But what about you?
Are you listening?
Do you know how to rightly divide the word of truth? Can you seperate theological biases, and national patriotism from the word of God? Can you distinguish between denominational partisanship and the Church?
What are you listening to? To whom are you listening?
Are you listening to Christ, or man? To the voice of God, or the voice of the world? Take heed what ye hear…
The rise of false prophets, false ministers, false saviors is predicted in God’s word. And, no prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation. (2 Peter 1:20)
Do you expect to hear the word of the Lord at the mouth of man? May there indeed be right ministers, even in these days of darkness! But take heed what ye hear; take heed that there are ravening wolves which woukd make merchandise of you. Take heed that the great many are compromised in their message with bias, doctrinal error, and partisaned bias. Take heed what ye hear.
Are you listening?
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto he churches…