Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 5 (day seven)

David seems to hear God’s voice clearer and quicker than we do.  

And the Lord said to David, “Go up, for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand.” (v.19)

When David inquired of the Lord, He said, “You shall not go directly up; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees.  It shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall act promptly, for then the Lord will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines.” (v.23-24)

David not only hears God, but God gives him step by step instructions on what to do and where to go. How do we find that level of clarity? Is that level of clarity even possible?

Thankfully we have the gift of the Holy Spirit to fill in the blanks.  In Experiencing God Henry Blackaby notes that the Holy Spirit uses 4 methods to speak clearly into our lives: Scripture, Prayer, Circumstance, and Church.  He argues that through those four God is speaking loud and clear today, if only we would listen.

Author: Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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