listening to the voice
Hearing voices in one's head no longer is deemed a sign of mental instability. In fact, it never should have been characterized in that manner because individuals who hear these voices merely have a stronger connection with, and can hear and speak into the spiritual realm. Of course, not every voice intends good. One must draw a distinction between a voice one hears in the head and a voice that emanates from the heart or solar plexus region of the body.
Some individuals contend that nothing real exists in the spiritual realm. Thus, when a person reveals that they are hearing voices, or speaking with persons from the spiritual realm, the medical establishment quickly assigns them a psychiatric label such as schizophrenic or bipolar or manic, and considers them to be mentally unstable. Then begins a process of gradually removing them from mainstream society.
This process is the devil's methodology for silencing individuals who were born with or developed a strong connection to the spiritual realm, and who might possibly have heard the voice of God and been able to confirm his existence. Individuals who work for the benefit of Satan also have a strong spiritual awareness. However, their willingness to work with him insulates them from the labels and the often violent consequences associated with spiritual awareness.
The spiritual realm is very real. Everyone who is human has a spirit that exists in (and communicates through) the spiritual realm. Birds and animals communicate through the spiritual realm. When we pray, and especially when we pray in the spirit, we are communicating with the living God via his ether in the spiritual realm. Now that the ether is more acknowledged, the devil's new strategy has been to flood it with an incessant stream of deceptions. The goal is to render God's people weary and distrustful of the ether, and therefore of the existence of God and the legitimacy of their prayers to him.
Protecting and strengthening your faith in and your relationship with God is more critical now than at any other time. Doing so requires that you consider two very important facts. First, one cannot hear the voice of God with one's ears. Only physical voices associated with physical bodies on the earth are heard with the physical ears. Any voice from the spiritual realm that you hear with your ears is likely a person pretending to be God, or seeking to harass you and to derail your faith in God. Second, almost all of God's communications with his creation is done through his Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit speaks primarily through sensory impressions from the heart.
Further, every legitimate communication with or prayer to God is answered, but you will not hear his response unless you listen to the voice of his Holy Spirit in your heart or solar plexus. If you have the indwelling Holy Spirit, practice speaking to God in your heart when you pray, and listening for his response through the "ears" of your heart. Your experience of God will profoundly change.
to whom are you praying?
Many millions of prayers are offered up to God each day. Some of the prayers reach him, but the vast majority do not, at least not directly. The God I serve wants the world to know to whom they are praying so that there is no deception.
When a prayer is offered up to God, one of three things can happen. Either it is intercepted by Satan, it is answered indirectly by God, or it is answered directly by God. When it is intercepted by Satan, anything is possible, including him answering the prayer, if it suits his purposes to do so. His ultimate purpose always is to kill, steal and destroy. The vast majority of prayers, including prayers that seek good and positive things, are intercepted by Satan. If you are praying that evil circumstances visit someone else, you should know that those prayers never reach God and always are intercepted by Satan.
Prayers to God are supposed to be a methodology for confidently appropriating the powers within you to accomplish any desire that is in accordance with God's will. Our human spirit is relatively powerless against the forces of darkness. There is no genuine overcoming, Godly power inside of you if you do not have God's indwelling Holy Spirit. With the indwelling Holy Spirit, he becomes your source of power to teach, guide and protect you as you learn to take authority over the forces of darkness and evil that inhabit our world.
God also answers prayers indirectly. In this instance, he becomes aware that a prayer is being offered, eavesdrops on the prayer, then directs his Holy Spirit to answer the prayer as appropriate. If someone does not have the indwelling Holy Spirit, this is generally the methodology by which their prayers are answered and many people have had their prayers answered in this manner. However, it is not God's ideal because the person never comes to a knowledge of the truth that they can have God's power and authority operating on the inside of them at every moment of every day. God wants to establish his throne in your heart so that you will know that the kingdom of heaven is within you.