LOL. You weird me out with that "hear" literally his voice. I'm not poking you or being mean, just speaking honestly...
I'm sorry... and I know you don't mean any offense, truly, dear Nibs (again, peace to you!).
I don't know anyone who hears voices and who knows the Truth.
I understand that. I know several people, though. I would probably be as skeptical as the next person... had it not occurred with me. Since it did, I gotta put faith in it, you know?
I'm going to go ask someone I respect deeply if he knows anyone.
Yes. May I make a suggestion? You could try asking the Truth (John 14:6; 8:32, 36) himself. That is what happened with me. Well, not quite. I asked the Father for him (although I didn't know it at the time)... and he came to me. He reminded of many things, including things that occurred and that he told me as a child... and he's been talking to and leading ever since. That was almost 20 years ago (although I was 3 years old the first time).
I believe everyone will one day hear his and his Father's voice ("sound of thunder") but that is not now, nor is there anywhere in the scripture which suggests that it is or would be even on a personal level.
Yes, I agree, everyone will. The voice I hear now, however, is not like thunder at all, but actually pretty quiet, almost like a whisper... and "watery"... like someone speaking from under water or something like that. I think the scriptures and several others verses do indicate that some would hear during my Lord's presence in spirit (but absence in body), though... and on a personal level, as well (Proverbs 8:4-9, 22-24, 30, 31; Ezekiel 3:23; 43:2; Daniel 10:5, 6; Matthew 5:27; 28:20b; John 10:3-5; Revelation 1:15... and many others). Even so, even if they didn't, I cannot deny what has occurred and is occurring with me, dear one. I have learned from the One who speaks to me that it's the writings that should be consulted to determine if what HE says is true... but him that should be consulted to determine if what the writings say is true (John 5:39, 40). So, I tend to go with and follow him and HIS voice (John 10:16, 27;Romans 8:9, 10; 1 John 2:26-28)... using the writings to help those who still walk by sight... versus by faith... if they need that. I don't need to "see it in writing"... or even see him (although I have, many times) in order to hear him... or put faith in what he says when I do.
So I'm skeptical as to how to accept your 'confession of faith'.
I understand that, as well. Please know that I am not seeking acceptance of my confession. And I TRULY don't say that to be snarky, not at all, but I know some really NEED others to believe them. I don't. Indeed, I was prepared that many... most... would not. But I truly canNOT deny it, so it really doesn't... CAN'T matter what others believe. I realize that this might be hard to receive, but I think I can promise you that if it occurred with you you would feel the same way. Your choice would be to profess what it TRUE... regardless of whether ANYONE else believes you... or succumb to pressure and give in to what others WANT you to say because they don't believe or can't receive such a thing from you. I choose the former. It has proven to be HUGE blessing for me to do so, too.
In our brief days of exchange I imagine you know that I've grown to adore you,
Please do NOT take this the wrong way, dear one... but please don't. First, I am nothing more than a good-for-nothing-servant, and adoration belongs to the MOST Holy One of Israel, JAHVEH... and to His Son and Christ, the HOLY One of Israel, JAHESHUA, the Chosen One of JAH (MischaJah). Second, there are folks here to tend to weep and gnash their teeth at the very thought of someone having adoration for me. So, for the glory of God and Christ... and the sake of those whose consciences can't quite handle it... don't. Just give me the same regard you would give any servant... which I know would be WELL... given that you're a member of the Household of God. Since He and His Son treat ALL of their servants with loving kindness... that's all I ask of you.
but I also note that you were given his name directly and how to spell it, yet that name is factually false and based on many premises of error. That concerns me that the voice you hear may be attached to that name.
Do not concern yourself, dear one. I was given that name... and so there's nothing for YOU to worry about. If I am in error, then I am the one who should be worried/concerned, yes? But my Lord did give me that name... and how to spell it. He said that the Hebrew yodh is what we today would call a "j". He said that the use of the "y" is due to the confusion that has surrounded the phonetical pronouncement of the name, which is the same problem with the "waw"... which is actually a "v" in today's alphabets, not a "w". He said that Israel got this mixed up when they were among the Chaldeans and translating the writing to Greek. That in Greek the "j" is shown as what WE know to be an "i"... and that while WE would look at the "i" and think of it as a vowel, it really is what we call a "consonant". He said the Hebrew spellings that many scholars point to are PHONETICALLY correct, but not alphabetically correct. Now, I'm not a scholar by ANY stretch... and I realize that scholars are very learned people in THIS world... but, I mean, I kinda have to go with him. For two reasons: (1) faith... and (2) he asked me who should know his name... which is based on the Father's name... more, him or the scribes? He helped me understand this on a personal level when I received a PM the other from some who spelled my name based on how it SOUNDS... rather than how it was spelled. Phonetics played a HUGE roll in ancient Hebrew spelling.
Now, you must know my mother thinks I'm under the influence of the "angel of light" and that I have toxic poisioning from preservatives in my toothpaste. So, hey, take with the love that I accept her critique with.
And I absolutely DO! Please know, I don't have any expectations as to anyone. I'm not dragging any WTBTS "baggage" that says folks have to listen to ME... or they're rejecting God/Christ/the Society/GB/Pope/Rabbi... what have you. I am JUST a servant, nothing more. Now, I realize that that, too, may be hard to receive, given the many who've also claimed to be "servants"... while snatching, scattering, even fleecing God's sheep. So, I get it. I can only tell you what I tell everyone else: ask for yourself. Then put faith in what YOU hear about it. I am just sharing what I am in the hopes of working out MY salvation and that of MY household. I can't make anyone believe or accept what I share... nor do I want to. I'm not out to make disciples - that's not my assignment. MY assignment is akin to what's written at Ezekiel 2:1-3:11. I am sent to "exiled" Israel simply to tell them to seek God themselves... by going to andthrough His Son... who speaks to ALL mankind (but my message is only for Israel)... and not through ANY other human, including myself.
I am certain that the truth is found when sought open heartedly and the devil flees when you oppose him.
I did already find the Truth, dear one; better yet, he found me. And yes, the Adversary has fled from me... although every know and again a fellow human will allow themselves to be used toward his agenda. But they don't know that... so how can I hold it against them? It is wearisome, yes, but as my Lord said, we are to pray for them. And I don't mean that in the "Jesus loves you; I'm gonna pray for you" kind of way. I mean in the way my Lord did when he said, "Father... forgive them. They don't know what they've done." Because I used to be blind, too, and not know what I was doing in a similar way. If I want the forgiveness extended ME to stand... then I MUST forgive them. Else, I'm a hypocrite, no?
So at the minimum, maybe you'll give the name time to simmer and call on "our Father" as his Son taught us all. I can't wait to hear what happens!
I did. While I reading your threads, while I was walking my puppies, while I was grocery shopping... and then when I returned home. Above is what I was given to share with you. And I was told to offer to you that anything you still have "concerns" about... you should take directly to the Son, if not the Father through the Son.
I hope YOU can receive this in the same love you offered me, but it truly is in that spirit that I offer it.
Again, peace to you!
YOUR servant, sister, and fellow slave of Christ,