Hello and welcome to God Today. This is Jono Hall. I am here at the International House of Prayer here in Kansas City.
I want to talk a few minutes here today about responding to the voice or the revelation of the Lord in your life. How do you do that? Many of you are asking, “Hey, I want to actually receive a revelation from the Lord.” There are many ways that the Lord speaks. The Lord has a multi-faceted voice. He speaks through dreams and prophecy. I believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit for today. He mainly speaks through the Bible. There was a cessationist at a recent conference that said, “Hey, if you want to hear the voice of the Lord, get the Bible and read it out loud!” I was shouting out loud to that because I truly believe that.
Once you have receive revelation from the Lord, how do you respond to it? That’s what I want to talk to you guys about today. I think we have a choice, and I think the Bible shows us that we have a choice when we receive revelation from the Lord. I want to read from Ephesians 4. This is a strange verse, you might say, but it says this: “Now this I say, and I testify in the Lord that you must no longer walk as the gentiles do in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in the understanding, alienated from the life of because of the ignorance inside of them, due to the hardness of their heart.”
The thing I wanted to talk about is, if we receive a revelation from the Lord, be it a command, be it truth, we have a choice. We either accept it or we act upon it. If we do we find that our heart grows softer and our ability to receive more revelation increases. The opposite is true as well. We receive a revelation from the Lord and we say, “No, I am not going to receive that. I am not going to act upon it.” What we find – and we see it again and again in the Bible – is that people receive the truth and they say, “No, I am not going to receive that of the Lord.” They get a hardened heart. What Paul talks about in Ephesians and in Romans, He says, “The gentiles have become futile in their thinking, confused in their thinking. They have a hardened heart. Their thinking becomes futile. We see this continuum. Those who receive revelation from the Lord, and act upon it, have an increasing capacity to receive more revelation of the Lord. Those who get the revelation of the Lord, but actually say, “No, I am not going to receive it,” they get a scar. They get their hearts seared.
I want to encourage you today. Read the word, get a prophecy from the Lord, however you want to hear from the Lord. As you receive it, receive it as from the Lord. Get a soft heart. Get a heart of revelation. Don’t sear hearts today.