I’m going to be honest with you that sometimes it can be tough to decipher God’s voice. In a world full of noise and distractions, it can be hard to know if you are truly hearing from the Lord.
The good news is that there is a way to discern the voice of God and that way is through His Holy Spirit. This post will show you the 10 signs the Holy Spirit is speaking to you that will help you discern God’s voice from Satan’s.
There are 3 main voices that speak to us which are: the human spirit, the Holy Spirit, and the demonic spirits from Satan you need to be aware of.
But today in this article, you will find out the 10 signs the Holy Spirit is speaking to you that will help you know if you are hearing from God or not so that you don’t get deceived.
How Does The Holy Spirit Speak To You?
The Holy Spirit speaks to us in many ways. The most common one is through the written word. Of God. This is the most important way that God speaks to people today. Other ways the Holy Spirit speaks to us is through visions, circumstances, to the people, and revelations
God’s Spirit inspired the writers of the Old and New Testament to write what they did (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21), so it stands to reason that He would want us to read it.
The Bible clearly says that this is how God wants to speak to us, as well: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).
10 Signs God’s Spirit Is Speaking To You.
Below are the 10 signs that will show God’s Spirit that will guide you into all truth and godly wisdom is speaking to you for sure.
- You Feel Convicted Of Sin.
- God’s Word Comes Alive In Your Life.
- Feel Led To Obey God’s Word.
- You Hear A Gentle Still Voice.
- In Conformity To God’s Word.
- You Have Inner Peace.
- No Confusion.
- Passion For Prayer.
- Desire To Fellowship With Other Christians.
- Witness With Your Spirit.
1. You Feel Convicted Of Sin.
The conviction of sin is one of the clearest ways in which the Holy Spirit speaks to us. The Bible tells us that when we sin, it grieves the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30).
We should never take pleasure or delight in our disobedience and sin, but instead, we should confess our sins so we can obtain forgiveness from God (1 John 1:9).
Without the conviction of the Holy Spirit, you can’t be saved nor will you see the need for repentance in your life as the Holy Spirit to convict you of your sinful lifestyle will be absent.
2. God’s Word Comes Alive In Your Life.
The Bible tells us that God’s word is sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12), but have you ever found yourself reading a passage of Scripture that seems completely irrelevant to your life?
This is because, without the Holy Spirit, we cannot understand spiritual things (1 Corinthians 2:14). When we read Scripture with an open heart, the Holy Spirit will use it to guide us into all truth.
If you have the indwelling Holy Spirit in your life, God’s word will come alive in your life and will be easy for you to understand as God’s Spirit will help you decipher bible verses that seem difficult to understand with our natural human mind.
3. Feel Led To Obey God’s Word.
One of the signs that will show that the Holy Spirit is speaking to you is that you will feel led to obey God’s word and not disobey it.
Jesus Christ said in John 14:15 that if you truly love Him, you will keep His commandments and that will only be possible if you are filled with the Holy Ghost to help you do that.
Our natural sinful flesh always want to disobey God’s word because it hates anything having to do with holiness but loves to pleasure itself with sinful pleasures which is why the Holy Spirit is necessary to help you not to walk after the flesh but the Spirit by obeying God’s word.
4. You Hear A Gentle Still Voice.
God’s voice will always be gentle and still. The same applies to the Holy Spirit if He’s speaking to you as we see in the old testament in the case of Samuel in 1 Samuel 3:1-10.
In the above verse, we can see that the Lord through His Spirit was speaking to Samuel in a gentle still voice and not in a loud and forceful manner. This is why you have to be sensitive to the Spirit of God if you want to hear God’s voice in your life.
Likewise, you will hear a gentle still voice all the time if God’s Spirit is speaking to you. Only Satan will try to speak to you in a very loud, forceful manner and often against your will.
5. In Conformity To God’s Word.
One of the best litmus tests to know that the Holy Spirit is indeed speaking to you is that God’s Spirit will never lead you away from His word nor will He tell you to do anything contrary to the holy scripture.
We are told in 1 John 4:1-5 in the new testament that we must not believe every spirit but test every spirit to see if it’s from God or not as there are many antichrist spirits present now that are leading many astray including believers.
If the Holy Spirit is speaking to you if you are a spirit-filled Christian, He will always speak to you through God’s word and will never tell you things that are contrary to God’s word.
6. You Have Inner Peace.
Inner peace also will be one of the clear signs the Holy Spirit is speaking to you especially when you desire to obey God’s will or are trying to make important life decisions like choosing a life partner.
If the Holy Spirit is in your life, you will have this inner peace the Lord Jesus Christ talks about in John 14:27 that surpasses all understanding that the world cannot give.
It’s this inner peace that will also help you know that you are making the right decision to do something because if you are a believer, there will always be that inner peace that you will feel when you make life choices that are in accordance with God’s word or will.
7. No Confusion.
Another sign that will show that The Holy Spirit is speaking to you is that you will have no confusion since God is not the author of confusion but of order as 1 Corinthians 14:33 tells us.
Satan is the one who’s the author of confusion. So, if you hear any voice speaking to you that makes you confused about the right thing to do, just no it’s not God’s voice or Spirit speaking to you.
If the Holy Spirit is speaking in your life, you won’t be confused about which path to take in life but you will clearly know that this is God speaking to you. No trick or mind games here.
8. Passion For Prayer.
When God’s Spirit is speaking to you, prayer is something you will become passionate about. Also, you will learn how to pray correctly due to the utterance the Holy Spirit will give you (Roman 8:26-39).
You pray more often and more passionately as a believer. The Holy Spirit will make you more aware of your need for prayer because He opens your eyes to your dependence on God.
Therefore, your prayers will become more fervent, more heartfelt, effective, and more powerful. In short, the Holy Spirit will always encourage you to have a stronger prayer life as you are in a spiritual battle that needs prayer to be won.
9. Desire To Fellowship With Other Christians.
If God’s Spirit is speaking to you, you want to fellowship with other Christians. God designed Christians to live in community with one another (1 John 1:7), so when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, you feel the need to fellowship with other Christians.
This is why Hebrews 10:25 tells us not to forsake the assembling on one another as believers as it’s very beneficial for the edification of the body of Christ.
If you are a spirit-filled Christian, you will desire to fellowship with God’s people who want to glorify and exalt Jesus Christ in their lives.
10. Witness With Your Spirit.
Last but not least, the Holy Spirit will bear witness with your spirit when you are being led in a certain direction in life or if you are hearing from God correctly about something you feel strongly about in your heart and mind through prayer and study of the Word of God.
The apostle Paul tells us in Romans 8:16 that God’s Spirit will bear witness with our spirit if we are God’s children and it’s this witness of the Holy Spirit that will help us know for sure whether we are hearing from God or not.
But if you are not a spirit-filled Christian, this witness of the Holy Spirit will not be there in your life to help you make the right choices in your life and to help you discern good from evil. Rather, you will be susceptible to deceptions from Satan.
I hope the above post on the 10 signs the Holy Spirit is speaking to you will help you discern the voice of God from that of Satan so that you don’t get deceived. In closing, if this post was edifying to you, let me know in the comments below with any questions you might have. Stay blessed and don’t forget to share.
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