My guest this week is Elizabeth Prata writer of the blog, “the-end-time-blog.com” and we are discussing whether or not God speaks to us audibly.
Elizabeth warns us of false teachers claiming, “God told me…” and teaches us how to listen to the Holy Spirit while being careful not to claim direct revelations from God.
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This podcast covers:
- Elizabeth discusses the “God told me” religion.
- Elizabeth answers the question of whether or not God talks to us audibly.
- Elizabeth explains the difference between hearing audible voices and claims that God “spoke to your heart”
- Elizabeth teaches us why claiming direct revelation from God is dangerous.
- Elizabeth discusses her view on full-time (outside the home) ministry for moms of young children.
- Why Elizabeth believes this is important for the Christian mom and wife to know.
Who may be most encouraged by this podcast:
- Christian women
- Christian Homemakers seeking Biblical truth
Where you can find Elizabeth:
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Love your words about Proverbs and women. Just a note that the women are more emotional and easily led astray.. Look at 1 Timothy, or all the way back to the Garden.. It was the woman who enticed. Ladies, we have much more power than we know and, we can use it for good or for not good.
Loved the talk.. thank you.. !
So true! And so Biblical, it was Eve that was deceived. We so easily believe what looks and sounds “good.”
When my unsaved father was dying, I prayed and prayed for God to save him and heal him. One day in July, I heard the Lord say, “He’ll know me by September. By the end of summer, he will know me.” I was so startled, I told my mom, who was already a Christian, and I noted it in my journal. It was not an audible voice, but a distinct thought that passed through my mind. As the summer passed, my dad didn’t seem any closer to salvation. In August, the Lord directed me to Isaiah 57:17-18, in my NKJV translation. Verse 18…”to his mourners.” I knew then that the Lord would not heal my dad physically, but I continued to pray for his spiritual healing. In my mind, the end of summer meant Labor Day. It came and went and my father seemed no closer. Then one day as I was visiting him in hospital, he brought up the subject of the Lord, and I said to him that I couldn’t argue with him anymore and if he wanted to know if Jesus was real he needed to repent and invite the Lord into his life. At that moment he prayed! Then he went to sleep. I went home and recorded our conversation in my journal and as I did, I noted the date, September 22. It was the fall equinox, the end of summer.
“He will know me by September. By the end of summer he will know me.”
God does speak. The same God who spoke to Abraham Isaac and Jacob, who said He is the same today, yesterday and forever, did not suddenly clam up because he has a Book out. I agree that not all revelation is from the Lord but God can speak to us directly, as well as through His word.
Allison Weeks says
Hello, Jennifer. I just listened to this episode and was challenged to think a little differently about how I speak about God “speaking” to me. I knew your guest was spot on in her assertions, yet I couldn’t put my finger on how to reconcile that to the way in which He guides my thoughts and impresses upon me His will –to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever. I did a quick online search and found this article by Nancy Guthrie, an author and Bible teacher who I greatly respect. Her explanation succinctly filled in the gaps. While your guest boldly warned us against this practice, Nancy compellingly explains how we should think about, talk about and expect to hear from the Lord–that is, through regular reading of The Word.
Thanks for producing such a great podcast. I really appreciate your commitment to honoring homemakers. I found your podcast doing research before starting my podcast, The Art of Home: How Homemakers Cultivate a Place to Belong. We have a similar mission, although, yours is directly speaking to believing women to follow the Titus 2 model, while mine is more generally to give a platform for homemakers from all walks of life/backgrounds to tell their story in order to elevate this occupation in the eyes of the world. I hope to encourage women who are on the fence about coming home or staying home (believers and non-believers) that homemaking is a valuable and worthy occupation that strengthens and enriches both the individual family and society as a whole. My hope is that through highlighting these stories of home and family (and by the testimonies of my believing friends who I interview), lost people will be drawn to the Lord who is the ultimate Homemaker, the One who has secured our eternal Home through His Son, Jesus our Savior.
I’m just starting out (4 episodes published), but when I feel like I have my feet under me a bit, I would love to interview you!
Thank you again for your ministry.