Number Two: The Inward Voice


Romans 9: 1, ‘I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost’.

The number one way through which the Spirit guides us is through the inward witness. Number two is by the inward voice. Just like the outward man has a voice that is recognisable, the inward man has a voice that is recognisable. You learn to recognise something over time. If you listen for it you’ll hear it. And when you hear it enough, you’ll recognise when it’s saying something to you. The voice of our spirits is what we refer to as our conscience. A lot of us must have experienced the feeling of guilty conscience when we do something bad. We’ll probably amend our ways after this.

What we so often refer to as our conscience is indeed the voice of our spirits. The still small voice on the inside of you. Our spirits pick up things from God’s own Spirit which dwells within us.

We so badly want to hear from God, but when God says something that’s contrary to our own plans we just turn deaf ears. This is why we do not h ear a lot of the times. If a person is talking to you and keeps on talking without any corresponding move on the outside, of course the person will just keep quiet. This is the point where a lot of us are. Our spirits are quiet because we didn’t listen. Hearing is one thing, listening is another.

Our conscience is not the same as God’s voice. When the Holy Spirit speaks directly, it’s more authoritative.

Basically, it boils down to your choice. Will you choose to listen to the inward voice or will you go with the voice on the outside?