Podcast Recommendation: 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice?

The issue of listening for God’s voice is something I’ve consistently expressed concern over here at Steak and a Bible. That and a related “two-way journaling process” is the reason I reject Sarah Young’s books including “Jesus Calling.” I was skimming a Christian ebooks website the other day and found even more books about God talking to people.

I have been so adamant about this because I think this is a recipe for the worst kind of deception.

Now that brings me to today’s post and this podcast recommendation. On Monday July 15, Pirate Christian Chris Rosebrough addressed this very issue with his sermon review of Mark Virkler who is an avid proponent of stilling the mind to (supposedly) hear God’s voice as well as two-way journaling. Chris does a fantastic job of exposing the Bible twisting that is used to claim this is somehow a biblical practice. Please, please do yourself a favor and listen to this episode (or at least the sermon review portion of the program). This error seems to be influencing more and more people.

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7 Responses to Podcast Recommendation: 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice?

  1. SHARAT BABU says:

    Dear Sister Julia, Thank you so much for the Blessed spiritfilled message and strengthening me, i want to share with our Congregations and Home fellowships and in our evangelism outreaches in India. in JESUS LOVE, Evangelist Babu.

    • Julia says:

      Thank you for the message! It is wonderful to have readers in India. You have such a challenge to share Jesus there. Write me sometime and tell me about your ministry and how I can pray for you and India!

  2. Thank you Miss Julia! I am listening now. I appreciate the note that this podcast was available!

  3. Julia says:

    WOW. So I hadn’t listened to very end of the podcast when I posted this morning and I wanted to listen to the whole thing a second time. Be sure to hear the whole thing. It becomes clear towards the that Virkler thinks his journals are on par with Scripture and that this is how the Bible was composed!!! What blasphemy. I’ve never heard such a clear explanation of two-way journaling before and his own explanation reveals just how absolutely wrong it is to do this.

  4. Jennifer says:

    This is indirectly related…

    My daughter recently attended a Vacation Bible School where a video clip captured the story of a boy who says he died on the operating table, took a trip to heaven and then returned. She told me he sat on God’s lap and the angels were singing to him! The next day I was looking through the local Christian bookstore flyer and there highlighted were a bunch of books that sounded very similar what my daughter saw at VBS. My heart sunk.

    I remembered a sermon my pastor preached a few weeks back about Lazarus and the rich man. In hell, the rich man wanted Lazarus to warn his five brothers so that they would not end up where he was. ” And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father(Abraham), to send him(Lazarus) to my father’s house— for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ ” (Luke 16:27-31).

    Did the rich man get what he wanted? Would Abraham send Lazarus to the brothers? No. The rich man was convinced that “if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ Abraham didn’t agree. He made it clear to the rich man (and us) that ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”

    Shouldn’t these video clips and popular books, which are basically the same thing, stories about rising from the dead, receive the same correction from Jesus? Aren’t they really an attempt to warn, convince, and prove that there really is something true after death? Isn’t Jesus saying here in Luke 16 that we have been given enough revelation? Yes, let us trust the power of the Gospel, it is enough.

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