You Need to Learn to hear God’s Voice for Yourself


This message is from the Holy Spirit who lives inside every person that has trusted in, clings to and relies on Jesus Christ to be their savior and Lord.

Do you realize that half of the reason that Jesus died was so that we could have the Holy Spirit living inside of us. He went away so that The Comforter could come and now we are the Temples of the Living God, not built by human hands.

My friends, I desire that you would hear God’s voice for YOURSELF. In the times that are coming upon this world you will need to hear The Holy Spirit’s voice so I am going to tell you how.

Firstly you need to sit quietly before The Lord the way that Mary did. Many of you are like Martha running here and there doing “The Lord’s work” but you hardly ever spend alone time with Him.

When you make the practice of sitting at His feet every day and listening to the still small voice you just KNOW the difference. Jesus said, My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

The Way that works best for me is, every morning I get up and I worship Him with music before I do anything else. I sit there or kneel or lay prostrate or with my hands raised. However the Spirit leads me, I’m not religious about it. At first if you are not used to doing this it may seem odd and you may just want to start with 10 or 15 mins, but you will want to go longer once His presence starts to overwhelm your entire being. When this happens an hour is like no time at all, just soak yourself in His presence. You need to enter into the Secret Place of the Most High (Psalm 91) Brothers and sisters please do NOT just come to Him with a big long prayer list. Treat Him like your lover because HE IS! There is NO ONE that loves you more and you should feel the same way about Him! FOCUS ON HIM AND ONLY HIM! Once everything gets going I speak and sing in tongues (I will not get into that debate, Paul said to forbid Not speaking in tongues 1 Cor 14:39) it is always the perfect prayer from the Holy Spirit. He prays for things that you don’t even know that you have need of and it is always The Fathers perfect will. Then I also pray for some requests with my understanding.

After all that is done is when you should stay silent and wait for Him to speak to you. NO it probably won’t be audible (at least for me it isn’t), but thoughts will start to enter your head that aren’t yours. He might just say “I love you” or “I want you to do such and such” or ” I need you to work on so and so” Whatever it is obey Him. The longer you do this the clearer His voice will get clearer and you can have conversations back and forth with Him all day long.

Telling His thoughts from your sometimes is a little harder and that is when you ask Him to show you confirmation from a couple of different sources, maybe a godly friend, pastor or someone you know that hears The Holy Spirit.

It is my experience that if God is speaking to you about a certain thing He will NOT let it go until you do what He is asking of you. You will have an urge or an unction from The Holy Spirit to do something, and I suggest that you step out in faith and do it. Do not be afraid to step out especially if the thing you are feeling to do is good to do anyways. Do not be afraid to make a mistake or two at first, Satan will never tell you to do anything that is good, He will tell you that what you are hearing is all in your head and it’s all lies. If you feel like you should give someone encouragement by all means do it! If you believe you are to rebuke or reprimand someone give a lot more prayer to see if that’s really what He would have you do.
Whatever you do, do it in love.

Lastly God’s voice is still and small for He is the humblest of all. You will need to turn down the volume of the outside world to hear Him, but I will tell you it is worth it!

I just want to point out that I am not yet perfect and occasionally I make a mistake. I do not hear His voice perfectly either but I hear Him a lot better now than I even did last year. We all need to try to hear Him better, because one day the internet will be silenced and you will not be able to see or hear what the prophets are saying. If you know the voice of the Holy Spirit yourself, He will guide you into all truth.

Love and Blessings!

Jeff Byerly


10 thoughts on “You Need to Learn to hear God’s Voice for Yourself”

  1. Jeff, I am kinda new to your website. First heard of you thru Benjamin Faircloth. I’ve had the desire to speak and sing in tongues. In my youth, I believe I did. But my main concern now is, I want to know the voice of God speaking to me. I came upon this article and I am going to do this. It’s been my greatest desire! Please pray for me that God will reveal Himself to me. Thanks.

    1. I would answer that question No. All who seek Him find Him and all who find Him, He will speak to them, though most dont recognize its His voice. Many think His voice are their own thoughts. It takes practice and time alone with Him. The annioting HELPS but is not a requirement to hear His voice. Here is a good article explaining the annointing
      Blessings Love and Peace!

      1. Thank you so much. I have heard Him say things to me in the past, guiding me to go somewhere, to do something, comforting me. They were quite audible and much of it was in my spirit sense, but it usually is only one sentence or one word, or a “knowing”. I have had so many voices in my head since childhood, and thank God many of the voices have gone since I have been born-again, but no baptism of the Holy Spirit, and I am still unable to have conversations. I guess I will just have to be patient, and I do trust in Him. One, more question if you don’t mind…..When a person receives the anointing of the Holy Spirit, there is no doubt about it for the person? …..ok, 2 questions?… you think the rapture might be this year? thank you so much and thank you for your site and the messages. …….much love from a sister in Christ….

        1. Deena, the more filled with the Holy Spirit that you are the less doubt you will have. When the Holy Spirit comes on strong and I think that’s what you mean by anointing, all fear, doubt hatred anger fighting Pride and every work of the flesh becomes lessened but they’re still can be a little that hangs around and it is very hard to get rid of all of it. That is the struggle that we have when we are in these flesh bodies. The Apostle Paul even had problems, Read this Romans 7:15For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. 16 If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. 17 But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. 19 For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. 20 Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.
          21 I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. 22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!
          So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
          For us it is the constant struggle between the spirit and the flesh but the Fuller you are with the Holy Spirit the closer to God you will be and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
          Blessings love and peace sister

        2. Oh and the question about the rapture… I don’t even try to guess anymore, just be ready for him to come and you’ll be just fine! Just get rid of every bit of sin out of your life with the help of the Holy Spirit.

  2. Jeff, thank you so much for sharing with us your prayer life. It is a real blessing to know how to pray because prayer draws us closer to God. Your website has made Jesus so real in my life. Only now I realize how much the Lord loves us. Thank you so much Jeff.