Seven times in Revelation it says, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the churches.”
Revelation 2:7 (Ephesus), 2:11 (Smyrna), 2:17 (Pergamum), 2:29 (Tyarira), 3:6 (Sardis), 3:13 (Philadelphia) & 3:22 (Laodicea)
First off, is says “He WHO has an ear” – my goodness, do you have an ear?
Then it says, “let him HEAR what the SPIRIT says to the churches.”
Oh my goodness, you’re supposed to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches? And who is the church?
You see, it seems we’ve put so much trust in people that we’ve forgotten to hear for ourselves what God is instructing, what HE is saying to us.
WE ARE THE CHURCH. When we begin to do things our way, we get the results of our own powers, our own understanding, our own self and wants.
What if we Stopped, took some time and sat with the Holy spirit, isn’t he the one God gave us to mediate between us and God? Isn’t the Holy Spirit a gift
to us so that we wouldn’t have to lean on our own understanding and get the alignment we need with God? Then why don’t we take the time to listen?
Matthew 11:15 “He who has ears to hear, let him hear”
Mark 4:9 “And He was saying, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
Mark 4:23 “If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear”
Luke 8:8 “Other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great. ‘As He said these things, He would call out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.’ ”
It’s an invitation that surpasses the ages, ANYONE who chooses to hear, may hear. ANYONE who chooses to Listen, to receive what the Holy Spirit is doing or wants you to do CAN. It’s open to anyone who has ears to hear.
That still small voice who gets you into the right, gets you into freedom, shows you value, morality, unity and LOVE – it’s that voice that brings us together and not divides us apart. It’s that voice that calls us, woos us, pulls us into somewhere good, peaceful, prosperous, light and freeing.
God loves all His children, but like the problem all fathers/mothers face – NOT ALL CHILDREN listen to them. NOT ALL CHILDREN heed their warnings, teachings or even want their fathers/mothers protection.
WE all get to choose what we want, it’s our choice and fathers/mothers who Love for their children, will wait for them to come home. Will pray for them to be happy; to find who they are, what they need to do and celebrate the identity placed inside them when they were created.
Fathers/Mothers will also rebuke poor decisions, or cry when children hurt, and desire the best for them. Good fathers/mothers allow their children to discover the truth when they won’t listen and they’ll wait for them to return home to be celebrated.
Being able to Hear is a choice we all get to make for ourselves – despite our hurt, our teachings, our understanding, our past or our future. WE CHOOSE to listen or not listen. God puts it out there for us, He gives us not only permission but an invitation to listen, to hear and receive His heart, words and directions. It’s your choice to hear or not.
Listening also requires the patience and ability to hear each other. We cannot go into trials with closed minds and hearts, we must listen to each other to hear the others heart so that we can amend any offenses or hurts that have been inflicted upon each other. Listening is a skill we practice and perfect, it’s not just hearing the words, but rather listening to the hearts of others. When we can see where someone else is coming from or needing, then resolution can occur.
Be the ear the hears beyond the words, the tones, the static. Listen.
Father God I pray that your children would hear your heart, your words and your directions for this season and seasons to come. I pray that there be no obstacles to keep them from your breath, your heart beat and your loving touch. As each person comes into a new season I declare clarity upon their minds and hearts to seek deeper into you and what your call is upon their lives. I release identity over each and every person who should even stumble upon this blog to seek you out and what you have that is greater than their biggest dream. To you Lord a revival beyond anything that earth has seen to date and Thank you for always being the greatest father we have ever known. In Jesus name