Just days after I was filled with the Holy Ghost, I began to pray in tongues the whole day long as I was working as a welder in a manufacturing plant. I had sought for the gift for three years and when He finally came I just loved to pray in other tongues. As I prayed, something unexpected began to happen with me, whenever I paused the Lord would speak something to me. I never heard an audible voice, He spoke to me in my thoughts, what I heard I could never have come up with on my own. I began to write down what He told me and share them with my mentors, they were amazed at what I had received from the Lord.
John 16:13 When the Spirit of Truth is come, He will guide (lead) you into all truth: for He will not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He hears, that shall He speak.
You cannot see nor touch the Holy Spirit, but He will speak to you if you believe. You are a spirit, God created you so you could hear His voice; this isn’t anything to marvel at, it’s just God’s way. Some ungodly people think you’re insane if you claim to hear God’s voice, but I say you are blessed. How could God lead us if He couldn’t communicate with us? When the Lord began to speak to me I didn’t know He had a plan and a purpose for everything He spoke to me. Later on He called me into the office of the teacher and I was already armed with the things He wanted taught to His people. Despite these wonderful revelations, I was met with opposition, people who did not have revealed knowledge wanted to argue and debate.
Luke 4:4 It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God.
Ignorant people were opposing the very Word God was giving them in order to have the abundant life. The Lord instructed me to show His Word and let them choose to believe or not. Forcing a person to believe something even if it is the truth is not Christianity. Every Christian must choose what they will accept, the Lord can only offer His truth. If God commanded everyone to believe, then Christianity would become legalism. As an old school Catholic, I was commanded to abstain from meat on Friday or go to hell, this is legalism.
1 Corinthians 12:3 I give you to understand, that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
When a Christian is convinced that Jesus is the Son of God and that He was crucified and raised from the dead, this person had heard from the Holy Ghost. If God will speak one thing to you, He will speak everything to you. God does not care what your title is, He will speak to whosoever wants to hear Him. Once you begin to hear His voice you will never be alone again, you will always have someone to converse with. God is not like men, He speaks very little but what He says translates into volumes of revelation. I simply ask the Lord for a nugget to chew on and it becomes a letter of vital information. Needless to say, I love revealed knowledge and I’m addicted to it.