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“The Sound In The Silence”

Categories: DOCTRINE, RELATIONSHIPS, SELF
I hear a gentle voice in my head telling me things that make sense to me. Is this the Holy Spirit?  The voice comes at unknown times but never when I am angry.  It comforts me to listen to it.  I have no idea what to call it.  I would like to hear from it and have conversations with it to ask questions I do not understand.  If it is the Holy Spirit, how do I thank it, and what do I call it?  I feel so unworthy that God would talk to me.  But I would be so blessed if He did.  I want a closer relationship with Him.

Sincerely,
Hearing Voices

Dear Hearing Voices,

That voice isn't the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit does not directly speak to people now that we have the complete Bible.  In the past, God communicated His desires through diverse methods of prophecy, visions, dreams, etc., but today He communicates through His Son, Jesus Christ (Heb. 1:1).  The Bible is the complete and perfect Word of God once and for all handed down to us (Jude 1:3).  Now that we have the perfect law of liberty (Jas 1:25), God has ceased using prophecy, visions, and dreams to communicate with us (1 Cor 13:8-10).  That voice in your head may be your conscience, but it isn't God.