This weekend was the commissioning ceremony for the Purpose class that I have been helping lead. At their commissioning, a prophetic team comes in to prophesy over them. The team, that comes in, have become friends of mine. As a matter of fact they are the reason I have exposed myself as a Christian Sensitive.
When I first met them I was going through a identity crisis. Fearing that I was out of alignment with God. That I was walking a fine line between a psychic and a prophetic person. This team prophesied over me, and the first thing that was said was "The identity crisis stops now." WOW, I was blown away. God spoke boldly through them and I heard Him. I started to move out of my self imposed prison and walk in freedom.
This weekend I was talking with the man that leads this team. He is a pastor and flows in the prophetic. We were talking about why we hear so clearly from God & others do not. He had a theory that was interesting. However, it may seem incomplete here on this page.
His theory is I.T.A.. Information, Transformation and Application. He asked me how I read the Bible. My answer was, that I read it to learn. He stated that most don't read it for information. Most see it as instruction. Instructions on the right way to walk and pray. He believes that those who read it for information don't limit God to the Bible. That they don't see God as "bound by the Word". Information can be taken inpondered on, sorted through and then comes transformation.
"What do you do with this information" he asked me. I told Him that I meditate on it and seek God's wisdom. He stated that that is transformation. Letting God transform the information into what is true and right. Again, not limiting it to the obvious. Moving away from the limits that man puts on God and letting God respond to the information. And then comes application. Applying what God has brightened your life with and walking it out.
He gave me an example in his own life. He had become obsessed with the promise from God that whatever we put our hands to will prosper.
Then the LORD your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The LORD will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your fathers
He said that when he first read this passage it jumped into his spirit. So he meditated on it and watched as God took it deep into his belief system. Then he began to apply it. He told of many instances where he called upon that promise and God met him there.
I thought about I.T.A. in my own life. I, also, was reminded about a verse that jumped out at me.
John 14:12 (New International Version)
12I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
This just rocked my world. I believe the Bible to be truth, so, my question was, why do we not see greater works. It's obvious, it is because of us. We are so shallow in our belief.
So I became obsessed with this verse. I slept with it on my mind, I spoke it out loud, I meditated on it, I let it become alive in my life. That was taking the information into my being and transforming it into what God meant it to be in my life. As time has past, I have walked into the application of that and have seen God perform many miracles.
I really don't think that this answers why some hear God so clearly and other do not. But, it is a good method of absorbing the Word of God, making it become who you are and walking it out. I pray that God would bless you with the sweetness of His voice and that you will take on the Word of God to see the underlining truth.