Six Ways to Hear from God as a New Creature in Christ
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
When you accepted Christ, God did not renovate or refresh your spirit. You got a brand-new spirit! Paul explained this doctrinal truth by calling you a new creature. If you are new, that means that the creature you became at salvation never existed before. You are not renovated; you are reborn.
As a new creature, your old limitations no longer apply because you are something entirely different. Now that you are a new creature, your spirit can connect with Him.
Since your born-again spirit is created in the image and likeness of God, it is natural for your spirit to receive from God.
The New Testament describes six ways that we can now receive from God.
First, you can hear from your spirit, which is called the inner voice. Some people call this the conscience.
Second, you can hear from the voice of the Holy Ghost.
You can also receive from God through visions and dreams. If God gives a dream or vision, He will also give you the interpretation. Don't ask a spiritual leader to provide you with an interpretation. The only time dreams were interpreted in the Bible was for individuals who had no relationship with God.
The ministry of angels can also give us direction.
The sixth and most common way to be led by God is through His Word. As you read this devotional, you are experiencing God speaking to you through His Word.
Practical Application – When you need direction from God, begin with His Word. If you need more clarification on specifics that aren’t in the Word – for example, where to live or work – don’t fret. Remain prayerful and listen. He has many ways to make His will clear to you.
Daniel 2:4; Acts 2:17