Very few believers really want to hear from Jesus. Many are long time believers and theologians, who have spent much time, “in the Word” studying the Bible. They are comfortable in the doctrines and beliefs that they have adopted from their own studies and the teachings of others. Their beliefs are backed by Bible verses.
These people are thoroughly indoctrinated. They believe they are saved and that they cannot lose their salvation. They are blinded to the truth because they trust in their own insight. They profess to be Christians, but they are not Christians; they are believers and followers of doctrines. They do not follow Jesus Christ. They are not led by the Holy Spirit. We read in Romans 8:14, “those who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
Many of these people have had an experience with Jesus. Some were born again, but they never got into a real relationship with Jesus. Even though some of them have received the baptist in the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues, they never learned to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
The Lord speaks to these people, but they do not accept it when He speaks to them. They either doubt or do not like what the Lord is saying to them. They say that God speaks to them through the Bible and then they look for scripture that suites them and their situation, according to their liking. Their security lies in their reliance on twisted application of scripture. These believers are unfruitful for the kingdom of God because they do not seek nor follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and when He speaks to them they disregard Him. They regard their trust in the Bible and their application of the Scriptures more than the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, that Jesus gives, to guide those who believe, into all truth.
Jesus said:”My sheep HEAR My voice, and they follow Me.” These believers claim to believe in Jesus, but they do not HEAR Him. They believe they are saved but they are not led by the Holy Spirit. Jesus warned that many believers, who preached and taught in His Name, cast out demons and performed many works, will stand before Him in judgment and He will say to them:”Go away I never knew you, you workers of unrighteousness.”
Our salvation depends on our relationship with Jesus. Do we know Jesus? Does Jesus know us? Do we trust and follow Him, or do we trust more in other things; the Bible, preachers, our our insight? Are we children of God who are led by the Holy Spirit and do we hear Him?
May Jesus bless you.