When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. John 16:13
Jesus promised his disciples of the things to come after his departure. Specifically, he foretold of the coming power and comfort through the person of the Holy Spirit. Amazingly, he mentions how the Holy Spirit would declare the things to come by speaking directly to believers. We have the voice of the Spirit through the Scriptures, but how can we still hear that voice today? In the book of Acts, we find the Holy Spirit speaking several times directly to the believers. Before the day of Pentecost, the disciples chose the replacement of Judas by casting lots after prayer. The lot fell on Matthias, who was only mentioned once in the book of Acts. After they were empowered by the Spirit, decision making was done differently.
The voice of the Spirit spoke about who to send to the mission field. It is interesting that an angel spoke to Philip to go to Gaza to meet an official of the Ethiopians who needed help in understating a passage of Isaiah 53. And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” (Acts 8:2). It was a simple message and Phillip obeyed the Spirit. The official became a believer and asked to be baptized as a result of this Spirit orchestrated encounter.
The voice of the Spirit is sweet and filled with the heavenly purpose. It will provide the listener with supernatural results. It will bring about mighty changes to the listener and those near. The question is simple: Is the Spirit speaking today like He did then? The answer is an overwhelming yes. Yes, the Spirit speaks to all who dare to listen. In fact, it is the voice of the Spirit which leads to salvation. Certainly, the voice of the Spirit speaks through the revelation of scripture, but it is also available in special moments to those willing to hear. We must learn to hear his voice.
The sweet voice of the Spirit will lead you to help others, it will manifest and build your faith, and it will guide you to do mighty things for God. The Spirit will confirm the love of God for you and others and will make your life meaningful. The voice of the Holy Spirit is powerful yet practical. There is no mysticism in hearing His voice. Will you allow the voice of the Spirit to speak to you today?