Listen God Is Speaking
By Linda C Dipman

   The light of Jesus hovered over the earth and ignited sparkles of stars shining onto people.  The Holy
Spirit lit up each sleeping mind with visions, dreams, and inspired messages.  

   Some of the messages fell on those who thought they were meaningless and they ignored them.  
Others fell on believers who vowed to follow them, but when the trials of life occurred they quickly forgot.  

   But there were a few messages that fell on ordinary people who took them to heart and shared them
with those who would listen.  I am one of those ordinary people.  

   The message I received radiated ideas and formed words that spurred my interest.  Ideas I had never
understood before.  Awakening thought-provoking feelings in me I had never known.

   My hands turned red and hot.  My body felt like a great vibration was stirring every fiber of my being in
anticipation of a word from God.  My mind spoke to my consciousness as if a Spirit flew in to give me a
message from the Almighty God.

   Hebrews 10:16, "This is the covenant that I will make with them in the days to come, says the Lord; I will
put my laws in their hearts and write them on their minds."

   When I first began to receive messages from God, they dealt strictly with my life.  They were messages
of encouragement and love. But every message came with a warning.  Pray for protection against Satan.

   As the years passed and I faced many difficult challenges with child custody to the judgment that
churches place on the backs of their followers.  I realized how important this prayer was and how
impossible this world is when we don't realize how great a force Satan is to our lives.

   1 John 5: 19, "We know that we belong to God even though the whole world is under the rule of the Evil
One."

   Satan is the ruler of this world.  He has been given the freedom to influence people by demon forces
that want to destroy their lives and rob them from ever having faith in God.  He does this within a world
game of good versus evil.

   Many of today's great spiritual leaders have become so accustomed and trained in theology and
doctrine that they have become ignorant of the invisible spiritual realm that comes after people.  As a
result, Satan has immobilized the clergy because they are so wrapped up in manmade teachings!

   When you are in a world game that involves an unseen spiritual realm that no one is acknowledging,
then we are easily dominated and conquered by evil forces.  Our freewill is easily influenced by evil
thinking because the clergy aren't teaching us how to defend ourselves against Satan.

   People are not being taught how to listen to the Spirit of God.  They don't understand the fundamentals
of defense found in the whisper of God's voice within their being.

   1 John 2:26-27, "I am writing this to you about those who are trying to deceive you.  But as for you,
Christ has poured out his Spirit on you.  As long as his Spirit remains in you, you do not need anyone to
teach you.  For his Spirit teaches you about everything, and what he teaches is true, not false.  Obey the
Spirit's teaching, then, and remain in union with Christ."

   Christians need to read their Bibles, pray for protection from Satan, and ask for insight from God over
the problems they are facing.  They must exercise their faith by being aware of the battle's they will face in
this world game.

   Many Christians have a surface faith that takes them no further than believing in God and leaves the
rest to the interpretation of the church.  This can be a disaster, because it prevents the Holy Spirit from
directly teaching a person.  

   God used direct messages to me in order to break the mind set I had learned from the present day
church. He changed my life and made me depend on Him so I would listen to Him alone!

   1 John 3:9&10, "Whoever is a child of God does not continue to sin, for God's very nature is in him:
and because God is his Father, he cannot continue to sin.  Here is the clear difference between God's
children and the Devil's children:  anyone who does not do what is right or does not love his brother is not
God's child."

   God pitted me against family and church by making me gay.  He made me love a woman so I would
understand that love equals God!  He took me out of the teachings of the church so I would seek Him and
learn from Him.

   What the church says is sin is not always sin! The church wants us to follow their doctrine so we will
become like robots, all serving God their way.  God wants us to be vessels full of the Holy Spirit who will
do battle for Him against the evil workings of Satan on an individual bases.

   Today I am persecuted because I tell people I am gay in what I write.  Many article directories will not
distribute my writings because of this declaration.  

   Yet God, in His wisdom, pitted me against even those who refuse to listen because of my gayness.  
Being gay is a small part of me, but being God's child is all of me.

   God raises us up in a evil world so we will fight for Him and love.  He takes our lives and puts us into
different situations in this world so we will undo the evil that Satan forces on each individual life.

   1 John 5:3-5, "For our love for God means that we obey his commands.  And his commands are not too
hard for us, because every child of God is able to defeat the world.  And we win the victory over the world
by means of our faith.  Who can defeat the world?  Only the person who believes that Jesus is the Son of
God."

   We are His Christian Soldiers.  We are placed here in difficult situations so we can defeat the devil and
his influence over people.  As a reward we will be given an eternity of blessings for everything we have
suffered.

   Everything I learned about the truth was given to me through the Holy Spirit.  The Spirit working within
me taught me to let go of rules and regulations that are taught within the doctrine of the churches and
place my faith in God and the teaching He gives me on the inside.

   I would have never changed if I hadn't learned to listen to God's voice on my own.  I would have allowed
the church to keep me from loving who I was meant to love.  I would have joined the world and persecuted
anyone that didn't believe the way the church taught me to believe.

   1 John 5: 20-21, "We know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we
know the true God.  We live in union with the true God-in union with his Son Jesus Christ.  This is the true
God, and this is eternal life.
   My children, keep yourselves safe from false gods!"

   I was raised a Baptist.  I was taught all the doctrines of hate the church teaches against people.  When
I let go of what I was taught to believe and I allowed God to work in me I began to see.

   The message beamed as the Spirit of God flew down from the unseen heavenly kingdom of God.  A
message so clear that I had to listen and change the way I thought.  

   God took all of me my feelings, my mind, and my soul, He taught me how to hear things that men can
only hear from the voice of God.  Listen to the Spirit and let love guide your life.  Listen to the Spirit and
allow faith to give you the victory over Satan and the evil world he created.