Three Progressive Steps of Hearing from the Spirit

John the Beloved was on the Isle of Patmos when the Spirit began to talk to him. In Revelation 1:10 he wrote, “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet.” Notice the three progressive steps here in this verse.

  1. I was in the Spirit
  2. On the Lord’s Day
  3. And heard


What a difference it would make if everyone started being in the Spirit on the Lord ’s Day, and expected to hear from God. By the way, the Lord ’s Day doesn’t have to be reserved for Sunday. It can be any day; every day. He is ever ready to speak and show us great things. Many times we begin to operate in the flesh instead of relying on God to speak. “Are ye so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” (Galatians 3:3). We must begin, and stay in the Spirit. “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).

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