Technology and the Voice of God

Christians who are walking with God, can hear the Lord’s Still Small Voice for guidance and correction. As modern technology advances, the devil works through man’s inventions to try and duplicate how God operates. The goal is to replace the worship of God with the worship of man and his technology. There are even churches being formed today to worship “Artificial Intelligence.”
     While this is a massive delusion; for nothing man can contrive will replace the One True God of Israel, many can be deceived by these demonically inspired inventions.

One of these technologies that is currently being developed, has the ability to transfer actual sounds into the human brain. One sceptic offered himself to be the subject of one of these experiments and was astounded when he could suddenly hear music playing inside his head.
    I have no doubt that at some point in the future, this technology will be used to try and counterfeit God’s voice in unsuspecting individuals.

It’s important to understand that the Still Small Voice of God does not manifest as a radio in your brain. God’s voice is not an audible voice in your head or a sound. His gentle voice is subtle, like a thought, yet distinct from your own. God speaks through His Holy Spirit, and the Spirit causes the believer to recognize the distinction between your own thoughts and His voice.
    People who hear voices, like schizophrenics, mind control victims and the demon possessed, are hearing a distinct interior voice, which is not God’s method. These voices are being projected into the brain either demonically or electronically through frequencies as in this new technology.

God can speak audibly to people, we have many instances of this in the Scriptures. When He speaks this way, it is heard not from within the brain, but outside, as if one would hear someone speaking directly. On these occasions sometimes His voice can be heard by others - (I Samuel 3:4, Matt. 3:17, Luke 3:22, John 12:28,29).
     It is not outside the boundaries of the devil’s attempts to deceive mankind, to technically project God’s voice upon a crowd, or produce a hologram on a cloud. We are warned by the Lord to be aware of demonic counterfeits and the ability of the coming antichrist to produce technological wonders that may have the ability to deceive the elect (Rev. 13:13, Matt.24:24).

Some people, in fear of this deception, have a tendency to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak. It is important for people to be able to discern God’s voice for their own protection, especially in view of the coming deceptions. For example, I read the testimony of a survivor of the attacks on the twin towers in New York City. The first building had been struck and the management of the second building mistakenly thought the worst was over and the workers who had evacuated to the lower floor were told that they could go back to work. One Christian girl then heard the Still Small voice say urgently, “Run child, run for your life.” She obeyed and her life was saved.

God will never tell you to do something that contradicts His word, or consumes a lust. One of the pastors I met told me he counseled a girl who was convinced that the Lord had told her that it was okay to sleep with her boyfriend. The sin of fornication is forbidden in the Scriptures and most likely the instructions she thought were from the Lord, were actually from the devil who was manipulating her own lust and thoughts to deceive her into rebelling against God’s word.

Read God’s word and you will know His voice. The voice of God speaks loudest through His written word. Knowing His word is our first line of defense in guarding our hearts and minds from deception.

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. - John 10:27

Copyright 2018 by H.D. Shively

This is an excerpt from our book, "The Still Small Voice."

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