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Post by hind'sfeet on Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:19 pm

This happened last night. We are staying at my husband's grandpa's house to see them on vacation.
Last night my son came and got in bed with us.
A minute later after, both my son and I heard a voice say my son's name. I asked my husband if he said our son's name and he said no. The voice sounded like my husband's... But it was a tad louder than a whisper but not loud enough for someone to be able to use their normal speaking voice, which the voice whispered using normal speaking voice. We weren't scared, but I also doubt that my husband was telling the truth. He still insists that he didn't say it and he didn't hear it as he said he was asleep.

Why, and what? scratching chin

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Re: IRL this is not a dream.

Post by HisLightbeam on Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:12 am

WELL, I WILL TELL YOU THIS. If your husband says that he didn't say it, why doubt him? I have heard my name spoken before, the first two, I don't doubt was the spirit of the Lord, and the next couple were the enemy. I rebuked the enemy, in Jesus name, because he didn't have the right to even call my name. Everytime something that doesn't seem right tries to come in this house, I test it to see if it is of God, and if it isn't it has to go.

So what if it was God calling your son? Teach him to answer. I was called when I was very young. My grandmother taught me what to answer. If it was just your husband being titillating, God will even tell you that. If it was something opposite of the Lord, He will even show you that.

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Re: IRL this is not a dream.

Post by Virtuous on Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:24 am

Sounds like the Samuel and Eli experience in I Samuel 3 to me. It’s when God was calling Samuel and he thought it was Eli (I believe it sounded like Eli calling him). Every time Samuel heard his name, he ran to Eli asking him what he wanted. Eli kept telling him to go back and lay down because he wasn’t calling him. I think it was the third time when Samuel went to Eli that Eli knew that the Lord was calling him and told Him to answer because it was the Lord calling him.

One night I was in prayer in my room. I had closed the door and was on my knees at the side of my bed. I heard, “Virtuous (my real name was spoken), open the door”. It was in my supervisors voice. I just brushed it off and kept praying. After I was done, I called one of the saints at church and told him what happened. He asked me if I opened the door and I told him no. He told me I should have because it was the Lord speaking to me. He said sometimes the Lord uses an audible voice we are familiar with to speak to us especially when He is teaching us to hear Him (this was the first time I had ever heard him audibly). In my case he used my supervisor (authority) to speak to me and I heard it just as clear. He is the one who reminded me of Samuel and Eli. That’s why Samuel kept running to Eli when he heard his name being called. I really believe it sounded like Eli and the Lord was training him.

I agree with HisLightbeam. Teach him to answer. But first, be sure it was the spirit of the Lord. I think that’s the reason you were there to witness it. Just as Eli recognized it was the Lord calling Samuel, you will be able to recognize it as well.

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Re: IRL this is not a dream.

Post by HisLightbeam on Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:03 am

I agree with Virtuous about the familiarity of the voice. I just agree, with it all, lLOlL! ;)

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Re: IRL this is not a dream.

Post by hind'sfeet on Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:29 am

Thank you Lightbeam and Virtuous!!

I did plead the plead the blood of Yeshua a little bit after because I didn't know how to test the spirit. I didn't know if it were my husband, God, or demon/ghost that spoke.
Virtuous, I'm glad that you mentioned that I was there to witness it because just before I read your reply, I had the same thought, that God let me hear what was going to be said, whether what was said was from Him or from else where.
From what you both have said, I would never have thought of that. God using familiar voices to call to us. I did sort of think of Samuel but I didn't remember at all that Sam thought it was Eli calling him.

Sam heard the voice several times, I/we only heard it once. How do you test the spirits? Do you ask God "if it's from you please say it again"?

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Re: IRL this is not a dream.

Post by owen on Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:08 am

Hinds,

Seek and pray, I think God is telling you to set apart your son for His purpose.

Like Samuel and David, God called them when they were young and walked with God for all the rest of their lives.

Do you talk about Yeshua with him?



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Re: IRL this is not a dream.

Post by hind'sfeet on Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:13 pm

Thank you Owen. I do talk to my son about Him, esp. in His miracles that He does in our life.
How do I set my son apart?

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Re: IRL this is not a dream.

Post by owen on Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:25 pm

I will let the Bible answer your question.

Prov 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (KJV)

Pro 22:6 Point your kids in the right direction-- when they're old they won't be lost. (The Message)

Pro 22:6 Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.(Good News)

Pro 22:6 Teach your children right from wrong, and when they are grown they will still do right. (Contemporary English Version)

It Is God's promise, that if we train our child with His word, he will fulfill what he is called to do.

Jn 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Sanctify means to set apart, to consecrate, to dedicate for His purpose.



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Re: IRL this is not a dream.

Post by owen on Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:31 pm

I hope you will like this testimony of a girl whose father has kept Prov. 22:6 as a promise of God, and he proved that God is true to His promises.










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Re: IRL this is not a dream.

Post by hind'sfeet on Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:32 pm

Ok, that's stuff I know. I didn't know if I had to do anything else.
Thank you Owen.

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Re: IRL this is not a dream.

Post by Deborah on Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:39 pm

Chuck Swindoll did an amazing job explaining that verse from Proverbs 22:6 in his book Family Life . He uses the Amplified Bible version:
[i]Train up a child in the way he should go (and in keeping with his individual gift or bent), and when he is old he will not depart from it[i]

Get to know your child, Swindoll says, don't make the mistake of rearing him exactly the way you were reared and don't compare your child to other children. Your child is unique and has his own bent. Find out what that is and act accordingly.

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Re: IRL this is not a dream.

Post by hind'sfeet on Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:11 pm

Owen, why did you delete the testimony? I didn't get to read it all :(
I hope I didn't offend you as I was replying to your previous post and then when I posted you had posted so it only looked like I had replied to the testimony post :(

Thanks Deborah, that helps a lot too!!

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Re: IRL this is not a dream.

Post by owen on Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:38 pm

Hind's, I was not offended, for real! I just had second thoughts about the rule if we are allowed to post other's testimony other than ours, this is why I deleted it, to avoid trouble. But anyway, I will post it for you since you ask. Here is goes...


Your Children Will Return
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No one can tell me that fathers and daughters can't have close relationships, or even become best friends. People are almost envious of the love my dad and I share. The only time we argue is about who loves who the most. But our relationship was not always this warm. There was a time when I felt I had lost my ability to love my father. I was a teenage Christian in a public high school. My Christian background made me different. I was new, craving acceptance. My father's rules seemed to be the source of my rejections.

Fueled by my insecurities, in my eyes my dad became the root of my problems. While I set an adequate standard and struggled to live by it, he was strict. I was angry because he refused to back down from the standard he knew was right. He refused to appeal to my ignorance in order to keep my acceptance.

Things were going from bad to worse during those years. We hit bottom the day I looked him square in the eyes and told him that I hated him. They were harsh words, but it was a hard time. I didn't really hate him. I hated me. I felt I wasn't bad enough to be accepted by my friends and not good enough to be accepted at home. When these feelings take over your life, you search for something--anything--to blame. I chose my father. He carried the blunt of my pain. He even became my enemy.

In my heart I knew I didn't hate him. I was angry and confused. I felt he wasn't concerned with how I felt. It seemed he had made no room for compromise with my situation. He risked losing my love to save my soul.

It was a hard time for us both. He suffered the pain of rejection as I did. He suffered the hurt and the loss, but from a different angle. His fear of the Lord withstood his fear of pain. He loved me, but he had a higher obligation than my favor and my approval. I'm sure at times he wondered if he was doing the right thing. There must of been times when he felt like his prayers were hitting the ceiling and bouncing back at his feet.

At times I'm sure he considered lowering his standards. It would have made things so much easier than wrestling with the power of an independent, strong-willed child. These considerations may have come, but he never gave in to them. He stood firm and prayed harder.

The prayers of a righteous man availeth much. Many times he cried out to the Lord in anguish and in frustration: "What have I done wrong?" My father has a wonderful ministry to God in prayer. I think I had something to do with the character God worked in him during those days. Before he ever prayed for cities and nations he was on his face praying for me.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” That verse was a promise that he would hold on to. "Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy" was another promise he stood upon. He had given me to the Lord, set a godly standard and held God to His word.

At the same time, I was wrestling with my salvation. My desire to be accepted by my non-Christian friends at school warred against my desire to be with the Lord. James speaks of a double-minded person being unstable in all of their ways. I was completely unstable. I walked on a line between heaven and hell. I wanted the best of both worlds and was satisfied in neither.

Although I had been brought up in the church, the world had taken its toll on me. My eyes had been blinded to the sin in my own life, further separating me from God and parents. It was so hard for me to see my way out.

When a child is brought up in a Christian home, regardless of what may happen, there is a seed that has been planted in their heart that continues to grow. It's an amazing seed because it can grow in the dark without water; it can even bloom in adversity. The reason we can never outrun God is because He is that seed growing within us. Once you have tasted the presence of the Lord, nothing satisfies you like He can. Sometimes those who seem to be running the hardest from God are doing so because He is so close to them.

On the outside my witness was weak, and I was in bondage to my unsaved friends. But inside, my heart cried for oneness with the Lord. I hated my double-mindedness as much as my father did. My whole life I wanted strong Christian friends to save the world with me. I wanted the support, I just never had it. I did the best I could, but I lost my sensitivity to sin, and the more I was with non-Christian people the more deceived I became.

Paul warns, "Do not be deceived. What fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousnes?" I didn't realize the impact my unsaved friends had on me. The more I was with them the more I conformed to them. When I look back, I know, unless my parents had been praying for me, I would have been on my way to hell.

Sin has a way of moving in and taking control. But love is as strong as death and many waters cannot quench love; love never fails. And prayer is the highest power through which love is released. I had to relearn how to love. My love had become completely self-centered and conditional. I had failed to realize that my father and my Lord loved me unconditionally. I had only to try. I had only to bridge the communication gap to understand that God had loved me before I was even aware of His standards. And my dad loved me for me alone, not for something I had to become.

My relationship with my father is wonderful, and that's the truth. God has proven faithful in the working of both our lives. The Lord has bridged the gap and filled it with love. It took me leaving my environment and being planted with Christian people who faithfully loved me. It also took my will to change, but it did happen.

Listen, please don't give up on your teenagers. Don't sacrifice God's standards of righteousness to appeal to their carnal nature. They can't respect you for it and God won't honor it. Your children were not consecrated to Satan; they were dedicated to the Lord. He has had His hand on them and He will not forget them. He has heard your prayers and He is faithful to your cries. He is God.

Prayer works. I'm living proof of it. I look back now and see how many times nothing but the miraculous dedication of loving parents took me out of hopeless situations. The Lord will not forsake His children. He will not turn His back on them. We are never too far from His reach. Believe the promises of the Lord. He is not a liar. He honors a steadfast heart. Hold on. Your children will come back to the Lord.

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Re: IRL this is not a dream.

Post by hind'sfeet on Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:50 pm

I believe testimonies are meant to be shared even if they aren't ours just as long as it has the person's name in it. That way people know it's a real person.
Thanks for re-posting it Owen. I read it when I get some time because right now I don't have any :(
I did start reading it but didn't get to finish and will read it when we get back to our home after the holidays.

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Re: IRL this is not a dream.

Post by Virtuous on Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:00 pm

hind'sfeet wrote:Thank you Owen. I do talk to my son about Him, esp. in His miracles that He does in our life.
How do I set my son apart?

Began asking God to reveal His purpose for your son. Ask Him to reveal the call on your son's life so you can start praying and speaking it into his life. After it is revealed to you, you will know how to cover him in prayer. You will know what gifts and talents to feed.

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Re: IRL this is not a dream.

Post by hind'sfeet on Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:48 am

Thank you Virtuous! I will do that. I have been thinking and trying to speak Life over our family and finances etc.!

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