DO YOU KNOW IT IS POSSIBLE FOR A CROWD TO GATHER AND GOD WILL BE SPEAKING AND ONLY ONE FELLOW WILL BE HEARING
– Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Still, small voice. The kind that the Bible refers to in Revelation 2:7, “he that has ears to hear, let him hear”. Do you know it is possible for a crowd to gather and God will be speaking and only one fellow will be hearing.
Many years ago, we went for a program in Kenya, a Word Conference of Pentecostals, I think that was 1976. There was a big crowd in the hall and we were having a session of the program that they called ‘Meditation Time’.
The musician was playing the organ and singing a song and we were there. If I remember well, Papa (then Brother) Kumuyi was sitting by my right, I can’t remember who was sitting by my left. Right there with that crowd was the first time I saw a vision of heaven.
I saw what I saw, went and came back and everybody was still where they were. That fellow was still singing, everybody was praying so there was a lot of noise but right there in the crowd, somebody was seeing what God wanted him to see. I pray in the name that is above every other name that no matter the crowd you will from today begin to hear the small still voice.
Proverbs 20:12 talks about the hearing ear. What does he mean by “the hearing ear”, there are ears that are just sitting there and are not hearing anything.
It is not talking about dead people now, he is talking about those who are deaf spiritually. I remember the first time I attended a fellowship when I was just born again at the University of Lagos and then somebody took me there. We were worshipping God.
I liked the worship even though I didn’t know many of the songs then. I was just making a joyful noise.
All of a sudden as if someone was coordinating the thing but nobody was, everybody became silent. One fellow began to prophesy Thus saith this, this this. I said to the fellow who took me there when did God say that, he said keep quiet God is talking, I said I can’t hear anything.
Only one fellow was hearing, after that day I prayed to God I must hear you. Thank God I have been hearing him since.