God always speaks to all of us but we don’t always listen.
Sometimes His “voice,” His nudge, His sussuration, is more obvious than at other times. Much of it comes when the Holy Spirit wordlessly informs our intuitions. Call it infusion. Some theologians believe this is the highest form of mysticism.
Did a fellow from Orleans, Massachusetts, named Hal M. Helms, who recorded what he believed was God’s guidance, actually receive verbiage from Heaven — locutions?
“I have walked and talked with many a soul over the years,” he felt the Lord told him (in a diary first published years ago). “Yet surprisingly few of My people understand and avail themselves of this privilege.
“Heart to heart, and Spirit to spirit, our fellowship does not always need words. When you are at peace in My Presence, know that I am communing with you. And when words fail you in prayer, remember that the Spirit searches the heart and prays with groanings that are to you, wordless.
“My child,” Helms has the Lord saying further, “put away the negative thoughts and feelings that are so readily in your head. They are death to the life I am giving you, and they eat away like acid in your soul.
“When the accusing and judgmental thoughts arise, quickly turn the person or situation over to Me in prayer. Defeat the ploy of the enemy with a weapon he cannot touch.”
That weapon is unity with God — praying to think with God’s thoughts. A good daily prayer!
“The deepest things of life remain a mystery to you, My child, and it must be so,” he writes in a diary of such “words of knowledge.” “In the mystery there are realities as yet only faintly grasped or dimly seen.
“But their presence assures you that there is more to life with Me than you have yet experienced.”
No arguing with that.
We are meant to learn right to the last moment.
We stall in that learning when we waste time unnecessarily with what is “of the world.”
All of us have to deal with the world to an extent, but we should sit down and compare how much time we spend praying and seeking His Voice with how much time we listen to the worldly on television, radio, or Youtube — actually total the time up.
Whether this is God in pure allocution or, inspired by prayer, Helms’s own thoughts: one can’t argue with the lessons.
Among them: anger and preoccupation with the world (including entertainment, business, and politics) are not from Heaven.
An angry person will not enter there.
“I call you by your name and you are Mine,” was another alleged message. “From all eternity I have loved you and to eternity I shall love you. Your mind cannot comprehend this, but your heart can respond to it. What are the baubles of this world in comparison with this? What is fame, power, riches? — things or conditions that pass away even as you use them. Embrace and hold fast this reality — this gift: you are known and loved.”
Call them locutions, or meditations. Call them what you will. Nice thoughts, in a booklet called Echoes of Eternity.
“Be of good cheer,” wrote Helms. “And let no clouds keep you from embracing My blessings today, however they may come. Hold back not from those who reach out to you — make an extra effort to show your appreciation to them — for My sake. As surely as I am God, I will be with you. Count on it, build on it. I am with you always.”
Yes: speaking in many ways — in thoughts, in notions, through others, in coincidence, during trials, in dreams.
Always, God seeks us out and we find Him when we settle down and let Him find us.