God speaks to me about matters in my daily life and of my immediate concern. I believe He will speak a current word to anyone who will listen, but I believe He is more quiet when we are still babies in His written Word. I believe it’s because He is protecting us from snare and deception. Since His current word will never contradict His written Word, those who know His written Word backwards and forwards will be less susceptible to a deceiving current word sent from the enemy to trap us.
Once I hear a current word, He often employs a number of tools to confirm it to me, to let me know I have heard Him rightly. One of these is repetition. I will hear the same thing over and over from different sources who know nothing about that which I have been listening to God.
Another tool He uses with me is the chiastic structure. The Bible is a solid mass of chiastic structures linked from beginning to end without a break. But I have noticed a few times that current words from Him are sometimes in the form of chiastic structures. Thus the Shabbat Prophetic forms a structure every week, and Doug Addison’s daily prophetic tweets make structures each month, and the words of encouragement a pastor friend of mine hears from the Lord every day and posts, also make structures. Every day LOL. I write these things down in my prayer journal.
Recently I experienced something He hasn’t done before with me. Here is a snip from my prayer journal:
I had just happened to put what they had said that day next to each other in my prayer journal. LOL. God floors me every day.