4 The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue,
to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning,
wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.
5 The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears;
I have not been rebellious,
I have not turned away.
The Awakened Ear of Isaiah is something all of us that desire to hear from the Lord should cry out to God for. The Awakened Ear is the spiritual quality that separates a lukewarm Christian from a Christian who is on fire for Jesus. Let us look at what the prophet Isaiah records for us in Holy Scripture regarding the prophetic dynamic of the Awakened Ear.
The Awakened Ear is awakened morning by morning. This is a key to living in close relationship with Jesus. Many people try to act like they are close to God, but when it comes down to it, they do not read His Holy Word, and they do not pray and commune with Him.
Daily Prayer is vital to a prophetic lifestyle. The Awakened Ear is awakened by the Spirit of the Lord, but it is kept awake by the recipient who willingly submits to the calling of the Spirit in prayer.
The Awakened Ear is awakened every morning through worship. We come alive when we lift out souls up to the Living God in sincere and exuberant worship. Daily Worship of the Lord is a vital key to awakening your ear even further to hear the things of the Spirit.
The Awakened Ear is awakened by the Holy Word of God. There is nothing more prophetic than the Bible. Let me say that again. There is nothing more prophetic than the Bible. If we think that we can just catch what is on the prophetic winds every day, we are fooling ourselves. We must have the Bread of Heaven in the Holy Scriptures. Jesus told the Pharisees that they erred not knowing the Scriptures, or the power of God. We cannot truly know the power of God, until we read about it and learn about it from the Bible. Then, we can understand how the power of God comes and how it works and the fact that God wants to release His mighty power. Let us read the Word, and be awakened by it’s fiery message. Let us be awakened by the fire of the Holy Spirit as we drink in the Spirit and eat the Bread and Meat of the Word of God.
Payer, worship, and meditation on the Word of God – These are the keys of the Awakened Ear that is awakened morning by morning. It is these three holy disciplines that causes us to be awakened to the voice of the Lord and stay sharp prophetically.
I challenge you to respond to the Spirit of God when He comes to you in the night seasons and early in the morning when you rise. Pay attention to divine questions. I have had the Lord ask me questions upon rising from sleep. These questions caused me to jump out of bed and run to get my Bible to see what my awesome and amazing God had to say to me.
He once asked me, “What is the significance of the four living creatures?”
Then, on another morning, “Why did Jeremiah see the branch of an almond tree?”
The Spirit of the Lord will come to you. Respond when He does and begin engaging with the Spirit of God in prayer and worship and the Word.
Let Jesus and His amazing love be your meditation.
Morning by morning…….Listen to the Spirit of God…….