Hearing God’s Voice: The Angel of Light At His Very Best

Tom (Discerning the World)

Discerning the World is an internet Discernment ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa that was founded in 2008. Tom Lessing originally founded the website "Waak en Bid/Watch and Pray". Tom Lessing joined Discerning the World in May 2013 and all his articles were moved across to DTW.

6 Responses

  1. lourens says:

    Thank you for an excellent post. Hearing God’s voice is now everywhere. We can add My sheep hear my voice from Joseph Hedgecock. I was almost caught up in this as well as Christians become desperate and long for a deeper walk with God, become totally disillusioned with luke warm apostate churches and then someone comes up and say – I have the answer for you – just start to listen for the voice on your inside and then they have the audacity to give you a so called fool proof recipe to test and make sure you hear the “correct” voice. Scores of Christians are being sucked into this.

  2. Hi Lourens,

    Thanks for your comment. The deception is so subtle these days that precious few people seem to spot the loopholes. Nevertheless, God is faithful who promised that his Spirit will lead us into all his truth.

  3. Janet Neese says:

    Thank you for your wonderful post. I will sit down later and read the whole thing it is late now sp sleep is in order. From what I have read you are very knowledgable in God’s Word and hit the nail on the head. there is so many false many false teachings out there that sometimes it is hard to keep up with them all. I am so glad to see others out there that understand God’s Word and are getting the truth out there like I am. I am rather new to this but hopefully i am helping others to see the truth. God bless!

  4. RJ says:

    Hi Tom, wow, you surely pour your heart & soul into your articles! Amazing. Like Janet, this is so extensive, I’m going to have to divide into chunks & read a bit at a time. Thanks for writing it! My, things are sure “messed up there in So. Africa”! Oh! But wait a minute! Things are messed up here in America, TOO!! Like you mentioned, ALL churches WORLDWIDE!!

    If you have bandwith & will permit me, here are a few things I’ve been noticing/working on — and PLEASE feel free to research any of these & “run with it” perhaps turning it into another fantastic article! All I can say is LORD JESUS PLEASE COME!!

    So, I was thinking of writing this anyway. Then when doing my morning cup-of-coffee in hand while surfing (see what a talented “multitasker” I am??! 😉 well, I was looking at something health-related & often times wander into the comment section as when people are well-behaved & cordial about it, I like reading their thoughts. Right off the bat, a commentator spoke about God may not be who we think “He/She” is ….. ugh, with a quick keystroke, I ended my reading there.

    A certain Word-loving preacher says Christians should not even read spiritual material online or in book stores… even in “Christian” bookstores, unless we are mature enough to have our senses exercised, unless we can use wise discernment. I’d have to agree with him there.

    Too many people, false prophets, too many things all together these days are “accepted” by the vast majority – just because it has the word, “Christian” slapped across it.

    When I was in my early ‘20s, I got a part time job through a friend of a friend & while I was grateful for the little income to help fill in the blanks in between full time jobs, it was a shock & revelation that not all people are who they claim to be. The man who ran the operation printed, sold, & shipped “Christian pamphlets” and various printed materials to outfits worldwide. But… he was a foul-mouthed, major sexaholic who went after young girls! Praise the Lord, I got away from his sites just in time as he was coming onto me as well.

    This is not a vast list, yet it shows just how far we have fallen from what a real Biblical Christian is.

    Bethel Church {Redding California} Youth Pastor is teaching the kids about telepathy!! {I do not want to be responsible for sending you to a wrong site, what I mean is something that “may appear” okay, but then b/c I do not have time to read every jot & tittle, there may be something horribly wrong after all. So you’re gonna’ have to hit a search engine yourself if you choose to.} Definitely an occult practice.

    Same church: now using “Christian” tarot cards!! **sigh!!**

    According to Lighthouse Trails, they also teach:

    False prophecy
    “Fire tunnels”
    Grave soaking trips
    Visualization, contemplative prayer, and meditation practices
    Chanting, soaking, and spiritual drunkenness
    “Toking” the Holy Ghost to get “high on Jesus” <– I'm completely SPEECHLESS on this one!!!

    end of part one ~ coming up: part two

  5. RJ says:

    part 2:

    Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, US will be offering a course next year about how to “Queer God”. Sorry….. I just want to VOMIT even saying/writing those words! Fox News site has info.
    Originally this college was started by the Quakers… say that word, & instantly our minds picture an Amish-garbed person, “pure and simple” and clothed in gentle, godlike behavior….. but HOLD ON THERE!!! I invite you to research the liberal, universal beliefs Quakers firmly hold onto. Jesus is never spoken of (ever) there, nor prayer, the Bible, reading Scripture… rather (from what I’ve read) it’s all a universal belief system of pagan, liberal-entrenched “baloney”!!! “We’re all good” mindset. Let’s read God’s Word to see how um, “good” we are!! If we’re so wonderful & good, Jesus would never have needed to come – much less to die a cruel death in our places.

    Gets worse! Armor still on?

    “Christians” or let’s just call them Charismatics…. Are now using ouija (And no, I will not capitalize that word (even though my spellchecker insists…). boards to communicate with angels!! The Angel Message Board was created by Kaye Sturgis, who just so happens to be a tarot card psychic <– big surprise here??

    Moving right along: fairly recently America lost a pop rock star (I just made that up!) I thought of him more as a pop star because his music was certainly not heavy rock… in fact, during the ‘60s he came across as – well maybe a tiny bit wild for “those days” but nothing like the real rockers… this guy appeared to be a choir boy in comparison… “very mild”! At any rate, it was said he loved his booze & his women over the years. I read several comments and let me tell you, without fail, every single one of them believed this man is now “an angel and flitting around heaven” and was told to “rock on”!!
    Hey, I had nothing against the guy! I loved one of his singles & played it to death at one point during my teenage years. But folks!! We do not “turn into angels”!!! And not everybody goes to heaven either!! Find the NARROW ROAD, and there you will find the real Christians who’ll make it in.

    It also told me why the world’s dwellers – as a whole – will fall all over themselves to worship the AntiChrist! He’ll say musical, magical words they’ll just lap up. He’ll tell them how good they are, how the world was “cleansed” from the evil-doers (he’ll be speaking of the Christians who were raptured) but most likely will use new age “enlightenment” terms. He will entrench & capture the hearts & minds of all who will listen. And those who do as the …. THEE false prophet (most likely the pope) tell them to do – march down to get this “handy little mark” put on their heads or right hands – will from then on, certainly follow the commands of their leader!! {I personally believe they will be “programmed” by DNA change once they accept the mark.}

    And so many false teachers/prophets who will teach this is “not” the mark the Bible spoke of, will be first in line – “proving” how harmless it is!!


    Also very recently, a “Touched By An Angel” TV star died. I read on one Christian mb where people were saying without a doubt, Della Reese is in heaven now – how she showed by her “compassionate heart” that she was a true devoted follower of Jesus.
    Oh my goodness, people!!! WHERE did we get in mind that just because someone is “nice” or “compassionate” even – this makes him or her a real Christian??? I know a thief who is very nice to his associates! I’m sure there are nice murderers. Friendly adulterers. Even the rich man of Luke 16 whose been in hell for about 3,000 years now – was compassionate in not wishing his brothers would join him there! Unbelievers can be every bit “as nice” as Christians, but do they concern themselves with the Word? The truth? Biblical doctrine?

    The truth about Della Resse (unless she had a very last second conversion, yet how rare are those?) Della Reese is not a Christian pastor as, many might assume, or as she might present herself. Rather, she is a follower, and minister of the principles of, New Thought as clearly indicated on the website of her. Church …. doctrinal beliefs are much more at home in what is commonly referred to as the New Age Movement,. http://www.crosswindsfoundation.org NOTE: disclaimer as I have not read/sifted through all they write about. USE BIBLICAL DISCERNMENT!!

    The other “Touched By An Angel” stars??

    Well, John Dye (who played Andrew) died before reaching age 50, I do not know about his personal life or beliefs. But if he died unsaved, it’s too late for him now anyway.

    No one, regardless of what the highest AntiChrist cult in the world teaches, no one can be paid nor prayed out of hell!! In heaven or hell – once there, “THERE” for all eternity!! … that means F O R E V E R!!!
    And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Hebrews 9:27

    Roma Downey & her husband, Mark Burnett..?? OH MY!!!! HIGHLY NEW AGE!!! Abundant articles all over the net, please do your own research. Yet sadly, they still use the label, "Christian". This is the scariest part. But hey, so do mormons, catholics, and charismatics!
    The Lord will correct me if I’m wrong, but for now I personally believe there could be a FEW real Christians even inside various cults… who have not yet realized they should come out from among them. And these FEW are saved ~~ in spite of what they are taught ~ not because of it!!

    Shall we even talk about the “Live Your Best Life NOW” salesmen?

    We can combat that teaching with even one Scripture!

    From Luke 6:24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets

    Or read the entire book of Job! After Job lost everything – and I mean EVERYTHING – he fell on his face & worshipped God!! I’m always amazed by that, and wonder if any of would be able to do the same? Not SAY we “could”, but actually be able to?

    More error (yet people choose to believe this stuff instead of turning to Jesus!) a Reader’s Digest article was about how a shocking divorce happened which imploded grief upon the unsuspecting wife & children. The wife admitted she then “turned to” a “house healer”, someone who could come rid her house of “negative energy” and fill it with “positive energy”!! Oooof!!!!

    This is no more than a hindu “medicine man” ceremony practiced on the TV series, “M.A.S.H.”

    Seems people will turn to just about anything and/or anybody to help heal their broken hearts ….. except for Jesus!!

    I walk into one of those hair-cutting places the other day, “confessed” to always cutting my own hair & messing it up…. Only to be told by the tattooed-up, gap toothed gal, “Maybe you WERE a hairdresser in a previous life!” Oh my, and to think I live in one of THEE MOST conservative states in the U.S.!

    More from “Bethel” uh, “CHURCH”…. Seems for their evangelistic “ministries” now, they are using a method called, “Christalignment” ~ which is nothing more than TOPLESS DANCING (actually they call it: Topless SPIRIT Dancing) performed to drumbeats and laughter from the crowd!! Some of this can be seen on YouTube (though it’s since been censored, I understand…)

    Some days you just go SIGH!!! How much more of this vile world can YOU take, Lord?!! Please deliver us!!

  6. Hi RJ,

    Thank you so much for your comments. I really appreciate your input and the valuable info you have supplied.