This morning I heard the Lord say “Stand”. I also began to hear a phrase, and this phrase kept repeating itself, which is always a clear indication to me that this is the pivotal point in the message or picture God is sharing.
“Be careful little ears what you hear.” I see a picture of a soldier in full armor, with raised shield and sword, standing ready for battle. His helmet appears to include something covering his ears. I sense this is not to protect the flesh of his ears, but his hearing.
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will reject the truth and chase after myths (2 Timothy 4:3-4 New Living Translation).
In order for us to stand firm on the foundation that is Christ, we must be very careful of what we hear. We have an enemy and he is out to destroy us. At the very least, he desires to redirect our paths and lead us away from God. He will do whatever he needs to do in order to accomplish this. When a soldier goes into battle, he needs to hear the orders of his particular Captain. He must be careful, and pay close attention to what he is listening to in order to follow the orders he is given. Jesus said His sheep know His voice. Do you truly know the voice of your Shepherd? Would you be able to distinguish it from all the other voices vying for your attention?
This is what I hear the Lord saying: “Be careful little ears what you hear. Many are coming, yea, they have come to distract your walk by telling you things that seem to be true. I tell you, be careful little ears what you hear. Test all things whispered in your ears. I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life, do not move unless I direct your steps. Stand firm and do not follow the word whispered in your ears. Ask Me for direction and I will show you. Ask Me for wisdom and I will grant it. Ask Me for discernment and it will be yours. The time is coming when you will face a cacophony of voices, tune your ears to My voice and follow its resonance to perfect peace. Be careful little ears what you hear.”