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Listening with Understanding

Discerning God's Voice

Clifford Hill

ISBN: 9781852406240
Listening is one of the most important parts of our relationship with God. Our ability to listen and receive instruction is what defines our lives as Christians. The Bible is alive with the voice of God and much emphasis is on the outworked consequence as to whether that voice is heard, heeded and acted upon. Recognising the voice of God is only the first step towards the act of 'listening'. Without confidently knowing the mind of Christ and interpreting correctly his voice, we cannot apply what we receive into decisive actions of faith.

Contained in this instruction book of 'listening' is also the call to 'look'. The author explains how God opens our eyes to the world as if we are looking through His. It is a crucial part in the process of interpreting the signs of the times we live in. We are warned that without having this capacity to look, see, listen and understand that believers will be in danger of falling into complacency, deception and sin. However, if we 'listen', we can have the mind of Christ that will change our and others lives.

Issachar Ministries is named after the tribe of Issachar who in the time of King David was renowned for having men of prayer who “understood the times and knew what Israel should do” (1 Chronicles 12.32). The objective of the Ministry is to seek understanding, from a Biblical perspective, of current events both in Britain and on the international scene and equip believers to meet the challenges. www.issacharministries.co.uk

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About The Author

About The Author

The Rev Dr Clifford Hill MA BD PhD is a sociologist and theologian. His pastoral ministry has been in inner-city areas of London including a long ministry in the East End during which he also held a Senior Lectureship in the Sociology of Religion in London University. He was the founder of the Newham Community Renewal Programme, one of the largest urban mission organizations in Britain. He also founded Prophetic Word Ministries which had an extensive international ministry from 1982 to 2005 with its flagship magazine, Prophecy Today.


C & M Ministries Trust was officially formed as an independent charity in 1993, although it had been operating as a ministry under the umbrella of Prophetic Word Ministries (PWM) Trust since the early 1980s. The Issachar Trust is an arm of C & M Ministries Trust. Clifford is the author of more than 40 books, covering a range of subjects including race and community relations, socio-political studies, biblical commentaries and research studies on the family, as well as many journal papers, tapes, CDs and other resources, including some written jointly with his wife Monica.

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greatReview by Dave Cole
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great (Posted on 07/10/2016)
Helpful exploration of how we can listen more effectively to Father GodReview by John M Nixson
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Helpful exploration of how we can listen more effectively to Father God - useful examples and challenges to us to about listening with intent (Posted on 07/10/2016)
Exciting to read and very practical and down to earthReview by Sean E. Nash
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"Listening with Understanding" does exactly what it says on the tin.... Clifford Hill has a proven track record in ministry, with an emphasis on the true prophetic. With so many "prophets " out there prophesying so many things, rather than get confused, go to the source, the Lord Himself; and learn how to tune in, through meditating upon and understanding the scriptures in their true context, and developing your intimate prayer life with the Father. I found this book did all of the above and was exciting to read and very practical and down to earth. It's also spread out under various topics, so that you can come back to areas of study you want to re-examine.In true teacher style, each chapter has some points to ponder for you to reflect upon and to apply to your own life. (Posted on 07/10/2016)

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