When he has brought all his own sheep out, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they recognize his voice. – John 10:4
A woman came to us for ministry who was hearing all kinds of voices. She had many horrific experiences and was seeing and feeling many things that the world would classify as paranormal. She was on many medications for paranoia and schizophrenia.
One of the first things that I told her was that I knew that she really was seeing things and that she really was hearing things, but that we wanted to help her get rid of those voices and the things that were tormenting her.
In the process we taught her how to hear the voice of God. She could recognize His voice as distinct from the other voices that she could hear. By the time we were finished with ministry to her, she was free of all the horrific things she was seeing and hearing, but she could still hear the voice of God, and she knew His voice.
We’ve often been accused of schizophrenia because we hear voices. I’ll wear that label with gladness, if it means I can still hear the voice of My Father.