The sheep know and hear His voice

Scripture references

John 10:3–4 (ASV 1901)

3To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4When he hath put forth all his own, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

John 10:16 (ASV 1901)

16And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice: and they shall become one flock, one shepherd.


Mike Adkins felt that God was leading him to quit his job and go into full time ministry and music. Quickly he and his wife ran out of money, which made a bad impression on Mike's unbelieving father. One evening, after speaking and singing in a church, a man said God clearly told him to give Mike a gift of money. Not only did the gift cover his needs, but it led his own father to salvation in Christ.
Ross Tooley told no one about his needs, but trusted his Heavenly Father to provide. God spoke to a man and told him to provide for Russ' needs.
Arlene Peters, with her husband Dave, was a very content missionary in Bogota, Columbia. But God had told her husband that He was calling them to Brazil. Arlene did not agree...until she heard God's voice clearly.
Guerrilla forces in a Columbian jungle said that they were the "owners of the darkness," and intimidated local Christians to stop evening meetings. But God spoke to one pastor, giving him boldness to reopen his church. Other churches soon followed.
While on a work with Jonathan one New Year's Day, Rosalind felt strongly led in her spirit to go southward to a slum district and not northward as initially planned. She insisted despite her husband’s hesitation. On arriving at the slum district, they knocked on a particular door only to find that they were God’s timely answer to the prayer of a dying woman and her husband.
Even while keeping up appearances by preaching and praying, Rosalind Goforth had secretly given in to the sin of unforgiveness. Her refusal to yield to the Inner Voice of God, instructing her to forgive, eventually left her feeling hopeless, alone, and distant from Him. She remained miserable until, at the urging of a friend to whom she had confessed, she wrote a letter of apology. God’s peace and presence returned.
Jacob DeShazer was saved through reading the Bible in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. His faith grew quickly and he learned to hear God's voice.
Amy Carmichael, during her time as a missionary in Japan in the 1890's, was called to cast a demon out of a man. She felt completely unequal to the task, such that when deliverance came, it was clearly of God and not of man.
Maria, a former committed Nazi, was profoundly affected by the simple idea that as believers, we are friends with Jesus. Then as she prayed, she heard His voice in dramatic confirmation.
Arthur T. Upson was a missionary to Egypt in the early 1900's. Although he was physically deaf, he was highly attuned to God's voice.
Hans Kristian learned that listening to God's voice is really the first and most important commandment. While this idea was really grammatical nuance, he did hear God's voice, which was confirmed by action.
Mabel Francis was a missionary to Japan for more than 50 years, but before that, when she was still a young student in Boston, MA, the Lord told her to start a rescue mission for street girls. She listened to His voice and experienced His direct provision for the work.
God told Billy Bray to pray for the salvation of two different men, by "speaking to his mind." Both of them came to knowledge of Christ and gave their life to Him before they died.
In the late 19th century, Isaac Levinsohn had the opportunity to watch an actual shepherd near Damascus demonstrate how well the sheep know their master's voice.
God told Corrie ten Boom to go to Argentina for meetings, though she did not know any details. When she arrived, no one was there to meet her, nor could she speak the language. Meanwhile God told a Dutch pastor in Argentina to stop by the airport and look for her.