Weapons of Light:
You must keep an iron grip on the following scriptures:
1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love has not come to know God, because God is love.
James 1:13 When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.” For with evil things God cannot be tried, nor does he himself try anyone.
Proverbs 10:22 It is the blessing of Yehowah that makes one rich, And He adds no pain with it. (footnote: Or “sorrow; hardship.”)
God does not try, or test, anyone by inciting him to behave badly.
God neither causes bad to happen nor incites others to do what is bad.
Who or what, then, is to blame when bad things happen? (Watchtower July 1, 2014)
One thing is known, wicked spirits are terrified of God. Pray out loud using his personal name “Yehowah” and ask for help and they will leave.
More on Voices – Watchtower References
Here are a few points from my study of the subject:
*** w03 8/15 p. 21 par. 12 What Does Yehowah Expect of Us?
Of course, people today do not literally hear God’s voice.
(John 5:37) 37 Also, the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. YOU have neither heard his voice at any time nor seen his figure.
*** it-2 p. 1160 Voice ***
Speaking to a group of unbelieving Jews, about the time of the Passover of 31 C.E., Jesus told them: “Also, the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. You have neither heard his voice at any time nor seen his figure; and you do not have his word remaining in you, because the very one whom he dispatched you do not believe.” (John 5:37, 38) This unbelieving crowd had never heard God’s voice, and they were not obeying his word or even the obvious witness they received through God’s support of Jesus’ works. For that matter, apparently only Jesus and John the Baptizer had heard the audible voice of Yehowah, for the last two instances of Yehowah’s speaking had not yet occurred at this point.
*** it-2 p. 1160 Voice ***
Have any humans actually heard the voice of God himself?
In three instances in the Bible record, Yehowah is reported as speaking audibly to humans.
*** Text for Wednesday, March 11, 2009 ***
Of course, you cannot hear the voice of Jesus today,
*** w03 6/15 p. 30 Questions From Readers ***
Although we cannot be dogmatic, it would appear that neither Satan nor his demons have the ability to read our thoughts.
*** lv chap. 16 p. 190 Oppose the Devil and His Crafty Acts
Consider this: God’s Word indicates that neither Satan nor his demons have the ability to read our thoughts.
footnote: The descriptive names given to Satan (Resister, Slanderer, Deceiver, Tempter, Liar) do not imply that he has the ability to search our hearts and minds. By way of contrast, however, Yehowah is described as “the examiner of hearts,” and Jesus, as the one who “searches the kidneys and hearts.”—Proverbs 17:3; Revelation 2:23.
continued: Thus, as mentioned earlier, to find out what we are thinking and to detect any spiritual weakness in us, wicked spirits have to observe closely our actions—including our choice of entertainment.
*** rs p. 106 par. 3 Dreams ***
1st Tim. 4:1: “However, the inspired utterance says definitely that in later periods of time some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to
misleading inspired utterances [sometimes conveyed in dreams] and teachings of demons.”
*** it-1 p. 937 Gifts From God ***
Evidently, with the death of the apostles, the transmittal of the gifts of the spirit ended, and the miraculous gifts of the spirit ceased altogether as those who had received these gifts passed off the earthly scene.
(1 Corinthians 13:8-10) 8 Love never fails. But whether there are [gifts of] prophesying, they will be done away with; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will be done away with. 9 For we have partial knowledge and we prophesy partially; 10 but when that which is complete arrives, that which is partial will be done away with.
Some without Bible knowledge misinterpret some scriptures as God speaking directly.
(Acts 7:30) 30 “And when forty years were fulfilled, there appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Si’nai an angel in the fiery flame of a thornbush. . .
(Acts 7:38) 38 This is he that came to be among the congregation in the wilderness with the angel that spoke to him on Mount Si’nai and with our forefathers, and he received living sacred pronouncements to give YOU.