A Response to Joy Behar: ‘More People Should Listen When Jesus Speaks’

Joy Behar recently said on “The View” that “it’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you.”

This was in reference to a statement made about Vice President Pence allegedly saying that Jesus tells him things to say. Behar said hearing voices is a “mental illness” before Sherri Shepherd offered a limited defense of Pence.

Let me address this statement, “Hearing voices is mental illness.” If that’s true, then Adam, Moses, Abraham, Jesus, the apostle Paul, and really all key biblical characters were mentally ill.

It was God speaking to Moses and then writing down on tablets of stone the 10 Commandments that became the basis for right and wrong in the Old Testament, and they were foundational not only to Western Civilization overall but specifically to the establishment of the United States of America.

When we talk about hearing the voice of God as Christians, we are not talking about hearing audible voices. That rarely happens, but God does speak to us in many ways. Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27 NKJV).

Sometimes He speaks to us through other people.

Sometimes He speaks through a deep sense of conviction. That’s what William Wilberforce sensed when he wanted to overturn slavery in England.

But most importantly, Jesus always speaks to us through the Bible. Every other “voice” is subservient to that.

After all, what does the word “inspired” even mean? Oxford Dictionary (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/inspired) puts it, “as if arising from some external creative impulse.” We also use the phrase in a looser sense: “That movie spoke to me,” for example. Can we not apply that phrase to our faith as Christians?

There have been times when Jesus has directed me to say certain things. I have personally experienced that when speaking before crowds in stadiums and in one-on-one conversations. People have told me that hearing a message changed the course of their life. One young lady was going to get an abortion and heard me speak about what the Bible says about the value of all life, and she changed her mind. I recently met her as she was holding her beautiful 18- month-old daughter.

I think Jesus has something to say to all of us, and here it is: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in” (Revelation 3:20 NKJV).

I wish more people would listen to Him.

In the wake of this tragic shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, I think the most rational response is to call out to God and ask Him to speak. This is not a time to mock those who have faith in God through Jesus Christ. This is a time for all Americans to pray and listen for the voice of God.

And I’m personally glad we have a vice president that listens to the voice of God.

Taken from my post at https://www.christianpost.com/voice/a-response-to-joy-behar-more-people-should-listen-when-jesus-speaks.html

10 thoughts on “A Response to Joy Behar: ‘More People Should Listen When Jesus Speaks’”

  1. Aaron Ondo says:

    Many people don’t understand why God allows bad things to happen. It has been a long unanswered question, but I believe God has told me the answer!
    The world is a test, a test of our faith. If we are only faithful and loving towards God when things are going good, then we have no faith, we have not loved unconditionally. It’s really just that simple. Love with conditions, is not love at all, it’s nothing.
    So love hard, love without conditions!

    May Godbless you beyond your imagination!!

  2. Kay Barker says:

    Love this article! I wish everyone could read it.

  3. Claudia says:

    Thank you! I have been praying for her salvation. What if she is today’s “Saul” who persecuted Christ? Then, she becomes “Paul” and spreads the gospel!

  4. Karen Sneegas says:

    Awesome , strong response. I am so glad you addressed this. Please make mention of hearing God in a sermon so more will hear your response 🙂

  5. Rhinehardt says:

    Thank you !
    Romans 7 : 24 ,25 ,26

  6. Rohma B. Silbanuz says:

    Thank you Pasor Greg. This morning after readying one of your devotions, didn’t know what I clicked that brought me to this page. I am so thankful for reading this message as well. Thank you so much for what you continue to do in people’s lives, especially mine.

  7. David Boothby says:

    Excellent Greg. Now please invite Joy Behar to the Harvest for a little chat, would be most interesting

  8. M Farmer says:

    Excellent. It would be nice if she could or did even read what you (Greg Laurie) have written, but I wouldn’t count on it. That would make her question her political agenda, and that won’t happen — unfortunately.

  9. Joe Travaglio says:

    Good Morning Pastor Greg — Thank you for your Mission . Have a good day . Regards — Joe

  10. Karen lewis says:

    I was so looking forward to a response from you on this! Thank you pastor Greg!You always are in tune with what the world needs to hear!

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