A question has been asked recently whether Satan can mimic God’s voice, the Voice of Truth. Can the Father of Lies truly imitate the Voice of Truth?
I began to agree with the statement because its reasoning sounded valid, “Of course, why couldn’t our enemy imitate the voice of God, to make us think we are hearing something we actually are not- why wouldn’t he throw us into a state of confusion!”
I am reminded of this scene from the series Band of Brothers:
Captain Sobel could not distinguish the difference between the true voice of Major Horton and the imitated voice, the results speak for themselves!
I have come to a conclusion based on Hebrews 3:7,8
So, as the Holy Spirit says:
“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts…
The Voice of Truth is the True Voice of God- which cannot be imitated or distorted. Sure we can have doubts and questions as to whether or not we hear God’s Truth, but in order for that to happen we would have to be listening to it. For me, I have discovered that I have had difficulty in listening to people, I took training from other people on how to listen. It is very hard to truly listen to someone’s thoughts. Listening to God’s true voice requires us to know God- it is a friendship, a relationship, something that requires time and willingness.
As I was thinking about this today, I believe God directed me to this writing from John Eldredge- Listen Up.
My conclusion to this thought on whether Satan can mimic or imitate the true voice of God is this- “I don’t think Satan can mimic the truth or the voice of truth, I do believe that he can distort the truth, which is his way- to deceive. I believe that he can throw doubts our way as to whether we hear God’s voice, and it is our choice to take those doubts captive to obedience.”
God’s true voice is one I long to hear and have heard on very few occasions, but I knew it was His… John 10:1-18 “…and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”
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