Kurshin Joseph

How To Hear The Holy Spirit

By Kurshin Joseph

Everyone can hear the voice of Holy Spirit

We have to realise that we need to hear His voice frequently. Why? Because there are too many opinions and voices in the world that can lead you astray!

To hear from Holy Spirit clearly we need a firm foundation of who Holy Spirit is.

Holy Spirit is the most important person on the earth and in the Heavens above. He is the one that knows all things!

Jesus revealed Him to us and He loved Him so much that He said that if we blaspheme against Him there is no forgiveness!

He is your friend, your best friend and He desires fellowship with you. That means He wants to be included in every area of your life. That includes business, relationships, what you eat, what you wear or even who you hang out with. He desire to do everything with you! There is nothing that He does not want to be a part of.

In fact Jesus never even started His ministry without Him. It was only once He got baptised with the fullness of Holy Spirit that He went about His Father’s business.

He is more real than you and me, and he is not some concept or fancy idea. In fact He is not a dove, He is only represented as a dove, the same way that God is represented by a lion, an ox, an eagle and man. These are symbolic of His character traits.

He is the power of God and in fact the very Spirit of God Himself. I find it so incredible that He desires to live inside of you, and have your body as His house. In fact He values you so much that He will be living with you in your body for eternity!


Without Him our words are meaningless, they are tasteless

Our words carry no weight or substance and all we ever do surmounts to nothing but dust if we do not rely purely on the guidance of Holy Spirit.

In fact you cant even evangelise properly without Holy Spirit. You will just end up arguing your point trying to be RIGHT, instead of representing the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God.

We also cannot manifest the Kingdom of God without Holy Spirit, the kingdom of God is RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE and JOY in the Holy Spirit.

And we don’t have any power to heal the sick, deliver people from demons, raise the dead, or even love the unlovable without His power and authority.

The kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power and that power comes only from a deep relationship from the anointing from the Holy Spirit.

How we can hear from Holy Spirit

There is no secret formula, but there is a price tag and keys that you can implement.

If you talk to someone often it is very easy to tell who it is when you hear their voice on the phone.

You always recognise your friend’s voice and you react differently when you hear their voice as well. Its the same with Holy Spirit. And in a similar manner if you haven’t spoken to someone in ages, then you try and figure out whose voice it is, even if it sounds familiar!

The problem we have is thinking a voice can only come audibly. The bible is very clear that we should take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).

The reason for that is because we can have false spirits tempt us, and have the carnal mind interfere. A voice most often doesn’t come audibly but just a desire or thought. The same way we can sense the voice of Holy Spirit. The correct terminology should be sensing, His presence, voice or leading.


The key to hearing and understanding what Holy Spirit sounds like is consistent relationship.

People often say I can’t hear God’s voice, well its because you are consistently looking for an audible voice. It is also because we are too busy with life and we don’t stay in His presence long enough and alone with Him in secret for us to recognise what His voice sounds like. So we never develop the time it takes to become used to it, so that we can hear Him randomly throughout the day.

It’s not always a booming voice although it can be, it mainly comes as an authoritative thought that outweighs the rest of your thoughts. And more importantly it impacts your heart. 

So, having consistent communion with Holy Spirit allows you to develop a keen ear for His voice and at the same time the ability to hear when it is not His voice.
Did you know that people who test the genuineness of money, study the original so intently that when a fake does come, they know it is a fake because its not as pure or exactly like the real thing. That’s the same with Holy Spirit.

Major Hindrances 

A another major hindrance is the opinion or man. If you seek after the opinion of another I promise you will get it.

Whether you like it or not people voice their opinions continuously and for us to be able to hear God’s voice perfectly clear we need to resign our self from having opinions as well and only speak the truth as God says it.

God will never contradict Himself, so His voice should be at the forefront, in fact we should not even be able to live without it.

In Matthew 4 Jesus said to the devil that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. In fact it goes even deeper than that, the devil said turn these stones into bread. The law was written on stone tablets, and it symbolically represented the temptation to live from only the knowledge of what is written from scripture rather than also living by the continuous voice of God which is Holy Spirits voice.

Holy Spirit searches the deep things of God to reveal it to us(1 Corinthians 2:10).

How do we grow this relationship with Holy Spirit

There is a price tag for knowing the Holy Spirit, it is rejecting the wisdom of man, and pursing the heart of God in every manner.

Opinions of man is a snare and it is never the answer. The only answer is to have the mind of Christ.

Pslams 1:1-3

Blessed is the one, who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lordand who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers.

A relationship that focuses on Gods voice instead of other’s, comes with a hefty price tag and that is to diligently be alone with God when no one is looking. And to often be shunned by people who think you are being arrogant for being obedient. There opinion is their God.

If you don’t really know how to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit then take it slow and be patient. But don’t over complicate this, because a child can do it! And it can be done immediately! Have you seen how children play with imaginary friends, when no one is looking. Why don’t you start of like that.

Imagine Holy Spirit as a person and just talk like His your best friend, once you begin to do it, you will feel a tremendous peace come upon you. Once that peace is there you know you are in communication with Holy Spirit.

How do I know that? Because the kingdom of God manifests itself as righteousness, peace and joy. Ever seen ecstatic laughter in churches because of the presence of God? That’s the same joy of the Holy Spirit. It looks like foolishness to the world.

Peter had to tell the onlookers at Pentecost that they were not drunk, it was only 9 am. They had been hit so hard by the presence of God since they were all baptised with Holy Spirit and fire for the first time at that moment! (Acts 2:15)


It has taken me years to grow in relationship and fellowship with Holy Spirit, with hours, days, months and years locked in my bedroom without anyone seeing.

Was it worth it? DEFINITELY! You better believe it is the most important thing to ever do on this earth and in eternity!

Can you start hearing from Holy Spirit immediately? Definitely, Jeremiah 29: 13 says ‘You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’ That doesn’t take very long, you just need to come to the tipping point, where you are genuinely doing it for the sake of relationship.

One of the greatest keys for me have been being still and knowing God. The word ‘know’ is the same word for ‘intimacy’ between a husband and wife. But it is your spirit and God’s spirit entering into oneness so that your carnal nature dies and Christ lives through you.

In fact in this place of stillness you cross over into the spirit realm, you begin to have visions and the voice of God is clearer than anything else.

It takes time and practice but if you would like to learn more. Get my book (RISE OF THE SEER PROPHETS) where I expound on the prophetic and take you deeper into the mysteries of God.

Being still often and taking the time to cultivate a relationship with Holy Spirit will give you experiences like this. God gave me the title in a dream for this book, and He took me to Heaven and gave me the authority to use these governmental keys to administer impartation and teaching. Can you believe after such an experience I wrote this book in less than a month and got it published? Only developing relationship and hearing Holy Spirit can do that for you. And He is waiting on you!


You must read the word of God often! Jesus said that He would send us the helper who would remind us of everything that He has said. So you have to also give Holy Spirit something to do for you by reading through the word of God, looking for Jesus in every chapter and every symbolism of Him.

Then Holy Spirit will continuously remind you of scripture as well for certain scenarios that you encounter throughout life.

Focus on being obedient.

Proverbs 3:6 says ‘In all your ways acknowledge God and He shall direct your paths.’ This comes back to resigning yourself to only doing as God directs you to.

When it comes to decision making we can be so quick to jump at the first thing our mind thinks of that is right. But it’s not about choosing the right path or answer it is about choosing the one that produces life.

You can choose the right thing and some other bad thing makes it worse. But if we listened attentively and acted in obedience to the voice of the Lord then you would produce life and that would have turned out to be the right way.

The pure at heart will see God. This is why the humble will hear the words of God behind my words, but the proud will think carnally and rationally and assume I’m talking nonsense. It really is foolishness to the world.

So quick recap, How do you hear from Holy Spirit? Develop friendship and relationship with Him. You can’t try to hear what people truly mean behind their words unless you know them. And that’s all you hear from Holy Spirit, the true meaning behind any inaudible words spoken by Him through ALL CREATION!

CHECK OUT ‘RISE OF THE SEER PROPHETS’ – A new breed of Seers are on the rise!


Related Articles