There was once a godly woman named Hannah who wanted a child more than anything in the world.

She knew that if God would ever give her a baby, she would do whatever she could to make sure he was raised for God. She was desperate, until one day, God answered her prayer and gave her the little boy that she had wanted so badly. God had given Hannah an extra special gift, her son wasn't just any regular child, he was born to be a prophet of God. She named her little prophet-son, Samuel. Hannah kept her promise to God and sent Samuel to be raised in the temple by the priest, Eli.

When Samuel was still a young boy in the temple, he was laying asleep when he heard a Voice call out, “Samuel, Samuel.” Samuel quickly  went to the priest, Eli, to see what he wanted. But it wasn’t Eli who was calling him.

Eli told Samuel to go lay back down. Then the Voice came again, and Samuel went to Eli and said “Here am I!” But Eli answered, “I called not, my son; lie down again.” Then it happened a third time, and Samuel came to Eli again. This time the wise old priest realized that the LORD had called the child. So Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth.”

So Samuel went and laid down in his place again, and sure enough the LORD came and called like He did the other times, “Samuel, Samuel.” And Samuel answered, “Speak; for thy servant heareth.” The Lord then told Samuel what was going to take place in the house of Eli. Even though he was very young, Samuel heard the Voice of God, and he listened to It.

After this happened, the Bible said, “...Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.”

Samuel learned a valuable lesson that night. He learned to listen for that still, small Voice speaking to his heart. From that time on, the Lord was able to speak to, and through Samuel to prophesy to the children of Israel, and to the world. Like Brother Branham is to the people of this age, Samuel became God’s mouthpiece to the people of that age, because he always listened to, and obeyed, that still, small Voice.

God can speak to you just the same as He did to Samuel and Brother Branham, so we want to always be sure to listen closely when we hear something speaking to our hearts. It might just be that still, small Voice of God.

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