Elective Modules / Ministry

Hearing God’s Voice

Dr. Mark Virkler

Hearing God’s Voice

Explore the four keys to unlock the profound experience of hearing God’s voice through biblical insights and practical techniques.

4 Video Lessons

Watch, listen, and learn as Mark Virkler Bevere shows you how to hear God’s voice.

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Hearing God’s Voice

Brad Andrews sits down with Dr. Berin Gilfillan to discuss this four-part series by Mark Virkler.


Dr. Mark Virkler leads a revelatory exploration into the profound journey of hearing the voice of the Lord, drawing insights from biblical narratives like Abraham and the Book of Revelation. The course unveils the scriptural foundation of divine communication, introducing the four essential keys—stillness, vision, spontaneity, and journaling. Emphasizing the necessity of a quiet space in God’s presence, believers are guided to dislodge unbelief hindering the Holy Spirit’s movement. These keys, forming a foundation for a Spirit-anointed lifestyle, collectively open the door to hearing the voice of God.

What You’ll Learn

  • Discover the biblical blueprint for hearing God’s voice through examples like Abraham and the Book of Revelation.
  • Understand the four essential keys: stillness, vision, spontaneity, and journaling.
  • Embrace the significance of creating a quiet space in God’s presence for effective communication.
  • Explore the transformative impact of godly imagination aligned with the Word of God.
  • Develop practical techniques for entering the Spirit, including clapping, lifting hands, closing eyes, and opening hearts.
  • Discern godly, demonic, and analytical thoughts through the keys of spontaneity.
  • Learn the art of two-way journaling as a crucial key to hearing God’s voice.
  • Understand the role of journaling in avoiding human reasoning, aiding spiritual growth, and improving relationships.
  • Cultivate patience, obedience, and discernment in recording and interpreting divine communications.


1. Introduction

Dr. Mark Virkler unveils the profound journey of learning to hear the voice of the Lord. With clarity drawn from the biblical blueprint, Virkler navigates through examples like Abraham and the Book of Revelation, emphasizing the scriptural foundation of people hearing God’s voice. He introduces the four essential keys to unlocking this Divine communication: stillness, vision, spontaneity, and journaling. Delving into the first key, stillness, Virkler underscores the need for a quiet space in God’s presence, citing biblical references and urging believers to dislodge any unbelief hindering the Holy Spirit’s movement. As the foundation for a Spirit-anointed lifestyle, these keys, when applied collectively, open the door to hearing the voice of God. 

2. Four Keys to Hearing God

In Session 2, Dr. Mark Virkler highlights Vision as the first key to hearing God’s voice, drawing from Numbers 12:6 and 1 Chronicles 29:18. He emphasizes godly imagination aligning with the Word of God, its transformative impact on faith, and the distinction between graven and godly imagery. Virkler guides believers on becoming seers, adopting Jesus as a constant visionary example. Practical techniques for entering the Spirit are introduced, including clapping, lifting hands, closing eyes, and opening hearts. The session concludes with an invitation to receive new visions, urging openness to God’s witness and repentance for not presenting oneself as a living sacrifice. 

3. Tuning to God’s Flow

In session 3, four keys to hearing God’s voice are emphasized. Operating in spontaneity helps discern godly, demonic, and analytical thoughts. The keys, found throughout the Bible, include quieting oneself, fixing eyes on Jesus, tuning to spontaneity, and writing. Spontaneity involves recognizing thoughts that align with the Holy Spirit and learning to distinguish them from demonic thoughts. Flowing in the Holy Spirit, akin to spontaneous thoughts, is explored using biblical references like John 7. Anointed reasoning involves guided thinking by the Holy Spirit, using pictures and avoiding pride. The session concludes with a call to meditate on God’s Word for deeper revelation.

4. Two-way Journaling

In Session 4, “Two-way Journaling,” the focus is on the crucial role of journaling as one of the keys to hearing God’s voice. Described as two-way communication with God, journaling involves both talking to and receiving messages from God. Emphasizing faith in recording these communications, the session highlights how journaling helps in avoiding the interference of human reasoning, aiding spiritual growth, and improving relationships. The importance of patience, obedience to God’s instructions received during journaling, and the distinction between Godly and demonic thoughts are also emphasized. The session encourages a balanced approach to different ways God communicates and suggests inner healing processes before engaging in journaling for effective spiritual connection.

Quick Facts


English, French




1.52 credit units

No. of Sessions

4 Sessions

Running Time

120 minutes

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About the Instructor

Mark Virkler

Mark Virkler is an author, pastor, and Christian educator. Founding Christian Leadership University and Co-founding Communion With God Ministries, with his wife Patti. Mark has written over 55 books, focusing on hearing God’s voice and Spirit-anointed living. For 25 years, he has conducted workshops globally, emphasizing the practicality of hearing God’s voice in daily life. 

Mark, embraced Christianity at 15 within the Evangelical Baptist tradition at a Apostolic Christian Church of America church. At Roberts Wesleyan College, he experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit, shaping his commitment to a Spirit-filled lifestyle. Graduating in 1974, Mark earned a Master of Theology and a Ph.D. Despite his academic achievements, he prioritizes spiritual maturity over degrees.

His journey into ministry began in 1970, serving as a youth pastor at Avon Wesleyn Church, later founding Pioneer Christian Fellowship. Engaged in various church staffs, including Full Gospel Tabernacle, he developed church-centered Bible schools. Mark’s hunger to hear God’s voice led to a breakthrough in 1979, shaping the teachings found in books like 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice. Since 1984, Mark has traveled globally, spreading the message of communion with God, and responding to a divine commission.

Mark’s academic journey includes a Bachelor’s in Religion and Philosophy from Roberts Wesleyan College, a Master of Theology from Miami Christian University, and a Ph.D. from Carolina Christian University.


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