Quotes on My Sheep Hear My Voice

See also: John 9:27; John 10:27      

“My sheep hear my voice.”  (John 9:27)  They developed the talent for spirituality, the talent to recognize the truth, while yet in preexistence.  It is easy for them to believe in me; and I know them; and they follow me, believe my gospel, join my church, and keep my commandments. — Elder Bruce R. McConkie, Mortal Messiah, 3: 219

How are we to know the voice of the Good Shepherd from the voice of a stranger? Can any person answer this question?  I can.  It is very easy.  To every philosopher upon the earth, I say, your eye can be deceived, so can mine; your ear can be deceived, so can mine; the touch of your hand can be deceived, so can mine; but the Spirit of God filling the creature with revelation and the light of eternity, cannot be mistaken – the revelation which comes from God is never mistaken.  When an individual, filled with the Spirit of God, declares the truth of heaven, the sheep hear that, the Spirit of the Lord pierces their inmost souls and sinks deep into their hearts; by the testimony of the Holy Ghost light springs up within them, and they see and understand for themselves.  This is the way the Gospel should be preached by every Elder in Israel.  Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 431

The Lord said, “My sheep hear my voice” (John 10:27).  Likewise, your children respond to your voice.  No one can effectively take your place as father and mother.  The story is told of “the six-year-old who got lost from his mother in a large supermarket [and] began to call frantically, ‘Martha, Martha.’  When the mother was found and they were reunited, she said, ‘Honey, you should not call me Martha; I am “Mother” to you,’ to which the little fellow rejoined, ‘Yes, I know, but the store was full of mothers and I wanted mine’” (Spencer W. Kimball, Faith Precedes the Miracle [1972], 117). — Elder Ben B. Banks, Ensign, November 1999, pp. 10–11