Voice of God
An illusion according to Wikipedia definition is a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. While illusions distort reality, they are generally shared by most people. Illusions may occur with more of the human senses than vision, but visual illusions, optical illusions, are the most well known and understood. The emphasis on visual illusions occurs because vision often dominates the other senses. For example, individuals watching a ventriloquist will perceive the voice is coming from the dummy since they are able to see the dummy mouth the words. Some illusions are based on general assumptions the brain makes during perception.
Let us not forget the fact that no man hath seen God at any time even the first man Adam. Those who claimed that they see God are hallucinating or in the state of an illusion.
Jn 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
With the exception of Adam and Eve era, never in the history of our fathers that the audible voice of God was heard. It is the angels and the prophets who spoke to them after all.
Acts 7:38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him on the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the living oracles to give to us:
Heb 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,
Heb 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
The voice of God was heard at the baptism of Jesus with John the baptist.
Mt 3:17 And lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
The second time was in the holy mountain, when the Apostles were with Jesus who transfigured in the holy mountain while talking to the spirit of Moses and Elijah. It was a vision for the Apostles and actually not a reality.
Mt 17:5 While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.
Mt 17:9 And as they were descending the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be raised again from the dead.
Jesus Christ transfigured for him to consult the spirit of the dead, for a man to do these are an abomination to God the father.
Deut 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
Deut 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Deut 18:12 For all that do these things are an abomination to the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
Little did we know that the voice of God was heard by all men not once but many times by means of thunder.
Job 37:2 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.
Job 37:3 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning to the ends of the earth.
Job 37:4 After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellence; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.
Job 37:5 God thundereth marvelously with his voice; great things he doeth, which we cannot comprehend
The voice of the Lord is full of power and has a noble sound. Who will know it’s meaning, unless it is written?
Rev 10:4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
Ps 29:3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.
Ps 77:18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.
But when one heared an unfamiliar voices or seen deceiving illusions coming from evil spirits, it is a clear sign that he is not born of God and still sinneth without repentance.
1 Jn 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God, sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God, keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.