I believe there is a correlation between the rarity of the Lord speaking and times of evil. We do not hear the voice of the Holy One when we are acting in ways that are unholy. (Examples: 1 Samuel 28.3-7; Psalm 15, 38, 66.17-19) He may speak to us about repentance but we will not hear any other message from him in a state of out right rebellion against him.
There is a danger in this! Sin hardens. Just ask Pharaoh (Exodus 7-10, 14). And even a message of “Repent,” can become quieter and quieter, until his voice may seem almost nonexistent.
Traveling down this path is difficult for a child of God at first. Because if you know him, EVERYTHING in you screams, “THIS IS THE WRONG WAY!” But if you continue, it will take you to a place of pseudo-relationship with God. Still doing and saying all the “right” things but in your heart there is emptiness; there is a form of godliness but no power (2 Tim. 3.5)
Is this you? Is the word of the Lord RARE in your life? Have you had a message of repentance and yet refused it ? No joy? No peace?
You must turn AWAY from your sin, confess it to another, seek accountability, and return to the God who loves you! Don’t continue to let the ‘word of the LORD’ be rare in your life!